On February 28, 1993, the U.S. Treasury Department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) conducted a raid on Mount Carmel, a property of the Davidians. The raid resulted in the deaths of six Davidians and four ATF agents after a firefight broke out. Following this confrontation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) laid siege to Mount Carmel for 51 days, during which the FBI and ATF conducted around-the-clock operations including psychological warfare (psyops) on the occupants of the complex. The government's siege on the Branch Davidians ended on April 19 when federal agents released CS tear gas into the building, and several fires broke out, spreading quickly through the structure. Approximately 76 Branch Davidians, 21 of whom were children, were killed in the ensuing blaze. Autopsies confirmed that many of the victims, including David Koresh, had died of single gunshot wounds to their heads.On February 28, 1993, the U.S. Treasury Department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) conducted a raid on Mount Carmel, a property of the Davidians. The raid resulted in the deaths of six Davidians and four ATF agents after a firefight broke out. Following this confrontation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) laid siege to Mount Carmel for 51 days, during which the FBI and ATF conducted around-the-clock operations including psychological warfare (psyops) on the occupants of the complex. The government's siege on the Branch Davidians ended on April 19 when federal agents released CS tear gas into the building, and several fires broke out, spreading quickly through the structure. Approximately 76 Branch Davidians, 21 of whom were children, were killed in the ensuing blaze. Autopsies confirmed that many of the victims, including David Koresh, had died of single gunshot wounds to their heads.
The Departments of Justice and the Treasury each conducted investigations in 1993. In 1999, when evidence about the use of pyrotechnic tear gas became public, Attorney General Janet Reno appointed former Senator John Danforth as a Special Counsel to investigate the events at Waco. Danforth issued a report concluding that the fire was started on the inside by Davidians. The FBI agents that fired the tear gas used pyrotechnic Flite-Rite grenades to shoot tear gas into the wooden building, though sworn testimony by FBI agents and supervisors claimed that no pyrotechnics were used, or even present at any time.
The government put some of the survivors on trial. All were acquitted of conspiring to murder federal agents, but some were convicted of aiding and abetting voluntary manslaughter.
On March 30, 2008, a Child Protection Project crisis center run by ex-member of FLDS Flora Jessop received the first of the phone calls making allegations of abuse, setting off large emergency responses that sometimes involved dozens of police officers.
Texas law enforcement officers entered the ranch on April 3, following allegations of physical and sexual abuse of a 16-year-old girl.
The call was the basis for a large-scale operation at YFZ Ranch by Texas law enforcement and child welfare officials, beginning with cordoning off the ranch on April 3. Troopers and child welfare officials searched the ranch,including the temple's safes, vaults, locked desk drawers, and beds. Authorities believed the children "had been abused or were at immediate risk of future abuse," a state spokesman said.
They removed 52 girls on the 4th, and eventually a total of 462 children went into the temporary custody of the State of Texas. The children were being held by the Child Protective Services at Fort Concho and the Wells Fargo Pavilion in San Angelo, where they are housed until authorities decide who will have custody of them.
133 adult women chose to leave the ranch when the children were removed, in many or all cases for the sake of contact with the removed children. Children under the age of four were allowed to stay with their mothers until DNA testing to identify family relations was finished; once DNA testing is complete, only children under 18 months will be allowed to stay with their mothers indefinitely.
For more on this go to Wake Up America:
Warren Steed Jeffs (born December 3, 1955) was the leader of a controversial Mormon fundamentalist polygamist sect known as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS Church) from 2002 to 2007. Jeffs' position in this organization was reportedly that of absolute ruler. Jeffs gained international notoriety in May 2006 when he was placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution on Utah state charges related to his alleged arrangement of extralegal marriages between his adult male followers and underage girls. He was arrested in August 2006 in Nevada, and agreed to be taken to Utah for trial. In May and July of 2007 the State of Arizona charged him with eight additional counts—including sexual conduct with minors and incest—in two separate cases. His trial, which began early in September of 2007 in St. George, Utah, lasted less than a month, and on September 25 the verdict was read declaring him guilty of two counts of rape as an accomplice. On November 20, 2007 he was sentenced to imprisonment for 10 years to life and has begun serving his sentence at the Utah State Prison.
Irving, Texas (WBAP) -- Irving police are searching for a father suspected of killing his two daughters Tuesday night. At about 7:30 police got a cell call from a woman saying she had been shot, but didn't know her location. Police searching the area where the call originated were unable to locate the vehicle. An hour later, responding to a call of a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot, police found two female victims dead of gunshot wounds.
Investigators have identified the two as 17 year-old Sarah Yaser Said, and 18 year-old Amina Yaser Said.
They are now looking for the father, Yaser Abdel Said. He is said to be fifty years old, 6'2", weighing about 180 pounds. Said was last seen wearing a black turtleneck, tan slacks, and a brown coat. He is believed to be armed and dangerous.
Read this whole alarming article at Atlas Shrugs:
So what's the point? Where's the dishonor?
Consider this: In every one of these instances, when allegations of child abuse or endangerment are uncovered, with varying degrees of success, our law enforcements officials swing into action -- even if that action might later be considered by some as overly-zealous, they do indeed act. The individual criminal perpetrators are identified and arrested, and those innocent victims of the cultists are rescued and helped to rehabilitate back into normal society. The charismatic cult leaders themselves are arrested, tried and convicted and sent to prison -- or in some cases, killed, either by their own hand or in the ensuing shootouts. Although the individual scenarios may not have always been perfect, these criminal cults were nonetheless successfully disbanded and justice was eventually served.
In every case but one.
In one particular case, in one particularly gruesome cult, although individual criminal cultists may at times be found liable and arrested for their individual crimes against society, the cult itself thrives and grows stronger every day. The cultist leaders flourish and preach the deadly teachings of their revered leader daily, without fear of our law enforcement officials. Assured and confident in their immunity, they remain untouchable and uncensored. And their innocent children remain at peril, their freedom and, as we have seen, their very lives remain in jeopardy.
The cult is Islam and the leader is Mohammed
and he is laughing at our helplessness, our pitiful inability to bring ourselves to act against him. He preaches our doom and calls for our downfall and we pretend not to hear him.
In his evil name, two lovely young American girls have been murdered by their own self- righteous and unrepentant father. They have been murdered by Islam. And what is our response? We will hunt down the criminal father and if we can we will prosecute him according to our laws for murder. But isn't he merely a follower, merely a faithful believer, acting on the tenets of his religious beliefs?
But will we then go to the source? Will we prosecute the evil cult itself? Will our worthy law enforcement officials raid their compounds and their meeting places and round up the murderous leaders and arrest them? Will we tear down their buildings and successfully disband the cult as we did with the FLDS and the Davidians?
We have proven ourselves capable of moral outrage; but why not here? Why not Islam?
We all know the answers to these questions, don't we? And herein lies our national dishonor.
Sorry, Sarah and Amina, you'll have to wait a while longer for your justice, for your true murderers to be identified and punished. You'll have to wait until this great but divided nation of ours finds its moral compass and once again discovers that buried but inherent courage to act against evil, regardless of the perils involved.
But there are those of us who will not forget you, who will make certain that you will not wait in vain. The time will come. We will find our way again, we will rediscover our inherent courage, and we will act.