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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tax dollars for Muslim Brotherhood organizations?!?

An ACT for America email alert shows how the government is utilizing taxpayer dollars not only to bolster religion in America but the religion Islam as espoused by the Wahhabi/Salafi school of violent Islam that America is at war with to protect the freedom of American citizens here at home.

JRH 8/31/10
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Tax dollars for Muslim Brotherhood organizations?!?

Sent by ACT for America
Sent: 8/31/2010 12:15 PM


First there was the Ground Zero Mosque Imam Rauf’s tax-funded trip to the Mideast.

Now this.
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(ACT for America sent an excerpt of the article I am posting in whole from the original link)

Coming August 31: ‘Direct Access’ Stimulus Grants for the Muslim Brotherhood

By Christine Brim
Aug 29th 2010 at 4:55 am
Big Peace


Think of it as ACORN reborn, with a slice of Jihad on the side.

On August 31, this coming Tuesday, the Muslim Brotherhood-associated “Coordinating Council of Muslim Organizations” (CCMO) will bring 25-30 Muslim leaders of 20 national Muslim groups to attend a special workshop presented by the White House and U.S. Government agencies (Agriculture, Education, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services etc.) to provide the groups “funding, government assistance and resources.” The workshop will apparently provide special access for these Muslim Brotherhood organizations: the organizers pledge to provide “direct access” and “cut through red tape.” Government and Muslim groups will hold an Iftar dinner (breaking the fast of Ramadan) after the workshop.

The event was announced in an email newsletter sent August 27 by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism finance trial, long associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, the global Islamist network (great backgrounder here from Hudson Institute). Here are three key paragraphs from the email (the entire article on the August 31 event from the ISNA email is pasted below this post as reference):

This year, a phenomenal next step has been made where government iftars become coupled with workshops to provide resources and benefit the Muslim community. The US Department of Agriculture (DOA) and the Coordinating Council of Muslim Organizations (CCMO) have paired the first of such events, scheduled for August 31, 2010.

…Leaders from Muslim organizations around the nation, particularly social service organizations, are invited to a workshop with representatives from the DOA, Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Health and Human Services, the White House, Department of Education, the Department of Homeland Security, and more. Twenty five to thirty Muslim leaders representing 20 Muslim organizations are expected to attend the workshop.

According to a representative of CCMO, this workshop is designed to clarify how Muslim nonprofits, mosques, Islamic centers, and social service organizations can strengthen their communities through more direct access to opportunities provided to social service agencies at the Federal level. “It will hopefully help cut through some of the red tape and shine light on the many opportunities for funding, government assistance, and resources that we just don’t know about at the local level,” said Elsanousi.


The Problem: Your Money, redistributed to the Muslim Brotherhood

This workshop constitutes an abdication of their professional responsibility by all government participants – and a taxpayer-funded government stimulus program for the attending Muslim Brotherhood-associated groups. The Muslim Brotherhood, founded in 1928, is a global Islamist political movement dedicated to imposing Shariah law on all nations and institutions. Their credo is “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.”

Why do we think some of these groups attending, possibly all, may be associated with the Muslim Brotherhood?

Because the sponsoring organization – the Coordinating Council of Muslim Organizations (CCMO), co-sponsoring with the Department of Agriculture – has a long history of associations with the Muslim Brotherhood. They also signed a 2009 American Muslim Task Force statement threatening to “suspend” relations with the FBI, because the FBI was investigating possible links to homegrown terrorism in mosques and other Muslim organizations.

Not so evident on the current website, of course. This happens all the time with groups associated with the Muslim Brotherhood – the current CCMO website has a LOT less information than the older ones preserved at archive.org (aka “The Wayback Machine”). Here are the previous websites for the CCMO from 2004-2008. The pre-whitewashed CCMO websites are highly revealing. They expose the degree to which this Administration intends to direct taxpayer money (and “reduced red tape”) to Muslim Brotherhood-associated organizations in the U.S.

The Administration has not revealed which 20 groups and 25-30 leaders will attend the special workshop, but if they include the 41 CCMO members listed in 2007, the attendees could include the following groups , which I’ve linked to descriptions published by The Investigative Project (please support their work):

The Islamic Society of North America, an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Terrorism Finance trial, and the source of Friday’s email promoting this CCMO/Department of Agriculture Event;

The Council on American Islamic Relations, shunned by the FBI, several of its leaders indicted or convicted for terrorism, a possible violator of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, sued for fraud by Muslim, Hispanic and African-American families, named as an unindicted co-conspirator (CAIR fundraiser advertised at the CCMO site);

The International Institute of Islamic Thought, the “think tank” of the Muslim Brotherhood, described at that link by The Grand Jihad author and former prosecutor Andrew McCarthy. One of the current and longest serving officers of CCMO is Imam Johari Abdul-Malik, founder of the educational arm of IIIT, the Fairfax Institute and the Director of Outreach Program for Dar-ul Hijrah “Terror” Mosque – more on him below.

The Muslim Public Affairs Committee, exposed in that linked 88-page IPT report particularly for their defense of terrorists and terrorist financers. MPAC advertised here at the CCMO site for an event co-sponsored by Islamic Free Market Institute, the latter described in Paul Sperry’s pathbreaking book Infiltration)


The Dar al Hijrah Mosque (known as the “Terror Mosque” in Northern Virginia for its links to imprisoned, indicted or wanted terrorists as vividly described by Frank Gaffney), advertised here at the CCMO site.

The Muslim American Society “Freedom Foundation” run by three-time felon Mahdi Bray (MASFF Fundraiser advertised at the CCMO site). The Muslim American Society was originally founded as the U.S. branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. MAS leader Mahdi Bray was elected on September 7, 2003 to the Executive Committee by over 40 CCMO member organizations.


I suggest that the Administration knows these groups are linked to the Muslim Brotherhood. They think that’s a good thing.

This isn’t incompetence; it’s intentional.

The CCMO Officers: Muslim Brotherhood Leaders

These are not just your garden-variety Muslim Brotherhood operatives. The CCMO officers include leading national and international figures in the Muslim Brotherhood, settled in the Washington DC suburbs to enjoy “direct access” to the Administration and Congress. CCMO is a major U.S. node in the loosely coordinated Muslim Brotherhood network. Just the fellows to give your tax dollars as stimulus money!

CCMO appears to have started as an umbrella organization in the late 1980s, when so many Muslim Brotherhood organizations were expanding. According to this 2005 article at Washington, DC’s Muslim Link Newspaper, CCMO was 18 years old in that year, making the start date around 1987.


Who are these CCMO officers? We could write a book on each of them; their personal biographies are the tale of the Muslim Brotherhood’s ongoing “Project” to bring Shariah Law to America. Here are brief sketches on a few (Mahdi Bray, previously a CCMO officer and linked above, is not on the current CCMO board):

Dr. Iqbal Unus

Unus, like fellow CCMO officer Anwar Haddam below, holds the position currently of “Member at Large” on the CCMO board. Daniel Pipes notes that Unus unsuccessfully sued anti-terrorism researcher Rita Katz, and that his house was searched in the Green Quest investigation. He’s a leader in an alphabet soup of groups named as unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism finance trial, or known to be associated with the Muslim Brotherhood. Just review his published biography ( pdf ) from a 2007 “Islamophobia Conference” in Turkey (here’s the conference program in Google translation to English). Several of the organizations he directs are listed in “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America,” the Holy Land Foundation terrorism finance trial’s most famous document (p. 32), which I noted in brackets below in Unus’ bio below:

Dr. Iqbal Unus is director of The Fairfax Institute (TFI), the instructional division of International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) [listed on p. 32], located near Washington, D.C., U.S.A., where he has also served as director of human development and director of administration since 1989. Between 1995 and 1998, he taught and worked at the Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences as dean of students and registrar. Prior to joining IIIT, Dr. Unus served as secretary general of Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) [listed on p. 32] after having worked as director of administration and assistant secretary general since 1977. Between 1980 and 1982, Dr. Unus taught in the applied sciences and nuclear engineering departments at King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Iqbal Unus has had a wide ranging volunteer service experience in the Muslim community in the United States for over 37 years. Some of the prominent offices he has held include president of the Muslim Students Association [listed on p. 32] of the United States and Canada (1975), several offices including president of the Association of Muslim Scientists and Engineers (AMSE) [listed on p. 32], member of Majls ash Shura of Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) [listed on p. 32], trustee of Amana Mutual Funds Trust, working committee member of International Council of Awqaf and Non-Governmental Organizations (ICANO), board member of Coordinating Council of Muslim Organizations in Washington Area (CCMO), and trustee of All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS).


In his lecture at the 2007 Islamophobia conference, Unus stated, “Western academic institutions must reevaluate their curriculum on all levels and purge material that may encourage or promote violence or hatred towards others through Islamophobia and xenophobia.” Why this is important: the Department of Education will attend the August 31 workshop to provide “direct access” to grants. Americans have a right to know if the DoE will be talking to Unus on August 31 about funding projects to purge school curricula according to Unus’ standards.

Johari Abdul-Malik

Johari is a convert to Islam; he was formerly Winslow Seale of Brooklyn New York. Johari is currently CCMO Treasurer, and he has previously been Chairman of CCMO. He is the Director of Outreach at the Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center near Washington DC. Dar al Hijrah is exposed in this report from the Investigative Project, in which the Department of Treasury’s Enforcement Communications System (TECS) records describe it as “a mosque operating as a front for Hamas operatives in U.S.,” “is associated with Islamic extremists,” “has been under numerous investigations for financing and proving aid and comfort to bad orgs and members,” has “been linked to numerous individuals linked to terrorism financing,” and “has also been associated with encouraging fraudulent marriages.”

Furthermore, his history of statements defending terrorist recruiter and trainer Al-Awlaki, promoting violence against Israel, and claiming that Islam will be the “first religion” in America are standard Muslim Brotherhood doctrine. His advocacy of terrorism against Israel in 2001 was particularly troublesome: he enthuses over specific acts of terrorism, with a passing nod to avoiding civilian casualties, almost as murderous as the violent guerrilla warfare in Algeria endorsed by CCMO officer Anwar Haddam (see below):

I am gonna teach you now. You can blow up bridges, but you cannot kill people who are innocent on their way to work. You can blow up power supplies… the water supply, you can do all forms of sabotage and let the world know that we are doing it like this because they have a respect for the lives of innocent people.


In the last two months, after highly critical media exposure on the radicalism of the Dar al Hijra Mosque, Johari has suddenly modified his behavior. On June 8, 2010, Johari announced his resignation from a variety of openly- Muslim Brotherhood-connected organizations, remaining as a representative of those interests on interfaith boards. He resigned from:

    1. Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA)

    2. Muslim Council of America (MCA)

    3. American Muslim Task-Force (Representative of MANA)

    4. MELD/EVEN START

    5. North American Imams Federation (Founding Board member)

    6. Georgetown U – Chaplain Advisory board

    7. University of MD-Chaplain Board


Also to his credit, on June 20, he published a post urging the removal from Islamic store Halalco.com (also his neighborhood store) of two sets of publications or recordings: 1) those by Dar al-Hijrah’s previous Imam, terrorist Al -Awlaki, and 2) the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Christian Broadcasting Network had just exposed the Halalco.com bookstore for carrying radicalizing materials.

Whether Johari’s statements reveal a tactical retreat, in the face of public exposure of the Muslim Brotherhood associations of his prior directorships, or a genuine rejection of the Muslim Brotherhood ideology, remains to be determined, since he retained his leadership positions in CCMO and Dar al Hijrah. This administration reportedly has favored Dar al Hijrah previously with a government contract from the U.S. Census Bureau costing taxpayers $23,000/month since November 2008, and serious questions should be asked about how much “direct access” Dar al Hijrah will have at the August 31 workshop.

Anwar N. Haddam

Haddam is listed at the CCMO website as Member-At-Large on the Board (a title held earlier by Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation head Mahdi Bray). Prominently displayed in the menu of the CCMO websites from 2004-2008 (but whitewashed from the current site) is this report – First Impressions: American Muslim Perspectives on the 9/11 Commission Report – sponsored by CCMO, published by IIIT (see above) and edited and authored by another coalition of Muslim Brotherhood-associated groups, the American Muslim Task Force. Of the several authors for the Report, one to note is Anwar N. Haddam. According to his bio in the “First Impressions” book, Haddam is a long-time and currently listed board member of CCMO, “elected to the Algerian Parliament in December 1991… currently Advisor to the Islamic Front for Salvation (FIS-Algeria)… involved with the Algerian Islamic Movement.”


What the bio doesn’t mention is that the Clinton Administration kept Haddam detained for four years, based on classified evidence. He had already been banned from Algeria. In late 2000, in spite of efforts to prevent his release from detention by Attorney General Janet Reno and the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), he was granted asylum in the U.S. by the Board of Immigration Appeals. That decision, according to an assessment at Sheikh Qaradawi’s islamonline.net, was due to “political pressure from the Muslim community in Europe and the US, as well as from members of the US Congress.”

Earlier, in 1996, Daniel Pipes and Patrick Clawson had conducted an extraordinary in-depth interview with Haddam, published in the Middle East Quarterly, which exposes his absolute dedication to imposing an Islamist State in Algeria based on Shariah law, regardless of the costs in human life or liberties. Haddam himself wrote a revealing memoir of his leadership of the banned Islamic Front for Salvation. Algeria is an example of what happens when a somewhat secular Muslim-majority country is targeted by the Muslim Brotherhood – in this case, Haddam’s Islamic Front for Salvation – to force it to become an Islamic state. Decades of civil war, over 200,000 dead – and under this administration, a remorseless leader invited to the White House for “direct access” to grants using your money.

Here’s the abstract of a speech Haddam made in 2009, in which he describes himself (and the nature of his political party) in words relevant for the August 31 meeting: “The author of this paper – who has been in charge of the international relations of one of the first contemporary political parties of Islamic obedience…” Just to drive the point home here, that means he considers himself in the U.S. in official capacity (detained or not), representing a political party that is a leader in creating the Islamist state: “political parties of Islamic obedience.” And to connect the dots, that would be the same “Shariah-Compliant State” – also known as a state of “Islamic obedience” – that Ground Zero Mosque Imam Rauf is promoting for the U.S. and worldwide through his Shariah Index Project.

Congress should ask: will CCMO be given “financial assistance” to help further Haddam’s political goals for Algeria, working among the expatriate community here in the U.S. – or his goals for America?

Faizul Khan

Faizul Khan is Assistant Secretary-Treasurer for CCMO. He was the imam, recently replaced, at the Maryland Muslim Community Center Mosque attended for years by Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Malik Hasan, until Hasan moved to Texas and shortly after killed thirteen people and wounded dozens. (He also reportedly attended services at CCMO-related Dar al Hijra Mosque in northern Virginia.) Khan is also on the board of ISNA, an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism finance trial.

In interviews after the shootings, Imam Feizul Khan referred to Hasan as “very devout.” This is, to say the least, an understatement. In fact, it’s not unlike another CCMO officer (and Dar al Hijrah spokesman) Johar minimizing the radicalism of al-Awlaki when the latter attended Dar al Hijrah. Somehow, terrorists Hasan and al-Awlaki were merely devout in these two CCMO-related mosques right before they went completely jihadist on America.

Stephen Schwartz exposed the radical associations of Khan’s mosque in November 2009 in this article in the NY Post. Schwartz found that Faizul’s Mosque website advertises for the Shariah Compliant “Amana Mutual Fund” which he states is still under investigation by the FBI. Faizul’s Maryland mosque also “hosted at least four talks by Enver Masud, the founder of The Wisdom Fund, the main Muslim ‘truther’ group in America.”

So, what is to be done between now and Tuesday, August 31?

Let’s review.

CCMO – the Coordinating Council of Muslim Organizations – is co-sponsoring the August 31 event with the Department of Agriculture. CCMO has deep and broad ties, possibly dating since 1987, to the Muslim Brotherhood.

The issue: If the Obama administration is preferencing one religion over others for special workshops, “direct access” and cutting red tape for financial assistance, that’s not only wrong, it may be unconstitutional; combining the funding workshop with an Iftar dinner just makes it worse.

One solution: Cancel this meeting, and schedule one for all religious organizations. If government grants are to be given to religious groups (a policy some question, but set that aside here), then all grant applicants of all religions, including Muslims should be treated equally. And if Muslim social service groups attend, they should be ones without ties to the Muslim Brotherhood or other Islamist groups dedicated to imposing Shariah law in the U.S.

An alternate solution: Keep the event as currently planned – apparently arranged and dominated by CCMO – but open it up to the media (including network, cable, radio, Big Peace, bloggers, etc.) as well as organizations with expertise on the Muslim Brotherhood, like the Investigative Project, the Middle East Forum, NEFA Foundation, Hudson Institute, the Center for Security Policy and many others. Let the sunshine in…

After all, surely this administration – and CCMO - have nothing to hide?
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Here’s the email in entirety:

Iftar with Our Government:

Serving up Resources for American Muslim Communities


In celebration of Ramadan, ISNA leadership and staff have been busy attending iftars hosted by the White House, State Department, Federal and State Agencies, Embassies, elected officials and interfaith partners.

“These iftars are a place to celebrate the diversity of America with our partners in the government and interfaith communities,” said ISNA Director for the Office of Interfaith and Community Alliances Dr. Sayyid Syeed. He adds, “They are also evidence that Muslims and our traditions are more regularly incorporated into the mosaic of cultures and traditions that form the foundation of American life.”

Although these iftars are important symbols of the transition of Muslims into mainstream American culture, according to ISNA Director of Community Outreach Mohamed Elsanousi, they are also a very important place for brainstorming and the development of practical ideas to help the Muslim community.

“Muslim community members have been asking for more from these iftars for years now. They have contacted ISNA and requested that we work with our partners in government to make the dinners more useful to our communities at the local levels,” said ISNA Director of Community Outreach Mohamed Elsanousi.

This year, a phenomenal next step has been made where government iftars become coupled with workshops to provide resources and benefit the Muslim community. The US Department of Agriculture (DOA) and the Coordinating Council of Muslim Organizations (CCMO) have paired the first of such events, scheduled for August 31, 2010.

“ISNA is happy to join other nation-wide Muslim organizations and participate in this workshop. We absolutely expect that there will be more of these paired iftars and workshops in future Ramadans,” said Elsanousi.

The Workshop: So what exactly is this workshop, you may ask. Leaders from Muslim organizations around the nation, particularly social service organizations, are invited to a workshop with representatives from the DOA, Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Health and Human Services, the White House, Department of Education, the Department of Homeland Security, and more. Twenty five to thirty Muslim leaders representing 20 Muslim organizations are expected to attend the workshop.

According to a representative of CCMO, this workshop is designed to clarify how Muslim nonprofits, mosques, Islamic centers, and social service organizations can strengthen their communities through more direct access to opportunities provided to social service agencies at the Federal level. “It will hopefully help cut through some of the red tape and shine light on the many opportunities for funding, government assistance, and resources that we just don’t know about at the local level,” said Elsanousi.

The Iftar: Following the workshop, the DOA will host an Iftar to acknowledge and thank Muslim employees for their dedication and to the DOA. Keynote speakers will discuss the issues of increasing access to healthy foods for all communities and the powerful communal and sacred aspects of food. In addition to the DOA employees and representatives of various Muslim organizations, the DOA also invited Muslim employees from various other government agencies. The Deputy Secretary of the Department of Agriculture is also scheduled to attend.

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Coming August 31: ‘Direct Access’ Stimulus Grants for the Muslim Brotherhood
Andrew Breitbart Presents: Big Peace


My Thoughts on the Twelve Biggest Lies



John R. Houk
© August 31, 2010


Cloud Ten Pictures is a Christian Evangelical oriented movie studio based in Toronto, Canada. Cloud Ten is hooking up with actor Kevin Sorbo (Hercules and Andromeda) who will be the host of a documentary entitled “The Twelve Biggest Lies.” The documentary poses twelve statements that the media, Left and anti-Christians demand people to accept as truth.

    1. There is no such thing as Absolute Truth.

    2. People are inherently good.

    3. No one should be offended.

    4. Men and women are equal.

    5. A fetus isn’t human.

    6. The world is overpopulated.

    7. Americans are greedy and self-centered.

    8. Islam is a religion of truth.

    9. The Jews stole Jerusalem.

    10. The earth is billions of years old.

    11. There is no God.

    12. Jesus was just a good man.


I have no idea of the path Cloud Ten Pictures is taking to prove these statements are lies. I can point out the ones that are pet peeves for me though.

There is no absolute truth: This is the dream of all Leftists. The Left demands that all truth be viewed as relative. Relative truth enables an effective attack on the validity of Christianity as viewed by Bible believers. Biblical Christians view truth in terms measured by absolute Divinity. Absolute truth says relative truth lifestyles such as homosexuality are a perversion. The concept of relative truth has stripped Christianity from any symbiosis with the American government. This is a situation that has only existed since the mid-twentieth century. Prior to this there was no thought of prayer in school as a Constitutional issue. There was no thought about a Cross being placed on public land as a memorial to living or fallen heroes. There was no thought of Biblical terms on Court Houses or other public building as an invasion of the American government establishing a State Church. Any concept of Separation of Church and State was viewed as the government not messing with Church. The Left has developed relative truth to propagandize that Church be removed as the moral standard of influence on the government.

People are inherently good: The centrality of Christian faith is that Jesus Christ is the incarnated God that came as a fully human being to redeem humanity from the fallen spiritual DNA bequeathed to Adam’s descendants for Adam’s act of disobedience that separated humanity from God and transferred authority to the Deceiver Satan. No matter how much self-control a person has that person is inherently bad. A person’s conscience will determine the good or bad in actions which explains the reason a redeemed Christian can still be bad. Redemption applies to a human’s spirit-man. It is up to a Christian to build up oneself spiritually to have the spirit-man dominate over the unredeemed nature of mind (conscience) and body.

Men and women are equal: I believe men and women are equal in rights but it is obvious men have superior strength than women generally. There may be exceptions to the rule but that is the point – it is an exception.

No one should be offended: As a Christian we are to go out of our way not offend or be offended. I am guessing the “lie” implied by Big Ten Pictures is that people should tread lightly so as not to offend another religion differing from Christianity or someone leading an alternate lifestyle such as homosexuality. I say tough! Christianity or Christians are not being offensive when they stand with the Word of God. Taking offense because of the Gospel is not the kind of offense that a Christian can be held as a perpetrator of evil or wrong. That is nonsense.

A fetus is not human: This is the big war between moral relativists and Biblical absolute moralists based on Christianity. Moral relativism determines a fetus is a body part such as a kidney, liver, spleen and so on. Biblical Christianity determines a human is a tripartite person: spirit, soul and body. Every human is conceived as such when the sperm connects with the egg. The only uncertainty I have is when the fertilization process is complete, when does the cell become that tripartite being. I am certain that at the fetal stage that human is a tripartite being and a life.

The world is overpopulated: I never really thought of this Malthusian reinvention of the danger of planetary overpopulation had become such a big issue among the Left again until recently. Evidently overpopulation is an aspect of the conspiracy theory that the United Nations has an agenda of being the planetary world government by using overpopulation issues to strip nations of independent national sovereignty. I love a good conspiracy theory; nonetheless I am still processing this one to see if it a fringe theory or another part of an increasing movement of global Western Leftists to eliminate sovereign nations to move closer to a Socialist-Humanist global utopia.

Americans are greedy and self-centered: Certainly there is a degree of greed and self-centeredness among corporations that operate market capitalism to benefit shareholders. Many of the big dog corporations may consider America their home; however I sense it is a good guess that most corporations have a multinational or transnational aspect that is not representative of the everyday American. Americans as a whole are the most giving people of planet earth. Charities and NGOs that operate nationally and internationally receive more voluntary support from Americans than any other people from any other nation in the world. I am willing to believe the American government (ergo the American taxpayer) sends more aid pro bono internationally than any nation in the world. I guess you can say, “So much for the myth of greedy and self-centered Americans.”

Islam is a religion of Peace: Now this something I have posted on frequently. I have no doubt that a majority of Muslims that the West calls moderate are more interested in an inner struggle to submit to their Allah; however the Wahhabi/Salafi Islam of Islamic terrorism is a closer representation of the Islam its founder intended to be. That Mohammedan intention was and is a theo-political warrior cult forcing submission of people globally to Islam in conversion, domination or death.

The Jews Stole Jerusalem: The Jews stole Jerusalem from whom? The Jews DEFINITELY did not steal Jerusalem from Muslims. The Muslims stole Jerusalem from Christians (Byzantine/Roman Empire). The Roman Empire stole Jerusalem from Jews.

The earth is billions of years old: I am probably the rare Biblical believing Christian who does not have a problem with this statement. The literal chronology of the Old Testament would give the impression planet earth is less than 6,000 years old. Modern Creation Theory supporters have done more home harm in trying to pigeonhole a 6,000 year old earth rather than finding a Biblical reason that comes closer to the scientific community’s belief the earth age is between 4.5 and 4.6 billion years old. My frame of mind has handled the discrepancy in this fashion: I don’t deal with God Almighty’s Creation of the earth as literal 24 hour periodic days. For one thing it is an educated guess of the period of time a newly formed earth rotated around the sun to form one day. Another unproven but I believe a good theological guess is that Adam was created as an eternal being that did not experience the movement of time and space as humanity began to experience until after Adam disobeyed God and ate from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. The act of eating the forbidden fruit separated Adam from the Divine Glory dimension into the twisted temporary dimension of time and space in which aging exists for humanity and the then corrupted earth existence twisted by Satan assuming the lease originally bestowed upon Adam from GOD Almighty. Now that is kind of mystical and probably causes problems for both Creationists and Evolutionists. So let me stir up even more criticism of my mystical elaboration of time and space that includes the assumption of billions of years of earth existence. I am big on Antediluvian Theory in which God Created living beings that were not Homo sapiens and pre-dated the creation of the first Homo sapiens Adam. Those that pitch Antediluvianism usually like to think Biblically in terms of a pre-Noahic Flood existence; however lacking a better term my thoughts on Antediluvian Theory leads me to believe there is a pre-Adamite existence of the earth between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2.

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was[a] on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.


Note in verse one God created the heavens and the earth. Notice there is no mention of a “first day” at this point. The Six Day (which were not 24 hour days) Creation began with verses three through five.

3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.


Keeping in mind Genesis 1 says God Created the heavens and then the earth note the Creation of Heaven was on day the second day.

6 Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” 7 Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day.


On the second day: God Created Heaven with a capital “H” in the English language. In the beginning Created the heavens – with a lower case “h” – and the earth. My point is the galaxies were created before God Almighty Created His Eternal dimensional abode the English language calls Heaven with a capital “H”.

Then note in verse one God created the earth after He Created the heavens (lower case “h”). The earth was without form and void and yet there was enough form for God to hover over the waters of the earth.

According to an online version of Strong’s Concordance, “without form” is one Hebrew word that denotes the following:

1) formlessness, confusion, unreality, emptiness
a) formlessness (of primeval earth)
    1) nothingness, empty space

b) that which is empty or unreal (of idols) (fig)
c) wasteland, wilderness (of solitary places)
d) place of chaos
e) vanity


A decent assumption would imply that “without form” does not denote material non-existence but rather a very real material existence which I speculate was an earth that existed in which it was separated from God much in the same way the earth Created for Adam became separated from God when Adam sold his lease of God-given authority to Satan.

The word “void” in the Hebrew adds solidity to my speculation about “without form.”

1) emptiness, void, waste


And again the word “darkness” which is described as “on the face of the deep” also bolsters my speculation that a pre-Adamite earth was a godless existence of something rather than no existence of material.

1) darkness, obscurity
    a) darkness
    b) secret place


It is my contention that the angel Lucifer was the original guardian of an earth creation governing from an angelic place at his Creator-God’s side. The conclusion of my speculation is that when the good angel Lucifer became twisted in disobedience convincing one third of God’s angelic hosts to follow in rebellion is when Lucifer became the Adversary and Deceiver - Biblically in English as Satan. As Satan he was cast out of Heaven after presumptuous rebellion to assume God Almighty’s position of eminence ended in a punishment like a red-stepchild receiving the boot. Satan landed on the earth he was supposed to be the guardian of. At this point Satan endeavored to pursue his rebellion by corrupting the earth he was supposed to guard to the point that earth became an evil existence separate from God without form and void as a habitation dark abyss-like material with living creatures that were as twisted as their guardian Satan.

Well that is enough fun with my thoughts that the earth can be billions of years old and still be in line with the Bible.

There is no God: I am a Believer. I don’t have to prove there is a God because I know there is a God. As far as I concerned one can here the Good News and be delivered from the second attempt to corrupt God’s Creation or one can disbelieve in God’s existence and perish with Satan in the Last Judgment being eternally separated from the Glory of the existence of Father God in eternal torment in the second death of torment of the eternal flames of the lake of fire.

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”
(John 3: 16-21 NKJV)


Jesus was a good man: Duh! Of course He was a good man! Jesus is wholly man and wholly God being the incarnate God and a Son of Man simultaneously as the miracle of a sinless man paying for the debt of the first Adam’s disobedient lease to Satan. The unjust accusations by man led to an unjust execution for crimes He did not commit which to an undeserving death. The price that Satan had to pay in yet another devilish miscalculation was to be whooped on in the hellish regions and defeated. The spoils of Satan’s defeat was loss of management authority of death and the grave as well as the release of those that trust in God imprisoned in a Paradise under Satan’s management. Ouch! Satan was spanked heartily in front of the hosts of Heaven and the Paradise saints of God. I don’t have to prove anything by having a Thomas the Apostle faith:

24 Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.”
So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”
26 And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace to you!” 27 Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.”
28 And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”
29 Jesus said to him, “Thomas,[a] because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” 30 And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book;
(John 20: 24-30 NKJV)


As I said at the beginning of this essay concerning Big Ten Pictures’ documentary on “The Twelve Biggest Lies,” I have no idea the path that documentary is going to take. Nonetheless, it sure was a great launching pad to formulate some thoughts of my own.

JRH 8/31/10

Sunday, August 29, 2010

PJTV - Andrew Klavan: Does Islam Suck? - Andrew Klavan

PJTV - Andrew Klavan: Does Islam Suck? - Andrew Klavan

Here is some great tongue in cheek political commentary on the Ground Zero Mosque as it relates to Islam.

JRH 8/29/10

America's New Battle Cry: "Fagit About It"



Norma Zager writes about political correctness as inspired by a New Yorker protesting the Ground Zero Mosque.

JRH 8/29/10

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Ground Zero Mosque Developer Runs From Reporter

Sharif el-Gamal went from waiter to millionaire to owner of the land of the site NYC is allowing to be a Mosque near Ground Zero.

JRH 8/27/10 (Hat Tip: The Snooper Report)




Thursday, August 26, 2010

WSJ: Palin Ally Upends Politics In Alaska



Sarah Palin and the Tea Party Movement (in the case of this post – Tea Party Express) have accomplished the incredible. Two candidates running in the GOP Primary in Alaska – Joe Miller and Senator Lisa Murkowski – are still too close to call a definitive winner. This is significant because challenger Joe Miller was like 25% behind Senator Murkowski about a month before the primary date of August 24, 2010. In fact I have read that Murkowski had a 15-1 election budget advantage over Miller.

In a Wall Street Journal post today I read that Miller is still roughly a little more than 1600 votes ahead of Murkowski. I also read that for Murkowski to make a comeback to remain a Republican on the Senate race in Alaska she would have to win 60% of the absentee ballots. It is my guess for Murkowski to win she would have to take a page out of the Dem Party playbook. The establishment GOP (most Conservatives would claim – RINO) in Alaska would have to manipulate the absentee ballots by hiding, stealing or invalidating them. If Murkowski allowed such a travesty to go forth she would truly be no better than a Democrat and undeserving of her Office as Senator from Alaska.

JRH 8/26/10

Exchanging the Governator for Governor Moonbeam?



John R. Houk
© August 26, 2010


On a national scale if you have not heard of Jerry Brown it is because you were not before 1960. In 1974 Jerry Brown won the Dem Party nomination for Governor of California and was elected to that Office serving in the years of 1975 – 1983. (I graduated from High School in 1975)

Brown had a political lineage for his father was a Dem Party legend as a California Governor who also served as Senator. The reality on the political legacy turned out to be in name only. Brown had become so quirky that a Chicago Newspaper columnist Mike Royko dubbed him Governor Moonbeam. The “Moonbeam” appellation resonated with Brown’s gubernatorial activities that gained attention in 1976 for a run for President (1976 & 1980 & 1992).

Has the old Governor Moonbeam changed from his era of a national image? I doubt it. The old Left Wing New Age Moonbeam might be a good reason for Californians to choose someone who knows how to operate a business such as Republican Candidate Meg Whitman.

Here are some ideas Governor Moonbeam embraced:

No doubt, the reminiscences make for great fodder. The New York Times recently recounted how Chicago columnist Mike Royko bestowed upon Brown the "Governor Moonbeam" nickname to reflect his nontraditional leadership of a state Royko termed "the world's largest outdoor mental asylum." California Watch recounted last week the infamous 1980 Dead Kennedys song, "California Uber Alles," a silly punk rock ditty that depicted Brown as someone who supposedly wanted to use fascist techniques to implement his liberal agenda ("You will jog for the master race; And always wear the happy face; Your kids will meditate in school; Mellow out or you will pay!; Die on organic poison gas!").



… I went back and read the online archives of some of the "We the People" shows he hosted on a Berkeley public radio station in 1996-97 as well as some of the speeches he gave in the mid-1990s. He made some reasonable and provocative points at times (especially on the futility of the "war on drugs" and on the state's prison-industrial complex), but the transcripts are filled with diatribes against free markets and hosannas to unions and government intervention.

Here is Brown on welfare reform:

"The Republican members of the House and Senate indulged in a perverse excitement in sadistically cutting the very life-support systems out of millions and millions of defenseless people."

And here he is on inequality:

"The gap between rich and poor also keeps increasing because of computers, because of the declining power of unions and union membership, because of technology that replaces people in unskilled and semiskilled jobs, because of workers in foreign countries merged into the employment base of American companies, and because of the use of part-time workers putting people at a disadvantage and lowering their benefits. The focus ought to be on making low-income work pay more. And where there aren't those jobs, let the government step in like they did in WPA [Works Progress Administration], community service ... and all the rest of it."

There are many tired clich├ęs about the evils of "industrial capitalism," about the need for a "living wage," about the ravages of the marketplace. …



My sense is that, despite all the reinventions and occasional good stuff – his embrace of school choice in Oakland when he was mayor (1998-2006), for instance – Brown remains the same anti-free-marketer revealed in his governorship and his 1990s radio shows. This is not some irrelevant, academic point. It goes to the heart of his governing strategy.

Indeed, the Brown campaign spokesman Sterling Clifford, told me that Brown "has always stood for the same things." He still agrees with the sentiments expressed in those quotations above, Clifford added, although he probably wouldn't use the exact same language today.

Take a look at how he has behaved as state attorney general, where he has used the 2006 Global Warming Solutions Act, Assembly Bill 32, to wage a state-led campaign to force developers to build the high-density residential developments environmentalists prefer, so that more land remains open space. Brown has argued that wealthy and elitist Marin County, with its Draconian growth controls, is the development model for the state, and he's doing what he can to promote the types of environmental policies that will make it increasingly tough to start a business and own a home in this state.

I'm not sure how this amounts to governing like a moderate Republican. When he was governor, Brown governed as a slow-growther, whose anti-infrastructure campaign paved the way (or, actually, didn't pave the way) for the state's sometimes-gridlock level of traffic congestion. And it was Brown, don't forget, who legalized public employee unions and played a key role in creating the massive level of debt the state is bearing to pay for gold-plated retirements for public employees. It's no surprise that the state's powerful public-sector union, the Service Employees International Union, has vowed that electing him governor will be its "first priority."

Let's not get too caught up in this reinvention thing. Brown is now what he always has been – an opportunistic leftist who will moderate his views to get elected, but who believes that government has the answers to the state's problems, that unions aren't powerful enough and that the private sector is a hotbed of fraud and abuse and must be carefully controlled. Brown is brilliant and entertaining, but it's fair to ask, especially in these tough economic times and with the state's crushing business climate, whether these are the policies that the state's voters should be entertaining. (Excerpts from Steven Greenhut writing in the Orange County Register 4-2-10 [Updated 4-4-10])


Californians could care less of the opinion of a no-name Slanted Right blogger residing in Oklahoma (Although I was born in San Diego), but I am telling you guys you want to vote for someone that will inspire economic growth rather than blame the very businesses that will employ Californians for California’s current economic crisis.

JRH 8/26/10
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[SlantRight.com Editor: Below is the inspiration for this post from MoveAmericaForward.com]

Jerry Brown Happily took CODE PINK blood money!
WEALTHY JERRY BROWN DONORS HAPPILY “SMILE AND SAY HAMAS” AT THE CODE PINK HOUSE!

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FROM ONE PATRIOT WHO WAS THERE . . .


Saturday afternoon I made my way to Venice, a place I seldom venture out to, in order to protest the CODE PINK fundraiser for Jerry Brown, hosted at the residence owned by none other than Jodie Evans, who is one of the group’s wealthy co-founders.


Jodie Evans has plenty of money to spread around as she married well to the now deceased computer pioneer, Max Palevsky. The fundraiser was organized to support Jerry’s gubernatorial campaign, and you would think he would be more sensitive about where his campaign dollars come from.


Move America Forward wondered if Governor Moonbeam knew what is old friend Jodie and her pals had been up to all these years; sending money to terrorists, visiting with Hugo Chavez, supporting Hamas, Hezbollah and Ahmadinejad, and not so quietly either. It seemed improbable that Jerry wouldn’t know that his old pal Jodie was keeping the company of terrorist organizations and Communistic dictators, so we decided to pay a visit and let them know that wasn’t OK with the patriotic troops and their families we represent.

Our group was led by our Chief Strategist Sal Russo, former MAF Chairman Melanie Morgan and blogger Andrew Breitbart, who improved upon our protesting tactics by implementing a new innovation – in-line skates! We crowded around the expensive house where the CODE PINKERS had invited their crazy liberal pals, holding our signs and flags high as we shouted our indictments of CODE PINK so that the attendees could know what horrible things they perpetrate and stand for. Top ticket price for the event was $25,000 a person – so it was a Hollywood type crowd that showed up.

We have always opposed CODE PINK because they just openly support terrorists and attack our U.S. military men and women.


We refuse to allow someone who could be California’s next governor accept blood money in exchange for turning a blind eye to CODE PINK’S support of terrorists and dictators!

Help us keep the pressure on Jerry Brown to give the money back!


Melanie, and then I, laid ourselves down on the sidewalk right in front of the gate, forcing them to step over us, just the way CODE PINK impeded the work of military recruiters in Berkeley. It was certainly a satisfying feeling to make CODE PINK feel the sting of their own tactics and know what it’s like for the troops they’ve hurt with their similar attacks. They were very upset that we were in their way and tried to lecture me and Melanie about ‘having respect’, something they know very little about.

“You have the right to protest, and express your views,” they lectured, “but we really want to ask if you cannot block the exit because we have people…”


“CODE PINK GOES INTO PEOPLE’S HOMES! Into people’s office buildings! You’re going to lecture us about proper protesting?” interrupted Andrew Breitbart, who found it incredulous that Code Pink people were trying to tell us how we could and couldn’t protest them! “Dissent on sidewalks is patriotic!” he mocked the common anti-war epithet.

As people walked up to the house we gave them with information, literally forcing them to confront the ugly truth then and there. “Did you know CODE PINK supports and has met with Hamas, Hezbollah, and the dictator Hugo Chavez?”


“CODE PINK gave money to the terrorists! $600,000 for the insurgents in Fallujah in Iraq, 2005!”


“Did you know that Jodie Evans and CODE PINK helped organize the Gaza Flotilla!?”


“If you support our troops you won’t go in that house!”



Many of the attendees were ignorantly denying that CODE PINK or Jodie Evans had done wrong, while others seemed to admit it, but were somehow happy and proud of the facts. When I told one attendee that CODE PINK had met and was talking with leaders of Hamas and Hezbollah he said to me, “Good! Somebody should be!” and smiled and walked past. Other attendees stepped on us, or kicked us as they walked over us. Always fun to visit with the “tolerant Left,” right?


One guy, mustering as much bravado as possible despite his pink outfit yelled, “you’re full of [expletive]” right to my face. I have to admit; I returned it back to him and said “you’re full of [expletive] if you support CODE PINK!” Probably not my best moment, but it was a heated exchange!

I overheard one organizer who was helping run the event try to justify Jodie Evans and her activities to one of the attendees. She said “Jodie has been to so many places, umm… like Iraq and other places, to support the people, not doing anything other than just hearing what it’s like for them.” Which is a total lie, CODE PINK was not meeting with the people; they were there getting cozy with the leaders of Hamas and Hezbollah, and brutal dictactors (sic) like Hugo Chavez who all have one thing in common – a hatred America, our freedom, and the formidable strength of our military.


Despite our warning, Jerry Brown happily took their money.
CODE PINK money, bathed in blood.
The blood of American troops.

MAF IS WORKING TO EXPOSE THIS OUTRAGE. AN AMERICAN POLITICIAN SHOULD NEVER ASSOCIATE WITH A DESPICABLE GROUP LIKE CODE PINK! MAKE A DONATION TO EXPOSE THE CODE PINK BLOOD MONEY!

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© August 26, 2010
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Farah’s View of Coulter Dispute over Homocon



John R. Houk
© August 26, 2010


Evidently the Coulter/Farah feud is still going on. Farah’s WND dumped Ann Coulter from a Florida Tea Party event because Coulter also scheduled an appearance at Homocon. As the oxymoron of the name Homocon suggests, that event is the unlikely combination of Homosexuals and Conservatives melding together as homosexual-Conservatives.

Homosexual-Conservatives bill themselves as Conservative Republicans that are limited government and fiscal Conservatism yet with the full approval of the anti-Christian social value of a same gender sexual lifestyle as if that is a morally acceptable practice. Frankly that sounds more like socially liberal Libertarianism than Conservatism.

Anyway, Coulter took umbrage to being dropped from the WND event and had some choice public words aimed at Joseph Farah and WorldNetDaily. The irony is Coulter’s epithets of disdain for Farah could just as easily be applied to her. Personally I like reading Coulter more than Farah; however Coulter’s decision to sign-up for Homocon in a supportive or neutral manner and being surprised that social-values Conservatives would be steamed was a bit of short-sightedness on her part.

As I have stated in the past I am on the WND blogger-email list. This means I receive info from Farah and WND. I haven’t actually paid attention that closely but it seems that most of Coulter’s epithets were reserved for the televised media rather than her written columns. I am unaware of any further anti-Farah diatribes on Coulter’s part. Either I have missed if she has continued her venom. Regardless of Coulter’s furthering of the Coulter/Farah feud, Farah has sent out a blog describing how Homocon is a false Conservative Republican event. Below is the blog post Farah sent to SlantRight.com posted at the end of my thoughts.

JRH 8/26/10

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

More From Shoebat.com on Imam Rauf



John R. Houk
© August 25, 2010


I noticed at a FOX News interview that Walid Shoebat was tracking the Ground Zero Mosque Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. In that interview Shoebat had demonstrated that Rauf was telling an American audience one thing and an Arabic speaking audience a different thing.

The implied conclusion being Rauf lies about being a Moderate Muslim and is more akin to the Radical Islam that dominates the Middle East. Furthering to elucidate on the “Rauf is a deceiver” (Taqiyya-Kitman SA Religion of Peace) to sucker America to allow Islamic cultural institutions to have in America (which would counter the U.S. Constitution in more than a Leftists interpretation of Separation of Church and State) personality, Shoebat demonstrates the actual agenda of the Cordoba Initiative is the aim to establish Sharia Law as the measuring stick for the Rule of Law in America.

Below is the email introduction to the transcript of an audio at SpecialGuests.com.

JRH 8/25/10
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9/11 MOSQUE IMAM BOASTS:
'Obama's historic speech in Egypt came from me'

Sent by: Shoebat.com
Sent: August 24, 2010 10:30:14 PM


Walid Shoebat a former Islamic terrorist, whose mother tongue is Arabic as well as understanding the mindset of people from the Middle East, has been doing extensive research in the Arabic speaking media on what Imam Rauf has been saying and writing in the Arabic.


Walid Shoebat states, “Americans need to understand the level of deception and lies as well as the ends that Muslim clergy like Imam Rauf will go to advance their agenda of advancing Sharia law and Islamic domination in America.”


In previous reports researched by the Walid Shoebat Foundation, it was revealed that Imam Rauf has made statements in the Arabic language - while appearing on Arabic media outlets - that completely contradict his somewhat moderate tone when speaking English, exposing him as a direct supporter of terrorism, both financially and verbally.


NOW THIS!
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9/11 MOSQUE IMAM BOASTS, "Obama's historic speech in Egypt came from me!"

Special Guests



[Note: Bold Print added by SlantRight Editor]

QUESTION: So who really was speaking on that historic day of June 4th 2009 in Cairo, Egypt? President Obama or the Imam of the proposed Ground Zero Mosque, Feisal Abdul Rauf?


ANSWER: Feisal Abdul Rauf! (Link to audio excerpt of Raul interview at bottom of page)


The Shoebat Foundation has obtained a shocking audio recording of Rauf's own voice boasting in Arabic that Obama’s historic speech in Cairo was provided by the Imam's work with the Cordova Initiative in what the Imam called “The Blue Print” which, according to him, was the solution to the Islamic-American divide. Rauf claimed that Chapter 6 of the Imam’s work engineered by the Cordova Initiative was the construct for the entire speech:


“This is an example of the impact of our work in a positive way to be used by the President.”


"The blue print," Rauf elaborated, included everything from U.S. policy to Jewish and Christian relations with Muslims.


For an Imam in New York to be involved in the orchestrating U.S. foreign policy is quite the claim. In the recording dated February 5th, 2010 Rauf boasted that:


“We have to look at it [as] how to engineer solutions. At the Cordova Initiative we think of ourselves as an engineering shop. Yes. We have an analytical approach. Our work has been that. IN THE BOOK CHAPTER 6, I WROTE ABOUT THIS BLUE PRINT as to WHAT HAS TO BE DONE BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, what has to be done by the Jewish community, what has to be done by the Christian community, what has to be done by the Muslim community, what has to be done by educators, what has to be done by the media. For example, IN MY BOOK IN THE ARABIC VERSION page 293, what did I write? WHAT ARE THE THINGS THAT THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO DO. IF YOU EXAMINE THIS CHAPTER YOU WILL FIND THAT THE OBAMA SPEECH IN CAIRO WAS ALL TAKEN FROM THIS SECTION [Section 6]. When you do a job that is very complicated. You ask yourself, what have you accomplished. All these problems can be solved but requires the will to solve it. It requires political will, resources and the right focus. The signs of how to go to the moon was known 200 years ago, but the political will and financial will for it happened during 1960-1961. When John Kennedy said that we will send an American to the moon before the end of the 60’s, he established the financial resources and the political will.”


The story was even collaborated in a written article in an interview with Hani Al-Waziri of Egypt. The clue was revealed while Rauf was answering a question regarding President Barack Obama’s speech in which Rauf replied:


“The speech was wonderful and wise in his choice of words, the Prime Minister of Malaysia after the speech disclosed to me that it is now easy for any president of a Muslim country to establish good relations with America, and I AM NOT GOING TO HIDE FROM YOU THAT ONE OF THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN WRITING THE SPEECH, TRANSFERRED ENTIRE PARTS OF MY BOOK ‘A NEW VISION FOR MUSLIMS AND THE WEST’, which he referred to U.S. interests being compatible with top interests of the Muslim world”.


Rauf did not disclose the name of this speechwriter that included Rauf’s work in president Obama’s historic address to the Muslim world. It is crucial to note that the Arabic version of Feisal Abdul Rauf’s book was published in Malaysia titled “A CALL TO PRAYER, FROM THE WORLD TRADE CENTER RUBBLE: ISLAMIC DAWA (SUMMONS TO ISLAM) IN THE HEART OF AMERICA POST-9/11."


The interview with Hani Alwaziri dated February 7th, 2010 intended to discuss Rauf’s plans for what he terms “American Style Islam” and the Cordova Initiative goals for the U.S. Rauf later stated that his goal was “To establish an American style Islam in the United States” in which he explains his aspiration of spreading Islam in America by using flexibility and molding Islam to become palatable to the American culture while preserving the integrity of Islamic ideology:


“If we look how Islam was spread from Hijaz (Arabia) to Morocco then Turkey, we note that Islam was shaped by the culture and society, hence showing a Muslim version of the architecture and culture and the arts, but with preservation of the framework of belief and worship. We need to provide a GLOBAL ISLAM in accordance with the nature of each society.”


Rauf boasted about his towering structure by Ground Zero as:


“an icon that will make Muslims proud, not only locally but globally.”


His suggestion to Muslims on how to deal with western Christians and Jews was:


“deal with them as one courts a pretty girl he wants to date; stop thinking like a typical Muslim. Then you can engage.”


He also discussed how he courted Bloomberg and the Jewish Community boards that “we have inroads with the Jewish Community Center”. It is interesting that Rauf stated in Arabic to Hadielislam, another prominent Muslim think tank that:


“people need to use peaceful means to advise the governors and government institutions…we also suggest to the governors and political institutions to CONSULT [MUSLIM] RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS AND [MUSLIM] PERSONALITIES IN THE FIELD SO AS TO ASSURE THEIR DECISION MAKING TO REFLECT THE SPIRIT OF SHARIAH.”


In previous reports researched by the Walid Shoebat Foundation, it was revealed that Imam Rauf has made statements in the Arabic language - while appearing on Arabic media outlets - that completely contradict his moderate tone when speaking English, exposing him as a direct supporter of terrorism, both financially and verbally.


Walid Shoebat a former terrorist now an advocate for the U.S. and exposes Jihadist political agenda is available for news media interviews.


ABOUT WALID SHOEBAT…



Walid is the author of several bestselling books including “Why I Left Jihad,” “Why We Want To Kill You” and “God’s War on Terror.” Walid is an American citizen and lives in the USA with his wife and children, under this assumed name. Walid has spoken all over America and the world including Chile, Mexico, Canada, UK, and South Africa. He has appeared on national television also all over the world including CNN, CNN International, FOX News, ITN, RTE, NBC, CBS, The 700, ABC and ABC Australia. He has also been featured on BBC radio 4, 5 and the largest radio audience on the BBC World Service reaching 180 million people.


Walid has the unique insight so as people can now fully understand the issue of terrorism from the perspective of someone who was once a terrorist. Walid Shoebat has given lectures at Harvard Law School and Columbia University, and has also spoken at Oxford University UK, National Constitution Center, Capitol Hill, UCLA, USC, University of Georgia, Washington University, Penn State, and San Diego State University.

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© August 25, 2010
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Andrew McCarthy on Moderate and Radical Islam



John R. Houk
© August 24, 2010


I wrote in an earlier post about Islam both moderate and radical:

Transformation of Islam would be a path that takes the theopolitical aspects of the Quran, Hadith and Sira and transform those aspects into theological aspects that explore the relationship between God (in Islam’s case – Allah) and man.


Reform in Islam would (and is) be a path that hearkens back to the original teachings of Islam as delivered from Mohammed to those who listened or were forced to listen. This is what I would call “purist Islam”. The reform movement in Islam today is evidenced by what Westerners would call radical Islam.


Radical Islam is represented today by the Wahhabist and Salafist teachings that are prevalent among Muslims that call for Jihad to reestablish a global Caliphate to reinstitute that which must be viewed as the good old days of Islamic Supremacism.

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This is an important point because statistically a majority of Muslims do not subscribe to the theopolitical ideology Wahhabist/Salafist Islam. This failure has enabled American-Muslim organizations that primarily receive their ideology from the Wahhabi-Salafi-Muslim Brotherhood radical Islam represent themselves as representing the majority of Islam that reject radical Islam. And for reasons that I am still unaware of, the majority of Muslims who would assume the appellation of Moderate Islam have done little to denounce the radical Islamic ideology espoused by the most powerful American-Muslim organizations (at least power backed by money) that deceive Americans about their so-called affiliation to moderate Islam.


I am sharing this excerpt of my noticeably unpolished writing because of an ACT for America email I received about the Ground Zero Mosque proposed near the 9/11 Islamic terrorist attack in New York City. ACT for America introduces an article written by much better polished writer than I in Andrew McCarthy. McCarthy writes about Moderate and Radical Islam primarily in America with some relevant information about Radical Islam in the Middle East.

McCarthy writes that a majority Muslims in America practice a Moderate Islam yet a majority of Muslim organizations receive money and written material from Radical Islam; viz. the Muslim Brotherhood which is part of the Wahhabi/Salafi orbit. This pretty much agrees with the post I excerpted from above. This is information that I have written often about so I had an awareness of. McCarthy does mention something I should have known but I am ashamed to admit I did not. Although most Muslims globally are moderate, on the other hand most Middle Eastern Muslims subscribe to the Radical Islam of the Wahhabi/Salafi persuasion. I do not know about you but this was a huge enlightenment moment as to the hatred spewed from the Middle East toward America and Israel. If Mosques and Muslim-American organizations are subsets of Wahhabi/Salafi influence receiving written material from that subset then the question needs to be asked: Are the enemies of America becoming institutionalized in America via our First Amendment tolerance of all religions and the Left’s insistence on imposing multicultural diversity rather than E Pluribus Unum (Out of the many – One). Multicultural diversity would change that age old American motto to Out of the many – many separate disparate cultures.

Below is the ACT for America email that includes the McCarthy article.

JRH 8/24/10
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“Which Islam Will Prevail in America?”

Sent by: ACT for America
Sent: 8/24/2010 12:15 PM


Andrew McCarthy, lead prosecutor in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, was one of our featured speakers at the 2010 ACT! for America National Conference and Legislative Briefing. He is the author of the compelling book The Grand Jihad.


His recent commentary (below, highlights added) is well worth taking a few minutes to read.

Our petition opposing the Ground Zero Mosque now has over 104,000 signers. Have you signed yet?
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http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/244349/which-islam-will-prevail-america-andrew-c-mccarthy

Andrew C. McCarthy


Which Islam Will Prevail in America?
That is the real question at hand in the Ground Zero mosque debate.


The real battle for religious freedom lurks beneath the Ground Zero mosque controversy. It is sadly ironic that our public debate presents the mosque proponents as the partisans of liberty: That includes everyone from imam Feisal Rauf, the project’s sharia-touting sponsor, to President Obama, Mayor Bloomberg, and the rest of the Islamist-smitten Left, to the GOP’s own anti-anti-terrorist wing. Yet, wittingly or not, when they champion this mosque and its sponsors, it is the agenda of an alien and authoritarian Islam that they champion — an Islam against which many American Muslims chafe.


When it comes to liberty, no one in this society has been given a wider berth than the Islamists, the purveyors of this authoritarian Islam, which is the mainstream Islam of the Middle East. Their vise grip on the American Muslim community has been cinched for two decades by the government, the media, and the academy. For our post-American ruling class, “Islamic outreach” means prostituting themselves for Saudi largesse; it means putting the “moderate” label on the Muslim Brotherhood — the Saudi-backed saboteurs whose American operatives boldly promise to “eliminate and destroy Western Civilization from within.”


The victims of this lethal charade include American Muslims. They, too, crave religious liberty and Western enlightenment. Our elites abandon them to the sharia-mongers. That freedom destroyers have been allowed to pose as freedom defenders ought to tell mosque opponents something: We have done a poor job of explaining the stakes.


In 1993, I headed up a prosecution team that was preparing to try the “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdel Rahman and eleven other jihadists for conducting a terrorist war against the United States. The case revealed this country’s Muslim divide.


On one side were patriotic American Muslims, without whom successful prosecution would have been impossible. Not only did they infiltrate the terror cells, they helped us shape the resulting evidence into a compelling narrative. On the other side were the Muslim Brotherhood’s satellites. These included outfits like CAIR (the Council on American-Islamic Relations), which was formed in 1994 by the Brotherhood’s Hamas-support wing, with seed money from an Islamic “charity” — the Holy Land Foundation — later shut down for financing foreign terrorist organizations. These Brotherhood satellites purport to speak for American Muslims. In fact, they speak for anti-American Muslims, most of whom are outside the United States. They demagogued the case as a phobic criminalization of Islam itself, just as they have libeled America since 9/11 as being “at war with Islam.”


Translating evidence into English turned out to be a Herculean challenge during our trial preparation. Most of our evidence was in Arabic, because almost all of our defendants had immigrated here from Egypt and Sudan, hotbeds of anti-American Islam. The resulting mounds of documents, wiretap recordings, and inflammatory sermons overstretched the Justice Department’s thin Arabic-language capacity. To ease the strain, we tried to retain some civilians as private contractors. A number of local Muslims expressed interest, but in the end they turned us down.


BROTHERHOOD ISLAM vs. AMERICAN ISLAM

Mind you, they wanted to help. They were as offended as anyone by what the terrorists had done. These folks were Americans. They were the kind of Muslims you’re never exposed to, given the media’s preference for jihad apologists who, when not applauding him, claim Osama bin Laden was “made in the U.S.A.” But the would-be translators wanted ironclad assurance that their assistance to the prosecution would be kept confidential. It was an assurance I was not in a position to give, so they politely declined.


Here’s the most depressing part: It wasn’t really a matter of safety. There was surely some element of that — it goes with the territory in terrorism cases. But these people were mostly worried that they and their families would be ostracized in their communities as traitors to Islam.


In Muslim communities, I learned, many people — especially American Muslims — were supportive of our investigations. Of course they didn’t like the light of suspicion being shined on Muslims, not any more than Italian Americans liked the attention our mafia cases thrust on their communities. Yet they tuned out the CAIR chorus, just as most sensible people tune out the grievance industry. They reserved most of their resentment for the malevolent, anti-American actors in their midst. They understood that public safety is the government’s highest obligation. As long as they could do it quietly, they were willing to help.


But doing it quietly was imperative. Most American Muslims are not instinctively different from other Americans. But American Muslim communities are peculiar. In many of them, the leadership of the mosques and Islamic centers is foreign (or at least foreign-influenced). This leadership tends to be anti-Western and arrogant, claiming an Islamic authenticity Americans are said to lack. Many American Muslims are intimidated into silence. They are cowed by the specter of being condemned as too American. In Islam, there is no more grievous offense than causing disunity through infidelity. It is no small thing when community leaders frame a Muslim as insufficiently loyal to the ummah, the notional Islamic nation.


American Muslims are also taken aback by the ease with which their community leaders straddle the line between preaching Islam and cheerleading for terrorists. Why, they wonder, does their government, the U.S. government, consistently elevate America-bashing Islamists who can’t give a straight answer when asked about Hamas and Hezbollah? Why not highlight Muslims who are pro-American and unambiguously anti-terrorist — Muslims who desperately need the support?


Most of the mosques and Islamic centers in our country are controlled, to a greater or lesser degree, by the Muslim Brotherhood and its satellites. The North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) was established in the early Seventies to buy up property for the establishment of American mosques and “Islamic centers,” the latter being what the Brotherhood calls “the axis” of the Islamist movement in America. The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) supplies literature and vets imams. Both NAIT and ISNA, along with CAIR and other Brotherhood groups, were identified by the Justice Department as unindicted coconspirators in the recent Hamas-financing prosecution against the Holy Land Foundation. These Islamists owe their vision to the Brotherhood. Just as important, they owe their livelihood, influence, and power to moneyed Middle East patrons, particularly the Saudis.


The Kingdom and the Brotherhood have combined for a half-century to put American Muslim communities in a stranglehold. They proselytize a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam — an amalgam of Saudi Wahhabism and Brotherhood Salafism — that is virulently anti-Western. Its instruction to Muslims in the United States, Canada, and Europe is voluntary apartheid: Immigrate but don’t integrate, infiltrate but don’t assimilate.


SHARIA OR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM?

This brand of Islam is designed to create parallel Muslim enclaves, resistant to America’s freedom culture and to Western civilization, just as it created the liberty-killing “no-go zones” now sprouting up throughout Europe. It is designed to snuff out religious freedom, pressuring American Muslims to adopt the Islamists’ social mores, financial practices, and anti-Western outlook. And the authoritarian device it uses to establish and control these enclaves is sharia, Islam’s legal and political framework, which aspires to control of all aspects of life — not just spiritual life, but all of life.


It is the Brotherhood’s objective to thread sharia through American law and culture. This mission drives imam Feisal Rauf’s work, as documented by the Center for Security Policy’s Christine Brim in an eye-popping report at Andrew Breitbart’s Big Peace website.


Since 2006, Rauf has been developing the “Sharia Index Project.” His partners in this venture include longtime Muslim Brotherhood honcho Jamal Barzinji, a top official at the International Institute of Islamic Thought. The IIIT, a major backer of the convicted terrorist Sami al-Arian, is one of the Brotherhood satellites that republished Rauf’s book, What’s Right with Islam Is What’s Right with America, the book that was released in Malaysia under the more telling title, A Call to Prayer from the World Trade Center Rubble: Islamic Dawa in the Heart of America Post-9/11. (The other Brotherhood organization behind the republication of Rauf’s book was the aforementioned ISNA.) As Ms. Brim explains, the purpose of Rauf’s Sharia Index Project is “to benchmark” every country’s compliance with sharia, with an eye toward pressuring them to adopt and enforce more.


The United States is not going to become a sharia state anytime soon. That obvious fact has commentators pooh-poohing the encroaching peril, even as we watch Europe succumb before our eyes, as if no-go zones, honor killings, the Balkanizing of society, and the strangulation of freedom could never happen here. On Tuesday, for example, in an otherwise insightful column on the Left’s incoherence in the mosque controversy, the Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto took an offhanded swipe at the “fringe right’s ravings about ‘Shariah.’” But are the concerns really “ravings,” and are they truly confined to a right-wing “fringe”?


It so happened that in the same day’s Journal, Bret Stephens penned a sharp essay about Muslim “moderates” who turn out not to be so moderate. As his counterpoint, he offered a courageous, progressive Muslim reformer, Irshad Manji. Rather than pretending that Islamic doctrine has nothing to do with terrorism, Ms. Manji is forthrightly confronting the doctrine and working to change it. What is it that needs change? As illustrated in her spellbinding book, The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim’s Call for Reform in Her Faith, much of what ails Islam is sharia sclerosis. Sharia, she elaborates, represents the legal opinions of classical Muslim jurists, frozen a millennium ago and, ever since, impervious to critical inquiry.


Frozen it remains thanks to atavistic zealots, prominent among them the Muslim Brotherhood, an organization founded by fundamentalists in the 1920s and lavishly funded by the Saudis since the 1950s, an outfit Manji correctly describes as “the al-Qaeda of its generation.” These Islamists are the true enemies of religious liberty. It is they who foreclose modern Muslims from the right to reason independently, to evolve.


Whether Ground Zero mosque proponents realize it or not, the cause they are advancing — against the will of the American people, and, perversely, under the guise of “religious freedom” — is the Islamist cause. It is the Brotherhood, not American Muslims, insisting that this monument must be imposed on this sacred spot.


It is a “considerable comfort,” Mr. Stephens writes, “to know that there are Muslims in the U.S. like Irshad who are working, tirelessly but mainly out of view, toward the cause of reform. They could use more support and recognition.” But, of course, their tireless work must happen “out of view,” because the Islamists have made it too dangerous for them to work openly. And they are denied support and recognition because the post-American ruling class has made its bed with sharia salesmen like Rauf, who blame America for 9/11 and can’t bring themselves to say Hamas is a terrorist organization.


By contrast, American Muslims grasp that 9/11 was an attack on their country, too. Their emerging leaders, such as Zuhdi Jasser and Steven Schwartz, have started organizations — respectively, the American Islamic Forum for Democracy and the Center for Islamic Pluralism — that promote freedom and offer Muslims an escape from the Brotherhood’s clutches. As Messrs. Jasser and Schwartz relate, American Muslims understand the significance of Ground Zero to our nation, to the families of those who were slaughtered, and to the enemy against whom we are still fighting. They know that, in contrast to the innate intolerance of sharia states, the United States opens its arms to people of all faiths, including Muslims. Like Ms. Manji, they are struggling, against daunting opposition, to forge an Islam that embraces Western values, that reveres religious faith but denies it temporal authority.


The Ground Zero mosque controversy is not about religious liberty for Muslims. It is about which Islam will thrive in the United States: the one that is fighting Americans, or the one American Muslims are fighting for.

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Andrew McCarthy on Moderate and Radical Islam
John R. Houk
© August 24, 2010
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“Which Islam Will Prevail in America?”

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