Americans died – What difference does it make?
John R. Houk
© April 19, 2014
ACT for America is using its grassroots clout to promote passage of the Oklahoma Anti-Terrorism Act. In the 2014 session of Oklahoma’s State Congress this is HB 2851. The legislative Act would enable citizens to seek civil liability compensation for acts of terrorism. Here is a summary of the intentions of HB 2851:
HB 2851 makes property used in or derived from violations of the Oklahoma Antiterrorism Act subject to forfeiture. The measure allows a person injured as a result of a criminal offense under the Oklahoma Antiterrorism Act or law enforcement agency or other governmental agency that participated in an investigation under the Oklahoma Antiterrorism Act to file a claim for costs or damages against such seized property. (See Also of House Video of explanation and roll call)
The purpose of the Oklahoma Antiterrorism Act is to enable recourse for Oklahomans when the Federal government fails to act for the general welfare. This failure of Federal action can be observed for the victims of the Ft. Hood Massacre by Muslim psycho Major Nidal Hasan who killed indiscriminately while yelling allahu akbar. The Obama Administration labeled Hasan’s Ft. Hood Massacre as work place violence.
The ACT for America ‘Action Alert’ says the inspirations for Oklahoma’s HB 2851 is the Islamic terrorist attack at an Army Recruiting Center in Little Rock, AR. Converted to Islam Carlos Bledsoe (Muslim adopted name - Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad) gunned PFC Andy Long at the recruiting center for the glory of Allah. The Federal government refused to treat this Islamic attack on an U.S. Army soldier as an enemy attack and forced any form of justice to be played out by the State judiciary in Arkansas. A documentary involving the fathers of PFC Long and Muslim attacker Carlos Bledsoe was made entitled, “Losing Our Sons”. Charles Jacobs writing for Breitbart.com shows the idiocy of not labeling this an Islamic terrorist attack:
The film tells the story of how Carlos, a young African American college student raised in a middle class Baptist church-going home in Memphis, converted to Islam while studying in Nashville and was sent by local Islamic extremists to Yemen. There, he was trained by Al Qaeda operatives and returned home a year later to perform his personal jihad. After trying to kill two Jewish rabbis in Memphis and Nashville, Carlos shot and killed Andy Long outside a U.S. Army recruitment center in Little Rock. Carlos, who took the name Abdulhakim Muhammad was caught, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison. He told the Associated Press the murder was “Islamically justified.”
Though Carlos was trained by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, crossed state lines to carry out multiple crimes, and confessed to killing Andy as part of his personal jihad, the Justice Department refused to bring any Federal charges against him. The murder was prosecuted in Arkansas state court as a simple drive-by shooting. The Defense Department has refused to give Andy Long a Purple Heart, which would signal that he died by the hands of an enemy combatant in a hostile act on a uniformed military man. The victims of the Fort Hood shooting are likewise denied recognition with a Purple Heart.
“Losing Our Sons” traces the stories of Andy and Carlos’s fathers, Daris Long and Melvin Bledsoe, as they try to tell the American people the truth of what happened to their sons. Audiences fume at scenes of Obama Administration officials denying in their testimony to Congress that Islamic extremism is at war with the United States. Melvin’s testimony about losing his son to a radical ideology is dismissed by certain Congressmen as “an anecdote.” READ ENTIRETY (OBAMA'S FIRST TERRORISM COVER-UP: BENGHAZI IN LITTLE ROCK; By CHARLES JACOBS; Big Peace – Breitbart.com; 10/18/12)
Here is what is labelled as a condensed version of the documentary:
Carlos Bledsoe was converted by a Radical Islamic Mosque in Tennessee. Bledsoe was trained by al Qaeda via Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen. Yemen deported Bledsoe for an expired visa. Al Qaeda told him to go home and do something for Allah. Hello! That was essentially a jihad assignment to kill non-Muslims in the USA. That made Carlos Bledsoe a foreign enemy terrorist combatant. A host of radical Muslims have preached their jihad messages in Tennessee Mosques.
BUT since the Little Rock Army Recruiting Center shooting was treated as a drive-by shooting civil damages as a recourse was limited to non-existent. Enter the Oklahoma Antiterrorist Act – HB 2851. The House passed this bill 92 to 0. The bill is proceeding to the Oklahoma Senate. If the Senate joins the House and sends the Oklahoma Antiterrorist Act to Governor Mary Fallin for a signature, then Oklahoma joins three other States that have lost faith in the Federal government in the Constitutional obligation to provide for the general welfare: Kansas, Arkansas and Louisiana.
The current ACT for America Action Alert has a link that will enable you to call your OK State Senator and another link to send an email. I posted a similar Action Alert that was focused on the House on February 14, 2014.
PROVIDE FOR CIVIL LIABILITY FOR ACTS OF TERRORISM
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Sent: 4/17/2014 2:46 PM
*** OKLAHOMA ACTION ALERT ***
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR HB2851 TO STRENGTHEN OKLAHOMA’S ANTI-TERRORISM LAWS AND
Representative Dan Fisher and Senator Ralph Shortey have introduced an important bill in the Oklahoma state legislature and ACT! for America is getting behind it. Further, we are asking for your help in moving it across the legislative finish line and into law.
The bill is HB2851--legislation that strengthens Oklahoma’s anti-terrorism laws and provides for enhanced civil liability for acts of terrorism in Oklahoma. The legislation would hold those who commit acts of terrorism in Oklahoma civilly liable for those acts, and allow the victims of that terrorism to sue for monetary damages.
The bill was inspired by the Jihadist terrorist attack that occurred in Little Rock, Arkansas on June 1st 2009 in which US Army Private Andy Long was killed outside a Recruiting Station. That incident was the subject of the movie "Losing Our Sons."
The federal government declined to call that incident an act of terrorism and failed to prosecute it as such.
This state level legislation is needed because homegrown Jihadists don't turn to Jihad on their own. They are recruited and indoctrinated. Those who recruit and indoctrinate for Jihad need to be made civilly liable both for the benefit of survivors and so that discovery can take place to uncover Jihad networks when the federal government fails to do its job.
This same common-sense legislation has already passed into law in Kansas, Arkansas and Louisiana.
In fact, HB2851 passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives 92-0 and was reported favorably out of the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month. Now it heads to the Senate for a floor vote.
We think this is an important proposal that is worthy of our support and we ask that you use your powerful voice -- as an Oklahoma resident and voter – to register your support as well. This action will enhance the chance of this bill ultimately being passed into law.
We need you to contact your Oklahoma State Senator to let him/her know that you support HB2851 and that you’d like them to do so as well, by signing on as a cosponsor and voting “yes” when it is brought to a vote.
You can contact your Senator by following the links below…
Thank you, Oklahoma. Your actions are making a difference
REMEMBER, YOUR VOICE COUNTS!
IF EACH OF US DOES JUST A LITTLE, TOGETHER WE CAN ACCOMPLISH A LOT
Fellow Okies – Get your Senator to Support OK Antiterrorism Act
John R. Houk
© April 19, 2014
PROVIDE FOR CIVIL LIABILITY FOR ACTS OF TERRORISM
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