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Posted on 06/13/2012 7:38:15 AM PDT by bayouranger
The Muslim Brotherhood is well entrenched throughout the government and government agencies at the federal, state and local levels. They have taken hold of the FBI, the DHS, the military, the State Department, and other government organizations. The Muslim Brotherhood determines U.S. counterterrorism policy and its operatives meet regularly with Janet Napolitano as well as the Department of Justice staff.
Recently, the DoJ joined the Muslim Brotherhood in an investigation of NYPD counterterrorism interventions that have protected Americans from jihadist attacks. Ask yourself why Major Hasan's trial has been delayed and why he hasn't received the death penalty almost three years after he committed the Fort Hood massacre? Also, why has Hasan's murderous rampage been officially designated as "workplace violence" and 'nothing to do with Islam?' What about the order to destroy the cell phone videos taken by Pfc. Lance Aviles showing Hasan shouting "Allahu Akbar" and Hasan's private business cards that identified him as a "Soldier of Allah, Glory to G-d" or SoA(SWT)? Why were two Al Qaeda fundraisers - Al Munia and Muntasser - just set free? How was the federal judge in this case able to rule that references to Osama bin Laden were off-limits during their criminal trial?
Last month, one of the MB subsidiaries - CAIR - successfully eliminated 900 pages of close to 400 FBI training presentations that they deemed "offensive to Islam." FBI agents will no longer learn anything about the enemy except that they are followers of "the religion of peace." In 2009, all references to "jihad," "Islam" and the "Muslim Brotherhood" were expunged from the FBI lexicon and the National Intelligence Strategy of the U.S. Contrast this with the 9-11 Commission report issued in 2004 which mentioned "Islam" 322 times and "jihad" 126 times.
Recently, the U.S. State Department removed an entire section of a human rights report that dealt with the persecution of Christians throughout the Muslim world. For over a decade, the State Department has been actively facilitating higher levels of Muslim immigration to the U.S.
Our military has been busy learning to respect Islam and our troops are well schooled in the proper handling of Islamic religious materials. They also know not to urinate or spit in the direction of Mecca. At a once prominent military academy deemed the "West Point of the South" - VMI - cadets now celebrate the 771 A.D. Muslim conquest of Spain. The Houston VA National Cemetery eliminated references to G-d and prayer as part of burial services for our fallen soldiers.
The article below is lengthy but worthwhile and instructive. It exposes the infiltration of a conservative state all the way to the governor's office. This is a state that has passed anti-shariah legislation! If you don't think this situation can be extrapolated to a multitude of states in America, you'd be mistaken.
Read it carefully and understand the enemy's stealth strategy. This is the Hijra - the Islamic doctrine of immigration. It is the manifestation of the General Strategic Plan for North America. (English translation follows Arabic).
In late April 2012, a Tennessee legislator held a meeting with aides to Gov. Bill Haslam. It concerned unauthorized and apparently unconstitutional moves by Bill Gibbons, Tennessee State Commissioner of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security (DSHS), establishing a partnership with a religious NGO, the American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) which has ties to local Muslim Brotherhood leaders via the American Center for Outreach (ACO). Gibbons was the long term District Attorney General in Memphis' Shelby County and previously served as an aide to two former GOP Governors, Lamar Alexander and Don Sundquist.
AMAC is modeled on an organization created by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn in August 2011, the Muslim American Advisory Council. Quinn had appointed the Secretary General of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), Safaa Zazour and Kareem Irfan, President of the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago, to serve on the Council. Illinois has 400,000 Muslims and more than 300 mosques. Its principal purpose according to ISNA is to "help ensure Muslim American participation in state government." ISNA and the International Institute on Islamic Thought (IIIT), a northern Virginia based "think tank" for the Muslim Brotherhood met with the Institute for Defense Analysis (IDA) as Muslims for Constructive Engagement with the US government and Pentagon to push Islamization from within. IDA is a Pentagon contractor. In 2006 they met to develop guidelines for Muslim Advisory Groups to government agencies. In retrospect the Muslim Advisory Councils were the springboard for the infiltration of host government agencies like the DSHS in Tennessee. It was a furtherance of the Grand Jihad plan of the Muslim Brotherhood uncovered in a hidden basement of a northern Virginia home by FBI investigators. This discovery led to the Federal DallasHoly Land Foundation trial and convictions in 2008. A trial that named the ISNA and several other Muslim Brotherhood front groups in America as unindicted co-conspirators.
However, AMAC's role in Tennessee was stymied for lack of full disclosure and transparency by Gibbons and his staff at the DSHS. Those disclosures could be an embarrassment to Tennessee Governor Haslam. Hence, the meeting between the state legislator and the Governor's aides. As we shall see in this article, the DSHS head, the US Attorney for Tennessee and the US Department of Justice became involved in a web of activities in support of the Muslim Brotherhood in Tennessee. That could raise serious questions about national counter terrorism versus religious civil rights policies. Tennessee has been front and center in the national media debate over citizens concerned about Muslim Brotherhood influence in government at both the state and national levels.
Connecting the Dots in Tennessee
On November 7th, 2011, Commissioner Gibbons issued a letter with the salutation "Salaam alaikum" to announce a partnership with religious non-profit group, the AMAC. He had no prior legislative authority to do so and subsequently it was deemed unconstitutional by a State Attorney General Opinion in March 2012. This despite Commissioner Gibbons' efforts to cover his tracks and conceal this already existing partnership by filing for legislation in February 2012 under HB2375. Not only was there a partnership formed and functioning but an employee of the DSHS, James Cotter (the Homeland Security Middle Tennessee Regional Advisor), was a member of AMAC. As early as June 2011, members of the Muslim Rapid Response Team had met with Regional Adviser Cotter and Asst. Commissioner David Purkey head of the Office of Homeland Security to discuss pending Tennessee anti-terrorism legislation. When the Governor of Illinois announced the creation of his state's Muslim Advisory Council that may have triggered the formation of both AMAC and ACO as nonprofit NGOs in Tennessee. As we shall see, the two groups are interrelated having members on both boards, as well as the leadership of the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Council (TIRRC). Cotter claimed that membership In AMAC gave him access to any mosque in the State of Tennessee. The date of the letter came four days before the launch of the Preserving Freedom Conference: The U.S. Constitution or Shariah Law sponsored by the Tennessee Freedom Coalition (TFC) and the Shariah Awareness Action Network (SAAN). The November 7th letter signed by Commissioner Bill Gibbons may have been prompted by Muslim community and media criticism of the November 11, 2011 Preserving Freedom Conference. The Conference sponsors had booked convention facilities at the Hutton Hotel near Opryland in Nashville for November 11th to hear international experts discuss the threat of shariah law in America. In late October 2011 Hutton's owners in Philadelphia summarily cancelled the reservations over alleged security issues including threats to its staff. Independent investigations revealed that the owners of the Hutton in Nashville, Amerimar Enterprises, had provided meeting space for a shariah compliant finance conference at a sister hotel in London, the St. Ermin, in 2010. When the Hutton hotel cancelled, the conference sponsors resorted to using the Cornerstone Church in Madison, Tennessee, a venue where the Hon. Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch Freedom Party (PVV) had spoken at a TFC event in May 2011 concerning the threat of Islamization in Europe and the West.
In mid-February 2012, Rutherford County Sheriff's Office sponsored a counterterrorism training program with the Strategic Engagement Group (SEG) and funded by the TFC that was criticized by both the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and local Tennessee Muslim community advocacy groups as being "anti-Muslim." This despite the endorsement of theTennessee Peace Officers Standards & Training Commission (POST). That program was roundly criticized by Tennessee DSHS, the US Attorney for Nashville, leaders of Muslim groups in Middle Tennessee and the media. They accused it of being the equivalent of "hate speech" for conveying to local law officers information on the Grand Jihad of the Muslim Brotherhood in America. The SEG program was conducted by noted counterterrorism experts including former FBI officials using, in part, materials drawn from the Federal Dallas Holy Land Foundation trial testimony and exhibits, investigations of home grown terrorism, Islamic jihad and shariah doctrine.
At issue is who authorized the partnership with the shadowy AMAC/ACO modeled on one adopted in the State of Illinois? Moreover was that partnership cleared with Governor Bill Haslam? Did he know about this partnership and secretly approve it? Why would Gibbons, a policy assistant and aide to two former Governors engage in a cover-up of this back door arrangement? Gibbons is not ignorant of his responsibilities under the law as a duly elected law officer who served 14 years as District Attorney General in Shelby County. He should have disclosed the launch of the AMAC/ACO partnership prior to November 2011 or when he introduced legislation in February 2012, SB 2237 and HB 2375 seeking retroactive authorization for forming such partnerships with religious nonprofit groups. On March 2, 2012, State Attorney General Robert E. Cooper, Jr. filed an opinion at the request of Gibbons on companion bills, SB 2237 and HB 2375, which would authorize DSHS "to promote its goals by entering partnership agreements with non-profit organizations." Measures that were vigorously contested by members of the Tennessee State legislature, among them Rep. Rick Womick and Sen. Bill Ketron. They offered several amendments contesting establishing partnerships with religious NGOs. Attorney General Cooper's Opinion No. 12-29 concluded that a proposed amendment to the bills that would exclude partnership agreements with political or religious non-profits is constitutionally defensible. Commissioner Gibbons promptly withdrew the pending legislation. The Tennessee DSHS filed the legislation just prior to a two day counterterrorism program on February 27th and 28th, 2012 involving the US Attorney for Nashville, the FBI Office of Counterterrorism, and the West Point Center for Combating Terrorism and members of the shadowy AMAC/ACO. Several State Legislators were denied information as to the members of AMAC/ACO who spoke at this training event. Further they were informed it was none of their concern and that they were on a "need to know basis." A source from a local law enforcement agency who attended the USDOJ sponsored program in late February in Nashville remarked that members of the board of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro (ICM)spoke expressing the view that Islam was a religion of peace. This source thought that overall the program was a waste of time. The source had also attended the SEG program sponsored by the Rutherford Sherriff's office and found it most informative. The US DOJ sponsored program may have actually suggested that the real threat to homeland security in America came from "white neo-Nazis groups" and "right wing Christian extremists" rather than Islamic extremists.
The USDOJ has the Back of Muslims in Middle Tennessee
The Gibbons letter was aimed at ingratiating the DSHS with the State's growing Muslim community. There are an estimated 63,000 Muslims in Tennessee, approximately 1% of the State's 6.3 million population. The state had witnessed a number of controversies with the Muslim community over construction of mega-mosques in Rutherford and Williamson Counties.
To put perspective on the current issues in Tennessee, we have to put them in the context of what has facilitated the spread of Muslim influence in America, ironically accelerated following the heinous act of Islamic terrorism that occurred on 9/11.
Muslim influence and infiltration of our national government had been facilitated under the Clinton, Bush and the Obama Administrations in Washington. Clinton began the practice of holding annual Iftar dinners at the White House during Ramadan. Under President Bush these were expanded to Iftar dinners at the Pentagon, as well, along with appointment of Muslim outreach aides at senior levels in the Defense Department. The day following 9/11 in 2001 President Bush met with Muslim leaders at the Saudi financed Washington Islamic Center in a photo op declaring that Islam was a religion of peace and that extremists had hi-jacked this leading world faith with an underlying political ideological agenda. Bush in 2007 appointedSada Camber, a Texas Muslim businessman of Indian origin, as the first special envoy with ambassadorial rank to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) (renamed Organization of Islamic Cooperation in July 2011). The 57 member OIC, composed of 56 nations and the Palestinian Authority, is Saudi controlled and headquartered in Jeddah. It is a virtual world Caliphate seeking to impose Qur'anic doctrine and Shariah rules, such as blasphemy codes denying criticism of Islam in the West. Obama appointed another Texas Muslim of similar background in March 2010 to the OIC, former Deputy White House Counsel Rashad Hussain. Later in December 2011, Secretary of State Clinton would convene an international plenary session with OIC members and other foreign representatives at the State Department. The so-called Istanbul Process conference was directed at developing best practices for combating religious intolerance, a code word for Shariah blasphemy codes adopted by the Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez of the USDOJ Civil Rights Division spoke about development of best practices to comply with the UN religious intolerance resolution. We shall see his role later in the USDOJ in the Tennessee mosque and counterterrorism program training conflicts.
Under Bush the FBI had begun both national and regional liaison with Muslim Brotherhood groups such as CAIR and MPACT. Some major city police departments established similar local liaison efforts with Muslim community leaders including the hiring of Muslim personnel. Two city departments, Los Angeles and New York began to use controversial Muslim community profiling as part of their counterterrorism effort. Los Angeles dropped theirs at the request of local community leaders and the deputy mayor for public safety, Arif Alikhan a Muslim. Alikhan had served in the Bush USDOJ under Attorney General Gonzalez and currently is Assistant Secretary for Policy at the US Department of Homeland Security. He was a member of Muslim Brotherhood Front, MPACT.
New York's police department expanded Muslim community monitoring through outreach to communities in New Jersey and upstate New York eventuating in adverse national media and Muslim community protests in 2011. Under Bush the deracination began with national security agencies eliminating references to Islamic jihad doctrine. Following the disclosures of evidentiary materials during the 2007-2008 Holy Land Foundation Trial and convictions, the FBI withdraw liaison with CAIR, simply substituting another Muslim Brotherhood front group, MPACT. The only venues where concerns were raised about matters of Muslim extremism and the threat of homegrown terrorism were hearings conducted by the Senate and House Homeland Security Committees, chaired by Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and Rep. Peter King (R-NY).
An illustration of the national concerns about homegrown terrorists that impacted Tennessee was the unfortunate case of Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, formerly Melvin Bledsoe. Bledsoe was a Muslim convert from Memphis who killed an Army recruiter in June 2010 at a Little Rock, Arkansas Mall as payback for fighting his brothers in the Muslim Ummah in Iraq and Afghanistan. Muhammad was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in July 2011. Testimony by his father, Melvin Bledsoe, at a US House Homeland Security Committee Hearing chaired by Rep. Peter King in March 2011 raised national awareness about Nashville Muslim community Da'wa (conversion) activities. The senior Bledsoe's testimony noted how his son had converted to Islam at Tennessee State University while a student in Nashville under the aegis of the Imam at the Islamic Center of Nashville (ICN). Carlos Bledsoe adopted his Islamic name from his mentor, the Imam at the ICN. Muhammad subsequently went to Yemen for jihadist indoctrination with the late American born radical Imam Anwar al-Awlaki and allegedly may have received terrorist training with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Muslim influence in conservative Republican circles began under the aegis of power house K Street lobbyist Grover Norquist. Norquist had business relations with convicted felon and terrorist financier Abdurahman Alamoudi caught funneling funds to al Qaeda affiliated terrorists groups. Norquist had further insinuated Washington Muslim lawyer and Bush Administration era official Suhail Khan onto the board the prestigious American Conservative Union (ACU). The ACU is the sponsor of the annual Washington Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). At the 2011 CPAC Conference, Khan responded to questions about shariah and Muslim Brotherhood was caught on video saying: "Shariah doesn't exist in America" and that there was "No Muslim Brotherhood in US."
With the election of President Obama in November 2008, the official positions with regard to domestic terrorism policies at the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice changed. Muslims with known Muslim Brotherhood affiliations were appointed to Homeland Security Advisory Committees resulting in changes to the counterterrorism threat doctrine in 2011. These changes downplayed any references to Islamic inspired terrorism and raising the visibility of alleged right wing extremist threats from militia groups and returning veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.
With the eruption of the Arab Spring in North Africa and the Middle East, what had begun as informal outreach to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt became formalized. The Obama White House received a delegation of Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leaders and the Administration announced $1.5 billion in assistance to Egypt facing a Presidential election in May 2012.
(For a definitive examination of the Muslim Brotherhood influence in America, please see the extended documentation and educational materials compiled and published on-line by the Washington-based Center for Security Policy in the Muslim Brotherhood in America).
One of the first initiatives of the Obama Administration was outreach to the Muslim Ummah with high profile visits to Ankara, Turkey in April 2009 followed by the President's "New Beginnings" address before a worldwide television audience at Al Azhar University in Cairo. During that speech he announced a new doctrine of aggressive civil and human rights defense of Muslims in the US:
Moreover, freedom in America is indivisible from the freedom to practice one's religion. That is why there is a mosque in every state in our union, and over 1,200 mosques within our borders. That's why the United States government has gone to court to protect the right of women and girls to wear the hijab and to punish those who would deny it.
Immediately following the President's Cairo speech, US Attorney General Eric Holder issued this statement in furtherance of President Obama's Cairo remarks:
The President's pledge for a new beginning between the United States and the Muslim community takes root here in the Justice Department where we are committed to using criminal and civil rights laws to protect Muslim Americans. A top priority of this Justice Department is a return to robust civil rights enforcement and outreach in defending religious freedoms and other fundamental rights of all of our fellow citizens in the workplace, in the housing market, in our schools and in the voting booth.
There are those who will continue to want to divide by fear - to pit our national security against our civil liberties - but that is a false choice. We have a solemn responsibility to protect our people while we also protect our principles.
Attorney General Holder's declarations regarding the official priority for protection of Muslim civil and human rights received one of its first tests in Tennessee with its entry on the side of the proposed mega-mosque into the Murfreesboro Chancery Court Hearings. This was further exacerbated by allegations of arson and vandalism at the job site of the expanded Islamic Center of Murfreesboro. The latter brought the resources of both the FBI and the ATF into the alleged "hate crime" that occurred on August 28, 2010, just prior to the start of the Chancery Court proceedings in Rutherford County. As we shall see, the USDOJ, through the efforts of Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez for Civil Rights, would quickly respond to both local and national Muslim interests.
On September 7, 2010, the outgoing President of the ISNA Dr. Ingrid Mattson and a delegation met with US Attorney General Erik Holder and his staff. They discussed "anti-Muslim rhetoric and violence across America from Tennessee to New York" created by several controversial mega-mosque projects. Holder allegedly made a commitment with the Muslim delegation to enforce laws against anyone committing crimes against Muslims and upholding their First Amendment rights.
In mid-September 2010, the US Attorney for Nashville, Jerry Martin, filed an amicus brief in the ICM Chancery Court proceedings. The filing was in support of both the County's position and the Muslim Community's. He noted in his amicus brief:
To suggest that Islam is not a religion is quite simply ridiculous. Each branch of the federal government has independently recognized Islam as one of the major religions of the world.
On October 7, 2010, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Thomas E. Perez, paid a visit to the US Attorney Nashville office and met with local Muslim groups including members of the board of the ICM. Perez told the group that included the Imams the both the ICM and Nashville mosques that "his office has their back if it turns out that opponents aren't as interested in zoning esoteric as they are in sidelining the practice of Islam in Murfreesboro."
"Basically, what we're being told is that if there's any civil violation of the rights of the Muslim community here, they'll step in," says Abdou Kattih, vice president of the ICM, who also met with government officials.
However, conflicts over mosques and zoning approvals in Middle Tennessee weren't the only problems facing the US Attorney's office in Nashville and elsewhere.
The Nashville US Attorney was also involved in the prosecution of more than 30 Somali Muslim gang members who were arrested and indicted on charges of sex trafficking of minors in 2010. Nine of these Somali gang members from Minneapolis, Columbus and Nashville were brought to trial in April 2012. Three were convicted and six were acquitted. In November 2011 there was the filing of a complaint by the US Attorney for the Southern District in Manhattan, Preet Bharara, on behalf of the US Drug Enforcement Agency regarding the laundering of Hezbollah drug money in a $300 million cash for wholesale used car scheme that caught 30 used car dealers across the US including one in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee owned by Middle Eastern Muslims.
In mid- February 2012 contretemps between the Muslim community in Middle Tennessee and the Rutherford County Sherriff's office reached a veritable crescendo with the announcement of a counterterrorism training program that the media seized upon as evidence of "fearmongering."
If You Want to Learn About Islam, Do You Ask an Imam?
(MUCH more over at FSM)
All I need to know about Islam was learned on 911.
Someone needs to pin Romney down in an interview and ask him point blank if he will “Continue the practice of allowing members of terrorist organizations under the Muslim Brotherhood umbrella to hold security clearances and influence counter operations?”
Oops, that should have been “counter terrorism operations.”
> All I need to know about Islam was learned on 911.
Sharia Law is an abomination of women's rights therefore should be out law'ed in the United States where women's rights, are sacrosanct and that includes Muslim women if they choose to live in America. Sharia law may represent Islam but NOT in America as it represents areas of religion and civility which we call criminal.