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Islamist 'Trojan horse' in Pentagon, say experts
World Net Daily ^ | 02/01/2008 | WND

Posted on 02/01/2008 7:19:35 PM PST by RTO

Federal authorities say a high-level Muslim Pentagon aide, who led a campaign to silence a Pentagon intelligence analyst for taking a hard line against Islam, is running an "influence operation" on behalf of U.S. Muslim groups fronting for the radical Muslim Brotherhood.

Hesham H. Islam (left), Muslim aide to the deputy secretary of defense, with Muslim military chaplain Abuhena M. Saifulislam (right)

Hesham H. Islam, a special assistant to deputy Defense secretary Gordon England, recently criticized Maj. Stephen Coughlin, one of the military's leading authorities on Islamic war doctrine, for making the connection between the religion of Islam and terrorism.

After Islam lodged complaints, Coughlin's contract with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon was not renewed.

Islam also was upset with briefings Coughlin recently prepared for the U.S. military warning that major U.S. Muslim groups were fronting for the Muslim Brotherhood, a worldwide jihadist movement based in Egypt.

Islam, who was born and raised in Egypt, is heavily involved with one of the groups – the Islamic Society of North America, which U.S. prosecutors last year named as a member of the U.S. branch of the Muslim Brotherhood and an unindicted co-conspirator in a major terror-funding case.

Islam has persuaded his boss, England, to conduct various outreach with ISNA, including hosting the group's leaders in the Pentagon and speaking at its annual convention.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; War on Terror
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"There is no contradiction between the peaceful religion of Islam and America's values and principles."

Yeah, Right... and I want Hillary for president.

1 posted on 02/01/2008 7:19:41 PM PST by RTO
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To: RTO

Not a pleasant headline. I hope WND is living up to it’s nickname on this one.


2 posted on 02/01/2008 7:22:07 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: RTO
All I can say is, thank God that Hitler didn’t have the savvy to call the Nazi Party a religion. Had he, we’d be sprechenden Deutsch.
3 posted on 02/01/2008 7:26:12 PM PST by Barnacle (Reagan Republicanism R.I.P)
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To: kinoxi

There was another thread on this subject today and the info didn’t come from WND. I also read it on a couple blogs.


4 posted on 02/01/2008 7:28:15 PM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we write in marble. JHuett)
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To: kinoxi

Just curious — what is WND’s nickname?


5 posted on 02/01/2008 7:28:31 PM PST by ThePythonicCow (The Greens and Reds steal in fear of freedom and capitalism; Fear arising from a lack of Faith.)
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To: kalee
I didn’t dispute the information. I was hoping it was false.
6 posted on 02/01/2008 7:29:33 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: RTO
recently criticized Maj. Stephen Coughlin, one of the military's leading authorities on Islamic war doctrine, for making the connection between the religion of Islam and terrorism.

Gosh, who would have ever thunk that Islam and terrorism are somehow related?

7 posted on 02/01/2008 7:30:37 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: RTO

There is an old saying “You can keep the KGB away from the FBI, but you cannot keep the FBI away from the President”

Meaning that there is more access for the Jihadis if they join the FBI then if they joined Al Quida the Squida...


8 posted on 02/01/2008 7:31:26 PM PST by padre35 (Conservative in Exile/ Isaiah 3.3/Cry havoc and let slip the RINOS)
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To: RTO
"He's brilliant, and he knows his stuff, but he couldn't teach it," the source said. "It went over everybody's head."

Keep Steven Coughlin. Let the other heads roll.

Even a jihadi caveman can understand.

9 posted on 02/01/2008 7:31:50 PM PST by PGalt
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To: ThePythonicCow
Just curious — what is WND’s nickname?

World Nut Daily. I like the site but take the info 'with a grain of salt'. The links are sometimes questionable IMO.
10 posted on 02/01/2008 7:32:15 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: Barnacle

Islam is like Communism, it is not a religion. We should stop calling it a religion.


11 posted on 02/01/2008 7:34:30 PM PST by tommix2
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To: kinoxi
This isn’t the first time I’ve seen this; it was last week or so, but I forget where. IBD Editorials ??, I can’t remember; scary as hell. Doesn’t surprise me at all with the past history of pathetic holdovers/hires of this administration. It would seem like the FBI would have to interview/vet someone at that level.
12 posted on 02/01/2008 7:38:05 PM PST by Atchafalaya
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To: tommix2
I repeat...

Islam is a death cult!

13 posted on 02/01/2008 7:38:17 PM PST by BreezyDog
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To: RTO; USF; george76; jan in Colorado

Hesham H. Islam (left), Muslim aide to the deputy secretary of defense, with Muslim military chaplain Abuhena M. Saifulislam (right) --------

...WND has learned that Islam is closely associated with a Muslim military chaplain trained at a radical Islamic school that federal agents raided after 9/11 in connection with terror-financing.

As WND reported, the chaplain, Abuhena M. Saifulislam, studied Islam at the Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences in Virginia.

Recently declassified FBI documents reveal its sister organization, an Islamist think tank known as the International Institute of Islamic Thought, or IIIT, is involved in a Muslim Brotherhood conspiracy to wage a cultural and political jihad to eventually take over America from within – most notably, through infiltration of government agencies.

Islam works closely with Saifulislam (Arabic for "sword of Islam") on Pentagon outreach projects involving Middle Eastern embassies and the so-called Wahhabi lobby in Washington...

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no problem, just elect a muslim for President of the United States of America and there'll be nothing to worry about!


14 posted on 02/01/2008 7:38:38 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Atchafalaya
We had eight years of clinton. China has stealth from that. It’s hard to believe it only flowed one way.
15 posted on 02/01/2008 7:40:11 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: RTO

Can you all say “treason”, boys and girls? Something smells a lot like rotten pork on this one.

If, in fact, this Islam guy is affiliated with an organization that has been identified as supporting terrorist agendas, why is he still on the payroll? Why is he still free to roam around?

And, Coughlin? Probably negotiating a book deal that will make a Federal salary seem like pocket change.


16 posted on 02/01/2008 7:40:23 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion...)
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To: padre35

This is not new news. It’s been discussed here before. Islam works for Gordon England at the Pentagon not the FBI. Hopefully the FBI is investigating.


17 posted on 02/01/2008 7:40:45 PM PST by BARLF
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To: BARLF

Wonder horses got out the barn?


18 posted on 02/01/2008 7:46:43 PM PST by Atchafalaya
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To: jveritas

ping


19 posted on 02/01/2008 7:47:13 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: BARLF

Wonder how many horses got out the barn?
Ahh, better.


20 posted on 02/01/2008 7:47:49 PM PST by Atchafalaya
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To: tommix2; All; 1035rep; 1curiousmind; 4woodenboats; 2ndDivisionVet; 5Madman2; 68skylark; AdmSmith; ..

“Islam is like Communism, it is not a religion. We should stop calling it a religion.”


Until fairly recently Islam was generally called by an “ism” - Mohammadenism, which is the official nomenclature used by the British for a long, long time.


21 posted on 02/01/2008 7:53:29 PM PST by FARS
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To: Atchafalaya
LOL...I knew what you meant. England and this Islam guy should be fired.

The contractor reinstated. He is a terror expert and by all indications an excellent one.

Hey, I'm one that thinks Huma should be gone,too.

But what do I know.

22 posted on 02/01/2008 7:56:19 PM PST by BARLF
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To: kinoxi

It flowed both ways, we got lead. No more lead for stealth.


23 posted on 02/01/2008 7:59:55 PM PST by Atchafalaya
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To: FARS
Until fairly recently Islam was generally called by an “ism” - Mohammadenism, which is the official nomenclature used by the British for a long, long time.

That is how I always refer to them and will continue to do so.

I hear it drives mohammedans, (lower case m) absolutely batty...
24 posted on 02/01/2008 8:03:22 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Mohammedanism - Bringing you only the best of the 6th century for fourteen hundred years.)
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To: RTO

WHat the frack is wrong with this country and our stupid government. they would throw us all to the wolves over multiculturalism!!!!!!!!!!!!


25 posted on 02/01/2008 8:04:58 PM PST by visualops (artlife.us nature wallpapers)
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To: kinoxi

Emerson was on H&C on this, it’s at youtube.


26 posted on 02/01/2008 8:05:15 PM PST by AliVeritas (The Christian satan warned you about.)
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To: AliVeritas

Got a link?


27 posted on 02/01/2008 8:08:20 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: RTO

There’s not much question that Hesham Islam is an Islamist agent. There have been a number of articles and blogs on this sorry business, beginning with an article that broke the story in the Washington Times.

There’s also not much doubt that Gordon England is a jerk, who should be fired.

The only question I have with this article is whether anyone in this administration is actually doing anything about this dangerous infiltration of Islamists into the Pentagon. I doubt that Hesham Islam is the only one.

An anonymous FBI agent is cited, but who knows what that means? There’s nothing here to indicate that the FBI actually plans to DO anything about this. The MSM has ignored the story, and the Pentagon has not even been asked to comment on it, with the sole exception of a powerful article by Claudia Rosett, the reporter who broke the Food for Oil Scandal in the Wall Street Journal. This time she is writing for the National Review.

There’s absolutely no question that Claudia Rosett is a great and reliable investigative reporter. Her story was posted in the forum earlier, but hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves. It can be found here:

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=NTQ1ZjE0MWZlYWI2ODVjYzU3MjcyZjBkMzcxNzBjNTQ=


28 posted on 02/01/2008 8:10:32 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: BARLF

No, it is not “News” per se, but the memory of the Islamic convert in that Airborne Division (101st?) who rolled a hand grenade into the command tent and tried to machine gun down the survivors tends to stick around a bit.


29 posted on 02/01/2008 8:12:24 PM PST by padre35 (Conservative in Exile/ Isaiah 3.3/Cry havoc and let slip the RINOS)
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To: padre35

There is no terrorist threat - JOHN KERRY. And who says we shouldn’t profile???

Can’t imagine electing a muslim for the Presidency. OH WAIT....we just might.


30 posted on 02/01/2008 8:16:42 PM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: Fred Nerks

This country is on a fast ride to hell. Film at 11.


31 posted on 02/01/2008 8:18:21 PM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: visualops
"WHat the frack is wrong with this country and our stupid government. they would throw us all to the wolves over multiculturalism!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Diversity is the new God that must be worshipped.
But only by white people in the historically white nations of the world. These nations are scheduled to be diversified out of existence.

32 posted on 02/01/2008 8:20:21 PM PST by StormEye
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To: padre35
I was referring to WND. They were late by days if not weeks on this issue.

Some here was sort of in doubt the story was true.

Sorry if I did not make myself clear with my post.

I do remember the Islamic convert who rolled a hand grenade into the command tent.

33 posted on 02/01/2008 8:26:36 PM PST by BARLF
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To: FARS

mohammadanism is like slime-mould, no sooner have you wiped it off the walls, it creeps back through the cracks in the floor...

OBAMA->ODINGA->alQAIDA

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1963475/replies?c=18


34 posted on 02/01/2008 8:45:33 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: RTO; kinoxi; Barnacle; kalee; ThePythonicCow; Blood of Tyrants; padre35; tommix2; Atchafalaya; ...
FYI, all!

Here are good links regarding the Stephen Coughlin firing. Some posts by fellow FReepers are excellent.

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=NTQ1ZjE0MWZlYWI2ODVjYzU3MjcyZjBkMzcxNzBjNTQ

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1963178/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1962314/post
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1958792/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1955172/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1953474/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1949183/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1948200/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1952167/posts?page=58

35 posted on 02/01/2008 9:02:58 PM PST by Chgogal (When you vote Democrat, you vote Al Qaeda! Ari Emanuel, Rahm's brother was agent to Moore's F9/11.)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

The great Catholic historian Hilaire Belloc also used the same description.


36 posted on 02/01/2008 9:04:34 PM PST by RTO (What will you do without freedom?)
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To: Cicero

Reminds me of the communist infiltration into the FDR and Truman Administrations... Both presidents were aware of the infiltration, but did nothing. Senator McCarthy was the sole voice crying in the wilderness, and the lefties had a field day with him... until recently, when the utter fraud perpetrated by the left was irrefutably exposed, and McCarthy exonerated.


37 posted on 02/01/2008 9:10:14 PM PST by RTO (What will you do without freedom?)
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To: kinoxi
Here is the link to the interview you are seeking. It is buried in the post.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1954387/posts?page=12#12

Here is the direct link.
http://www.investigativeproject.org/article/584

38 posted on 02/01/2008 9:10:42 PM PST by Chgogal (When you vote Democrat, you vote Al Qaeda! Ari Emanuel, Rahm's brother was agent to Moore's F9/11.)
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To: RTO

I have read this before in other sources. Now all we need is Obama for President and we are all sewed up..I believe Obama’s cousin is Odinga of Kenya...

This would not be the first time a military man has been shut up by other powers that be...the idea that this muslim can carry such wt and that England is so compliant is sickening.


39 posted on 02/01/2008 9:13:46 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: Chgogal

Thanks :)


40 posted on 02/01/2008 9:14:48 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: RTO

Why do either one of these people still have job, and why are they not in jail?


41 posted on 02/01/2008 9:16:24 PM PST by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: celtic gal

They do not call it the NEW WORLD ORDER for nothing... All is turned upside down and reversed... Like Alice through the Looking Glass. And we have the Cheshire Cat (Romney), the Mad Hatter (McCain), and Tweedledum (Huckabee) as the prospective nominees to the GOP ticket... And of course the Red Queen (Hilary)... and Obama... Wonder what character he should parody?


42 posted on 02/01/2008 9:21:11 PM PST by RTO (What will you do without freedom?)
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To: LiteKeeper

Short answer: See post 42

Long answer: Because PC, multiculturalism, tolerance, “compassionate” conservatism, “the religion of peace” ... and all the other DEMON-RAT/RINO indoctrinating verbiage has destroyed the idea of America and what it means to be American... while at the same time committing this nation to endless war against a fleeting enemy. They wish to pull the sliver from the world’s eye, while they ignore the log within their own.


43 posted on 02/01/2008 9:26:51 PM PST by RTO (What will you do without freedom?)
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To: visualops
WHat the frack is wrong with this country and our stupid government. they would throw us all to the wolves over multiculturalism!!!!!!!!!!!!

The thing that's wrong is the other component of multiculturalism: political correctness. Both are carefully constructed parts of cultural Marxism.

I've been saying for 20+ years that political correctness will destroy this country. It's a method of limiting free speech. It's carefully designed to stigmatize people who dare mention the pink elephant in the parlor. Joe McCarthy was an early victim of it. There have been many others.

44 posted on 02/01/2008 9:28:17 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: Chgogal

Good job,thanks for the ping.


45 posted on 02/01/2008 9:30:47 PM PST by BARLF
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To: RTO

Great article by Claudia Rossett in that National Review article...Helps to pull some info together:

1 This Hesham Islam was in the U.S.Navy for 5 years and worked with Gordon Brown...Brown was never in the Navy, he was a two time Secretary of the Navy, appointed by Pres GWB after recommendation by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld,,..Brown was a Former XO of General Dynamics,former Pres of Lockheed for 4 years..Now he is Deputy Secretary of Defense, under SecDef Winter, having brought Hesham Islam along with him from the Navy Dept..

2. Hesham H.Islam is a retired US Navy Commander after a 15 year career and after obtaining a Master’s degree in National Security Affairs in Monterey,Ca, after which he had assignments with the Chief of Naval Operations and the Secretary of the Navy at the Pentagon...He wrote his 139 page Master’s Thesis on the Middle East and based many of his points on the troubles that the Israeli’s caused in the Middle East...

Have a feeling that Islam is there to grease the skids for Brown’s business buddies while giving Brown the false sense of security that he has an inside track to the how the Middle East Arabs think.....wouldn’t surprise me a bit if Brown, Islam, SecDef Winter and Murtha were all tied together through corporate ties and a buddy system and that Islam has a great deal of input to influence them to see the Arab/Islamic side of things...also wondered if Brown has anything to do with the persecution of the Haditha Marines and after reading these articles i would give a qualified yes...


46 posted on 02/01/2008 9:33:12 PM PST by billmor (We will never surrender !)
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To: Cicero

After one reads about the incident...then Hesham Islam’s spokesman in the last day denying a big spat occurred...you see some type of management chaos that occurred, and Gordon England is sitting there like a duck and basically doing little except avoiding public attention. My impression...since Gordon sign Islam up as his “special assistant”...he really was doing this as a favor for someone, and probably didn’t check out Islam’s credentials very well. All of these guys are supposed to have a very high clearance...which I would have serious doubts about now. If I were in the clearance investigation operation...I’d pull out this folder again and start reviewing his data closer...then I’d probably make a decision to give him anything beyond a secret clearance.


47 posted on 02/01/2008 9:34:22 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: FARS

Thanks for the ping!


48 posted on 02/01/2008 9:35:08 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: RTO

Where is the new McCarthy who will clean the Islamists out of teh government?


49 posted on 02/01/2008 9:39:21 PM PST by TBP
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To: billmor

whoa...sorry, forgot to give credit to these sources:

Hesham Islam http://www.apaam.org/Hesham_Islam.htm

Gordon Brown
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_R._England

Donald Winter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_C._Winter


50 posted on 02/01/2008 9:40:18 PM PST by billmor (We will never surrender !)
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