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  • So Agreeable: Clinton Nods Almost Non-Stop During Roundtable Discussion

    03/26/2016 8:16:58 AM PDT · by kevcol · 35 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 24, 2016 | David Rutz
    Hillary Clinton could not stop showing her agreement during a roundtable in Los Angeles on Thursday, nodding her head almost without a break for at least three-and-a-half minutes during one man’s remarks. Salam Al-Marayati, the head of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, spoke at length near the end of the roundtable with other Muslim community leaders about, among things, the positive role Muslims could play in the United States in combatting radicalization. Clinton, seated to his right, nodded fervently throughout his speech. She also nodded a lot at the other speakers that discussed myriad issues involving the American Muslim community....
  • Glenn Beck to NRA: It’s Norquist or Me

    03/16/2015 5:26:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 16, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Glenn Beck to NRA: It’s Norquist or MePosted By Robert Spencer On March 16, 2015 @ 12:21 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 12 Comments Glenn Beck has declared that he will leave the National Rifle Association (NRA) if Republican Party kingmaker Grover Norquist remains on the Board of Directors.This is long overdue: it has now been over eleven years since FrontPage Magazine first published revelations about what David Horowitz described as Norquist’s “alliances with prominent Islamic radicals who have ties to the Saudis and to Libya and to Palestine Islamic Jihad, and who are now under indictment by U.S. authorities.”...
  • Revealed: Names of Seven American Muslim Leaders at White House ‘Anti-Muslim Bigotry’ Meeting

    02/05/2015 10:22:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/5/15 | Jordan Schachtel
    The White House has still refused to name the “American Muslim leaders” with whom President Obama met to “discuss a range of domestic and foreign policy issues.” According to a White House statement on the President’s meeting, the domestic issues discussed were the “Affordable Care Act, anti-Muslim violence and discrimination, the 21st Century Policing Task Force, and the upcoming White House Summit on Countering Violence Extremism.” On the foreign policy front, “the President discussed the need to continue countering ISIL and other groups that commit horrific acts of violence, purportedly in the name of Islam,” while also congratulating Muslims on...
  • Egyptian Magazine: Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates Obama Administration

    06/02/2013 12:57:15 PM PDT · by bronxville · 109 replies
    The Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | Jan 3, 2013 | John Rossomando
    An Egyptian magazine claims that six American Islamist activists who work with the Obama administration are Muslim Brotherhood operatives who enjoy strong influence over U.S. policy. The Dec. 22 story published in Egypt's Rose El-Youssef magazine (read an IPT translation here) suggests the six turned the White House "from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood." The story is largely unsourced, but its publication is considered significant in raising the issue to Egyptian readers. The six named people include: Arif Alikhan, assistant secretary of Homeland...
  • Meet an Obama Muslim Favorite: Israel a 9/11 Suspect

    10/15/2012 5:40:56 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/10/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    President Barack Obama has sent Muslim Public Affairs Council director Salam Al Marayati, who has said that Israel is a “suspect” in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, to represent the United States at a human right conference in Warsaw. The Obama administration chose him to attend the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) annual 10-day human rights conference. He told the OSCE participants in Warsaw, “Hate speech that intends to degrade, intimidate, or incite violence against someone based on religion is harmful.” However, Al Marayati once told a radio host, “If we’re going to look at suspects [behind the...
  • Do you believe 'Jihad Darrell'?

    12/14/2001 7:03:32 PM PST · by ambrose · 49 replies · 567+ views ^ | Debbie Schlussel Conservative Columnists: Debbie SchlusselQUICK LINKS: HOME | NEWS | OPINION | RIGHTPAGES | CHAT | WHAT'S NEWtownhall.comDebbie Schlussel (back to story)December 8, 2001Do you believe 'Jihad Darrell'? Every six months, a snake crawls out of its old skin, but it is still a snake. Congressman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., – "Jihad Darrell" – should know this. But while he tries to wriggle out of his recent pro-terrorist comments and actions abroad, he thinks he can fool us into believing he's a new creature. Jihad Darrell made laudatory comments about Arab terrorist group, Hezbollah, while he was in Lebanon, his third ...
  • U.S. attorney: university professor accused of ties to alleged

    02/21/2002 7:36:48 PM PST · by TheOtherOne · 19 replies · 356+ views
    Associated Press Newswires | 20:48 ET
    U.S. attorney: university professor accused of ties to alleged terrorists under criminal investigation   20:48 ET Associated Press Newswires Copyright 2002. The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. TAMPA, Florida (AP) - A professor accused of having ties to alleged terrorists is being investigated by the U.S. government, the area's chief federal prosecutor said.Federal investigators are investigating the conduct and activities of Sami Al-Arian, a tenured Palestinian-born professor who has been at the University of South Florida for 16 years, U.S. Attorney Mac Cauley said Thursday. Years ago, Al-Arian headed an academic think tank that the U.S. government later linked ...
  • Norquist (Islamofascist stooge) slams Frank Gaffney

    02/07/2003 3:09:14 PM PST · by montag813 · 38 replies · 801+ views
    FoxNews Channel | 02/07/2003 | self
    Did anyone see Grover Norquist viciously slam Frank Gaffney for daring to question surrendering the GOP to Islamic extremists? He just did it on John Gibson's show. Norquist is nothing but a stooge for Islamofascists. He actually claimed that no extremists or anyone even espousing or supporting extremist views could ever gain entry to the White House due to SS "vetting". Gee, so how did those three imams on tape calling for America and Israel's destruction end up in the post-Sept 11 meeting with Bush? Norquist actually said "people with a higher security clearance than Frank Gaffney will ever have"...
  • Do you believe 'Jihad Darrell'? (Issa)

    12/07/2001 9:09:24 AM PST · by veronica · 14 replies · 910+ views
    2001 ^ | 12/07/01 | Debbie Schlussel
    Every six months, a snake crawls out of its old skin, but it is still a snake. Congressman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., – "Jihad Darrell" – should know this. But while he tries to wriggle out of his recent pro-terrorist comments and actions abroad, he thinks he can fool us into believing he's a new creature. Jihad Darrell made laudatory comments about Arab terrorist group, Hezbollah, while he was in Lebanon, his third trip in only a few months. It was reported by a number of Arab sources and newspapers, including the Tehran Times. He claimed that the activities of Hezbollah ...
  • KFI's Bill Handel squares off with CAIR over offending them

    01/30/2006 7:47:16 AM PST · by Yaelle · 59 replies · 3,433+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 1/29/06 | Drudge
    LOS ANGELES RADIO STATION SQUARES-OFF WITH MUSLIM GROUP Mon Jan 30 2006 10:10:49 ET Los Angeles's top talkradio station is under fire from a Muslim civil liberties group because of comments made earlier this month by morning man Bill Handel. The Council on American-Islamic Relations has demanded an apology from Handel for making fun of a stampede that killed hundreds of Muslims during an annual pilgrimage. But the station and Handel are set to fire back, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. Handel will apologize IF the Council on American-Islamic Relations: 1) Decries all acts of terror (described specifically, not generally)...
  • Jihad in California

    01/16/2004 1:07:28 AM PST · by kattracks · 30 replies · 1,228+ views ^ | 1/16/04 | Steven Emerson
    For years, the Democratic Party, in California and across America, stood for justice and decency and fairness and equality and peace. For years, the Democratic Party embodied principles and beliefs that define America, and led our nation to a better, stronger, freer day. Thus, it is deeply troubling to find that the leader of the Democratic Party in California, Art Torres, has chosen to engage in the most vicious form of demagoguery in his recent appearance before the annual convention of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) held in Long Beach, California on December 20-21, 2003.   This is not...
  • Malay PM: No rip by W (Denies anti-Semitism chiding)

    10/22/2003 9:04:48 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 106+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | October 22 2003 | KENNETH R. BAZINET
    WASHINGTON - The Malaysian prime minister disputed yesterday that President Bush scolded him for anti-Semitic remarks and added that he is also worried about Christian fundamentalists in the Bush administration. Outgoing Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad conceded in a news conference that Bush "did pull me aside" at the Pacific rim conference in Bangkok, but only "to explain to me why he made such a strong statement" condemning Mahathir's speech to Islamic leaders. "Certainly, he did not rebuke me. After that, we were walking practically hand in hand. How do you say a person is rebuking another person if our relations...
  • Woman says she received desecrated Quran through

    05/18/2005 5:13:52 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 173 replies · 3,140+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 5/18/2005 | Gillian Flaccus
    LOS ANGELES - A Muslim woman who said she ordered a Quran through only to find profanity and religious slurs written on its cover page asked Wednesday for an apology and a full investigation by the online retailer.Azza Basarudin, 30, said that she received the Quran by mail on May 5 after ordering it through a used books division of that allows customers to order directly from third-party sellers approved by the company.When she opened the Quaran, Barasudin said she found profanity and the phrase "Death to all Muslims" written on the inside page in thick black marker....
  • Mark Cuban's Film for Terror

    10/15/2005 8:48:04 AM PDT · by USMC Veteran · 7 replies · 1,604+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 14, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
     Timing is everything. But for some things, no time is ever the right time.And that applies to "The War Within," in nationwide release Friday. No time is ever the right time for a movie sympathetic to homicide bombers and terrorists.Given last week's rumors--hoax or not--about possible bombings of the New York subways and this summer's actual bombings of London subways, "The War Within" is especially loathsome now.Someone needs to tell Executive Producer and Dallas Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban that. World's Most Annoying Sports Fan Now Jihadist Propaganda Producer The movie, about a Pakistani Muslim homicide bomber who blows up New...
  • U.S. Muslims Make Civil Rights Top Issue

    08/31/2003 11:18:58 AM PDT · by kattracks · 24 replies · 730+ views
    AP | 8/31/03
    CHICAGO, Aug 31, 2003 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- Even before the Sept. 11 attacks and the crackdown that followed, American Muslim leaders generally had come to believe they had made a mistake. In 2000, they made their first unified endorsement in a presidential race, backing George W. Bush. Many thought he would take a harder line against Israel, and, based on statements he made while campaigning, would protect the rights of immigrants facing deportation. Muslims say they were disappointed on both counts. Now, feeling the additional sting of being scrutinized in the domestic hunt for terrorists, they are...
  • Somebody get this list to Drudge or A Reporter - Jihad McKinney

    07/19/2006 1:59:16 PM PDT · by The Mower · 70 replies · 3,836+ views
  • To Be Charitable, They’re Terrorists

    07/28/2004 11:31:35 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 6 replies · 1,149+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 29, 2004 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    In the crucial financial front of the war against militant Islam, the Justice and Homeland Security Departments on Tuesday began a major offensive against the ruthless terror organization, Hamas, with a sweeping indictment of its American funding arm. The prosecution brings to boil a long simmering dilemma: While waging a war against Muslim extremists, how much self-imposed, uncritical, hyper-deference does America owe to Islamic tenets that are central to the success of the enemy. At a news conference in Washington Tuesday, Attorney General John Ashcroft and Homeland Security Assistant Secretary Michael J. Garcia (who, in his former life, prosecuted the...
  • CAIR Thanks President Obama for Ramadan Message

    08/21/2009 2:40:21 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 38 replies · 2,856+ views
    PRNewswire-USNewswire ^ | Aug. 21,2009 | The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today offered Ramadan greetings to American Muslims and thanked President Obama for a videotaped message marking the month-long fast and acknowledging Muslim community service efforts. VIDEO: President Obama's Ramadan Message SEE ALSO: Transcript of President Obama's Ramadan Message In his message, released today, the president said: "This summer, people across America have served in their communities - educating children, caring for the sick, and extending a hand to those who have fallen on hard times. Faith-based organizations, including many Islamic organizations, have been at the forefront in participating in this summer of service."...
  • How well are American Muslims fitting in?

    07/19/2005 12:09:51 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 27 replies · 956+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 19, 2005 | Howard LaFranchi
    The suicide bombings in London raise questions of assimilation for the 3 million Muslims in the US. WASHINGTON - It's called the "Virginia Jihad" case: Iraqi-American medical researcher Ali al-Yimimi, who preached in northern Virginia mosques and disseminated his radical thinking on the Web, was sentenced to life imprisonment last week. His crime: inciting followers, many of them young American-born Muslims, to a violent defense of Islam and war against the United States and its intervention in Islamic countries. Mr. Timimi's sentencing in an Alexandria, Va., courtroom came against the backdrop of the London bombings, which British police now say...
  • CA: Fire destroys mosque - Hatred not ruled out

    06/04/2005 10:06:03 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 2,041+ views
    San Bernardino Sun ^ | 6/4/05 | Kelly Rush
    ADELANTO - An early Friday morning blaze that destroyed a mosque in a cemetery has prompted the FBI to investigate whether the fire was started by someone motivated by hate. Laura Bosley, an FBI spokeswoman, said the agency has not determined whether the fire that leveled the mosque at the United Islamic Youth Organization and Cemetery is a hate crime. She said an investigation into the blaze, which caused $225,000 in damage, is ongoing. The cemetery's caretakers, Ali and Michelle Khawaja, are hesitant to label the incident a hate crime. Michelle Khawaja said she doesn't want to believe anyone in...
  • Who's Behind the Censorship of Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week?

    10/10/2007 6:50:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies · 549+ views ^ | October 10, 2007 | Ben Johnson
      Who's Behind the Censorship of Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week?   By Ben | Wednesday, October 10, 2007 CALL IT THE LEFT’S VERSION OF PREEMPTIVE WAR. The three co-equal branches of the Unholy Alliance – Islamic radicals, far-Left activists, and academics – have returned to their usual level of discourse – intimidation, slander, ad hominem attacks – in an attempt to ban Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week from college campuses before it ever occurs. National “Muslim and Arab rights” organizations are pressuring college administrators to prevent students from holding the peaceful, educational seminars. Conservative students have been accused of “hate speech”...
  • Pakistani Minister tells Parliament: Jews behind 9/11

    08/22/2007 6:53:09 PM PDT · by milestogo · 12 replies · 418+ views
    August 22, 2007 Pakistani Minister tells Parliament: Jews behind 9/11, Qur'an says Jews and Christians can never be friends of Muslims Friend and Ally Alert: "Minister blasts pro-US foreign policy," from Dawn (thanks to South Asian): ISLAMABAD, Aug 21: Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Dr Sher Afgan Niazi on Tuesday stunned both the treasury and opposition senators when he roundly criticised the foreign policy, describing it as one of appeasement at the cost of national interests, sovereignty and honour. He also condemned recently-passed US legislation and the derogatory statements about Pakistan made by some American presidential candidates. Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal’s Prof...
  • Unemployment Set to Explode

    10/13/2012 5:39:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | October 13, 2012 | Political Calculations
    Now that the average price of gasoline in the United States is clocking in at all-time record levels for this time of year, especially in California, what effect will that factor have upon the official U.S. unemployment rate, which just clocked in at its lowest level since early 2009? Unfortunately, that's the wrong question to be asking today, because it takes roughly two years for a major change in the price of oil and gasoline to play out and fully impact the U.S. unemployment rate. The right question to ask today is: "what was the price of gasoline doing two...
  • Obama's Real Unemployment Rate Is 14.7%, And A Recession's On The Way

    10/13/2012 5:38:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/13/2012 | Peter Ferrara
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported last Friday that 114,000 new jobs were created last month, according to its Establishment Survey of business payrolls that has been emphasized by the Obama Administration. That is pitifully weak, especially for what is supposed to be the fourth year of a recovery (the National Bureau of Economic Research scored the recession as officially over in June, 2009). As economist John Lott noted at on October 5, the working age population grew by 206,000 last month. With two-thirds of those working as would be expected during a normal recovery, 138,000 new jobs...
  • Terror Strike- London!

    07/07/2005 10:21:18 AM PDT · by backhoe · 533 replies · 10,763+ views
    various FR links & stories | 07-07-05 | t
     The original, huge thread:   BLAST AT CITY TUBE STATION - SEVEN EXPLOSIONS AROUND LONDON     Live Media Links Here     NEWS UPDATE: London Bombing (Preliminary Facts and Figures)     Key points on the London blasts -- What's getting the biggest laugh is that these morons might actually think that a city that went thru the Blitz and the IRA campaign will EVER be defeated by a bunch of goat farmers.    London explosions: Blair statement     Blair vows terrorists won't win    Blasts fit al-Qaeda pattern: analysts    George Galloway: "Give in, Britain"    Threat Matrix: Daily Terror Threat...
  • Frustration Toward FBI Boils Over for American Muslim Groups (May Boycott FBI)

    04/17/2009 11:30:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 1,000+ views
    OMB Watch ^ | 04/15/09 | Suraj Sazawal
    Months of deteriorating relationships between the FBI and major American Muslim organizations came to a head when revelations of a FBI informant posing as a convert in mosques became public in February 2009. The incident, combined with the FBI's disengagement from communications with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), has lead several American Muslim advocacy groups to consider a suspension of ongoing outreach with the FBI. The growing tension was raised during a Senate hearing where FBI Director Robert Mueller was questioned about the Bureau's conduct about investigating Muslim organizations. Alleged FBI Informant at California MosquesThe activities of undercover FBI...
  • The Gym Jihad-A burqa-clad woman demands her right to prostrate to front of your locker.

    12/07/2006 5:31:38 AM PST · by SJackson · 139 replies · 3,260+ views ^ | December 7, 2006 | Janet Levy
    A Muslim woman in Dearborn, Mich., lodged a complaint Tuesday against Fitness USA for an alleged civil rights violation involving a fellow gym patron. According to Jodi Berry, executive director of Fitness USA, Wardeh Sultan was praying in front of another member’s locker when the member wanted access to her belongings inside the locker. The inconvenienced patron tried to interrupt Ms. Sultan, but she remained prostrate in front of the locker and an altercation ensued. A manager was called into the locker room to intervene. Ms. Sultan later complained that the Fitness USA management was unconcerned about the humiliation she...
  • Another "Moderate" Muslim Group - (Not good news. How much is enough?)

    12/29/2004 10:44:41 AM PST · by CHARLITE · 24 replies · 668+ views
    Muqtedar Khan of the Brookings Institution has announced, in a recent article in the Daily Times of Lahore, the coming into existence on Dec. 13, 2004, of yet another organization of American Muslims claiming to be moderates. It does not lack for ambitions: “Now with the constitution of the American Muslim Group for Policy Planning, Moderate Muslims in America have a name and an address.” Unfortunately, in its initial form, the AMGPP does not at all appear to be moderate. Rather, it resembles the Progressive Muslim Union (which opened its virtual doors a month earlier, and which I have analyzed...
  • Ghassan Elashi -- CAIR Founder--sentenced to 65 yrs for support of terrorism

    05/28/2009 2:20:54 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 31 replies · 1,539+ views
    FBI Dallas ^ | 27 May 09 | FBI
    Today, in federal court in Dallas, U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis sentenced the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) and five of its leaders following their convictions by a federal jury in November 2008 on charges of providing material support to Hamas, a designated foreign terrorist organization, announced acting U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas, and David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security. All defendants are presently in federal custody. “Today's sentences mark the culmination of many years of painstaking investigative and prosecutorial work at the federal, state and local levels....
  • Analysis: Muslim youth in US oppose terror

    07/27/2005 9:16:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies · 504+ views
    Middle East Times ^ | July 27, 2005 | Niko Kyriakou
    WASHINGTON -- Muslim youth groups in the United States are addressing suspicions that the London bombers were both young and "homegrown" by ramping up anti-terrorism initiatives. After the second attack hit London on July 21, the Muslim Public Affairs Council and the Islamic Society of North America issued a statement in which young Muslim groups across the United States condemned terrorism and the ideology that fuels it. The Washington-based, Muslim Public Affairs Council says that this is the first campaign specifically launched by Muslim youth, and counts as an important addition to the movement since most Islamic terrorists are between...
  • Ohio Opens Election Precinct in Islamic Center that Hosted Extremist's Visit

    10/05/2008 6:26:12 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 8 replies · 457+ views ^ | 10/05/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    The Board of Election for Franklin County, Ohio opened the first election precinct in an Islamic Center in the state this year during the primaries and will do so again during the upcoming general election. Yet, this same Islamic center sponsored an appearance of an avowed supporter of the terrorist group Hamas and a group cited as an un-indicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land terror financing plot. The Noor Islamic Cultural Center at Wilcox Rd., Dublin, Ohio, featured a visit by Hamas terror supporter Salam Al-Marayati who spoke in conjunction with an event put on by the Muslim Public Affairs...
  • A liberal supports theocracy

    05/29/2005 3:15:58 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies · 904+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | May 28, 2005 | Rudy Takala
    Democrats generally claim to be fervent adherents to the doctrine of church-state separation. And they usually are; unless, that is, they can find a religion detrimental to the interests of America. Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) recently introduced H. Res. 288. The resolution condemns "bigotry and religious intolerance, and [recognizes] that holy books of every religion should be treated with dignity and respect." That sounds innocent enough, but it doesn't take the resolution long to turn in to a sycophantic flattering of one particular religion. The resolution begins expounding upon the virtue of a certain book, stating that "the Quran...
  • Cindy Sheehan & Code Pink in LA for September 11 protest

    09/10/2005 2:46:32 AM PDT · by Caoilfhionn · 38 replies · 1,716+ views
    STOP THE NEXT WAR NOW: A DAY OF REFLECTION, PLANNING AND ACTION September 11th 2005 12:15 pm box lunch/discussion, All Saints Church, Pasadena call 626 683-9004 for information 7:00 - 9:30 pm: Panel Discussion Immanuel Presbyterian Church 3300 Wilshire Blvd. (at Berendo, East of Vermont) ICUJP, CODEPINK, KPFK and PCU present Medea Benjamin – Global Exchange, CODEPINK, (recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize) Ray McGovern – former CIA analyst; founder -Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity) Tom Hayden – former California State Assemblyman; co-author of the Port Huron Statement) Eisha Mason – Executive Director, the Center for the Advancement...
  • State Department Continues Islamist Outreach - New booklet taps the wrong messengers

    05/19/2009 5:46:48 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies · 218+ views
    IMRA ^ | 5-19-09
    State Department Continues Islamist Outreach - New booklet, "Being Muslim in America," taps the wrong messengers Articles by IPT | IPT in the News | IPT Blog | Profiles | Multimedia | Donate | Contact UsState Department Continues Islamist Outreach - New booklet, "Being Muslim in America," taps the wrong messengersIPT NewsMay 17, 2009Steven Emerson, Executive DirectorMay 18, 2009The Investigative Project on Terrorism202-363-8602 - main202-966-5191 - faxFor annotated the United States battling Islamist extremists, making America's case to Muslims around the world has never been more of a priority for policymakers. Unfortunately, the State Department continues to take...
  • CA: Los Angeles police plan to map Muslims

    11/09/2007 9:35:27 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies · 307+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Friday November 9, 2007 1 hour, 32 minutes ago | AP
    LOS ANGELES - Civil rights advocates criticized plans by the Los Angeles Police Department to map the city's Muslim communities, calling it racial profiling. ADVERTISEMENT The LAPD's counterterrorism bureau plans to identify Muslim enclaves in order to determine which might be likely to become isolated and susceptible to "violent, ideologically based extremism," said Deputy Chief Michael P. Downing on Thursday. "We want to know where the Pakistanis, Iranians and Chechens are so we can reach out to those communities," said Downing, who heads the counterterrorism bureau.Downing said the plan is still in its early stages, but the LAPD wants to...
  • U.S. Muslims Discuss Combating Extremism (With their buddy, Joe Wilson)

    12/17/2005 10:42:32 PM PST · by STARWISE · 10 replies · 610+ views
    AP/TBO ^ | 12-18-05
    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Muslim leaders who gathered Saturday to discuss their role in combating extremism within the Islamic community complained that two scheduled speakers missed the event after being detained at Los Angeles International Airport. "People are upset," said Salam Al-Marayati of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, which organized the conference. "On one hand the U.S. government is asking us to do more, but on the other they are preventing us from doing our work." British citizens Mockbul Ali and Waqqas Khan had arrived on a flight from London at 4 p.m. but only cleared customs after 8...
  • Sami al-Arian: Genocidal, Anti-American Islamist Hero

    12/12/2005 5:25:35 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies · 367+ views ^ | December 12, 2005 | Joel Mowbray
    American Muslim organizations rally behind message of hate. When former college professor—and alleged terrorist—Sami al-Arian was unexpectedly acquitted Tuesday on eight counts and received a hung jury on the other nine, many Muslims could barely contain their glee. “People are just jubilant,” Ahmed Bedier, the Tampa chapter director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), told the New York Times. The not guilty verdicts were a “wonderful and a tremendous victory,” according to a statement released by Muslim-American Society (MAS) President Mahdi Bray. While in many cases it might be reasonable to forgive a defendant acquitted by a jury of...
  • 'Conservative' Islamists Invade CPAC

    02/21/2006 9:23:27 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 13 replies · 803+ views
    Human Events ^ | February.21, 2006 | Don Feder
    The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is an institution. Now in its 32nd year, CPAC is the largest annual gathering of grassroots activists on the right. But when it comes to co-sponsors, CPAC and its parent group, the American Conservative Union, are keeping strange company. CPAC always has a lustrous lineup of speakers. Ann Coulter, Oliver North, George Will, Sen. Rick Santorum (R.-Pa.) and Vice President Cheney all addressed this year’s conference. For the most part, the panel discussions and workshops were informative. Increasingly, CPAC is becoming a youth conference -- demonstrating the movement’s vitality. Of the 3,500 or so...
  • LAPD halts sharply criticized Muslim mapping program

    11/14/2007 7:25:37 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 51+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/15/07 | Peter Prengaman - ap
    A police plan to map out Muslim communities that was sharply criticized and called racial and religious profiling by civil rights groups has been at least temporarily halted, a police spokeswoman said Wednesday. "There was a clear message from the Muslim community that they were not comfortable with it. So we listened," Mary Grady, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department, told The Associated Press. Grady said the program hadn't been dropped, but rather had been indefinitely postponed. She couldn't immediately say when it might be resumed. Grady said the police initiative to strengthen ties with Muslim communities would go...
  • FBI Move Closer on Motive for LA Airport Shooting

    07/09/2002 1:41:53 PM PDT · by kattracks · 40 replies · 306+ views
    Reuters | 7/09/02 | Gina Keating
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The FBI appeared on Tuesday to be moving closer to establishing a motive for an Egyptian limousine driver's deadly July 4 shooting at Los Angeles airport, saying investigators may have "significant developments" in the case later in the week.A Muslim community leader helping authorities dig up information about Hesham Mohamed Hadayet, 46, said the FBI was preparing a first-round analysis of the information gleaned from early interviews and evidence."That's where they put all the pieces together and look into the totality," Salam al Marayati, director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, told Reuters. "It should...
  • We Are at War with Terrorism, not Islam

    09/29/2001 4:26:06 PM PDT · by AgThorn · 25 replies · 175+ views ^ | 09/28.01 | Salam Al Marayati
    <p>In an historic meeting with Muslim and Arab Americans at the White House Wednesday, President Bush said he wanted the word "Islamic" dropped as an adjective to the word "terrorism."</p> <p>This move is of course welcomed by the Islamic community but should as well be welcomed by people of all faiths, because terrorism has no faith, and terrorists should not gain any satisfaction or false validation from an association with any religion.</p>
  • What Ramadan Is Really About: Atonement and Renewal

    10/20/2007 6:02:10 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 31 replies · 130+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | October 12, 2007 | M. Zuhdi Jasser
    What Ramadan Is Really About: Atonement and Renewal By M. Zuhdi Jasser In honor of our Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the ninth month in the Muslim lunar calendar, the U.S. Congress passed H.R. 635 on October 2, 2007. The bill was introduced by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson and co-sponsored by thirty other House Democrats including Keith Ellison, Gregory Meeks and Dennis Kucinich. The legislation passed unanimously with a vote of 376-0. The legislation was met with effusive congratulatory remarks from CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), MPAC (Muslim Public Affairs Council), and the State Department. CAIR has been working on...
  • (Coptic Priest) Father Zakaria Botros on CAIR's radar

    01/31/2009 9:10:19 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies · 1,638+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1/30/2009 | Raymond Ibrahim
    "This stuff is in your own books!" It's not enough that al-Qaeda has called Fr Zakaria Botros "one of the most wanted infidels in the world," issuing a 60 million dollar bounty on his head, or that popular Arabic magazines call him "Islam's public enemy #1"; now, as expected, CAIR is getting in on the action, calling for a "national alert" -- as in umma alert, eerily reminiscent of a fatwa -- against him. Apparently his last few shows dealing with Muhammad's questionable sexual habits, including necrophilia -- which I translated here, here, and here -- are irking CAIR, specifically...
  • Muslims say new security rules unfair, ineffective (Don't worry Muslims, Obama to the rescue)

    01/07/2010 2:29:42 PM PST · by tobyhill · 15 replies · 577+ views
    News Oklahoma ^ | 1/7/2010 | OMAR SACIRBEY
    American Muslim leaders are criticizing new airport security guidelines they say unfairly profile Muslims. More importantly, they say, the new rules are ineffective. Muslims leaders say the measures, introduced by the Travel Security Administration on Sunday (Jan. 3) after a Nigerian Muslim man nearly blew up a Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines flight on Christmas Day, wrongly scrutinize Muslims. Instead, officials should be looking at security personnel who had ample information to catch the would-be bomber, but failed to act on it. ''The government failed in its execution, and now it's introducing these measures to cover up its mistakes," said Salam Al-Marayati,...
  • Extremism a challenge for Muslims ("It's a Muslim thing," "You wouldn't understand.")

    12/19/2005 12:49:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 886+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Mon, Dec. 19, 2005 | Andrew Maykuth
    Ahmed Omar Abu Ali sat at the defendant's table in a small federal courtroom last month, a youthful man with a sparse beard accused of a serious crime - conspiring to kill President Bush. Several dozen supporters chanted softly in Arabic, drawing a rebuke from a security officer. A veiled woman explained that they were merely praying for the 24-year-old American student, who had confessed that he aspired to hijack and crash an airliner into "the leader of the infidels." To Abu Ali and his supporters, the trial that ended a few days later with the young man's conviction was...
  • INS Denied Residency to LAX Gunman, tried to deport

    07/06/2002 2:16:10 PM PDT · by PJeffQ · 12 replies · 278+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 7/6/02 | AP
    INS Denied Residency to LAX Gunman ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES- The government had started deportation proceedings in 1996 against the Egyptian immigrant who gunned down two people at Los Angeles International Airport. But the following year, he gained U.S. residency because of his wife, officials said Saturday. It wasn't clear what caused the Immigration and Naturalization Service to reject Hesham Mohamed Hadayet's first petition for permanent residency, INS spokesman Francisco Arcaute said. The deportation process was started after that rejection, then was stopped when Hadayet gained residency in 1997 through his wife, Hala, who had received an immigration visa through...
  • MPAC, CAIR, ISNA feel excluded from the struggle against terrorism

    08/31/2005 7:21:43 AM PDT · by DCWatson · 9 replies · 327+ views
    Jihad Watch, Reuters ^ | 8/31/2005 | Caroline Drees, Security Correspondent
    Supreme chutzpah. Why might MPAC not be included in top-level anti-terror consultations? See here. How about CAIR? Here. ISNA? Here. But of course Reuters doesn't mention any of this. "U.S. Muslims feel sidelined in terrorism fight," from Reuters, with thanks to Kemaste: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration is neglecting American Muslims in the fight against terrorism, undermining a potentially priceless resource that could be used to root out militants at home, major Muslim groups say. Community leaders such as Salam al-Marayati, who heads the Muslim Public Affairs Council advocacy group, say that to isolate terrorists political leaders from President...
  • 2010: The Year of Islamist Infiltration

    12/30/2010 8:15:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 24+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 30, 2010 | Patrick Poole
    Appeasement and outreach are no match for the enemy’s civilizational jihad. At the end of last year I reflected here at Pajamas Media that 2009 represented a “tipping point for domestic terror.” Grimly, that assessment has borne out — recall the terror attacks aimed at New York City’s Times Square and Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square, the Baltimore recruiting station bomber, and the virtual host of homegrown terror arrests racked up this year.While the domestic terror trend has continued unabated, elements of pre-violent, or rather stealth, jihad are taking firm root in our government, military, judicial, and educational institutions, without the...
  • Finally! A leading Muslim cleric denounces Wahhabism

    01/12/2003 5:07:36 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 20 replies · 330+ views
    Yuba-Sutter (CA) Appeal-Democrat ^ | 01-12-03 | Scott Bransford Automotive CityXpress Classified Community Marketplace Real Estate Home Personals Archive Subscribe Contact Us Press Release Comments FEATURES Automotive Community Events Home Town Guestbook Obituaries Postcards Religion Weather TV Listings Movie Times Dining Guide Crossword Newspapers In Education Local Scoreboard The Gardener Sunday, January 12, 2003 Muslims urged to shun extremismIslamic scholar says fundamentalism must be rejected Max Whittaker/Appeal-Democrat Shaikh Hisham Kabbani, chairman of the Islamic Supreme Council of America, talks with local Muslims after speaking at The Islamic Center of Yuba City on Saturday afternoon. Kabbani spoke of the threatening influence of radical Islamic groups on American Muslims. Scott...
  • Leaders debating whether to even endorse a candidate(muslims resent Bush)

    09/06/2004 6:49:16 AM PDT · by Dubya · 30 replies · 635+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Sep 06, 2004 | Rachel Zoll
    ROSEMONT, Ill. - As Democrats and Republicans sought their support, American Muslim leaders wrapped up their community's largest convention Sunday, still debating whether to endorse a presidential candidate. And despite bitter feelings over how President Bush has conducted the war on terrorism, Muslim leaders said an endorsement for the Demcratic challenger, Sen. John Kerry, is not guaranteed. Independent Ralph Nader traveled here Saturday and made an aggressive pitch for support in a private meeting. "We are still deliberating amongst ourselves," said Salam al-Marayati, head of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, a public policy group based in Los Angeles. A decision...