Homeland Security steps up screening of aviation employees
By KATHRYN A. WOLFE
The Department of Homeland Security tightened screening requirements for airport and airline employees today, following a three-month review triggered by allegations of gun-smuggling by airline employees last year.
The changes mean that all airport and airline employees traveling as passengers will have to go through TSA security screening. Aviation workers will also have to submit to a “fingerprint-based criminal history records check” every two years, until TSA can create a real-time system for criminal background checks.
In addition, airports will have to reduce the number of ways to access secure areas to an “operational minimum.” Aviation employees will also be screened more often, including randomly throughout the workday.
Two Senate Democrats were quick to praise the action. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called the new steps a “prompt response and a significant first step,” but also said “more is needed.”
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), the top ranking Democrat on the Senate Commerce Committee that oversees the TSA, said it’s a “decent first step. But we need to continue to look at the long-term picture and see how we can broaden this in a cost-effective way.”
This additional screening won’t be “100 percent physical,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement, because it would “not completely eliminate potential risks, but would divert critical resources from other critical security functions to mitigate other risks.”
In the gun-smuggling case, authorities said four men including a Delta Air Lines baggage handler were able to smuggle guns from Atlanta to New York on board airplanes, including getting the guns through security. One of the defendants was traveling using the “Buddy Pass” privileges of his mother, a retired Delta gate agent, ABC News reported at the time.
The Department of Homeland Security is seeking bids from companies able to provide law enforcement officials with access to a national license-plate tracking system — a year after canceling a similar solicitation over privacy issues.
The reversal comes after officials said they had determined they could address concerns raised by civil liberties advocates and lawmakers about the prospect of the department’s gaining widespread access, without warrants, to a system that holds billions of records that reveal drivers’ whereabouts.
In a privacy impact assessment issued Thursday, the DHS says that it is not seeking to build a national database or contribute data to an existing system.
Instead, it is seeking bids from companies that already gather the data to say how much they would charge to grant access to law enforcement officers at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a DHS agency. Officials said they also want to impose limits on ICE personnel’s access to and use of the data.
“These restrictions will provide essential privacy and civil liberty protections, while enhancing our agents’ and officers’ ability to locate and apprehend suspects who could pose a threat to national security and public safety,” DHS spokeswoman Marsha Catron said in a statement. The solicitation was posted publicly Thursday.
Privacy advocates who reviewed a copy of the privacy impact assessment said it fell short.
“If this goes forward, DHS will have warrantless access to location information going back at least five years about virtually every adult driver in the U.S., and sometimes to their image as well,” said Gregory T. Nojeim, senior counsel for the Center for Democracy & Technology.
Commercial license-plate tracking systems already are used by the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration, as well as some local and state law enforcement agencies. Law enforcement groups say the fears of misuse are overblown. But news of the DHS solicitation triggered a public firestorm last year, leading Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to cancel it and order a review of the privacy concerns raised by advocates and lawmakers.
Over the following months, ICE and DHS privacy officials developed policies aimed at increasing “the public’s trust in our ability to use the data responsibly,” according to a senior DHS privacy officer. The DHS is the first federal agency, officials said, to issue a privacy assessment on such a solicitation.
Commercial license-plate-tracking systems can include a variety of data. Images of plate numbers are generally captured by high-speed cameras that are mounted on vehicles or in fixed locations. Some systems also capture images of the drivers and passengers.
The largest commercial database is owned by Vigilant Solutions, which as of last fall had more than 2.5 billion records. Its database grows by 2.7 million records a day.
DHS officials say Vigilant’s database, to which some field offices have had access on a subscription basis, has proved valuable in solving years-old cases. Privacy advocates, however, are concerned about the potential for abuse and note that commercial data banks generally do not have limits on how long they retain data.
ICE said it will restrict agents’ access to the data to the number of years corresponding to the relevant statute of limitations for any crime being investigated. For civil immigration cases, where there is no statute of limitations, the agency is adopting a five-year limit, officials said.
ICE officers and agents also will be required to enter the type of crime associated with each query to gain access to the database, and there will be random audits to ensure that no one is using the database to look up information on personal associates. Officers and agents may search only for particular plate numbers.
ICE queries will not be shared with other agencies, unless they are working on a joint investigation, a senior DHS official said. ICE personnel also will be able to put plate numbers of interest on an “alert list,” enabling those personnel to be notified almost instantly when a plate is spotted.
Ginger McCall, director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center’s Open Government Project, said the new safeguards are not “meaningful.” She called the data retention requirements “exceedingly vague” and said tracking a person through alert lists without a warrant is troubling.
The senior DHS privacy officer said case law does not require the government to seek a warrant for such data.
“This is a step in the right direction, but it’s not nearly strong enough, given the particular acute privacy and civil liberties issues implicated by locational data,” McCall said.
“We in the administration and the government should give voice to the plight of Muslims living in this country and the discrimination that they face,” he said on CSPAN tonight. “And so I personally have committed to speak out about the situation that very often people in the Muslim community in this country face; the fact that there are 1.6 billion Muslims in the world and the Islamic faith is one about peace and brotherhood.”
The administration is clearly oriented towards serving Muslims over any other group. It’s like they’ve got a special pass in the world that lets them murder, bomb, rape, and steal. If that weren’t true then why hasn’t Obama taken a firmer stand against the horde of Musilms who are murdering Christians day in and day out?
For Rudy Giuliani to say Obama doesn’t love America doesn’t really take that much courage.
House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) announced that the House will vote on a clean Department of Homeland Security funding bill, which marks the conclusion of the Republican attempt to block funding for President Obama’s executive amnesty orders.
Boehner told the Republican conference that the bill will get a vote on Tuesday.
“He said Pelosi could [force a vote] but he hoped it would be done by a GOP appropriator,” a Republican congressman in the meeting tells National Review Online.
The GOP lawmaker is referring to a little-known rule, known as Rule 22, that allows any House member to force a vote on a bill if the Senate refuses to create a conference committee. Senate Democrats filibustered the creation of a conference committee on Monday evening, thwarting the process by which the House and Senate might have ironed out the differences between the DHS appropriations bills passed by the two chambers. The original House bill blocked funding for the implementation of Obama’s 2012 and 2014 executive orders on immigration. The Senate bill did not block funding for the president’s amnesty.
In Tuesday morning’s conference meeting, House majority leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) reiterated his belief that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) should have used the nuclear option to eliminate the filibuster in response to the Democratic votes to block debate on the House-passed DHS bill.
DHS Report Warns of “Sovereign Citizen”, Right-Wing Domestic Terror Threat
By: Derrick Broze
“When governments criminalize innocent actions of free people there will be resistance.”
A new intelligence report produced by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigations is calling attention to an apparent domestic terror threat from ” right-wing sovereign citizen extremists”, according to CNN.
The report claims that there have been 24 sovereign citizen attacks in the United States since 2010. According to the report these “extremists” believe they are not bound by the law and will assert their rights on a regular basis when confronted by police. This could be a traffic stop or refusing to obey court orders.
News of the report comes as the Obama Administration is holding a three-day conference analyzing both international and domestic threats from terrorism. According to the report some local and federal law enforcement agencies view the threat from so-called sovereign citizens to be equal or greater to the threat from the Islamic State and similar groups.
The term sovereign citizens has become a catch all term for those who assert their rights and refuse to accept what they see as unjust or immoral orders from police officers or other authorities. There have been several instances of individuals allegedly calling themselves sovereigns shooting or plotting to kill police officers. The report states “law enforcement officers will remain the primary target of (sovereign citizen) violence over the next year.”
“(Sovereign citizen) violence during 2015 will occur most frequently during routine law enforcement encounters at a suspect’s home, during enforcement stops and at government offices.” – DHS Intelligence Report on Domestic Terror
This latest report comes after Attorney General Eric Holder announced the Justice Department would revive a task force on domestic terrorism in an attempt to stop violence within the United States. Last Summer, Mr. Holder stated that the Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee would work to eliminate the danger from violent individuals who may be motivated by anti-government or racist views.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Security Division of the Justice Department and the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee are in charge of the efforts. The committee was originally launched to focus on right-wing extremism in the aftermath of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
As Americans are waking up to the mass surveillance programs and growing police state around the country, many are pursuing knowledge of their rights when dealing with police officers and government officials. Rather than being violent extremists these are everyday, hard-working Americans who wish to feel safe and secure in their own homes.
An increased focus on police violence against unarmed citizens has caused a rift between communities and the authorities. The US governments search for “domestic extremists” is likely to net innocent individuals who are not pursuing violence but rather simply attempting to live free of government interference in their lives.
When governments criminalize innocent actions of free people there will be resistance. When governments propagandize the people to mistrust those who assert their rights, there will be division. Ultimately it is up to each of us to communicate with our neighbors and family members so they understand the difference between those pursuing violence and those attempting to live free.
New study finds more non-Mexicans are caught entering US
The Pew Research Center released a report which has found, for the first time in over 60 years, the Border Patrol has captured more non-Mexican immigrants crossing the Mexican-American border than Mexican immigrants.
The number of non-Mexican immigrants who were captured totaled 257,000 while the number of Mexican immigrants captured was slightly less, at 229,000.
This is a huge shift in numbers compared to the year 2007 when close to 809,000 Mexican immigrants were captured while attempting to cross the border, as compared to the 68,000 non-Mexican immigrants who were captured.
Jens Manuel Krogstad, co-author of the Pew report, told VICE News, “It is a pretty striking milestone… It’s the first time on record this has happened.”
What the research also found was the number of Mexican immigrants coming to America illegally seemed to drop drastically around the 2008 recession.
“That’s been for a variety of reasons,” said Krogstad. “Some of them are economic, there are fewer jobs in the US, and economic conditions in Mexico also contributed. Also, there’s increased border enforcement.”
Another reason for the increase in non-Mexican immigrants is attributed to the number of children from other Central and South American countries who have made the trek to America. Some experts are claiming the violence in these countries is driving some immigrants out of their homelands.
Wendy Feliz, a spokeswoman for the American Immigration Council, said, “It’s no surprise given how violent it’s gotten in Central America that those numbers are up… It used to be all economic reasons, now it’s gotten to the point where people are actually seeking safety.”
The number of child immigrants coming to America has sparked a lot of debate in DC and across the country about what to do with the children.
In November, President Obama passed an executive action which relieves about 4 million of the 11 million immigrants in America from the threat of deportation.
Illegal immigration on the southwestern border spiked 14 percent over the past year, marking the third straight increase, though Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said it was almost all because of the surge of illegal immigrant children and families from Central America — a crisis he said is subsiding.
In a broad speech on the state of border enforcement, Mr. Johnson promised more transparency from his department but challenged the press to be responsible in reporting on threats such as Ebola and the possibility of terrorists crossing the border.
He said he was not delivering “a ‘mission accomplished’ speech” and acknowledged that more needs to be done to secure the borders.
However, he said the summer flood of unaccompanied Central American children and families has fallen to rates not seen since 2012.
“The worst is over for now,” Mr. Johnson said in remarks to the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Overall, the Border Patrol apprehended 479,377 illegal immigrants in fiscal year 2014, a jump of nearly 65,000 in one year alone and almost a 45 percent increase over the low point in 2011, when fewer than 330,000 were apprehended. Still, it’s far less than the million-plus catch recorded every year in the middle of the last decade, or the record 1.6 million illegal immigrants caught in 2000.
The number of immigrants apprehended is considered a proxy for how many are trying to cross, so an increase in apprehensions usually suggests an increase in the total getting through, too.
But the surge of illegal immigrant children may skew those calculations because they usually try to be caught, knowing the government will reunite them with relatives in the U.S. — even those residing illegally — where they have a good chance of staying for years.
The final tally of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children was 68,434, rather than the 90,000 that the Homeland Security Department predicted in the worst months of the surge.
Mr. Johnson said he is not declaring victory and that his agents will be ready for another surge should the lull prove to be a seasonal drop. His predecessor, Janet A. Napolitano, repeatedly said the border was secure, but Mr. Johnson said more needs to be done.
Still, Mr. Johnson dismissed descriptions of the border as “porous” and rejected claims that illegal immigrants or Islamic State terrorists can pass easily.
In particular, he rebutted a claim by Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican, that four men with ties to the Islamic State group, also known by the acronyms ISIL and ISIS, were caught coming across the border.
“In fact, these four individuals were arrested, their supposed link to terrorism was thoroughly investigated and checked, and in the end amounted to a claim by the individuals themselves that they were members of the Kurdish Workers’ Party — an organization that is actually fighting against ISIL and defended Kurdish territory in Iraq,” Mr. Johnson said. “Nevertheless, these individuals have been arrested for unlawful entry, they are detained, and they will be deported.”
President Obama is still vowing to claim executive authority to grant tentative legal status to millions of illegal immigrants already in the U.S.
Mr. Obama put off such a move this summer, saying he feared the surge of illegal immigrant children had sapped Americans’ support for his plans and could end up being a problem in the midterm elections.
Muslim’s Method To Overtake US Revealed by a Muslim
“In fact, the strategy of stealth jihad is working so well in America that Christian does not foresee any major terrorist attacks being planned anytime soon.”
Much has been reported about Latin Americans sneaking across the U.S. southern border, but there may be a greater danger looming in America’s heartland in the form of nearly 2 million Muslims who have made their way to the U.S. since 1992.
And, unlike the surge at the southern border, most of those coming from the Middle East have done so legally, with the full support of the U.S. federal government.
Scholars such as Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller and Daniel Pipes have warned for years of the Muslim Brotherhood’s doctrine of immigration, or “al-hijra,” as the long-term strategy to transform America into a different type of society – one that subjugates all other religions under Islam.
Now, another man has stepped up to sound the alarm. And his credentials make him hard to ignore.
Dr. Mark Christian, an obstetrician and former Egyptian Muslim with direct family ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, is talking a lot these days about “stealth jihad.” He says it’s the Brotherhood’s way of exploiting liberal immigration policies while working relentlessly through various Islamic front groups to pressure government, education and religious institutions to make concessions to Islam.
“Their plan here is to use the influence of the U.S. to further their own agenda. It has been going on for quite some time,” said Christian, who broke with the Islamic faith in 2003, converted to Christianity and came to America two years later. He changed his name and settled in Nebraska, only to be threatened and harassed by Muslims, including some from his own family.
“The Muslim Brotherhood is so big right now and so influential and so wealthy that they can do things on their own,” he said. “The only thing that is missing is the power of the U.S. military to be on their side.”
He explained that the Brotherhood’s goal is “to restart the Islamic empire.”
“And they think if they can restart it again, they can reconquer the whole earth.”
That plan starts with immigration.
WND reported earlier this week the U.S. State Department plans to accept at least 75,000 Syrian refugees, hand-selected by the United Nations, for resettlement in American cities over the next five years. Meanwhile, the influx of refugees from other Muslim countries such as Somalia and Iraq continues at a rate of more than 25,000 per year.
But a look at the overall immigration picture shows the U.S. government has gradually increased the religious “diversity” of new immigrants coming into selected American cities. More than 1.7 million Muslim immigrants have come to the United States between 1992 and 2010, according to a study by Pew Research Center, which has conducted one of the few studies on the religious affiliations of immigrants. The State Department says it does not ask the religious affiliation of refugees.
Immigration by the numbers
Prior to 1990, fewer than 5 percent of foreigners who took up residence in the U.S. came from Muslim countries, according to Pew. Most of them came on temporary student visas and returned to their homelands after receiving their education.
Not anymore. The trend in recent years is to allow permanent status through an array of programs, including the U.N. refugee program, the annual diversity visa lottery and special programs for foreign religious leaders. Still others are able to remain past the original date on their visas through a program that allows “temporary protective status” for 18 months at a time.
“So there are many programs by which Muslims can come in, but in many ways the U.N. refugee program is the most outrageous because they qualify immediately for government welfare benefits whereas many of the other programs they must have been here for five years,” said Ann Corcoran, who monitors the refugee population across the 50 states and writes a blog for Refugee Resettlement Watch.
Most of the U.N. refugees from Muslim countries lack education and skills that would allow them to find well-paying jobs in America. Those who do work often end up toiling in meat-packing plants or other factories that pay minimum wage. They supplement their paychecks with food stamps, Medicaid and government-subsidized housing.
But most troubling to some critics of these programs is their potential impact on the nation’s demographics and culture. They say refugees from war-torn Middle Eastern countries don’t assimilate and don’t understand or necessarily respect American values of individual liberty and responsibility.
Look at Europe
For a hint of what might be in store, one need only look toward the cultural and demographic shift occurring in Europe. Muslim enclaves have sprung up in cities across France, Germany, Belgium and the United Kingdom where it has become unsafe for Jews and Christians to enter and where civil laws gradually bow to elements of Islamic law, or Shariah.
Once they arrive on U.S. soil, the evidence suggests Muslim immigrants in cities such as Minneapolis; Lewiston, Maine; Cleveland; Columbus, Ohio; and Shelbyville, Tennessee, have done a poor job of assimilating into American culture.
American Muslims are more often Sunni as opposed to Shiite, and roughly 80 percent of American mosques built since the 1970s have been at least partially funded with money from Saudi Arabia, the headquarters for a particularly virulent strain of Sunni Islam known as Wahhabism, as explained in a WND report in 2002.
According to the Pew Research study on the religious affiliation of immigrants, the number of Muslims entering the U.S. as a percentage of the total immigrant population has doubled over a recent 20-year period, going from 5 percent in 1992 to 10 percent in 2010.MDII-graphics-webready-83
While America’s overall Muslim population is only 0.8 percent according to Pew, 0.6 percent according to the CIA World Factbook, and up to 2 percent according to other sources, the European experience shows that Islam does not need anywhere near a majority of the population to begin influencing a country’s laws and culture.
The largest Muslim population in Europe resides in France, where the CIA World Factbook estimates 5 to 10 percent of that country’s overall population claims faith in Allah. Pew Research puts the figure just under 6 percent and projects that it will continually balloon to 7 percent by 2020, to 8.5 percent by 2030, and that by 2050, nearly a third of the nation’s people will identify as Muslim.
And the picture is not much different in other European countries. Germany’s Muslim population, mostly from Turkey, is estimated at 5 percent, Belgium 6 percent, Austria 5.7 percent, the Netherlands 5.5 percent, Sweden 4.9 percent and the U.K. 4.6 percent. Almost all of these countries will have Muslim populations of 10 percent or more within 20 years, based on current birthrates.
If Islam were just another religion, the rise in Muslim immigration might not pose a problem.
But many conservative scholars who have studied Islam for years say there is more to Islam than its daily call to prayer and its dietary rules against pork and alcohol.
Islam has a decidedly political aspect that few in the halls of the U.S. State Department seem to understand, contends Robert Spencer, author of several books on Islam, including “Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam is Subverting America without Guns or Bombs.”
“Just in terms of population, you’re talking about people with a much higher birthrate than the native peoples. You’re talking about a religion that sanctions polygamy, so this means the Muslim community is going to expand exponentially compared to other communities,” said Spencer, who also authors the blog Jihad Watch for the David Horowitz Freedom Center. “But this is not about numbers, it’s about a religion that has intentions to take over the state.”MDII-graphics-webready-99
He said the connections between the major American Islamic societies and the international Muslim Brotherhood have been well documented, but almost nobody in Congress or the executive branch seems interested in connecting the dots.
Spencer noted that when Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., in 2012 asked for an investigation into possible Muslim Brotherhood infiltration in the government, she was ridiculed and derided.
So, as Spencer explains, it’s not just a matter of the Muslim community advancing in Europe and America, it’s that all of the possible neutralizing factors are in retreat, hiding behind well-intentioned fantasies of multiculturalism, diversity and tolerance.
Spencer is not the only Western scholar who is worried.
“Some 5 percent of the EU, or nearly 20 million persons, presently identify themselves as Muslims,” wrote historian Daniel Pipes in an article for the New York Sun. “Should current trends continue, that number will reach 10 percent by 2020. If non-Muslims flee the new Islamic order, as seems likely, the continent could be majority-Muslim within decades.
“When that happens, grand cathedrals will appear as vestiges of a prior civilization – at least until a Saudi-style regime transforms them into mosques or a Taliban-like regime blows them up. The great national cultures – Italian, French, English and others – will likely wither, replaced by a new transnational Muslim identity that merges North African, Turkish, subcontinental and other elements.”
In the U.S., Spencer and others believe the Muslim Brotherhood works through organizations such as the Council on American Islamic Relations, or CAIR, and the Islamic Society of North America, or ISNA. Their power far outweighs that which might be expected for a religion that still claims only a tiny percentage of the American population as adherents.
“The connections these groups have are such that you only need a few people, much like the Bolsheviks did in Russia, because they had the vision and the ruthlessness and no other group had the will to stop them,” Spencer told WND. “We already see from the captured Muslim Brotherhood documents their intent to infiltrate and destroy the U.S. from within, and so I can’t see why they wouldn’t be successful, since no one is allowed to even discuss these plans in a public dialogue.”
A different kind of jihad
Mark Christian is one man who is intimately familiar with the Muslim Brotherhood strategies. He left Egypt for good in 2005, when he came to the U.S. at the age of 33. That was two years after he converted to Christianity and was disowned by his family.
His great-uncle was one of the co-founders of the Muslim Brotherhood, he said, and shared an Egyptian jail cell in the 1960s with Sayyid Qutb, whom many, including Osama bin Laden, have revered as the doctrinal godfather of the Brotherhood. Christian says his father is still an influential member of the organization.
After spending some time in England, he and his wife settled in Omaha, Nebraska, which he thought would be a safe haven.
“I chose Nebraska because it’s not that popular and nobody knows about Nebraska in the Middle East, because I had a very bad experience with the Muslims in England,” he said. “I was new in my faith and trying to learn more about Christianity. After I moved to Omaha, some of the guys learned about me converting and going to church, and they started threatening and harassing me, calling my wife.”
Americans should not be deceived by the fact that, despite increasing immigration, the Muslim population is estimated at only 1 to 2 percent, Christian said.
He told WND that the Muslim Brotherhood strategy from 1966 forward has been to avoid confrontations with American power. Instead, he says, the Brotherhood attempts to coax the U.S. into using its power for the Brotherhood’s own benefit.
The Brotherhood’s strategy is three-pronged, he said. It uses its front group CAIR to influence the government and military life, while ISNA works to foster “interfaith” dialogue with major Christian denominations and Jewish organizations. A third front group, the Muslim Student Association, or MSA, focuses on influencing K-12 and university education.
It is through these three groups that the Brotherhood wages “cultural jihad,” or what Christian calls “stealth jihad.”
“They want to influence the whole United States,” Christian said. “They see the U.S. as three things – it’s a government, it’s a religious institution and it is colleges and education; so we have three organizations and all are designated to each one of those things.”
ISNA concentrates mostly on outreach to Christian and Jewish religious groups.
“They say they are building bridges, but in reality they are building death tracks for these churches, watering down their theology, trying to influence the Christian teachings of the Bible and find common ground with Islamic teachings,” Christian said. “Basically they are trying to find common ground so they can kill it.”
He cites the Shoulder-to-Shoulder movement as one of ISNA’s crowning achievements.
Shoulder-to-Shoulder is a coalition of 20 religious groups that includes many of the major Christian denominations. Members include the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, the United Church of Christ, the Episcopal Church in the USA, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Reform Judaism movement and left-wing organizations such as Sojourners magazine.
Their stated goal is to fight “anti-Muslim bigotry,” but that’s just the window dressing, Christian says.
When a similar interfaith movement started in his own community of Omaha, Christian began working through an organization he formed, the Global Faith Institute, to help get accurate information about Islam to the churches.
Christian’s organization is trying to stop the Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the “Tri-Faith Initiative,” which calls for the construction of a Jewish synagogue, Christian church and Muslim mosque on the same campus in Omaha, as reported last month by WND.
Christian said the Brotherhood front groups prefer to work with the large denominations and rarely pay attention to small churches.
“They say, ‘Oh we all worship the same God and we need to find common ground,’” Christian said. “It’s all about ‘respecting women, Islam is great,’ and it’s all a bunch of lies. Whenever you find those kinds of movements within the church, you always find a watered down, very liberal theology that is anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist. But there is money involved and influence involved.”
Working the military and universities
Meanwhile, CAIR is working with the military and law enforcement agencies to make sure Muslims are granted certain privileges, whether it be in the way police are allowed to investigate Muslim suspects or concessions for Muslim members of the military.
In 2011, the FBI, at the insistence of CAIR, scrubbed all of its training manuals of all references to Islam that were deemed offensive to Muslims. Christian also points to the deadly Fort Hood, Texas, attack by Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, who in 2009 gunned down 13 of his fellow soldiers. The crime, however, was not investigated as an act of terrorism but as “work-place violence” by the Obama administration.
“We cannot fight ISIS without cleaning house in our own military,” Christian said. “There is no chance.”
On the education front, MSA has a chapter in almost every American college and university, no matter how small, Christian said.
“They try to change the mindset of the kids and college students and they’re very active,” Christian said. “Their job is to degrade America, degrade Israel, and then degrade Christianity.”
Christian said Muslim Brotherhood front organizations like MSA have also worked to influence the content of American school textbooks, increasing the favorable references to Islam and its prophet, Muhammad.
“They talk about him like he’s a Robin Hood character” in many of the textbooks, Christian said. “He’s this amazing guy whose message was spread around the world, and he wanted to take from the rich and give to the poor. No mention of any conquests and no mention of the sword, the beheadings, nothing.”
So while America has less than 3 million Muslims, comprising less than 2 percent of its population, Christian says “that 2 percent is working tirelessly and they have unlimited resources coming from Saudi Arabia and Qatar and elsewhere.
“Their influence is huge.”
Lessons from Europe
Christian believes America may only be 10 to 15 years behind Europe in the creation of a parallel Islamic culture.
In January, the German city-state of Bremen signed a treaty with city’s 40,000-strong Muslim community. The agreement “guarantees the protection of Muslim community properties, the approval of the construction of mosques with minarets and domes, the allotment of land for Muslim cemeteries, the supplying of halal food at prisons and hospitals, the recognition of three Muslim holidays, Muslim representation in state institutions and several other rights and privileges,” reports the Gatestone Institute.
According to Erol Pürlü, the spokesman of the Muslim Coordination Council, a Turkish-Muslim umbrella group, the treaty with Bremen “sends a clear signal that Islam belongs to Germany.”
Bremen is the second German state to sign a treaty with local Muslim communities. Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany, concluded a “historic treaty” with the city’s 200,000-strong Muslim community in November 2012.
All across Europe, major cities are experiencing growing Muslim quarters that are increasingly hostile to non-Muslims. (
“Especially in the big cities they have control of certain neighborhoods, not the whole city,” Christian said. “I love traveling, and when I was in Europe my wife and I used to drive from one country to another, so you talk about London, Paris and all over Europe now, when the population gets bigger they call it a ‘no-go zone’ where the police can’t come in and they set their own rules.
And they have access from the Middle East, so they can go in and get asylum, in many cases even if they’ve been rejected by their own government for being terrorists. England has been opening its doors for years to the Brotherhood’s leaders, after Margaret Thatcher had shut them out.”
Spencer is equally pessimistic that America will avoid the path taken by Europe, where elected leaders increasingly cater to Islam.
“I think in America we will see the same thing that’s happening in Europe happening here,” he said. “There will be growing enclaves with Muslims living in close proximity, such as Dearborn, Michigan, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, and less and less respect for civil law and more and more for Islamic law.
“We see it now in Antwerp (Belgium), parts of London and in Malmo, Sweden.”
Spencer said he has personally been banned from Britain, as has the co-author of one of his books, Pamela Geller. Anyone who speaks out publicly about what they see as the dangers of Islam can expect the same fate, he said.
Similar but different strategies
Christian sees similarities in what has happened in Europe and the situation in America. But the Muslim Brotherhood strategies for the two continents are not exactly the same, he said.
“There is something different over here. What they are doing in Europe is different than what they are trying to accomplish in the states,” Christian said. “They need to gain the U.S. government’s trust through the Muslim Brotherhood front groups, so over there they are trying to make it more scary.”
Most of the leaders in Congress, those in the executive branch and those running the major U.S. media corporations are, psychologically, right where the Brotherhood wants them, Christian said.
“When you see ISIS you can’t in five months change your minds about the peaceful Muslims. So when you see them slaughtering people’s heads you would say ‘these other guys from the Muslim Brotherhood are political, they are not slaughtering heads in front of the cameras like ISIS,’” he said. “‘So while I know he’s a bad guy at least I have conversation with him, unlike that guy over there slaughtering heads.’ So it’s good cop, bad cop. When, essentially, they’re the same. The majority of the government and media in America would say, ‘You know, I would rather work with the Muslim Brotherhood than with ISIS.’”
Christian said the Muslim Brotherhood plan to prepare the world for Islamic law and Islamic supremacy goes back to the early 1970s, after its leaders were released from prison in Egypt.
“That is when they decided not to be local anymore, but to be more international. I have lived in interesting times,” he said. “And I have been in meetings, even as a kid, where it sounded ridiculous to me, but lo and behold it seems to be coming together all the way they wanted it. I understand it very well.
“It is coming together even better I think than they planned.”
In fact, the strategy of stealth jihad is working so well in America that Christian does not foresee any major terrorist attacks being planned anytime soon.
“They have their foot soldiers here from Somalia and Sudan and other places. But there will be no attacks for at least two years,” Christian said. “Not because the FBI is so great in stopping them, but because they are having so much success under Obama. And it will be the same under Hillary (Clinton) if she is the next president. No attacks on American soil are needed. But as soon as that is not effective enough, they will launch attacks, and they have the means to do that right away. For now they are terrorizing people enough in Europe and Africa and the Middle East, but they are having so much success over here using a different strategy of stealth jihad.”
Domestic Terrorist: Our Government Is Completely Out Of Touch
We have seen the death and destruction ISIS has left behind: executing children, raping then brutally murdering women, beheading innocence people, mass murder of large groups of people just like the Germans did to the Jews.
They are barbaric, ruthless, full of hate toward America, Christians, and Jews.
Granted, ISIS activity has not happened in the US yet so its not technically ‘Domestic’ at this point. But there are very disturbing events and signs that it is coming to the US.
Recently a Muslim man killed a 19 year old teen in New Jersey in cold blood at random, a teen he did not know. The Muslim man said this was a ‘justified kill’ in the name of Islam. The teen was in his car driving home. (see story) This Muslim man has killed 3 other people but police will not give his motive.
Then recently we had a lot of violence and destruction in Ferguson, Missouri where a policeman shot an unarmed teen. Granted, the unarmed teen attack the police officer, beat him severely, then tried to take his gun.
So the local predominately black population decided to destroy the downtown area looting and stealing everything they could get there hands on. Yes, somehow stealing stuff and victimizing local businesses is justified after a black is killed by the police.
Also recall that the 2009 Fort Hood shooting where a Muslim man killed 13 people and wounded many others was declared “work place violence” by our government.
None of this, none of it, was called ‘Domestic Terrorist’ activity. None.
In April we have a cattle rancher, Cliven Bundy, about 80 miles outside of Las Vegas who was physically attacked by the BLM, the Bureau of Land Management, and surrounded by over 200 armed Federal agents. It was eventually determined that our Senator Harry Reid wanted Bundy’s land to give to the Chinese for a solar panel project. Luckily for Bundy over 5,000 militia showed up to protect him and forced the Federal agents to leave.
Harry Reid labeled Bundy a ‘Domestic Terrorist’; a man who loves people, loves the land, and is a law-abiding citizen. He hasn’t beheaded or killed anyone or vowed his allegiance to ISIS.
But he’s a ‘Domestic Terrorist’.
It seems fairly obvious that there is a HUGE different between this cattle rancher and these other people who have killed innocent people in the name of Islam. These other people were Americans on US soil. Isn’t that a real ‘Domestic Terrorist’?
Yesterday the imbocil Attorney General Eric Holder said he wants to setup a ‘community outreach’ program to help combat Americans from joining ISIS (story). He said he wants to “persuade Americans contemplating joining the jihad to rethink those plans.”
ISIS has no place for love or community outreach! They want to kill, conquer, and rape. And rule by an absolute, Muslim extremist view point!
Even “moderate Muslims” believe that killing infidels, which are Christians, Jews, and anyone else who does not accept Islam, is justified.
So what is our government doing to prepare for a terrorist attack?
Recently 400 Federal agents converged on a small town in Alabama to train and practice to fight and defend against Domestic Terrorist (story). No, not ISIS or Muslims but people like Bundy and the Oath Keepers.
There are at least 22 known jihadist terrorist camps in the US (story). What is our government doing? Almost nothing. We know where they are and what they are doing, but our government is leaving them alone because these people have a right and we don’t want to offend any Muslims. Even though most all terrorism is done by Muslims.
Instead of labeling Muslim terrorist ‘terrorist’, our super intelligent Federal government is training to fight conservative Americans who hate abortion, are members of the Tea Party, own guns, and standing up against the Federal government for stealing their land (see story Federal Government Land Grab).
In this training event by the Federal government in Alabama, they were preparing to fight against homegrown militias. A militia is a constitutionally authorized civilian military and a Supreme Court protected group of armed citizens (See: What is a Militia?). They are legally authorized and law-abiding citizens.
The FBI is visiting Army surplus stores and other “prepping” businesses asking the owners to rat-out people who buy large amounts of prepping items such as food, clothing, ammo, etc. (story)
So our government will not call domestic terrorism, terrorism. They will not defend the border or the constitution. They know terrorist are crossing our border. They know ISIS is going to attack the US. And terrorist are already killing Americans on American soil.
But they do nothing accept go after law-abiding citizens including cattle ranchers or police officers in Ferguson Missouri.