Friday, August 29, 2014

Terrorist attack in UK feared imminent

MPAC Press Conference on Extremism

Gary Fouse

Below is a video of the news conference held by the Muslim Public Affairs Council yesterday to announce their Safe Spaces initiative, which was described by MPAC President Salam al Marayati (sort of). In my view, it is long on generalities and short on specifics. Also speaking were Muzammil Siddiqi, head imam of the Orange County Islamic Center, Michael Downing of LAPD, Roberta Abner of LASD, and Maryum Ali (daughter of Mohammed Ali).

It all sounds nice, but I don't see any specifics here. It sounds to me like MPAC is saying, "Let us take care of the problem, and if we can't turn people around who look like they are thinking of joining the jihad, then we'll call in law enforcement." He also said that law enforcement has to consider the community as a partner rather than a suspect-that they can't have it both ways. If they do surveillance in the community, they are treating the community as a suspect, according to Marayati. He also said that houses of worship should be sanctuaries. I disagree. Not when we have so many subversive and hateful sermons coming out of so many mosques in the US.

As for Siddiqi, someone needs to give him a training course on how to spot suspects. Two terrorists have come out of his mosque, Adam Gadahn and Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen. Siddiqi also failed to "eject" the blind sheikh, Omar Abdel Rahman, in 1992 when he came to Siddiqi's mosque and gave a sermon on violent jihad, which Siddiqi translated in real time. As for Downing, when I related that little tidbit to him in 2012 during a town hall on sharia at Siddiq's mosque, his response was, "Well Gary. Some people change over time."

I should also note that both Siddiqi and Marayati have refused to sign the Freedom Letter by Former Muslims United asking for a simple statement that apostates from Islam in the US not be harmed. At least Siddiqi condemned the treatment of religious minorities and forced conversions, which he said is condemned by Islamic scholars. I am not so sure I agree with that last statement.

Let us also pick apart Siddiei's claim that Islam stands against acts of terror directed against "innocent life" and civilians. That kind of leaves the door open a bit, does it not? What is his definition of innocent and civilians? He also warned of "provocateurs' (informants?)

And if Siddiqi is truly a moderate, why does the book store at his mosque feature works by Yusuf al Qaradawi and Maulana Abul Ala Maududi and his wife?

I also took note of Abner's reference to a recent conference at the Federal law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC-in Brunswick, Ga) which included MPAC. She also referenced the establishment by DOJ of a pilot program in LA, Boston and Minneapolis. (All three of the Americans reported killed recently while fighting for ISIS came from Minnesota, where there is a heavy Somali population. Had it not been for a misguided refugee program that brought some 80,000 Somalis to the US, we would not have that problem.)

I also got  a chuckle out of Downing's reference to all the success LAPD has had with gangs by working with the community. LA is a "sanctuary city", and illegal alien gang members benefit from that policy.

In summary, this is just more propaganda brought to us by manipulators like Marayati and Siddiqi and abetted by useful idiots like Michael Downing.

Monday, August 25, 2014

A Shameful Attack on a Moderate Muslim-in His Own Mosque

Gary Fouse

Hat tip Samira

I am cross-posting this piece in the Arizona Republic by Dr Zuhdi Jasser, of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy. Dr Jasser is a Muslim who has the courage to speak out against Islamic extremism and organizations like CAIR. Most recently, he has spoken out against Hamas. For that, he was excoriated in the presence of his family by a low-life named Yaser Ali at his own mosque in Arizona.

"...they are not from amongst us"

To Mr Ali, I say it is you who are not from amongst us.  Your comments are disgusting. If you want to defend Hamas, a US-designated terrorist organization then it is you who are not from amongst us, Mr Ali.

Zuhdi Jasser is a shining example of an American  Muslim we should rally around and support. We need more like him and fewer like Yaser Ali.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

All You Pro-Hamas Protesters Be on the Lookout for Fousesquawk

Gary Fouse

As you know, I have been reporting on the recent pro-Israel, pro-Hamas rallies going on virtually every weekend at the Westwood Federal Building. On the last occasion (August 10), I was able to engage with some pro-Hamas supporters who called me a Jew and threw the F-U  bomb at me. Really hurt my feelings. On an earlier occasion, I was able to film the ugly abuse that was heaped up Steve Goldberg of the Zionist Organization of America and a lady because they showed up with an Israeli flag. Goldberg referred to my video in an email which was picked up and forwarded to the Bad Guys by an unknown person. Lo and behold, this latter site featured my picture with the admonition to "ignore his ass"!

Well, Cindy.You can ignore my ass, but you can't ignore my sexy abs.

Not that I hold it against Cindy for posting my picture. After all, It seems I took her picture not too far back. ( I think she's the one with the blue hair.)

As for who forwarded Mr Goldberg's e-mail to the pro-Hamas camp, I have no idea who it is, nor do I care, but whoever it is should not worry. We don't treat spies like Hamas does.

"So you sent our e-mail to the Israelis, eh?"

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Anti-Semitic Grafitti Placed in Jewish Storefront in Westwood

Gary Fouse

Hat tip Jihad Watch

For the past few Sundays, I have been attending protests at the Federal Building in Westwood, just a few corners away from the UCLA campus. As reported here, the protests have been both pro-Hamas and pro-Israel. Last Sunday, I was standing on the pro-Hamas side of Wilshire Blvd. holding several placards, two of which condemned anti-Semitism and Jew hatred in the US. Who should object to that, right? Naturally I was confronted with a handful of pro-Hamas types. Two of them, who were older Arab men, were quite belligerent. One told me in no uncertain terms that he held Jews responsible not just for the fighting in Gaza, but a host of other problems like controlling our government and  banks. He called me a Jew as well. I was also told, "F-You"a few times .

Now comes this latest episode of anti-Semitism in Westwood.

Why should the students at UCLA be shocked about this? Did they not see it during the past year when Students for Justice in Palestine, an insidious organization, tried to keep Jewish students off the student government and fought the appointment of a Jewish student to the UC Regents? Have they not seen it when the Muslim Student Association brought anti-Jewish speakers like Amir Abdel Malik Ali to campus? No less than UC President Janet Napolitano and UCLA Chancellor Gene Block have had to address it in statements to the UCLA community. Anti-Semitism has been right in front of their noses. And now they are shocked?

British Media Deception

Gary Fouse

Hat tip Creeping Sharia and Diversity Macht Frei

This is not exactly breaking news. For a few years now, it has been reported that the most popular name for newborn bouncing baby boys in England and Wales is Mohammed-regardless of how you spell it. It seems the British media, however, would like to cover up that fact by breaking the name down into its alternative spellings, and thus, preserving Oliver as the most popular boys' name.

"You see. You're number one, Ollie."

Ten bells and all's well as they used to say.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Christians and Jews in Syria

Gary Fouse

Incredible as it seems there are still a few Jews left in Syria. However, their situation is just as dire as that of the Christian minority.

The below op-ed in the Orange County Register is by my friend, staff editor and columnist Rory Cohen. With all the phony talk about "genocide" in Gaza, this piece reminds us what genocide is really all about.

At what point does the world have the courage to stand up and tell Muslims to "Stop the genocide"?

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Arab Christians Rally for Persecuted Christians in the Middle East

Gary Fouse

The symbol on the t-shirt is that which ISIS has posted on Christian homes in Mosul, which is used to denote Christian.

On Saturday several hundred Arab Christians came together at the Federal Building in Los Angeles (Westwood) to demonstrate for their persecuted brethren in the Middle East. The rally was organized by an organization called A Demand for Action. They were mostly Assyrians and Chaldeans, many of whom were from Iraq and Syria. I attended, filmed much of it, and spoke to several of the participants. Their recurring message was why is the world not paying attention to what is happening to Christians in the Middle East, especially Iraq and Syria? Where is President Obama? Where is the news media?

There were several speakers including Arab ministers and two young Iranian Muslim girls who spoke in solidarity with the Christians. The speakers told of the suffering and the forced conversions by the forces of ISIS. Again and again, they asked why the world, the media, and President Obama were ignoring their plight. 

I can't tell you how refreshing this was not just that finally people in this country were standing up and speaking out, but that it was coming from Arab Americans who painted a picture much different from that Americans are exposed to from the likes of CAIR and other like organizations.

Here is an interview I did with one of the event organizers.

Indeed, I did not see the media at the event although they showed up to cover the pro-Palestinian protest that began at 1 pm, after the Christian protest was over.

I think it behooves us all to learn more about the Arab Christian communities here in America and learn their stories. Given what is going on in the Middle East, I hope America will welcome as many of them as possible should they choose to leave the horror they are experiencing. First and foremost there must be international pressure on the UN to act on behalf of the Christians still trapped in the Middle East to provide a safe zone for them.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Video of Saturday's Pro-Palestinian Protest in LA

Gary Fouse

Below are videos I took Saturday at the pro-Palestinian protest in front of the Federal Building in Westwood between 1-5 pm.

As the Arab Christian protesters pack up to leave, the pro-Palestinian protesters move in.

In the above clip, you see the pro-Hamas thugs swarming the man (blue t-shirt, beard, shaved head and sun glasses) with the anti-Mohammad sign chanting in his face, "Bigots gotta go." At the end, I try to get the attention of the cops.

In this video Sheriff's deputies come to the rescue of the man with the anti-Mohammad sign (bald head, blue t-shirt)

Here is an interview I did with two of the protesters. I asked them a few questions about Hamas. Listen to their answers.

This clip lasts almost 11 minutes. Watch what happens to the man in the yellow shirt holding an Israeli flag and his blond female companion with the blonde hair as they are swarmed and followed across the street until they reach a group of pro-Palestinian supporters. Only at this point are there cops there to protect them. You can here my voice trying to get the attention of the police as to the developing problem.

 "Baby killers"

In the above video, the muscular young man in the grey t-shirt with shaved head at one point (after this clip) chanted "Long live Jihad. Long live Hamas"" at the pro-Israeli protesters. I was not ten feet from him and heard it clearly. I thought I had it captured on video, but it seems I did not. I don't doubt, however, that someone else has it on their tape.

Pro-Palestinian Protest in Los Angeles UGLY

Gary Fouse

Protesters try to intimidate pro-Israeli protesters-without success

"Long Live Hamas! Long Live Jihad! 

That was what a pro-Palestinian protester shouted into the faces of pro-Israeli protesters today at a demonstration in front of the Federal Building in Westwood on Saturday. I was there not ten feet away. I heard it, and I saw the man clearly.

It was an ugly scene all around beginning at 1 pm when several hundred people gathered on Wilshire Blvd. They were basically a collection of Arabs and retreads from the 1960s, professional protesters from ANSWER Coalition, an organization dedicated to protesting anything and everything. If you dig women with blue hair and women who don't shave their armpits, this was for you. (Those were the Americans.)

In this demonstration I was there strictly as a cameraman and not openly taking any sides as I wanted to mingle with everyone.

The first thing that happened involved a gentleman who had showed up at the end of the Arab Christian rally with a sign that had insulting statements about the Prophet Mohammad. (This guy shows up at a lot of events in the LA area.) The leaders of the Christian demonstration were not at all pleased with his presence because it was not the message that they wanted to send. At any rate when the Palestinian protest got going, the man was swarmed by several protesters who were chanting in his face. I tried to get the attention of cops or security, but nobody was around. When I returned the man was minus his sign. Eventually, the cops arrived and stayed close to him until he left. All the time he was being harassed, he never budged.

The demonstration came just as the previous demonstration was winding up by several hundred Christian Arabs, Assyrians, Chaldeans and mostly folks from Iraq and Syria who were protesting the genocide against Christians in the Middle East. I will post on that separately.

To sum it up, this pro-Palestinian demonstration featured chants of "Free Free Palestine" and several other top forty hits, which I don't recall. Not much original. There was a guy with the green flag that read in Arabic, "There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger".

It was when a few dozen pro-Israeli folks showed up that things got ugly. One man and his wife with an Israeli flag were immediately surrounded by demonstrators who got in their faces and screamed at them as they made their way all the way across the street. I stayed close and filmed and at one point tried to get the attention of the LAPD and LASD who were keeping a low profile across Wilshire Blvd.

Unlike the recent pro-Israel protest on July 13, the police did not try to separate the two groups. There were a few hundred pro-Palestinians and a few dozen pro-Israelis. The pro-Palestinians kept crossing the street to confront the pro-Israelis, and at that point, the cops stayed close by. At one point when things were getting tense, I was standing next to a Sheriff's deputy and another deputy came over and told her that if anything happened not to go into the crowd.

Note the man in center with two flags, both reading, "There is but one God, Allah, and Mohammad is his messenger"

At about 3 pm, the crowd crossed the street and started marching west on the north side lane of Wilshire Blvd. with full police escort, cars, motorcycles, helicopters and all. In other words, the west bound lane of Wilshire Blvd was closed for the protesters. The 405 off ramp at Wilshire was also blocked.You would have thought it was a presidential funeral. This was in marked contrast to the July 13 pro-Israel demonstration when people were confined to the sidewalk. Different rules for different people, I guess.
Note the flags: Cuba (and Che), Venezuela and, of course, Palestinian

The protest lasted until 5, and the pro-Palestinian contingent had to be escorted by police from the scene as the mob followed yelling, "Shame on you!".

Shame on them. They acted like uncivilized idiots.

I will be posting videos shortly.