Friday, November 29, 2013

Fjordman: Islamic Terrorists in the West and the West's Continued Denial

Gary Fouse

Hat tip Gates of Vienna

Fjordman is a pseudonym for a Norwegian man who was studying Arabic in Egypt until the 9-11 attacks and left in disgust when he saw Egyptians celebrating. Back in Norway, he lives in an undisclosed location due to numerous threats on his life. He also has to be concerned about Norwegian authorities, who may slap him in jail for what they call "hate speech".

In this essay, Fjordman begins with a description of Somali immigrants to Norway who took part in the Kenya mall massacre. He also describes the refusal of the leadership of his country and the West in general to call Islamic terrorism for what it is preferring instead to focus on "Islamophobia" by those who react quite naturally to all the horrors.

Comment: By refusing to openly address the reality of the threat, are we not, in addition, doing a disservice to peaceful Muslims who wish this violence and hate would disappear from Islam altogether? It takes real courage for them to speak out and take on the jihadists and Islamists who seek to impose their domination on the rest of us. They need our support. Perhaps, if they knew our societies would support them, there would be more speaking out. Alas, we are not doing so.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

What Was DOJ's Role in Canceling a Florida School Board Meeting?

Gary Fouse

Hat tip Free Patriot and Act for America

The controversial school curriculum Common Core and Prentice Hall's World History textbook, which has ignited parental protests all over the country because of its extensive and positive coverage of Islam, have come together in Volusia County, Florida. A school board meeting was canceled, and it has been reported that the DOJ had made a call to the board expressing concern over parental protests. Parental protests??!!

This particular textbook, which gives undue space to one religion at the expense of others, has been the object of protests by parents in several US cities. If it is true that the DOJ inserted itself into this Volusia County controversy, and a school board meeting was canceled as a result, that has to be cause for concern. here we have a government and a Justice Department that is inserting itself into local issues on a scale unprecedented.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Obama To Israel: F@%k You!

Tonight President Barack Hussein Obama and the leaders of Europe have told the Mullahs of Iran:  Kill the Jews.  The P5+1 leaders have caved in to all of Iran's demands and will lift the sanctions.  (Although they claim that they will reinstate them again.)
Representatives of Iran and Western powers reached an interim deal on Iran’s controversial nuclear program early Sunday morning, after a weekend of intensive talks in Geneva.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, “Yes, we have a deal,” as he walked past reporters crowding the hotel lobby where marathon negotiations had taken place over the past five days. Asked if there was a deal, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said “Yes” and gave a thumbs up sign.

Diplomats refused to spell out details of the talks, but a senior Obama administration official said that the West had not conceded an Iranian right to produce nuclear fuel through uranium enrichment, a key sticking point in previous negotiations.

The official said the deal included an agreement that Iran would halt progress on its nuclear program, including a plutonium reactor at the Arak facility. The deal also calls on Iran to neutralize its 20-percent-enriched uranium stockpiles. Tehran has also agreed to intrusive inspections under the terms of the deal.

According to a Western diplomat quoted by Reuters, the deal would grant Iran access to $4.2 billion in foreign exchange.

In a statement Sunday morning, US President Barack Obama said the deal opened up a “real opportunity to achieve a peaceful settlement.”

“It won’t be easy,” he said, “and huge challenge remain ahead, but through strong and principled diplomacy, the United States will do our part” to deny Iran nuclear weapons. Obama acknowledged that the deal may be hard to stomach for some of Washington’s allies in the Middle East, saying, Israel and the Gulf countries, “have good reasons to be skeptical.”

The West has been seeking a six-month agreement to partially freeze Iran’s nuclear program while offering Iran incentives through limited sanctions relief. If the interim deal holds, the parties would negotiate final-stage deals to ensure Iran does not build nuclear weapons.

The agreement built on the momentum of the historic dialogue opened during September’s annual UN gathering, which included a 15-minute phone conversation between Obama and Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, after three decades of US-Iranian estrangement.

“The Iranian people’s vote for moderation and constructive engagement, plus tireless efforts by negotiating teams are to open new horizons,” Rouhani said in a statement Sunday morning.

“Agreement in Geneva: first step makes world safer. More work now,” US Secretary of State John Kerry said in a comment tweeted by the State Department Sunday morning. The statement was retweeted by Rouhani’s account.

Kerry and his counterparts from Russia, Britain, France, China and Germany headed for Geneva Friday after diplomats said Zarif and EU representative Catherine Ashton had made significant progress.

A previous round of talks between Iran and the six world powers ended November 10 with no deal, even after Kerry, Lavrov, the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany and a Chinese deputy foreign minister flew in and attempted to bridge differences.

The United States and its negotiating partners had signaled they were ready to ease some sanctions in return for a first-step deal that starts to put limits on Iran’s nuclear program.

They wanted Iran to stop enriching to a level higher than its main stockpile and only a technical step away from weapons-grade uranium as part of such a deal. They also sought to limit overall enrichment, as well as a formulation that would reduce the proliferation danger from the Arak reactor, which, if completed, would produce enough plutonium for up to two weapons.

But they insist that the most severe penalties — on Tehran’s oil exports and banking sector — will remain until the two sides reach a comprehensive agreement to minimize Iran’s nuclear arms-making capacity.

No details on relief offered have been made public. And the US administration has not commented on reports from congressional officials that Obama’s team estimates Iran could get $6-10 billion in benefits over six months for rolling back its nuclear program.

Several US senators — both Democrat and Republican — have voiced displeasure with the parameters of the potential agreement, arguing that the US and its partners are offering too much for something short of a full freeze on uranium enrichment.

My sources tell me that Iran got everything they wanted.  The right to enrich uranium, their nuclear program intact, the relaxation of sanctions.  Israel on the other hand have been shafted up the ass.  Iran doesn't have a peaceful nuclear program.  They have made that clear over the last decade.

On September 30, 1938 then Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain disembarked a plane from Germany, waved a piece of paper and stated clearly:
We have achieved peace in our time.

Click here if the video fails to load.

A year later Europe erupted in war.  For Chamberlain also believed that this was the first step and he could negotiate a lasting peace.

History is repeating itself in spades.

We haven't become safer by this treaty, but it is only a matter of time before a Regional War will break out.  A war that will become a World War.

Friday, November 22, 2013

The VA: Taking Care of the Troops?

Gary Fouse

Back in the 1980s, when I was stationed in Italy with DEA, our medical costs were covered by the State Department since we were working in the embassies and consulates. In Milan, we also had access to the health clinic at the American Army base at Vicenza-a 2-hour drive away. On one occasion, I saw a doctor there about a minor skin problem I was having. He told me that they couldn't handle it there, but that they could arrange to have me "medevacked" to the army hospital in Nuremberg, Germany (medically evacuated). No, that didn't mean they were going to load me on a helicopter and fly me off immediately to Nuremberg. It meant that I could travel to Nuremberg at government expense and have my problem treated there at the larger facility. Since Nuremberg was just outside my old army station at Erlangen, I jumped at the chance. Subsequently, I caught a commercial flight to Nuremberg and visited the hospital. All expenses were covered.

That story came back to my mind during my just concluded trip to Germany. During my visit, I became friends with an American army veteran who has lived in Germany for 20 years now. ( I am keeping his name anonymous for obvious reasons.) He was stationed in Germany in 1991 when his unit was called up to go to the Middle East to drive the Iraqi army from Kuwait Op. Desert Storm). Unfortunately for him, he came down with that mysterious Gulf War Syndrome that also affected thousands of other soldiers who were involved in that war.

Returning to his post in Germany, my friend married a German woman, got his discharge in Germany, had two kids (now teenagers) and has become a legal resident alien in Germany. But there has been that problem with his illness, which plagues him to this day. To control the pain, he takes two capsules of morphine a day. He describes his symptoms as being almost identical to fibro myalgia.

But here is the kicker: Since he was living in Germany, the Veterans Administration told him they couldn't do anything for him unless he traveled to the US for his medical treatments. His applications for help and treatment were denied.

Fortunately, since he is a legal resident in Germany, it is that country which is covering all of his medical expenses. The US regulations were changed in 2011, but he would have to go through the whole application process all over again with all the attendant paperwork.

Compare my minor little experience with that of my friend. I am glad that the regulations were changed in 2011, but I question why they existed in the first place. In the 1980s, I was able to get treated by military doctors in Europe, and I wasn't even in the military. Is something wrong here?

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Worthless Concessions

With Obamacare falling apart, and new scandals arising every other week (soon to be weekly), and his foreign policy going South faster than a Cheetah on crack, President Barack Hussein Obama needs a "victory" somewhere with anyone fast.  In this case it will be a atrocious agreement with the Mullah's of Iran.
From Debka

The Iranian negotiators face the delegations of six world powers in Geneva Thursday, Nov. 21, with strict orders not to give ground on the two major sticking points holding up a first-step deal on their nuclear program: The heavy water reactor under construction at Arak for producing plutonium and Iran’s “right” to uranium enrichment. If Iran gains those two points, whatever concessions its negotiators may come up with are worthless, because they will leave Tehran in possession of two optional nuclear weaponizing tracks instead of one - plutonium as well as enriched uranium.

debkafile’s sources report that Tehran is fighting tooth and nail for Six-Power acknowledgement of its “right to enrich uranium” – ostensibly to come away from Geneva with a “historic feat” to show the Iranian people that the economic hardship they suffered under economic sanctions was worth the candle.

But concession of this “right” has a more sinister purpose: It would give Iran’s nuclear aspirations the enormous boost of an international license to keep its uranium enrich facilities, including the underground plant in Fordo and the centrifuge production line, fully intact and ready to go at any time.

The infrastructure already standing, say US intelligence sources, is capable of topping up enriched uranium stockpiles already in hand to the amount needed for five nuclear bombs in less than a month – 26 days is the number often cited. The second option of plutonium would also be available when the Arak reactor is finished.

US, Russian and British sources are presenting the gap in the resumed Geneva talks Thursday as minor and bridgeable.

debkafile’s sources say they are just playing for time to chip away at a draft accord that by its nature would be a compromise solution which gives ground to Tehran.

And what compromise can be expected when Washington failed to challenge Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s avowal on Day One of the Geneva talks that Iran will not step back “one iota” from its nuclear rights, and his grotesquely barbaric rant against Israel as “the roguish, filthy, rabid dog of the region,” whose regime is “doomed to extinction?”

This degraded language, not heard since the Nazi German era, informed the Obama administration in the harshest terms that for the sake of a deal, Iran will not give an inch under pressure, whether from economic sanctions or from Israel and parts of the American Jewish leadership.

Khamenei also blasted US government as unworthy of trust.

If President Barack Obama was serious in his often repeated commitment to Israel’s security, he ought to have protested in some way against Khamenei’s unspeakable rhetoric, possibly even delaying the proceedings before they started their second day in Geneva. But the Iranian leader apparently got away with it, judging from the Obama administration’s mild response – a senior US official said it was “uncomfortable,” but did not condemn it as unacceptable like the French President Francois Hollande, and the British Foreign Secretary William Hague declined any comment at all, fearing to rock the boat in Geneva.

Their evasions told Tehran that Washington and London are so hooked on closing a deal at this time that they can be trusted to find some way around the Arak and enrichment hurdles to reach their goal.

The French team alone stood out in Geneva against Iran’s continuing construction of the Arak reactor, arguing that possession of this facility would nullify any other concessions Tehran might offer.
The military has reminded Obama that their readiness has been destroyed by his policies towards the military and that they cannot mount an attack on Iran to stop them.  Thus the need for an "agreement".

The last time John Kerry tried to sign a bad agreement with Iran the French stopped the agreement.  But with many companies already gearing up to supply Iran, the French will not do the same again.  After the the P5+1 nations will not be living under an Iranian nuclear bomb.  Israel, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, etc... are!  But to Barack Hussein Obama and his pro-Iranian advisor Valerie Jarrett, the only thing that is important is that Obama looks good right then.

Israel and Saudi Arabia are talking about a mutual security pact.  Israel is worried and Saudi Arabia is scared.  Just one thing, is Israel worried enough to try and stop Iran?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Obama knew...he had too!!!


Census ‘faked’ 2012 election jobs report

In the home stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign, from August to September, the unemployment rate fell sharply — raising eyebrows from Wall Street to Washington.  The decline — from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September — might not have been all it seemed. The numbers, according to a reliable source, were manipulated.  And the Census Bureau, which does the unemployment survey, knew it.
Just two years before the presidential election, the Census Bureau had caught an employee fabricating data that went into the unemployment report, which is one of the most closely watched measures of the economy.
And a knowledgeable source says the deception went beyond that one employee — that it escalated at the time President Obama was seeking reelection in 2012 and continues today.

“He’s not the only one,” said the source, who asked to remain anonymous for now but is willing to talk with the Labor Department and Congress if asked.
The Census employee caught faking the results is Julius Buckmon, according to confidential Census documents obtained by The Post. Buckmon told me in an interview this past weekend that he was told to make up information by higher-ups at Census.
Ironically, it was Labor’s demanding standards that left the door open to manipulation.
Labor requires Census to achieve a 90 percent success rate on its interviews — meaning it needed to reach 9 out of 10 households targeted and report back on their jobs status.
Census currently has six regions from which surveys are conducted. The New York and Philadelphia regions, I’m told, had been coming up short of the 90 percent.
Philadelphia filled the gap with fake interviews.
“It was a phone conversation — I forget the exact words — but it was, ‘Go ahead and fabricate it’ to make it what it was,” Buckmon told me.
Census, under contract from the Labor Department, conducts the household survey used to tabulate the unemployment rate.
Interviews with some 60,000 household go into each month’s jobless number, which currently stands at 7.3 percent. Since this is considered a scientific poll, each one of the households interviewed represents 5,000 homes in the US.
Buckmon, it turns out, was a very ambitious employee. He conducted three times as many household interviews as his peers, my source said.
By making up survey results — and, essentially, creating people out of thin air and giving them jobs — Buckmon’s actions could have lowered the jobless rate.
Buckmon said he filled out surveys for people he couldn’t reach by phone or who didn’t answer their doors.
But, Buckmon says, he was never told how to answer the questions about whether these nonexistent people were employed or not, looking for work, or have given up.
But people who know how the survey works say that simply by creating people and filling out surveys in their name would boost the number of folks reported as employed.
Census never publicly disclosed the falsification. Nor did it inform Labor that its data was tainted.
“Yes, absolutely they should have told us,” said a Labor spokesman. “It would be normal procedure to notify us if there is a problem with data collection.”
Census appears to have looked into only a handful of instances of falsification by Buckmon, although more than a dozen instances were reported, according to internal documents.
In one document from the probe, Program Coordinator Joal Crosby was ask in 2010, “Why was the suspected … possible data falsification on all (underscored) other survey work for which data falsification was suspected not investigated by the region?”
On one document seen by The Post, Crosby hand-wrote the answer: “Unable to determine why an investigation was not done for CPS,” or the Current Population Survey — the official name for the unemployment report.
With regard to the Consumer Expenditure survey, only four instances of falsification were looked into, while 14 were reported.
I’ve been suspicious of the Census Bureau for a long time.
During the 2010 Census report — an enormous and costly survey of the entire country that goes on for a full year — I suspected (and wrote in a number of columns) that Census was inexplicably hiring and firing temporary workers.
I suspected that this turnover of employees was being done purposely to boost the number of new jobs being report each month. (The Labor Department does not use the Census Bureau for its other monthly survey of new jobs — commonly referred to as the Establishment Survey.)
Last week I offered to give all the information I have, including names, dates and charges to Labor’s inspector general.
I’m waiting to hear back from Labor.
I hope the next stop will be Congress, since manipulation of data like this not only gives voters the wrong impression of the economy but also leads lawmakers, the Federal Reserve and companies to make uninformed decisions.
To cite just one instance, the Fed is targeting the curtailment of its so-called quantitative easing money-printing/bond-buying fiasco to the unemployment rate for which Census provided the false information.
So falsifying this would, in essence, have die consequences for the country.

And Now A Bit From Dr. Seuss

Nuff said?

Monday, November 18, 2013

LA CAIR Director Flips Out Over Hamas Question

Gary Fouse

Hat tip Investigative Project on Terrorism

It seems CAIR's Southern California director Hussam Ayloush has a short fuse. That was evidenced Saturday night at the annual  CAIR convention at the Anaheim Hilton when a photographer interviewed him and asked him the magic question of whether he or CAIR would condemn Hamas as a terrorist organization. The interview started casually enough when the topic was about the FBI cutting off relations with CAIR and allowed Ayloush to get in a couple of sideways jabs at the FBI. Then things went south when the subject of Hamas came up. Watch and enjoy.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

What Ben White Doesn't Tell You About the Israel-Palestinian Conflict

Gary Fouse

As reported this week, Ben White spoke at UC Irvine as part of his tour of North American college campuses. White is part of world-wide effort to discredit the Jewish state. Apart from his presentation being an old power point presentation that he repeats over and over, it only tells you one side of a complicated issue. Here are some examples:

White focuses on the plight of the Palestinian refugees who left what is now Israel during the fighting in 1948. What he doesn't tell you is that a large portion of these people were encouraged to do so by the Arab nations launching an attack upon Israel. They were promised that once Israel was defeated, they could return. Instead, Israel was not defeated and those people proceeded to languish in refugee camps over the ensuing decades.

White also doesn't tell you about the 500-600,000 Jews living in Arab lands who were driven out during the same period.

White likes to tell his audiences about the "discrimination" that Palestinians living in Israel suffer. What he doesn't tell you is they not only enjoy freedom of religion, but have more freedom and more rights than in the neighboring lands including Gaza and the West Bank.

White is very dismissive of Israel's desire to remain a Jewish state. He quotes Israeli politicians who have reportedly talked of the need to retain the Jewish character of Israel. Of course, he says nothing about the Hamas charter in Gaza, which quotes the hadith of hate about the Day of Atonement and the Jew hiding behind the tree which calls out to the Muslim, "O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me. Come and kill him." Or the quoting in the charter of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, or the Palestinian media in the West Bank which teaches the kiddies that Jews are evil apes and pigs. Palestinian terrorism? Not a word. Nor does White concern himself with innocent Israelis who are murdered by Palestinians. He doesn't talk about the Fogel family, for example. The first time he spoke at UCI in 2010, a woman in the audience brought up another family murdered in one of the settlements. White's reaction was that they were illegal settlers. The woman added that they were Jewish human beings. White dismissively responded that they were Jewish illegal settler human beings. I was there. I heard it.

White says that Gaza is "besieged". He doesn't tell you that there is not one single Israeli soldier or even one Jew in Gaza. Nor does he mention the rockets that fly into southern Israel from Gaza aimed at school yards. (This past week, there was a presentation at UCI by a resident of Sderot, which suffers the most from these rocket attacks. Aside from myself, only about 20 people, mostly Jewish students attended.)

White says that the West Bank is "occupied". That is the terminology of his side. The West Bank is still disputed territory, land that is to be decided by an eventual treaty between Israel and the Palestinians-if that ever happens. That includes those settlements, which White calls "illegal". If I am not mistaken that land was captured by Israel in 1967, when the Arab world decided to go to war with Israel. Egypt had Gaza, and Jordan had the West Bank. That's what happens when invading nations lose wars. Ask the Germans whatever happened to Koenigsberg, Stettin, Breslau, and Gleiwitz. Moreover, occupation is when one country occupies another. When was "Palestine" ever a country? The answer is never.

Of course, White said nothing about the recent prisoner release of convicted terrorists, which was part of some crazy deal to get the Palestinians back to the negotiating table. (I just read last night that the Palestinian negotiating team has resigned.)

And of, course, White has nothing at all to say about the murder, mayhem, civil war, and religious persecution going on from one corner of the Islamic world to the other, mostly at or near Israel's doorstep. White's only preoccupation is that tiny Jewish state of Israel, aside from its security issues, a free and successful state in a sea of failed states.

White presents one side of a very complicated issue. Few deny that Palestinians have some valid issues. However, to present only one side of this issue while ignoring the other side is what I call dishonest journalism and propaganda. That is what Ben White is; a propagandist and dishonest journalist.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

MPAC Declaration Against Extremism

Gary Fouse

I recently reported on an event at the Islamic Center of Southern California on November 2  in Los Angeles, in which the Muslim Public Affairs Council was to make a declaration against extremism. The event was only attended by about 50 people and the much-anticipated declaration was not immediately published.

A friend has made inquiries about the declaration from MPAC and was provided with the below link:

I will let the reader decide how specific this declaration is.

It should be noted that this link is not on the main MPAC website and thus, does not seem designed to garner much attention. It raises the question as to what will be the reaction from the rest of the major Islamic organizations in the US and abroad. Will they support this statement, interpret in their own way, ignore it, or denounce it?

The much-ballyhooed event in Los Angeles seems to have ended with a whimper.

Boring Ben White Sings the Same Old Song at UC Irvine

Gary Fouse

"And as you can see in this next slide....."

Tonight Ben White spoke at UC Irvine for the third time and guess what. He had the same tired old Power Point presentation as the last two times. On Thursday, this guy is going to speak at Brooklyn College, and everybody is acting like it's a big deal. Letters are being written, protests are being planned, and politicians are making statements.

Tonight, Ben spoke in a room half full of about 30-35 people. OK, maybe it was 36.

This is the third time I have pissed away an evening or afternoon watching and listening to this British bore repeat the same old points about Israel and the Palestinians and show the same faded slides with his little bullet points, maps and what-have-you.

Think about it; this guy is on a 13 day tour of North American college campuses saying the same things as he said the last time he was here. Who is paying for this, I wonder. Tonight's extravaganza was hosted by the Students for Justice in Palestine. They were expecting 70-100+ people. They got about 35-plus me.

If you are wondering, yes, I video taped it, but I don't know if I will go to the bother of posting it. Why put you through it?

Of course, I asked a question, and it went like this:

"When Mahmoud Ahmadinejad questioned the Holocaust and threatened to wipe Israel off the map, you reportedly came to his defense on both occasions, saying, 'He didn't really mean it that way.' You have also been reported as having said that while you yourself were not anti-Semitic, you could understand why some people were. I can imagine if someone made a statement like that in the US about Hispanic Americans or black Americans, they would lose all credibility and support, but why have your supporters given you a pass when you say the same thing about Jews-and why shouldn't I, as a Gentile, suspect that this whole conflict is not so much about land as it is about religion?"

Well, young Ben handled that one pretty adroitly, I must say. He simply refused to address it. He said that he would not respond to personal questions, that his record of opposing anti-Semitism was clear, and that his statements were readily available on the right-wing smear sites. To that, Ben got applause from the other 35 people (almost all students) in the room. ( I will post that exchange later this week. It takes me a bit more time than others to handle the technology.)

So to all you folks in Brooklyn who are planning to go hear Ben talk Thursday, good luck. I suggest you bring along a good book to read. The guy is as dry as dust.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Jewish Voice for Peace Joins With Israel's Enemies

Gary Fouse

Hat tip Pro-Israel Bay Bloggers

The circus is coming to Irvine

On December 7, in Irvine, there will be yet another anti-Israel hate fest. This is taking place at the Chinese Cultural Asspciation in Irvine, which is located directly across the street from the Islamic Center of Irvine mosque. Participating is the Jewish Voice for Peace, an anti-Israel bunch of Jewish misfits, who are joining hands with the Muslim Student Association, CAIR, and MPAC. Of course, this circus would not be complete without UC Berkeley professor Hatem Bazian, UC Irvine professor Sohail Daulatzai, and UCLA professor Gabriel Piterberg.

I don't know how the Chinese Cultural Association got hoodwinked into hosting this event other than the fact that they are located directly across the street from the Irvine mosque.

I urge my readers to write to the CCA and express your concerns. (Please be polite.)

9 Truman
Irvine, Ca 92620
(949) 559-6868

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Support Ann Coulter at USC Sunday Night

Gary Fouse

Ann Coulter is speaking at the University of Southern California this Sunday night. She is being hosted by the College Republicans. Already, the usual crazies and bullies are threatening to disrupt the event. It looks like the Muslim Student Association is leading the charge along with their leftist campus allies.

If you are in the LA area and want to show your support for the College Republicans and Ann, I urge you to attend the event if you can. I also urge you to e-mail the College Republicans and let them know you support what they are doing.

Free speech will be tested Sunday.

Below is a message from the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

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 Los Angeles Area Announcement!

The David Horowitz Freedom Center has worked tirelessly over the past several years to expose the ties between the Muslim Students Association, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Hamas. Any time we send speakers who have pointed out these connections to speak on campus, they are met with furious opposition and protests by the "Unholy Alliance" of the MSA and the campus Left. Many of you have asked us what can you do to help expose the enemies of America and the West on college campuses, and we'd like to ask for your help now.

Ann Coulter has been invited to speak at USC this Sunday, November 10th at 7:00 pm, and the MSA is already gearing up to disrupt her appearance as much as possible. In fact, one student wrote on the event's Facebook page"I'm gonna be really surprised if this women makes it out of USC alive lol."

Although the Freedom Center is not officially sponsoring the event, it is being hosted by the College Republican group on campus, with whom we have a long and supportive relationship. If you're able to attend, we encourage you to do so and show your support for Ann and the conservative students at USC.

Here is an article about the planned protest:

 Event Details

Time:  7:00pm-9:00pm

Building:  Ronald Tutor Campus Center
          3607 Trousdale Parkway
           Los Angeles, CA 90089

Room:  Trojan Grand Ballroom

Price:$15 in advance with RSVP, or $20 at the door

Parking:  Access Parking Structure X (PSX) through Gate 3 on the west side of Figueroa Street between Jefferson Blvd. and Exposition Blvd. The security guard at Gate 3 will direct you to the parking structure. Handicap parking is available on the first floor of the parking structure

Below is a message from Truth Revolt.

 Help Our Friend Ann Coulter

Support our friend,
Ann Coulter

As TruthRevolt reported on Friday, Ann Coulter is speaking at the University of Southern California on Sunday—an appearance that is generating quite a bit of controversy.

One commenter on Facebook wrote:

"I’m gonna be really surprised if this women makes it out of USC alive lol. Based upon her ignorance and the amount of hate she’s brought, I expect a riot this Sunday. Not advocating such a thing of course but if it were my decision.”

Part of our mandate here at TruthRevolt is to make sure this sort of disgusting rhetoric from the left does not go unchallenged.

Here are two ways to push back:

1. Visit the Event Invite Page on Facebook and leave a comment of support for the College Republican's who are teaming with Hancock Park Patriots to bring Coulter to campus.

2. If you are in the Los Angeles area, consider buying a ticket and stopping by. Big, self-righteous talkers who like to make threats about what they would do "if it were my decision" tend to melt in the face of strong support. We're sure the event will be well worth the $15.00.

Team TR

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Eboo Patel Speaks at UC Irvine

Gary Fouse

Last night, Eboo Patel, who serves on President Obama's advisory board for Faith Based Neighborhood Partnerships, spoke at UC Irvine. The talk was hosted by UCI and the Orange County Center for Living Peace. The audience was between 200-300 persons, a mix of students and people involved in peace and interfaith programs. I attended and was able to videotape the event. I will be putting the video up on this site later this week.

As said, a lot of the folks there were involved in interfaith and peace programs, probably members of Living Peace. Before the event, some people standing near me were chatting. One of them had apparently just been named "compassion director, coordinator" or something like that. There was also a table outside where one could purchase copies of Patel's books.

Virtually everybody who mattered in Orange County was there.The head imam of the Irvine mosque was there. He came up to say hello, and we chatted briefly. The head of the Olive Tree Initiative was there. Retired vice chancellor Manuel Gomez was there. Current vice chancellor Thomas Parham gave the welcoming speech. I even thought I saw OC Human Relations Commission CEO Rusty Kennedy there up front and hobnobbing with the dignitaries before the speech. At least it looked like Kennedy; tall creme colored suit with nobody in it.

This week, I had a chance to watch a couple of previous videos of Patel speaking. No question, he is eloquent and impressive. Born in India to a Muslim family, he grew up in Illinois and is currently the director and founder of Chicago-based Interfaith Youth Core. He is heavily involved in interfaith programs.

I had hoped to be able to participate in the q and a after his talk, but it was announced at the outset that there would be a short q and a with 2 or 3 questions from the student audience.

Patel did not disappoint in his speech. He is an impressive speaker-even better that President Obama. He not only speaks without a teleprompter; he speaks without notes.

Patel spoke of the importance of diverse peoples working together. He had anecdotes of peoples of different backgrounds learning to work together in places like Nicosia, Cyprus. He said that we must set aside the unsolvable differences between us and concentrate on what holds us together in our common interests. He quoted someone as having said that only a homogeneous society could operate as a democracy while diverse populations had to be held together under a dictatorship-until the US. He told of his meeting with the Dalai Lama in India. He had a number of compelling phrases, like, "Either we learn to live together as one, or we die separately as fools".

Patel also mentioned that when he meets with people, questions come up about "the elephant in the room". He didn't say what that elephant was, but said that when we concentrate solely on the elephant, we ignore all the other animals in the zoo. At one point, he acknowledged that some had accused him of being a radical Muslim, but how could he be so radical when he was involved in all these interfaith activities? He did make reference to specific periods of Islamophobia in the US after 9-11 and at the height of the Ground Zero mosque furor. However, there was no mention of the on-going persecution of non-Muslim religious minorities from one end of the Islamic world to the other or the killings between Sunni and Shia (the elephant in the room?)

The audience loved it. There was nothing in his words that I took issue with. I was so impressed I wanted to rush outside and buy his books, CDs, DVDs, and exercise videos.

When he finished, four pre-selected students were called upon to ask questions including one female, a young Muslim student, and two other young men, one of whom I believe is active in the Olive Tree Initiative. Of course, they were friendly questions, and Patel knocked them out of the park.

Had I been able, I would have liked to ask Patel about the recent accusations coming from an Egyptian magazine (Rose El Youssef) that listed him as one of "6 Muslim Brotherhood operatives in the US government". ( I don't know if that is true or not.)  I would have also liked to ask him, as has been reported, how he could appear on a panel  in July 2011 at an Islamic Society of North America conference with Siraj Wahhaj, a man who has called America a "filthy garbage can" and called for an Islamic takeover of the US.  I suppose he would have handled the questions adroitly stating on the record that he has no connections whatsoever to the Muslim Brotherhood. How could someone who is involved in interfaith programs and who spoke so eloquently support a group that is sending its followers in Egypt out to burn down Christian churches? Perhaps he would have told me that he debated furiously against Wahhaj on that panel. (I don't know what was discussed.) Besides, any hostile  or critical questions would have probably resulted in my being tarred and feathered by the audience. Hell hath no fury like the peace and compassion crowd.

On a serious note, however, and I am going out on a limb here, but it seemed to me that the UCI Muslim Student Union was sparsely represented in the audience- if at all. Of course, it was hard to tell, but I didn''t see any familiar faces, and I only noticed a couple of women in the audience wearing the hijab, and one of them was rather elderly.

Ironically, it was three years ago in the very same hall that the MSU disrupted the speech of the Israeli ambassador to the US. There was no mention of that either last night.

Monday, November 4, 2013

MPAC Conference in Los Angeles Nov 2, 2013

Gary Fouse

Hat tip Annaqed

On November 2, the Muslim Public Affairs Council held a meeting on the topic of  extremism at the Islamic Center of Southern California in Los Angeles. About 50 people attended. Below is a report complied by Chris Chrisman, who attended the event. I will let the report speak for itself, but what was notable was the criticism of the Saudi and Wahhabist  influence. Keep in mind that Chrisman, whom I personally know,  is an expert on Islam and not one to be duped.

The official release of MPAC's statement has yet to appear on their website.

List of speakers

Dr. Saleh Kholaki – dentist and officer of ICSC in various capacities for over 25 years

Haris Tarin – director of MPAC Washington, D.C., office

Asim Buyuksoy – current director of religious affairs at ICSC, candidate for masters degree in Islamic studies at Claremont University

Dr. Mahmoud Abdel-Baset --   chemist and officer of ICSC in various capacities for over 25 years
Ahmed Younis, JD – adjunct assistant professor and PhD candidate at the College of Educational Studies at Chapman University.  Named as one of the world’s 500 most influential Muslims in 2009, 2010, and 2011

Dr. Gasser Hathout – Professor of Medicine at UCLA Medical School.   Active in the Southern California Muslim community for 35 years

Dr. Khalid Abou El Fadl – Professor of Islamic Law at UCLA School of Law.  One of the world’s leading authorities on Islamic law and Islam.

Steven Emerson Interview on Fox News

Gary Fouse

Hat tip Creeping Sharia

Below is an interview of Steve Emerson of the Investigative Project on Terrorism by Fox News in connection with his film, "The Grand Deception." This video is worth a look.

Did you note the clip of Siraj Wahhaj?  "America is a garbage can".

Wahhaj, along with Amir Abdel Malik Ali, was an invited speaker of the Islamic Circle of North America in 2011 in Yorba Linda, California, an event that drew a protest, which in itself (the protest) , drew condemnation from groups like CAIR. Wonder why folks protested?

He also sat on a panel with Eboo Patel, President Obama's advisor on faith based partnerships, in July 2011 at a joint Islamic Society of North America-Muslim Students Association conference.

Why would a man who advises the president on faith-based partnerships participate in a panel with Siraj Wahhaj? (Eboo will be speaking at UC Irvine tomorrow evening.)

In addition, the Muslim Brotherhood document shown by Emerson is the same one I confronted MB spokesman Ibrahim el Hudaiby with in 2008 when he spoke at UC Irvine. He denied knowledge of it and called it a forgery. Yet, it was introduced as a government exhibit in the 2007 Holy Land Foundation trial in Dallas.

Emerson also referred to quashed investigations into the MB's finances in America. Most likely, he was principally referring to reported superseding indictments planned by the same US Attorney's office in Dallas that (successfully) prosecuted the Holy Land Foundation.

Emerson is right. The Muslim Brotherhood, in spite of its denials (ex. El Hudaiby) does have its tentacles in America. Even within the current administration