Tuesday, September 28, 2010

FBI Give Hamas Operative A Tour

When I tell people that we are losing the war on terror, they look concerned. When I tell them my conclusion has nothing to do with Iraq or Afghanistan, they look confused. Pat Poole, captures a sadly repetitive story, of the US inviting known bad guys (identified as such by Federal Prosecutors), through tours of our most sensitive areas. You cannot defeat an enemy by inviting him into your house, this only confuses your family, not your enemy. We have clearly made a decision not to win....think Gen. Eisenhower would have invited Rommel to inspect his troops before D-Day?

Would you invite this guy into the National Counterterrorism Center?

FBI Escorts Known Hamas Operative Through Top-Secret National Counterterrorism Center as “Outreach” to Muslim Community

Posted by Patrick S. Poole Sep 27th 2010 at 3:52 am in Featured Story, Islamic extremism | Comments (60)

Sheikh Kifah Mustapha (third from left) touring the National Counterterrorism Center (Photo: FBI)

A known Hamas operative and unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing trial in U.S. history – Kifah Mustapha – was recently escorted into the top-secret National Counterterrorism Center and other secure government facilities, including the FBI’s training center at Quantico, during a six-week “Citizen’s Academy” hosted by the FBI as part of its “outreach” to the Muslim Community. The group was accompanied by reporter Ben Bradley of WLS-Chicago (ABC), who filed a report on the trip to Washington D.C. on Sunday, who observed:

Sheik Kifah Mustapha, who runs the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview, asked some of the most pointed questions during the six week FBI Citizens’ Academy and trip to Washington. He pushed agents to fully explain everything from the bureau’s use of deadly force policy to racial and ethnic profiling. “I saw a very interesting side of what the FBI does and I wanted to know more,” Sheik Mustapha explained after returning from D.C. He hopes the FBI’s outreach runs deeper than positive public relations. Yes, I bet he wanted to know everything about the FBI’s policies.

Curiously, Bradley’s report on the Citizen’s Academy fails to make note Mustapha’s extensive terrorist ties and support for Hamas, including his former employment with the Holy Land Foundation, which was listed as a specially designated terrorist group by the U.S. government in December 2001, and whose executives were convicted of terrorism support in 2008 and sentenced to lengthy prison terms. Mustapha was personally named unindicted co-conspirator (#31) in the case and employment records submitted by federal prosecutors during the trial showed that he received more than $154,000 for his work for the Holy Land Foundation between 1996 and 2000. During the trial, FBI Special Agent Lara Burns testified that Mustapha also sang in a band sponsored by the Holy Land Foundation that regularly featured songs dedicated to killing Jews and glorifying Hamas. In a deposition he gave in a civil trial concerned with the murder of a Chicago teenager killed by Hamas while waiting for a bus in Israel, Mustapha admitted that he was the registered agent for the Holy Land Foundation in Illinois, and also to his involvement with other Hamas front groups, including the Islamic Association for Palestine. He was later hired as an imam by the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview, which the Chicago Tribune reported in 2004 has long been a hotbed of Hamas support.

Bradley’s omission of this information about Kifah Mustapha in his report on Sunday is all the more curious since his own station aired an extensive investigative report of Mustapha’s terrorist ties earlier this year.The WLS investigation into Mustapha’s terrorist ties was prompted by a report published by the Investigative Project on Terrorism in January, which noted that Mustapha had been selected and trained as a chaplain by the Illinois State Police despite his documented terrorist support. The State Police eventually withdrew Mustapha’s appointment as chaplain and just last month he filed a lawsuit against the agency claiming discrimination aided by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, another FBI-identified Hamas front group.

There are several obvious problems with this episode, the first being the FBI’s “outreach” to a known Hamas operative (identified as such by federal prosecutors) and walking him through some of our country’s most sensitive counter-terrorism facilities. Why should terrorist operatives have to covertly case potential targets when the FBI will happily escort them and taken them into areas they would never be able to reach on their own? Who’s next on the FBI’s “outreach” calendar, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his fellow GITMO detainees?

This ongoing “outreach” to terror-linked individuals and leaders of known terrorist front groups by senior leaders of our national security, homeland security and law enforcement agencies is the kind of behavior criticized by my colleagues and I in the Team B II’s report released earlier this month, “Shariah: The Threat to America“. As I observed last week here at Big Peace, Matt Duss of the Center for America Progress and ThinkProgress.org demands that we continue this insane national policy of embracing the same individuals and organizations who have been caught openly cheerleading for Islamic terrorists and have called for the destruction of the U.S. and Western Civilization.

The other glaring problem is that a reporter working in one of the largest media markets in the country can travel to such an event and be unaware of or unwilling to mention his own station’s reporting on his travel partner’s terrorist support activities. Such is the state of the establishment media today.

Shariah: The Threat to America

This along with a host of other books should be required reading for those serving in public office and/or with the public trust.

Shariah: The Threat to America

Center for Security Policy | Sep 13, 2010

This study is the result of months of analysis, discussion and drafting by a group of top security policy experts concerned with the preeminent totalitarian threat of our time: the legal-political-military doctrine known within Islam as "shariah." It is designed to provide a comprehensive and articulate "second opinion" on the official characterizations and assessments of this threat as put forth by the United States government. This study challenges the assumptions underpinning the official line in the conflict with today's totalitarian threat, which is currently euphemistically described as "violent extremism," and the policies of co-existence, accommodation and submission that are rooted in those assumptions.

UPDATE: The Team B II Report, Shariah: The Threat to America, wil be released in early October as a 370-page paperback volume, and will be available to purchase at Amazon.com for $14.00. This official version will include an expanded section on the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) as well as the complete text of the 1991 Muslim Brotherhood document, "An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America,"entered into evidence in the US v Holy Land Foundation trial.

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VAST to Fairfax Supervisors: Come Clean on Saudi $

Virginia Anti-Shariah Task Force

Contact: 703-931-2324

VAST Calls for “Full Disclosure” from Fairfax Supervisors Considering Vote on Radical Saudi Academy’s Lease

Connolly Took Saudi Money While Promoting/Voting on Radical School Lease

A Virginia group has called on members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to “fully disclose” donations they have received from groups and individuals with an interest in the October 19 hearing on the renewal of the lease of the radical Islamic Saudi Academy on Route 1.

James Lafferty of the Virginia Anti-Shariah Task Force (VAST) said in a letter to each Supervisor that he was concerned because former Board Chairman Gerry Connolly received numerous contributions to his Congressional campaign as he was shepherding the last ISA lease renewal through the board and attacking opponents.

An Associated Press report on June 17, 2008 stated: “The board’s chairman Gerry Connolly, the Democratic nominee for Congress in Virginia’s 11th District offered a strong defense of the school and accused critics of slander during the meeting in which the lease was approved.”

“Connolly should have recused himself from the process but instead he carried the water for the Islamist radicals and cashed a lot of their checks,” said Lafferty. “Many of the contributions were to his Congressional campaign but , at least, one of them was not reported to the Federal Elections Commission.

“We are asking each Board member to check his/her records and if they have accepted contributions from any entity connected to the ISA and that includes


CAIR, the Islamic Society of North America and any other Islamist groups and any individuals or officials of any of the local mosques, we are asking them to comply with the law and recuse themselves. “

While promoting the last ISA lease renewal in 2008, Connolly received the following support from those with a strong interest in the radical school operated by the Saudi government:

Nihad Awad donated $500 on January 24, 2008. Awad is a founder of CAIR and stated in a 1994 speech in Florida “After I researched the situation inside and outside Palestine, I am in support of the Hamas movement.”

Yaqub Mirza gave $1,000 on January 12, 2008. Mirza is a prominent leader in the Safa group, a radical Islamist operation in Northern Virginia. Congressman Andre Carson (D-Indiana), a Muslim, returned a Mirza donation to his campaign.

Hisham al-Talib gave $1,000 on January 24, 2008. Al Talib is another Safa leader.

Arab-American Leadership PAC, a group funded partially by the radical Muslim Brotherhood, donated $2,000 during the 2008 cycle.

Connolly also received $18,758 from Qorvis Communications in 2006 through 2008, according to published reports. Qorvis represents the Saudi government. Its Washington and Virginia offices were raided by the FBI after the 9/11 attacks. The embassy of the Saudi government is listed as the owner/operator of the ISA.

“Connolly was busy cashing checks and shilling for the Saudis but we didn’t find out about it until after the vote was taken and after he had called the citizen opposition ‘slanderers’ and ‘bigots’.

“Shortly after the vote was taken, Connolly called on the State Department to investigate the ISA. He tried to have it a variety of ways.

“We want to ensure that no other Board member follows his scurrilous example and gets purchased, leased or rented by the Saudis and their radical operatives.”

VAST is a coalition of citizens and organizations opposed to the spread of radical Shariah influence, law and practices in Virginia and across America. VAST has opposed the expansion of the radical Islamic Saudi Academy in Virginia, the construction of radical mosques in Tennessee and the Ground Zero Mosque in New York. For more information call (703) 931-2324.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

"Secure the border, and I'll go home."

The underlying theme behind much of the conservative American frustration with their government is its dereliction of enumerated duties and intrusions into other unauthorized areas. Our government can mandate free men to have health insurance through a perversion of the interstate commerce clause but claims impotency to secure the border which the Constitution expressly states it will do.

Well folks, this is America, and those Americans left, well, they get the job done. These relics of US ascendancy remain an industrious people who surmount challenges to prosper. These Americans remain the bulwark against the passive failures of seductive excuses. In other words, if you won't do it, I will.

When it comes to border security, like many other issues, we expect the border to be secured. That's what borders are for, securing. It is neither optional, nor rational, to force an inanimate object to do something it cannot. You cannot wishfully think a rock into water, nor a border secure. This would be a completely different conversation if we renounced our borders and declared them merely to be gateways, thresholds, or scenic overlooks. So if it must be done, and the government won't do it, well then, the US citizen, which extends authority to the government, will. This article highlights this frustration. An citizen patrolling the border says:

"If they don't like the way I'm doing it, if they don't like me as a person doing it, if they don't like the groups that are coming out, good," Ready said. "Then let's change it. Let's secure the border, and I'll go home."

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

ISA Lease Renewal Time Again

Well, it's silly season again, the Islamic Saudi Academy, and all of its rascally loveable quirks (poor tenant, convicted assassins, Jihad textbooks, Sharia compliance, etc...), is up for a renewal of its lease with TerrorFax (Fairfax Co.). Let the Dhimmitude begin!

Blue Ridge Forum

The many Virginia and national voices who have opposed over the last two years Fairfax County leasing its land to the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia for the operation of the Islamic Saudi Academy (ISA) will have an opportunity on October 19 once more to tell local politicians that they don't want the ISA operating on public land in Fairfax County.

rns_school_01Genuine and continuing transparency of both the curriculum and the practices of the ISA to ensure the school is not an academy for Shariah should be a condition precedent, in our view, to any such rental of Commonwealth land.

"Team B" Shariah Report
Andy McCarthy guides us today to a useful Family Security Matters summary of the Center for Security Policy's new report "Shariah: The Threat to America." (also posted on this site)
Here (p. 85) is pertinent text from the Fairfax County Supervisors September 14 "board package" on the October 19 hearing.

Board action is requested on September 14, 2010, to provide sufficient time to advertise the proposed public hearing to be held on October 19, 2010, at 5:00 p.m.
The Board of Supervisors is the owner of a facility located at 8333 Richmond Highway and identified as Tax Map Numbers 101-4 ((1)) 005A, 101-4 ((1)) 057, 101-4 ((8)) (E) 001, and 101-4 ((7)) 001. The Islamic Saudi Academy has leased the school since 1989 for the operation of a private school. The current lease expires on June 30, 2011, and the Islamic Saudi Academy has requested an extension. Therefore, it is proposed that the County enter into a lease addendum that will permit the Islamic Saudi Academy to continue leasing this site for the period of July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012.Included in the lease addendum is an option, subject to approval by the County, to extend the lease for two additional one-year periods."

In June of 2008, ABC 7 News reported in its "Head of Virginia Islamic School Arrested; Protesters Demand Shutdown" that –

"The [Fairfax County] board [of Supervisors]'s chairman - Gerry Connolly, the Democratic nominee for Congress in Virginia's 11th District - offered a strong defense of the school and accused critics of slander during the meeting in which the lease was approved.

Connolly did not return calls seeking comment Tuesday. But Keith Fimian, his Republican opponent for the congressional seat, said that because the school is on public land, taxpapers have the right to ensure that the curriculum meets certain criteria.

'From what I know, the board was wrong to renew the lease,' Fimian said."
For background on the whole ISA issue, readers are encouraged to revisit two of our pertinent posts
–May 15, 2010: Will GOP Candidates in Virginia 11 Talk About Islamists?

–August 8, 2008: Our Friends the Saudis and their Fairfax Academy
where we wrote - -

"Andrew Cochran here in Counter-Terrorism Blog gives us his current report on the stormy controversy surrounding the Islamic Saudi Academy. We had earlier written about this persistently thorny matter here and here.
Mr.Cochran concludes (but readers should also consider his entire post):
'Yet the State Department and Fairfax County supervisors duck, hide, and punt the issue back and forth, failing to act in the best interests of county citizens and the U.S. This is my seventh post on this issue since May [2008], and I am no more optimistic that they will act than I was in May.'"

Last month we explained in our "Ground Zero Mosque" Previewed in Falls Church Virginia? that–

"Virginia's Republican Representative Frank Wolf, however, has clearly spoken out on such matters — in trying to get light shed on a troubling situation created by Fairfax County's mindless approval of the Islamic Saudi Academy lease and the Academy's subsequent expansion."

The October 19 Fairfax County Board of Supervisors hearing on extending the lease is a sovereign opportunity to insist that the curriculum and teaching practices of the Islamic Saudi Academy be wholly and continually transparent if that school is to be allowed to conduct further operations on land belonging to the Commonwealth.

The two best witnesses to speak to the Fairfax Board in the ISA matter would be 10th District U. S. Representative Frank Wolf and 11th District House of Representatives candidate Keith Fimian.
Their appearance in person at the hearing would concentrate the supervisors' minds wonderfully, and would get across the point that facilitating with public resources any propagating of Shariah is a national concern. For the Shariah costs to the fabric of our society would clearly outweigh whatever rental revenue Fairfax County might receive from the Royal Saudi Embassy.

Take'em Out at The Ball Game

Though I too believe that the Dave Matthew's Band receives a little too much hype now and then, I've never wanted to bomb them. As a matter of fact, I've never had any inkling or desire, let alone a plan and what I thought to be a working device, to bomb anything. Then again, my belief system doesn't promote the murder of everyone else that isn't in my religion. Hmmm, just another mysterious case of a muslim with a bomb, absolutely no connection to any Islamic theology or organizations. The only interesting parallel is that either drawing Mohammed (Pedophile that he was) or burning the Quaran in reality is as much a weapon of mass destruction as an IED. Instead of shrapnel and concussive force, it is millions of muslims programmed to kill over any insult to their religion of peace.

You all know the story by now. Muslim boys meets explosive, falls into Jihad, and its Harry met C-4 or in this case, Sleepless in Chicago...those Jihadis, tireless romantics.

CHICAGO -- A man arrested for allegedly placing a backpack he thought contained an explosive near Chicago's Wrigley Field also talked about poisoning Lake Michigan, bombing a landmark skyscraper and assassinating Mayor Richard Daley, according to a federal complaint filed Monday.

Sami Samir Hassoun, 22, a Lebanese citizen living in Chicago for about three years, was charged with one count each of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempted use of an explosive device.

"He wanted to transform the city of Chicago, he wanted to make a statement and he wanted to replace the mayor of Chicago," said FBI Special Agent in Charge Robert Grant. "He was unhappy with the way the city was running. He was also unhappy with things that were happening in other parts of world."

At a brief hearing Monday, Hassoun quietly told U.S. Judge Susan Cox that he understood the charges. Hassoun's federally appointed public defender Dan McLaughlin declined to comment on the case, as did several family members who attended the hearing. A message left on an answering machine at Hassoun's home telephone number wasn't returned.

An FBI informant tipped investigators about Hassoun nearly a year ago, the agency said. Grant said Hassoun acted alone and that the undercover agents told him they were from California and unaffiliated with any group. He declined to offer specific details about Hassoun's motivations, but said he believed the agents were ready to give him money if he carried out the attack.

Hassoun was arrested early Sunday after planting the fake explosive device -- which was given to him by an undercover agent -- in a trash receptacle near Sluggers World Class Sports Bar, a popular bar steps from Wrigley Field, Grant said. The Cubs were not playing at their home field; the stadium hosted Dave Matthews Band concerts Friday and Saturday nights.

The informant befriended Hassoun over the course of a year, conducting conversations in Arabic, which were taped and shared with the FBI. In that time, Hassoun waffled greatly on his plans.

Initially, he didn't want to cause violence, suggesting setting off smoking devices in downtown locations near City Hall, authorities said.

"No killing. There is no killing," he told the informant, according to the complaint.

But his plans became more grand, as he believed bigger acts would command public attention and embarrass the mayor, according to the complaint.

"Little by little, I'm building it up," he said, according to the complaint. "I will shake Chicago."

Hassoun's alleged plots ranged during the investigation. They included talk of plans to unleash a biological virus on Chicago and bombing the Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower, the complaint said.

Hassoun on one occasion told the informant he wanted to paralyze commerce in the city, according to the complaint. Asked how he intended to carry out various suggested attacks, Hassoun responded, "You park the car, and let it go 'boom,"' the complaint says.

Grant said Hassoun wanted to start his own organization and planned to flee to California after the device went off in Wrigleyville.

"He was not highly skilled, but I think he was definitely desirous of obtaining the material needed to carry out his attack," Grant said.

Shortly before the plot near Wrigley Field, the informant introduced Hassoun to the undercover agents who Hassoun believed were friends and would pay for the attack to be carried out.

Chicago authorities said Daley never was in any danger. Police said Daley -- who has been in China for a business trip -- was informed of the plot over the weekend.

"We were always in control of this investigation," said Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis.

There have been other cases involving FBI agents posing as terror operatives and supplying suspects with bogus explosives. Last year, authorities arrested a Jordanian national after he allegedly attempted to detonate what he thought was a bomb outside a Dallas skyscraper.

In an unrelated case, authorities in Springfield, Ill., arrested another man after he allegedly tried he tried to set off what he thought was explosives in a van outside a federal courthouse.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tax $'s for African Penis Washing

I don't even know where to begin with this one. Government deficits and a devastated economy are driving our financial system towards collapse. The average American that still has a home is struggling to keep it, and good people are pinching pennies just to get by...what a perfect time to spend $800K in tax dollars educating Africans how to wash their dicks. Lets add that to the $400K NIH spent on studying why men don't like condoms and that's $1.2 million tax dollars spent. The project management term used to describe this result is dick, as in, we got dick. The program management performance metric this program containing multiple such projects is: getting dicked over.

The NIH should be stripped of its budget, and forced to solicit for these projects door to door. We get them all the time, Band fundraisers, Cancer Walks, why not a knock the door for African Penis Washing.