Obama and the Muslims

Note:  You might want to start at the Barack Obama Index Page, especially if you arrived here by using a search engine.

President Obama certainly shows a lot of favor toward Islam.  Even the most casual observer must realize by now that every time the United States has any interaction with Muslims or Islamic countries, the Muslims always seem to come out ahead.  Every coin toss somehow favors the Muslims.  After looking at empirical and anecdotal evidence — Barack Obama's actions and words, and the claims of his siblings — I am convinced that Mr. Obama is a Muslim.  Most of the articles I've seen that would support such a conclusion are posted here.  If he is a Muslim he is also a liar (and can't be a Christian), but that should come as no surprise after reading the material on this page.

Once you understand that Obama is a Muslim, his half-hearted military actions against ISIS — and his sheepish responses to Islamic terrorist attacks all over the world — make perfect sense.  His inaction is starting to look like treason.  Mr. Obama has been systematically weakening America's defenses for years, not only through budget cuts, but by corroding morale — putting women and homosexuals in among the troops and getting rid of those who object.  Sadly, the fossilized political establishment in America is so comfortable with the status quo that nobody wants to rock the boat by even suggesting impeachment.

Another nearby page deals with Barack H. Obama's interaction with (i.e., his actions on behalf of) Iran.  I suspect the affinity for Iran has a lot to do with Obama's immediate supervisor, the Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett.  This page has news and commentary articles about Obama's interaction with Muslims, aside from his relationship with Iran.

Related topics:
The Bergdahl prisoner exchange
Obama is no friend of Israel
Obama and the Guantanamo Bay Prison
NASA appeases the Muslims





Overview articles:


The dream of Muslim outreach has become a nightmare.  The new message of the Obama administration was that the Islamic world was understandably hostile because of what America had done rather than what it represented.  Accordingly, all mention of radical Islam, and even the word "terrorism," was airbrushed from the new administration's vocabulary.  Words to describe terrorism or the fight against it were replaced by embarrassing euphemisms like "overseas contingency operations," "man-caused disaster" and "workplace violence."  In apology tours and mythological speeches, Obama exaggerated Islamic history as often as he critiqued America.  He backed the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.  He pushed America away from Israel, appeased Iran, and tried to piggyback on the Arab Spring by bombing Libya.  He even lectured Christians on their past pathologies dating back to the Crusades.  Yet Obama's outreach was still interpreted by Islamists as guilt and weakness to be exploited rather than magnanimity to be reciprocated.

The One-Sided War.  To win a war, to defeat an enemy, you have to first admit you're in a war and have an enemy.  No terrorist attack, no matter the body count or how great the horror, has shaken Western powers into admitting radical Islam is a cancer on humanity and needs to be exterminated.  It seems as though nothing will.  What happened in Nice, France, was as evil as it was expected.  Where the next attack will be we'll know soon enough, but it too will be shocking and not surprising.  It's coming because each attack leads to a response along the lines of a mild scolding.  If each time you robbed a bank and got caught you faced only a "It's wrong that you did that and you shouldn't do that again," why would you not rob banks?  Now add in the fanatically insane idea that being killed while robbing banks was the key Heaven, and you get Islamofascism.

Why FBI Suspects Keep Attacking Americans.  Why does the Obama administration keep failing to thwart Muslim terrorist attacks in the U.S. after receiving apparently good intelligence warning of those attacks?  It turns out that Americans keep turning in budding Muslim terrorists to the Obama administration and the administration keeps on doing nothing.

That which must not be named.  Radical Islamic terrorism.  Obama has spent eight years deftly avoiding using those three words to call an act what it is.  He has intellectualized his position by claiming the phrase "equates Islam with terrorism," which is counterproductive to U.S. counterterrorism efforts.  Instead, Obama prefers terms such as "workplace violence," even if the terrorists in question pay homage to Abu Bakr alBaghdadi, leader of the Islamic State.  A terrorist act provides an opportunity for the president to lecture the nation on the need for stricter gun-control laws.  Calling something what it is may not solve the problem, but avoiding it makes Obama look silly.


Timely news and commentary:


Trump Won't Be Punked By Foreign Dirtbags Like Obama Was.  Donald Trump is in the process of doing what Barack Obama never did and what he and his coterie of pompous twits and political hacks masquerading as a foreign policy brain trust could never do.  Trump is establishing a successful foreign policy doctrine.  It's not precisely old school Republican doctrine. [...] Trump's policy is "America First."  Obama's policy was "Blame America First."  Obama employed force only after extensive agonizing and never in the amount required to actually win.  The Obama Doctrine was about staving off defeat just long enough so the next sucker would get stuck dealing with the resulting mess [...]

Time for the US to stop arming its enemies.  No one expects the Trump administration to reverse the disastrous effects of the Obama-supported Muslim Brotherhood's hijacking of the "Arab Spring" in the Middle East that increased the regional contest for supremacy in the Islamic world.  The rivalry has intensified between the Sunni camp led by Saudi Arabia and the Shiite camp led by Iran — each with its pet terrorist organizations.  It's hard to overstate how much damage was done by the Obama administration's misjudgment that Sunni jihadists and Shia Iran were somehow friendly to us and could be useful tools of American policy.  But using jihadi groups claiming to be less violent than al-Qaeda and ISIS resulted in the Benghazi massacre of four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, and the destabilization of Egypt, Libya, Yemen, and Syria, and elsewhere.

CAIR Orders U.S. Air Force to Ditch "Anti-Muslim" Counterterrorism Instructor.  Under Barack Obama, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a group that reportedly raises money for Hamas, wielded tremendous power and managed to bully law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal level to alter counterterrorism training materials deemed by the group to discriminate against Muslims.  This includes getting the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to purge antiterrorism training curricula of material determined to be "offensive" to Muslims.

Democrats Delayed Firing Pakistani IT 'Hackers' Because They Were Muslim.  A month ago, three Muslim American brothers who managed office IT were barred from congressional computers (on suspicion that they accessed computers without permission). While many congressmen immediately relieved them of their duties, two House Democrats decided to delay the firing (until today) because their Muslim background, some with ties to Pakistan, could make them easy targets for false charges.  As we previously reported, the three brothers (Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan) who managed office IT for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.

Those 3 muslim Brothers Arrested for Spying on Trump Were Hired by Obama.  Folks, I am sure you heard about the 3 Muslim brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan that were accessing computers without the authority to do so, and may have seen classified information.  These three men were overpaid, getting at least $160,000 and one of them had a criminal background.  Yet, Obama hired them.

Trump Pentagon names the enemy:  It's ISIS, not ISIL.  ISIL has been vanquished — at least as an acronym in the administration of President Donald Trump.  The Pentagon has issued a directive that officials now use the more common term ISIS to refer to the terror group.  ISIL, which stands for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, was the preferred acronym of the Obama administration.  Some senior State Department officials and military commanders in the field preferred to use the Arabic acronym Daesh, but ISIL appeared in all official documents and statements.

Obama's Secret Communications with Mullahs Undermined American Foreign Policy.  The Democrats are trying to make a scandal out of the fact that one or more people associated with the Trump presidential campaign had telephone conversations with one or more representatives of the Russian government prior to Trump's inauguration.  Is there anything wrong with that?  Not as far as we know.  The CIA/NSA leakers have declined to say anything about the content of the conversations, so they must have been benign.  Let's release the tapes and eliminate all doubt, and then let's fire the leakers and, if appropriate, send them to prison.

Here Is Your Complete List Of Islamic Terror Attacks During The Obama Administration.  Tuesday's [3/22/2016] deadly terror attack in Brussels, Belgium was yet another Islamic terror attack that has occurred during President Barack Obama's administration.  Obama's weakness on the world stage and failure to even utter the words "radical Islamic terrorism" has emboldened the Islamic jihadist movement and has caused their evil expansion and growth.  Here is the complete list of Islamic terror attacks that have occurred under Obama's watch.

The Muslim Face of the New Democratic Party.  [Scroll down]  One case, among countless others:  The anti-Trump women's march was co-led by an Islamist in a hijab.  It is well worth reading the front-page exposé on Linda Sarsour, because she is a leader of so many of the causes that Obama promoted as president:  Occupy Wall St., BDS, Black Lives Matter, the Muslim Brotherhood.  After 9/11, Sarsour rose in power by promoting the jihadi fiction of "Islamophobia." The Democratic Party uses this accusation to fight Republican national security measures and accord itself unmerited moral superiority.  Sarsour's Islamic group was a big success.  It prevented the New York Police Department from conducting surveillance of Muslim groups and mosques the police suspected of promoting terrorism.  For her work, Ms. Sarsour was honored by President Obama as a "White House Champion of Change" and was invited to the White House seven times. [...] She did not sneak into the White House or get placed on the podium of the Women's March by mistake.  The Democratic Party rejects moderate Muslims and is happy to ally itself with Muslim-American radicals.

DHS Whistleblower:  I was ordered to scrub records of Muslims with terror ties.  [I]n 2009, the Washington Times reports that a senior White House aide called for the elimination of the term "jihadist" because jihadis should be considered simply "extremists."  Two years later, the Washington Times continues, the White House "ordered a cleansing of training materials that Islamic groups deemed offensive."  In 2011, the Obama administration ordered the FBI to cease all surveillance on mosques that might be radicalizing potential jihadis in the U.S.; this move was pointed to as a reason that the Boston bombers were not detected before their terrorist attack.  Now, a former DHS employee contends that he was ordered in 2009 — the month before the failed attempt of the Christmas Day "underwear bomber" — to edit or delete hundreds of files on individuals connected to Islamic terrorism.

Linda Sarsour Rekindles the Left's Love Affair with Radical Extremism.  The profile was titled "Linda Sarsour Is a Brooklyn Homegirl in a Hijab," but Sarsour is much more than that.  Designated a "champion of change" by the Obama White House, she was a delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention and a Bernie Sanders surrogate.  In January, she served as one of the four national co-chairs of the Women's March on Washington.  Currently, she is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit filed against Donald Trump's executive order on refugees.  The [New York] Times did not err in portraying Sarsour as a new left-wing champion, but like others who have lauded her, it omitted some details.

Former Obama State Dept Official Explains Why They Never Said 'Radical Islam'.  In an op-ed written for The New York Times, Richard Stengel, who previously served as under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, said there was a very clear reason no one could — or did — label various acts of terror as the product of "radical Islam" and instead used the much less loaded term "violent extremism."  For Stengel, the reason the Obama administration shied away from the term "radical Islam" was not because it was "too timid or too politically correct," despite harsh criticisms from Republicans and especially President Donald Trump.  Rather, it was because the Obama administration was concerned the term would alienate Muslim allies in the Middle East.

The Editor says...
I doubt if that's an accurate explanation.  I think it is much more plausible to believe that Obama was personally offended by the phrase, "radical Islam," because Obama himself is a Muslim.

Liberals Now Getting a Taste of How the Obama Years Felt for Conservatives.  Mob agitation is an extremely ancient human sin, one often seen in the Muslim world, where mobs tend to riot, burn, and kill on Fridays after mosque sermons that enrage whole congregations against any convenient scapegoat.  In the "House of Peace" (the Muslim world), mob violence is often whipped up by imams, mullahs, and their hired thugs.  In Iran, the regime's thugs, the Basiji, went into student demonstrations at the beginning of the Obama years to stab and maim college students demonstrating peacefully for the Green Revolution against the theocracy.  Obama did nothing whatsoever at that time, leaving the young demonstrators to the tender mercies of the mullahs.

Obama:  Jihadophile.  [Scroll down]  Obama is a jihadophile.  He has made that clear in a thousand different ways during his eight years, enough time to plant agents and suborn U.S. government personnel.  No wonder we couldn't do anything effective to resist jihad; Obama even refused to use the words "Islamic terrorism."  But he is still beloved by a veritable snowpack of campus flakes.  Exposing the real enemy is only the first step in national defense.  Fighting the enemy is a next step, and even today the Democrats and EuroSocialists are self-righteously refusing to do that.

President Trump will Undo the Cruelties of Obama's Political Correctness.  One of the cruelest goals of political correctness is to deny regular Americans the right to protect themselves from terrorism, from loss of jobs, and from exposure to disease, and to spit on their innate desire for safety in their communities.  Barack Obama's not so veiled accusations against the American people over the last eight years exemplify this cruelty.  Those of us worried about the all too frequent and continuous terrorism coming from young Muslim men were labeled Islamophobic.  Those opposed to Obama's open-border policy resulting in loss of jobs, disease, crime, and assaults in our towns, as well as the bankrupting of smaller communities due to taxation burdens, were called xenophobic.  Obama too easily hurled the charge of racism against police and millions of Americans.  It was bullying.

Muslim Brotherhood Front Organizations, U.S. and Canada.  The 2008 Holy Land Relief terrorism funding criminal trial resulted in multiple convictions and was touted as the one of the largest terrorism financing trials in American history.  Expectations were high that the 2008 trial would be followed by further trials involving the listed unindicted co-conspirators such as CAIR USA and the Islamic Society of North America.  However, with the appointment of Eric Holder as the U.S. Attorney General in 2009, all further actions on this file appear to have been frozen.  Holder would later speak at a conference supporting one of the unindicted co-conspirators.

Obama may challenge Trump more forcefully in coming months, report says.  It took former President Obama 10 days from leaving the White House before he spoke out against President Trump's order to temporarily ban people from seven predominately Muslim countries.  The statement was from a spokesman, and it did not attack Trump directly.  Rather it appealed to protesters.

President Obama's Genocide.  Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was released from Iraqi prison custody in 2009, shortly after President Obama came to power largely upon a political promise to end U.S. military involvement in Iraq. [...] Since the premature departure of American forces led by President Obama, Baghdadi rose quickly to power among Islamic supremacists.  By 2010, he was acknowledged as the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq. [...] Baghdadi is a genocidaire who envisions killing every person on the planet who disagrees with his Islamic supremacist vision.  He never should have been released from the Iraqi prison in 2009 so he could create ISIS.  His rhetoric and actions combined with the callous inaction and deception of the Obama administration created conditions of genocide in Iraq and Syria.

Palestine confirms it received $221m from Obama despite last ditch block attempt by Trump.  The Palestinian Authority has confirmed $221 million from Barack Obama during his last hours as president — despite a last-ditch attempt by his successor Donald Trump to block it.  The huge transfer was one of Mr Obama's last acts in the White House with the cash being released just hours before Donald Trump was inaugurated last Friday.  However, the new president's administration attempted to freeze the transfer, with two Republican congressman requesting a hold.

Report: Trump Freezes Obama's $221 Million Payout to the Palestinians.  That $221 million transfer to the Palestinian Authority former Secretary of State John Kerry snuck through hours before Donald Trump took the oath of office may not be happening anytime soon, The Times of Israel reports.  A senior Palestinian source told the Times that the Trump administration informed PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah that it is freezing the transfer of the $221 million payout and that the funds "were not expected to be handed over in the immediate future."

Oops.
Feds Blame "Lapse in Vetting" for Admitting Syrian Refugees with Terrorist Ties into U.S..  Dozens of Syrian refugees already living in the United States may have ties to terrorism and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is downplaying it, claiming federal agents missed "possible derogatory information" about the immigrants due to "a lapse in vetting."  Among those who slipped through the cracks is a man who failed a polygraph test after applying to work at a U.S. military installation and another who communicated with an Islamic State leader.  Information about this scandalous security lapse comes from federal agents with firsthand knowledge of the situation.

US Sent $221 Million To Palestinians In Obama's Last Hours.  Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking.

State Department reviewing Obama's last minute aid to the PA.  The State Department is reviewing a last-minute decision by former Secretary of State John Kerry to send $221 million to the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the final hours of the Obama administration, The Associated Press reported Tuesday [1/24/2017].  On Monday, the same news agency revealed that former President Barack Obama defied Republican opposition and quietly released the money to the PA just before Donald Trump became president.  The State Department said on Tuesday it would look at the payment and could make adjustments to ensure it complies with the Trump administration's priorities.

Bailing Out the Palestinian Authority.  President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry surprised many observers by devoting so much of their waning time in office to excoriating Israel.  But it turns out they had more mischief planned:  a last-minute Palestinian bailout.  Only three hours before President Donald Trump's inauguration, the Obama administration notified Congress that it would send $221 million to the Palestinian Authority (PA).  The funding had previously been blocked by two separate congressional holds, which are usually respected by the executive branch.

Obama defied Congress to hand $220 million to Palestinians in dying hours of his time in office.  Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking.  A State Department official and several congressional aides said the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning.  The official said former Secretary of State John Kerry had informed some lawmakers of the move shortly before he left the State Department for the last time Thursday.

The Muslim Brotherhood lost a good friend when Obama left office and gained a formidable opponent with Trump.  Yesterday [1/23/2017] saw a stunning contrast as it was revealed that the outgoing Barack Obama funded Palestinians as almost his last act in office, while Donald Trump's first full workday saw him call Egypt's President El-Sisi to offer support in his battle against the Muslim Brotherhood, the Ikhwan, which seeks his overthrow.  It's all about the Muslim Brotherhood, that octopus of Islamic supremacist jihad that seeks to use all methods — legal, violent, or deceptive — to advance the goal of a world ruled by Islam.  Former president Obama's last few hours in office saw him override a congressional "hold" placed on $221 million in funding for the Palestinians, whose goal remains the destruction of Israel in line with the Muslim Brotherhood's strategy.

Former Iranian Official [and] Pro-Tehran Lobbyist [were] Hosted at Obama White House Dozens of Times.  Two high-level Iranian government backers, including a former Islamic Republic official and another accused of lobbying on Tehran's behalf, were hosted at the Obama White House for more than 30 meetings with top officials at key junctures in the former administration's contested diplomacy with Iran, according to White House visitor logs that provide a window into the former administration's outreach to leading pro-Iran advocates.  Seyed Mousavian, a former Iranian diplomat and head of its national security council, was hosted at the White House at least three times, while Trita Parsi, a pro-Iran advocate long accused of hiding his ties to the Iranian government, met with Obama administration officials some 33 times, according to recently updated visitor logs.

The Editor says...
Recently updated visitor logs, indeed.  In other words, the Obama regime was hiding this information until after Obama's term.  Much like the way Malia Obama went on secret trip to South America (presumably at our expense) and we're just now hearing about it.

From the Front Line:  Sharia Compliance in the US Military.  I recently received this shocking letter from a man who has served as a contractor in Afghanistan.  It reveals the appalling extent of sharia compliance in the United States military.

Thanks, Obama:  Foreign Inspired Domestic Terrorist Attacks On The Rise.  Remember all the freakout about the "Sovereign Citizen" movement, and concerns about attacks on Muslims and the gender confused and such?  Remember when the DOJ painted Conservatives as dangers?  Well, the people we told you were a danger, those who become hardcore radical Islamists, are still the danger.

Virginia: FBI visits mosque with multiple ties to jihad terror to reassure Muslims of their safety.  Even lawmakers who fatuously praised Dar Al-Hijrah noted that "the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center is affiliated with the Muslim American Society." The Muslim American Society is the chief arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S., according to Ikhwanweb, the Muslim Brotherhood's English website. [...] The late jihad leader Anwar al-Awlaki was the imam at Dar al-Hijrah.  He is said to have been a "spiritual adviser" to three of the hijackers who attacked America on September 11, 2001.  Al-Awlaki was also in regular contact with Umar Farouk Abdulmuttalab, the Christmas underwear bomber who tried to blow up a passenger jet over Detroit on Christmas Day 2009.  Former Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan, who murdered thirteen Americans in a jihad massacre at Fort Hood in Texas, worshiped at Dar al-Hijrah when he lived in the area and was in touch with al-Awlaki shortly before he carried out his attack.

No, You Didn't.  As commander-in-chief, President Obama effectively lost the peace in Iraq, made a series of missteps that enabled the rise and the flourishing of the Islamic State (the so-called junior varsity of Islamic terrorism), helped turn Syria into a humanitarian disaster with his empty threats and then turned the mess over to the gentle offices of Moscow and Tehran, and failed to take seriously the threat of continued jihadist terror in the United States — all those episodes of workplace violence and that ferocious pack of "lone wolves" that has been so horribly active that we are becoming inured to its predations.

Shut Down America's Refugee Programs Before They Turn Us Into Germany.  On the same day as the Berlin attack, there was a knife attack at a Virginia Metro station by an African Muslim, Ali Ahmed Mohamound.  A similar knife attack occurred in New York City the day before, with the suspect still at large.  All this followed on the heels of November's Ohio State knife attack by Somali Muslim refugee Abdul Artan.  These attacks typify the kinds recommended in ISIS literature, and ISIS claims credit for most of them.  With Berlin, Brussels, Orlando, and so many other horrific attacks this year, San Bernardino and Paris almost seem like old news.  Although we view these events with horror and growing alarm, the outgoing Obama administration is literally importing terrorists through our nation's refugee programs.  Because private contractors are paid by the head to resettle refugees and other needy populations, the resettlement program has built-in incentives for uncontrolled growth.  This harmonizes with the Left's open borders agenda, which seeks to swell the rolls of new Democrat voters while weakening the influence of traditional (read conservative) America.

Obama Throws Importation of Muslim Refugees Into High Gear.  The numbers of colonists from the terror hot zones of Syria and Somalia are shooting through the roof.  As for the economic benefits that would be the only sane reason to accept more immigrants, an infinitesimal percentage of them have college educations.  Those who work at all will be competing for jobs that are already scarce.  The Gatestone Institute recently reported that of 1.2 million immigrants arriving in Germany in 2014 and 2015, only 34,000 have found work.  That is less than 3%.

Absolutely Stunning — Leaked Audio of Secretary Kerry Reveals President Obama Intentionally Allowed Rise of ISIS.  There are moments within investigative research when your jaw can stand agape as you recognize the scope of what you are reading or hearing.  A brutally down-played audio of Secretary John Kerry is just such an occasion. [...] This evidence within this single story would/should forever remove any credibility toward the U.S. foreign policy under President Obama.  It also destroys the credibility of a large number of well known republicans.

Obama Drops 502 Refugees on Nebraska in Final Weeks Before President Trump.  President Barack Obama's deputies have dropped 502 additional refugees into Nebraska during the first three months of FY 2017, according to the Department of State.  The refugee resettlement rate for FY 2017 to date is significantly higher in Nebraska than it has been during any other year in the more three decades the state has participated in the federal refugee resettlement program.

Obama is dumping as many unvetted Muslim freeloaders, rapists, and jihadists as he can into poor Christian communities.  Barack Hussein Obama has approved resettlement (including airfare, free housing and welfare) for some 100,000 mainly Muslim invaders into the U.S. for fiscal year 2017 (which began in Oct[ober]).  Hopefully, Donald Trump will reverse this executive order immediately, and stop the Islamic tidal wave.

Obama Admin Rushes To Resettle Refugees During Last Days In Office.  The Obama administration is resettling significantly more refugees in the final weeks of 2016 compared to the same time period last year, state department figures reveal.  From the start of Fiscal Year 2017, Oct. 1 2016 through Dec. 27, a total of 25,671 refugees have been resettled in the United States — little over 290 refugees per day.  During that same time period in 2015, 13,791 refugees were resettled, almost 157 per day.  The Obama administration resettled nearly 85,000 refugees in FY 2016 and the White House is on pace to resettle nearly double that amount.

General: Muslim Brotherhood Inside Obama Administration.  Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Tom McInerney, who served as both assistant vice chief of staff and commander in chief of U.S. Air Forces Europe, has surprised interviewers on a radio program by confirming the presence of the Muslim Brotherhood inside the U.S. government.  The Islamic supremacist movement's influence on Washington was reported in "Impeachable Offenses: The Case to Remove Barack Obama from Office" by New York Times bestselling authors Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott.  The book documents that Obama aided the rise to power of Islamic extremist groups in the Middle East as members served on important national security advisory boards.  The book confirms the Obama administration may have exposed national security information through Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's deputy chief of staff, who has deep personal and family associations with the Muslim Brotherhood.  Another key figure with Muslim Brotherhood ties is Mohamed Elibiary, a member of the Department of Homeland Security's Advisory Council.

Obama ditches registry focused on immigrant men from Muslim countries.  The original National Security Entry-Exit Registration System, or NSEERs, launched about a year after 9/11, requiring men and boys from a variety of mostly Middle Eastern countries to register with the federal government upon their arrival in the U.S.  Registration, which also applied to immigrants from North Korea, included fingerprints and photographs and a requirement to notify the government of any address changes.  But after the Obama administration suspended the program in 2011, the Department of Homeland Security put out a notice Thursday [12/22/2016] officially removing what it called "outdated regulations" pertaining to the "obsolete" system.

Obama dumps registry for some immigrant men, mostly Muslims.  The Obama administration said Thursday [12/22/2016] it is officially scrapping a post-9/11 requirement for immigrant men from predominantly Muslim countries to register with the federal government.

Obama to dismantle defunct registry of Arab, Muslim men.  President Barack Obama's administration on Thursday [12/22/2016] said it was dismantling a dormant national registry program which mostly targeted Arab and Muslim men visiting from countries with active terrorist groups.  Obama first froze the National Security Entry-Exit Registration Systems in 2011 by removing from the program all countries listed as having active terror groups.  But the program's primary structure was left intact.

Obama Admin Keeping Syrian Refugee Vetting Details Classified, Hiding Potential Flaws.  The Obama administration is keeping details about how it is vetting Syrian refugees for terrorism ties classified, drawing concerns from Congress that the administration is using a flawed screening process that expedites the timeframe needed to fully vet foreign individuals, according to new congressional communications obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.  Rep. Sean Duffy (R., Wis.) is petitioning the Obama administration to publicly disclose the vetting process and explain how officials can ensure in an expedited timeframe that Syrians admitted into the United States do not have ties to terrorism, according to a letter sent by Duffy to the White House.  The Obama administration has repeatedly shortened the timeframe allocated to vet these refugees for terrorism, with checks now taking less than three months despite warnings from security officials who have asked for up to two years to perform the necessary background checks.

DHS Gave Somali Muslims Security Briefings, Tours in Secured Areas at Major U.S. Airports.  Judicial Watch today [12/21/2016] released 31 pages of records from U.S. Customs and Border Protection revealing that the Department of Homeland Security has given Somalis "community engagement tours," including security briefings, in secured areas at least three major U.S. airports — Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Columbus, Ohio.  The records came in response to a May 2016 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, which sought records, documents and communications regarding a "Community Engagement Tour" in Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport on February 18, 2016.

DHS, State Dept.  Enlist Terrorist Group to Conduct Anti-Terrorism Training.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and State Department teamed up with an Islamic terrorist front group this month to train foreign officials how to protect Muslim civil rights and avoid discrimination and profiling when countering violent extremism.  It marks the latest of many collaborations between the Obama administration and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a group with extensive links to foreign and domestic Islamists that was founded by three Middle Eastern extremists (Omar Ahmad, Nihad Awad and Rafeeq Jaber) and reportedly raises money for Hamas.

Justice Department Sues City Over Mosque Zoning Permit Denial.  The Justice Department says that a Michigan city practiced religious discrimination in turning down an Islamic center's request for zoning approval to build a mosque.  The government lawsuit announced today comes after the American Islamic Community Center sued the city in August over the denial.  The center wanted to build in Sterling Heights as they said they've outgrown their building in Madison Heights, and most of their members currently live in Sterling Heights.  The city said then that the denial was based on "established land use criteria and not emotional feelings tied to religious beliefs either for or against the applicant."

Obama, Naturally, Is Going to Take a "Classified" Number of [Potential Terrorists] Into the US.  Um, why?  And what power does he have to do this?

Obama: U.S. must embrace Muslims to defeat terrorism.  In a clear warning shot at President-elect Donald Trump, President Obama said Tuesday the U.S. can only protect the homeland against terrorism by embracing Muslims and encouraging a society "that can criticize a president without retribution."  Speaking to special operations troops at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, Mr. Obama delivered his final speech on the war on terrorism as a thinly veiled reminder for Mr. Trump about "what we're fighting for."  "The United States of America is not a country that imposes religious tests as a price for freedom," Mr. Obama said in a reference to Mr. Trump's proposal to temporarily ban Muslim immigrants.  "The United States of America is not a place where some citizens have to withstand greater scrutiny or carry a special ID card or prove that they're not an enemy from within."

Chairmen tell Obama to release secret refugee agreement with Australia.  The Obama administration has written a secret deal that could let Australia ship more than 2,400 refugees waiting to enter its borders over to the U.S. instead, including refugees from terrorism-connected countries such as Somalia and Syria, two top Republican congressmen said Tuesday [12/6/2016].  But the details of the agreement have been deemed classified by the administration, shielding Americans from knowledge of what President Obama has agreed to, said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa.  They have seen the agreement and said there's no reason it should be hidden from the public.

Obama administration stiff-arms lawmakers questioning secret refugee deal.  Nearly 2,500 refugees from terrorism hotspots around the world are bound for the U.S. after being rejected by Australia, but not even top lawmakers can get answers about who they are.  In an unprecedented move, the U.S. State Department has classified details on refugees to be resettled in America via a secret deal made with Australia.  The bi-lateral agreement, which Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called a "one-off," involves 2,465 people currently being held in Papua New Guinea and Nauru who will now be transferred onto U.S. soil.

Obama fast-tracks plan to take Muslim migrants rejected by Australia.  Secretary of State John Kerry has secretly negotiated a deal to take illegal aliens from terrorist countries off the hands of Australia, which doesn't want them.  The chairmen of the House and Senate judiciary committees are demanding the Obama administration provide details of a secret resettlement deal in which the U.S. has agreed to take up to 1,800 mostly Muslim asylum seekers who have been rejected by Australia as illegal aliens.  Congress only learned of the deal through media reports two weeks ago and, according to a letter sent to administration officials by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., the deal is not only a matter of grave national security concern, but it could be illegal.  That's because it amounts to an international treaty that Secretary of State John Kerry negotiated without consulting or notifying Congress according to Article II, Section II of the U.S. Constitution, according to the letter, sent by the two lawmakers Nov. 22 to Kerry and DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson.

14,074 Syrian Refugees Admitted to US Since Paris Attack; 99.1 Percent Muslim.  The Obama administration has resettled 14,074 Syrian refugees in the United States since the Paris terror attacks a year ago prompted concerns that terrorist groups could exploit refugee admission programs to infiltrate Western countries.  Of those 14,074 refugees, 13,954 (99.1 percent) are Muslims, including 13,808 Sunnis, 27 Shi'ites, and 119 others self-described in State Department Refugee Processing Center data as simply "Moslem."

Obama Admin.  Scraps Plan To Punish Syria For Using Chemical Weapons.  The United States sought to strip Damascus of its voting rights at the agency if it failed to permit greater international scrutiny of its suspected chemical weapons activities.  Faced with pushback from Russia and developing countries, however, Washington withdrew the measure this week, diplomatic sources say.

U.S. State Dept.  Bars Christians From Testifying About Persecution.  During the height of one of the most brutal months of Muslim persecution of Christians, the U.S. State Department exposed its double standards against persecuted Christian minorities.  Sister Diana, an influential Iraqi Christian leader, who was scheduled to visit the U.S. to advocate for persecuted Christians in the Mideast, was denied a visa by the U.S. State Department even though she had visited the U.S. before, most recently in 2012.  She was to be one of a delegation of religious leaders from Iraq — including Sunni, Shia and Yazidi, among others — to visit Washington, D.C., to describe the situation of their people.  Every religious leader from this delegation to Washington D.C. was granted a visa — except for the only Christian representative, Sister Diana.  After this refusal became public, many Americans protested, some writing to their congressmen.

Female Muslim immigrant who said she voted for Trump because she was tired of 'Obama dancing around radical Islam.  A Muslim woman who immigrated to America from India as a child has spoken out about why she decided to vote for Donald Trump — and has received threats and hate in the process.  Asra Nomani, 51, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, [...] said she knows Trump can be ineloquent at times but said she has no fears for herself in Donald Trump's America.  'The checks and balances in America and our rich history of social justice and civil rights will never allow the fear-mongering that has been attached to candidate Trump's rhetoric to come to fruition,' she wrote.

The Obama Administration Orders The Destruction Of Any Records Of Islamic Terrorists In America.  The Obama administrated ordered for the destruction of hundreds of records of Islamic terrorists in the US, according to former DHS employee, Philip Haney.

Video: Liberated Iraqi Christians Hope Trump Wins: 'Obama Abandoned Us'.  Iraqi Christians — including a Catholic priest, a Kurdish soldier and a young girl — shared their outrage at President Barack Obama and their hope that Donald J. Trump wins the 2016 presidential election in a short video posted on the Emtedaad al-Dawlah Facebook page from Qaraqosh, a town outside of Mosul recently liberated by the Iraqi Army.

Soros Money, Muslim Advocates Leader, Helped Weaken Homeland Security Policies.  A Muslim legal group, girded with $1.8 million in grant money from George Soros's Open Society Foundations (OSF), has helped influence major policy changes in the war on terror, including the Department of Homeland Security's screening of individuals with suspected terror ties and the FBI's training program for its agents working in counterterrorism.  Internal records, made public by the hacking group DC Leaks, show OSF spent $40 million between 2008 and 2010 on programs aimed at weakening U.S. counterterrorism policy.  Muslim Advocates' Executive Director Farhana Khera played a key role in shaping the foundations' spending.  Khera co-authored a 2007 memo that "informed" the foundations' U.S. Programs Board's decision to create the National Security and Human Rights Campaign (NSHRC), a Sept. 14, 2010 OSF document discussing the program's reauthorization, shows.

Federal Judge Asks Why Obama Administration Isn't Admitting Christian Syrian Refugees.  In an otherwise unremarkable opinion over the federal Freedom of Information Act, a federal appellate court judge has issued a sharp rejoinder to the Obama administration over an issue that has been discussed in the news — the almost complete lack of Syrian Christian refugees being brought over to the U.S. [...] President Barack Obama set a goal of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees in the U.S., and by August that goal had already been exceeded.  But of the "nearly 11,000 refugees admitted by mid-September, only 56 were Christian."

No Whites Allowed!  Obama allegedly held jobs for Muslims only.  Turns out that a leaked email from a member of President Barack Obama's White House transition team in 2008 has hit the internet.  The email very clearly gives a few instructions on the hiring process that may seem, how to put it... racist?  So according to this email, if you are white, you are not diverse enough for the Obama administration.  The email was sent from one Michael Froman, straight to Obama back in 2010.  Froman actually worked for Citigroup and was serving as a member of Obama's transitional team.  Wikileaks, as usual, are the ones responsible for the hack release.

Leaked Email:  Diversity To Obama Admin Means No Whites.  A leaked email from a member of President Barack Obama's White House transition team in 2008 reveals that if you're white and not disabled, you are not diverse enough for the Obama administration.  The email released by WikiLeaks is from October 6, 2010 and is sent from Michael Froman to Obama.  Froman was then at Citigroup and a member of Obama's transition team.  He has served as U.S Trade Representative since 2013.  The subject line of the email was "Diversity."

Leaked: Obama Team Kept List of Muslims For Top Jobs, Excluded Non-Muslims.  The newest batch of John Podesta's hacked emails released by Wikileaks shows Obama's transition team kept lists of Muslim and Asian candidates for jobs in the administration.  According to an email chain from 2008, John Podesta received lists of exclusively Muslims and Asians to be considered for jobs in the Obama administration.  The email chain revealed that in this process, Middle Eastern Christians were purposefully excluded, or set aside in a separate list, [...]

The Clinton Record.  [Scroll down]  In 2011 the Obama administration, in which Mrs. Clinton was obviously a major player, decided to purge, from the training materials and curricula of all federal intelligence and criminal investigators, every single item suggesting that "jihad" or "Islam" were in any way related to terrorism.  Instead, the new objective would be "countering violent extremism," improving "cultural competency training across the United States Government," and promoting "cultural awareness."  All told, the FBI removed more than 1,000 presentations and curriculum items that were deemed "offensive" or "Islamophobic."  The FBI's decision to change its training materials and interrogation methods went on to have deadly serious, real-world consequences.

Federal Judge Halts Discharge of Marine for Mishandling Classified Info.  A federal judge has temporarily halted the discharge of a Marine Corps reserve officer who was ordered out of the service for mishandling classified information when trying to warn fellow Marines about a corrupt Afghan police official.  The Wall Street Journal reported that a federal court judge on Friday [10/14/2016] temporarily blocked Maj. Jason Brezler's discharge from the Marine Corps, giving the service's lawyers 10 days to provide proof that it did not retaliate against Brezler for drawing attention to the matter.  "They have 10 days to show proof they didn't retaliate against him," Brezler's lawyer, Michael Bowe, told the Journal.

"Post-racial" President Obama to Create New Racial Category.  As if the irony of Barack Obama having been dubbed the first "post-racial president" wasn't thick enough, now the Obama administration wants to create a new racial category -- for people from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).  Just as with "Hispanic," "Arab" and "Persian," the two terms describing most Middle Easterners, refer not to races but ethnicities.  But now the feds want to change this in what USA Today describes as "the biggest realignment of federal racial definitions in decades."  The new category would include Israeli Jews and Coptic Christians as well and would appear on 2020 census forms. [...] Virtually all the people in this new "racial category" would be Muslims, who traditionally had been less than one percent of the U.S. population.  But with more Muslims having been admitted to our nation since 9/11 than during all our history prior to it, this bloc is growing.

DHS: 29% jump in green cards to Muslims under Obama.  Legal permanent resident "green cards" to Muslims have rocketed 29 percent under President Obama, a trend likely to increase due to the population explosions in the Muslim world, according to figures from the Department of Homeland Security.  An analysis of DHS data by the Immigration Reform Law Institute during the Obama administration found that 18 percent of all green cards, granting legal immigration residence, went to those from majority Muslim nations in fiscal year 2014, up from 14 percent the year Obama was elected.  According to the analysis, immigrants from Muslim nations accounted for 178,403 of the 1 million green cards distributed in fiscal 2014, the last year data is available for.

Obama Aids Iranian Nuclear Terror.  Senator Obama opposed naming Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps a terror group even while it was closely involved in organizing attacks against American soldiers in Iraq.  Then, as part of his dirty deal with Iran, he secretly sent a fortune in foreign cash on airplanes linked to the IRGC.  And, as another part of the secret ransom deal with Iran, he lifted UN sanctions on Bank Sepah.  The United States has gone after plenty of banks for aiding terror finance, but Bank Sepah is somewhat unique in that it is a financial institution actually owned and operated by Islamic terrorists.  Bank Sepah is an IRGC bank.  The IRGC, despite Obama's denials, is an Islamic terror group with American blood on its hands.  It is to Shiite Islam what ISIS is to Sunni Islam.  And even the Democrats know it.

More Federal Money for Somali Refugees in Maine.  The federal government is sending more taxpayer money to Somali refugees in Maine.  "The United States Department of Agriculture is committing nearly $400,000 to increase food access for the Somali community in Lewiston," the Associated Press reports.

Adopt-a-refugee plan under consideration by Obama administration.  The State Department is considering a pilot program that would let citizens sponsor a refugee from their country of choice by paying for airfare, housing, clothing, food and other resettlement costs.  Conversations began in July and are expected to continue in the coming year, said Naomi Steinberg, director of the Refugee Council USA.  The program, modeled after a similar one in Canada, is designed to crack open new sources of funding as growing anti-refugee sentiment in Congress threatens to cut resettlement programs.

White House Proposes Official New Race: 'Middle East/North African'.  Obama came into office amid hopes that America's racial divisions would become a thing of the past.  Instead of healing them, however, Obama has exacerbated them.  Now he is going even further: one of the lasting legacies of his disastrous administration may be the creation of an entirely new "race." [...] This new Middle Eastern/North African designation — "MENA" — is being created for the benefit of Muslim Arabs.

I Want a President Who Will End Victimism.  Great news!  The Obama administration is proposing a new race category.  It's for people of Middle Eastern and North African descent — MENA for those in the know.  Why?  It's obvious when you go to USA Today and read the blather about how the new race category could solve all kinds of problems with community identity and private-sector discrimination.  In other words, liberals are going full-speed ahead to square up Muslims as another victim group for their victim politics.  See, creating a MENA race category could be used in "drawing congressional and state legislative district boundaries."  In other words, majority-minority congressional districts.

White House wants to add new racial category for Middle Eastern people.  The White House is putting forward a proposal to add a new racial category for people from the Middle East and North Africa under what would be the biggest realignment of federal racial definitions in decades.  If approved, the new designation could appear on census forms in 2020 and could have far-reaching implications for racial identity, anti-discrimination laws and health research.

The Editor says...
Barack H. Obama is attempting to create a new protected minority, bypassing our elected representatives in the Congress.  This demographic will be a new untouchable sacred cow that must have special rights and privileges.  No longer to be considered latent terrorists, they will officially become downtrodden victims.  Barack H. Obama is doing this, I suspect, to protect the thousands of Muslim immigrants he is inviting to the U.S., so they may enjoy a lifetime of food stamps, cell phones and pressure cookers.  Within a few years, any criticism of this new minority will be considered a hate crime.  Of course, there is a way to prevent this:  Congress can remind the President that he is not a king.

Obama Challenged By Gold Star Mom On Refusing To Talk About Islamic Terror.  Obama refuses to discuss Islamic terrorism.  Instead he whitewashes it.  Now a Gold Star Mom called him out on it.

Obama: I don't say "radical Islam" because it's not helpful.  "I don't want to insert partisan politics into this," Barack Obama responded to Jake Tapper when pressed on why he won't talk about "radical Islam."  The question came from a Gold Star mother at last night's veteran's forum on CNN, explaining that her son died fighting radical Islamist terrorism and it might be nice if the Commander in Chief acknowledged its existence.

Obama on Not Saying 'Islamic Terrorism': Christian Terrorist Wouldn't be 'Killing for Christ'.  President Obama told a town hall forum of military and family members Wednesday [9/28/2016] that he wouldn't use the term Christian terrorism if a Christian committed terrorist acts, so that's one reason why he eschews using Islamic terrorism.  Obama was asked by a Gold Star mother whose son was killed in Baghdad in 2007 if he believes that terrorism has "Islamic religious motives" and why he won't say "Islamic terrorist."

Of the 14 Attacks Under Obama, FBI Already Knew Attackers At Least 12 Times.  FBI Director James Comey was called out by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) this week on the growing problem of what I have termed "Known Wolf" terrorism — an act of terror committed by someone already known to law enforcement.  During a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing on Tuesday, Comey said the FBI is reviewing the missed opportunities in both the recent NY/NJ bombing and the mass killing in Orlando in June.  However, as seen in the exchange below between Comey and Senator Paul, the FBI director seemed unconcerned about the problem.  But he really should be — because missed chances by the FBI might be America's ONLY terror problem.

'Son of Hamas': When Obama Says 'Islam Is a Religion of Peace,' He Sets Climate For 'More Terrorism'.  The son of one of the founders of the terrorist group Hamas, who broke from Hamas, helped the Israelis, and converted to Christianity, said the major radical Islamic groups are "killing by the name of Allah," and that when President Barack Obama claims "Islam is a religion of peace," he sets the "perfect climate to create more terrorism."  "When the president of the free world stands and says that Islam is a religion of peace, he creates the climate, he provides the climate, the perfect climate to create more terrorism," said Mosab Hassan Yousef at The Jerusalem Post's Annual Conference in New York City on May 22.  "I wish I could be more gentle to present this issue.  But I've seen death and I came from hell and it's very dark."

Pentagon's top brass explores Islamic ideology's ties to terror.  The National Military Strategy, authored by the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, is one of the most important guidances issued to global combatant commanders.  It prioritizes threats to the nation and how to blunt them.  The 2015 public version does not mention Islamic ideology.  It lists terrorists under the ambiguous category of "violent extremist organizations" and singles out al Qaeda and the Islamic State group.

The feds keep letting 'known wolves' drop off the radar.  The FBI had the future Chelsea bomber on its radar — for a while, anyway — but let him slip through.  Just as officials had done with men who became the perps in at least eight other terror attacks.  Customs officials screened Ahmad Rahami in 2011 on his return from a trip to Pakistan, and again after a 2013-2014 trip there.  They notified Homeland Security Department's National Targeting Center — which sent the report on to the FBI and other agencies.  Then, in August 2014, Rahami's dad told the authorities his son was a terrorist.  Agents checked records and found nothing.  When his father recanted, they say, they closed the book.  Yet they never bothered to interview Ahmad Rahami himself.

A hard rain is going to fall.  [Scroll down]  Radical Islamists likewise seem emboldened to try more attacks on the premise that Western nations will hardly respond with overwhelming power.  The past weekend brought pipe bombings in Manhattan and New Jersey as well as a mass stabbing in a Minnesota mall -- and American frustration.  Europe and the United States have been bewildered by huge numbers of largely young male migrants from the war-torn Middle East.  Political correctness has paralyzed Western leaders from even articulating the threat, much less replying to it.  Instead, the American government appears more concerned with shutting down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, ensuring that no administration official utters the words "Islamic terror," and issuing warnings to Americans not to lash out due to their supposedly innate prejudices.

Once Again, The Obama Administration Missed Terrorist Red Flags.  After the recent spate of terror attacks in the U.S., President Obama defended himself by saying that these type of attacks are "very hard to detect and very hard to prevent."  But it turns out that officials had the New York City bomber in their sights — twice — and failed to do anything about it, making this the ninth terror attack on Obama's watch that arguably could have been prevented.

President Obama vetoes bill that would allow 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia.  President Barack Obama vetoed a bill that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia.  Obama objected to the 'Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act' on Friday, warning that if US citizens are allowed to take the Saudis into court, then foreign countries could do the same to the United States.  Congress will try to override the president's veto as early as Tuesday.  If the bill receives the two-thirds vote necessary in both the House and Senate, it would be the first of Obama's presidency.

FBI Training Questioned in Recent Terror Attacks.  Recent domestic terror attacks by Islamic extremists are raising questions among officials and security experts about whether FBI counterterrorism training is deficient.  The chief suspect in the New York City homemade bombing attacks last weekend, Ahmad Rahami, was probed for several weeks by the FBI in 2014 after his father alerted authorities to his terrorist leanings.  Rahami's father, Mohammad Rahami, told reporters this week that he informed the FBI about concerns about his son after Rahami stabbed one of his brothers in a domestic dispute.  "Two years ago I go to the FBI because my son was doing really bad, OK?" the elder Rahami said.  "But they check almost two months, they say, 'He's okay, he's clean, he's not a terrorist.'  I say OK."  "Now they say he is a terrorist.  I say OK," Mohammad Rahami said.

Obama won't acknowledge terrorism — and it's great news for Trump.  Poor President Obama.  He had a perfect plan — to use his final UN speech Tuesday [9/20/2016] to secure his reputation for putting Globalism First.  He would preen to the assembled autocrats and bureaucrats about forcing America to take in a record number of refugees, and blast Donald Trump for putting America First. [...] But terrorist bombings and stabbings are great disrupters, especially when they involve both New York and the heartland in a single weekend.  The disruption becomes unbearable when the attacks allegedly are carried out by foreign-born Muslims who were welcomed here with open arms, then turned on their generous American hosts.

Former CIA Director:  Political Correctness Kills Our Ability To Stop Radical Islamic Terror.  Former CIA Director James Woolsey said Monday on Fox & Friends that political correctness ruins the ability of law enforcement to stop radical Islamic terror. [...] For Woolsey, the Obama administration's stringent refusal to label the attacks as radical Islam is a huge mistake.  "As long as we have to talk about things in a politically correct way and we can't say that it's Islamic terror ... we are causing ourselves a massive amount of trouble," Woolsey said.  "There's virtually nothing that's worse than political correctness if you're trying to understand what's going on in something like a movement like radical Islam."

White House:  ISIS Doesn't Represent Islam In Fight Against West.  White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in a Monday morning [9/19/2016] interview that there has been "progress to debunk" the theory that the United States is fighting a war against the ISIS and that ISIS represents Islam.

Days Before 9/11 DHS Sec.  Tells Radical Muslim Group Islam is Religion of Peace, ISIS Isn't Islamic.  Days before the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history Obama's Homeland Security secretary became the highest ranking government official — and first sitting cabinet member — to highlight a convention held annually by a radical Muslim group with extremist origins.  The Indiana-based nonprofit is called Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and it was founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood, the parent organization of Hamas and Al Qaeda.  ISNA was a co-conspirator in a huge case involving an Islamic charity (Holy Land Foundation) that provided support to a foreign terrorist organization, mainly Hamas.  ISNA conferences often feature contentious speakers, including renowned Islamists and advocates of terrorism.  Among them is Imam Warth Deen Umar, who referred to the 9/11 hijackers as martyrs that were secretly admired by Muslims and has called for violent jihad.

Obama Uses 9/11 Message to Slam Trump and Remind Us Not to be Islamophobic.  Fifteen years ago on September 11th, Islamic terrorists killed 2,996 Americans in New York, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania.  An appropriate way to mark the anniversary of this deadly terrorist attack would be to pay tribute to the victims, the first responders, and the US soldiers who died fighting the war on terror.  Our president used the occasion to get in some jabs on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and to remind us all not to blame Muslims for this act committed by Muslims.

Obama marks Muslim holiday with call to accept refugees.  President Obama marked the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha Monday [9/12/2016] with a call for the U.S. to welcome refugees and immigrants. [...] The administration earlier this month reached its goal of accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees fleeing their country's civil war.  Mr. Obama's quota was opposed by lawmakers in both parties of Congress and many governors, amid concerns over terrorism.

Obama wants U.S. to take 30 percent more refugees in 2017.  President Obama wants the U.S. to take 30 percent more refugees in 2017, the administration told Congress on Tuesday [9/13/2016], calling for Americans to do more on the world stage at a time when many voters are already balking at the current pace.  The announcement seems designed to boost Mr. Obama's hand ahead next week, when he's scheduled to host a summit on the sideline of the U.N., pressing international leaders for action on a global refugee crisis.  At home, though, his new refugee target likely to renew controversy over the ability of the U.S. to absorb newcomers, particularly from countries where vetting is not easy, and where terrorist networks have expressed an interest in inserting operatives into the refugee stream.

Obama expected to veto bill allowing 9/11 lawsuits against Saudi Arabia.  President Barack Obama is expected to veto a bill allowing the families of 9/11 victims to file lawsuits against Saudi Arabia.  White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said President Obama "does intend to veto this legislation," on Monday [9/12/2016] during a briefing.  The veto would be Obama's 11th during his presidency, setting up for possibly his first veto override.

Obama's '1st Muslim judge' has ties to Saudi regime.  President Obama has appointed the first Muslim federal judge, a Pakistani immigrant who has practiced law in the United States for 10 years and was educated at American universities, but it's his ties to Islamists, including those in the Saudi Arabian government, that could prove troubling for senators being asked to approve his nomination.  While Abid Qureshi has never been a judge and thus has no clear record to inspect, his private practice defending Muslim civil rights and the celebration of his appointment by Islamist organizations give reason for concern, say experts in Islam.  Qureshi has defended two Muslim filmmakers in their quest to get pro-Islamic "anti-Islamophobia" advertisements placed in the New York subway system, and he also represented the Saudi Arabian government in a dispute involving a Shariah-compliant Islamic school in the U.S.  His appointment to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, which requires Senate approval, was hailed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of North America.

Obama taps first Muslim for federal bench.  President Obama used lawmakers' first day back in Washington after a seven-week recess to push the Senate on judicial nominations.  Obama nominated Abid Riaz Qureshi to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday [9/6/2016].  Qureshi, a partner in a Washington law firm who specializes in False Claims Act cases, healthcare fraud and securities violations, is the first Muslim nominated to the federal bench.

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson Speaks at Convention of Hamas-Linked Group.  It was bad enough that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson spoke at the annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a group with demonstrable ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.  But what he said made it even worse. [...] [T]he theme of Johnson's address was that Muslims in the U.S. were unfairly targeted for discrimination and harassment, and that he was on their side.

Obama cabinet member speaks at Islamist conference.  U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson spoke over this past weekend at the annual Islamic Society of America (ISNA) event, greeting the participants warmly and telling them, "Your story is the quintessential American story."  The Department of Homeland Security, the third largest Cabinet department in the U.S. government, is charged with protecting the U.S. from, and dealing with, terrorism as well as natural disasters.  The Washington Post called Johnson's appearance an "impassioned speech" to empower ISNA's participants.  The Clarion Project reports that ISNA is a group with Muslim Brotherhood origins and an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror-financing trial.

House Intel Committee Members:  Largest-Ever Gitmo Release Endangers U.S. Troops.  Republicans on the House intelligence committee said Wednesday that the Obama administration's largest release of prisoners from Guantanamo Bay endangers American troops, and that the president will be fully responsible for any American casualties resulting from the transfer.  Fourteen Republicans, including all GOP members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, penned a letter to Obama objecting to the release of 15 detainees from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, arguing that the administration's decision to release "increasingly dangerous terrorists" from U.S. custody jeopardizes U.S. forces operating abroad.

WH: Obama Wants to 'Ramp Up' Commitment to Admitting Syrian Refugees.  President Obama is "gratified" that his administration has succeeded in meeting its goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees to the United States this fiscal year, and he "certainly would like to see the United States continue to ramp up our commitment," spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Monday [8/29/2016].  As CNSNews.com reported on Monday, 10,126 Syrian refugees have been admitted to the United States for Fiscal 2016, of whom 52 — or 0.51 percent — are Christians; and 9,945 — or 98.2 — percent, are Sunni Muslims.

Obama Solves America's Terrorist Shortage.  America's terrorist shortage may be reaching an end.  If Orlando didn't satisfy you and San Bernardino left you wanting more.  If you thought, why can't we have more Boston Marathon bombings, Obama has your back, and your front and any other directions that a pressure cooker full of nails can hit you from.  This week the land of Washington, Jefferson and Mohammed Atta will reach a new milestone by taking in Syrian refugee number 10,000.  It's unknown if the TSA will shower him with balloons and confetti once he passes the gate while clutching a Koran and a copy of the Caliphate Cookbook.  Either way we hit the big explosive ten thousand.  And the clock is ticking.

White House Celebrates Bringing In 10,000th Syrian Refugee Ahead Of Schedule.  The White House announced Monday that the 10,000th Syrian refugee will arrive in the United States Monday afternoon [8/29/2016], a month ahead of schedule.  The Obama administration announced in November 2015 that it planned to accept 10,000 refugees from Syria before Oct. 1, 2016.  "Today, I am pleased to announce that we will meet this goal more than a month ahead of schedule.  Our 10,000th Syrian refugee will arrive this afternoon," National Security Adviser Susan Rice said in a statement.

John Kerry says ignorance is bliss.
Kerry: 'Media Would Do Us All a Service If They Didn't Cover' Terrorism as Much.  Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday during an appearance in Bangladesh that the media could "do us all a service" if they didn't cover terrorism "quite as much."  "No country is immune from terrorism," Kerry said at a press availability in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  "It's easy to terrorize. [...] Perhaps the media would do us all a service if they didn't cover it quite as much.  People wouldn't know what's going on."

Lt. Gen.  Mike Flynn:  Obama, Hillary Ignored Intelligence They Did Not Like About Middle East, Only Wanted 'Happy Talk'.  Retired Lt.  Gen.  Mike Flynn, who served for more than two years as the director of President Barack Obama's Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), leveled explosive charges against the President and his former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in an exclusive hour-long interview with Breitbart News Daily on Friday [8/26/2016].  Specifically, during an exclusive interview about his book The Field of Fight, Flynn said that Obama and Clinton were not interested in hearing intelligence that did not fit their "happy talk" narrative about the Middle East.  In fact, he alleged the administration actively scrubbed training manuals and purged from the military ranks any thinking about the concept of radical Islamism.

Feds to investigate Massachusetts town's rejection of Muslim cemetery.  Federal prosecutors are investigating whether a Massachusetts town violated the civil rights of an Islamic group when officials there rejected plans for a Muslim cemetery.

Administration Nears Syrian Refugee Goal: 9,077 Muslims; 47 Christians.  With less than six weeks of the fiscal year to go, the Obama administration is speeding towards meeting its target of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States, and is currently fewer than 900 refugees away from the goal.  A total of 9,144 Syrian refugees have now been resettled in FY 2016.  Of these, 9,077 are Muslims.  Among the 9,144 refugees, 47 (0.5 percent) are Christians and 14 (0.15 percent) are Yazidis — like Christians, a non-Muslim minority targeted specifically by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) for persecution.

Report: Obama Bowed To Iranian Wishes And Let Syria Cross The Red Line.  Jay Solomon, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, said on Monday that Barack Obama let his "red line" in Syria be crossed because Iran told him that if Assad was bombed, they would back out of the nuclear negotiations.

Obama looking to 'welcome' 213,000 humanitarian arrivals in FY17 with $2.2 billion budget.  ...and that $2.2 billion is only for the Office of Refugee Resettlement (HHS) portion of the costs!  It does not include the US State Department funding or the cost of security screening.  Nor does it cover the cost of most welfare, subsidized housing, medical care and most of the cost of educating the children.  They aren't saying yet how many Syrians Obama will be requesting.

'Tantamount to Treason': Gorka Condemns Distortion of ISIS Intel.  Dr.  Sebastian Gorka appeared on "Hannity" last night to react to a bombshell report that reveals officials from the U.S. military's Central Command altered key data to downplay the threat of ISIS.  Gorka said the report, which comes from a House Republican panel, confirms allegations by dozens of intelligence analysts that their reports were altered by CENTCOM higher-ups.  "This act of willfully distorting and playing down the intelligence assessments when American is at war is tantamount to being a treasonous act," Gorka said.  He likened it a member of the intelligence community "watering down" the assessments of what the Japanese or Germans were doing during World War II.

Yes, Obama Is a Founder of ISIS.  ISIS would not be the threat it is today were it not for the policies of President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  They should at least rate an honorable mention.  The fact is that President Obama, who famously dismissed ISIS as a "JV team", ignored the intelligence reports of the rise of the Islamic State and the danger it posed.  As Investor's Business Daily editorialized, Obama's later promise to "degrade and destroy" ISIS was an empty threat by a President who could have destroyed ISIS in the cradle but didn't. [...] So unserious was Obama's attempt to "degrade and destroy" ISIS that he at one point spared ISIS oil facilities, a prime source of its funding, because attacking them might hurt the environment.

Sen. Sessions:  Obama 'in denial' about inadequate vetting of refugees.  It's not that no one has been sounding the alarm.  FBI director Comey and many in the intelligence community have been straightforward about the threat from the connection between refugee resettlement and terrorism.  The problem is no one in the administration is listening to them.

Ten Most Troubling Finds Inside House Probe of Pentagon's 'Distorted' Intel on Islamic State.  [#2] Intelligence analysts declined to be interviewed, possibly out of fear of reprisals from CENTCOM leadership, while the interviews that did take place were under the watchful eyes of DOD officials.  [#5] CENTCOM established an intelligence "fusion center" for IS-related intel, but kept out analysts whose views conflicted with senior intelligence leaders.  [#8] Shocking survey results showed analysts believed data was "distorted, suppressed, or substantially altered" by their supervisors.  [#9] Even after whistleblower complaints and the "alarming" internal survey last year, the Pentagon took no steps to correct its allegedly distorted intelligence process.

Yes, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama Did Create The Rise of ISIS — It Is an Indisputable Fact.  In 2015 we noted an article at Real Clear Politics which hit on one of the key aspects of the Benghazi fiasco media have been hell-bent on hiding; Hillary Clinton, not President Obama, is actually the person responsible for the crisis in Libya.  When we watched the House Select Committee on Benghazi hearings, it was interesting to note how no-one really went 'there' to give Clinton full ownership of the 2011 Libyan Intervention; ownership she deserves.  So let's review Clinton's ownership.

Fact Check:  Were Obama and Hillary Founders of ISIS? You Bet.  Even the left-stream media is now acknowledging that Donald Trump "has a point" when he blasts Hilary and Obama for creating ISIS.  "Hillary Clinton is vulnerable.  ISIS did gain strength during her time as Secretary of State," said ABC News correspondent Martha Raddatz.  Conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt tried to give Mr. Trump an out.  "I know what you meant," he suggested.  "You meant that he [Obama] created the vacuum, he lost the peace."

House probe:  Central Command reports skewed intel on ISIS fight.  Intelligence reports produced by U.S. Central Command that tracked the Islamic State's 2014-15 rise in Iraq and Syria were skewed to present a rosier picture of the situation on the ground, according to a bombshell report released Thursday by a House Republican task force.  The task force investigated a Defense Department whistleblower's allegations that higher-ups manipulated analysts' findings to make the campaign against ISIS appear more successful to the American public.  The report concluded that intelligence reports from Central Command were, in fact, "inconsistent with the judgments of many senior, career analysts."

Flashback: Hillary Clinton Received Secret Memo Stating Obama Admin Support for ISIS.  Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Obama administration was actively supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq, the terrorist group that became the Islamic State.  The memo made clear that Al Qaeda in Iraq was speaking through Muhammad Al Adnani, who is now the senior spokesman for the Islamic State, also known as ISIS.  Western and Gulf states were supporting the terrorist group to try to overthrow Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad, who was being propped up by the Russians, Iranians, and Chinese.

ISIS Intel Was Cooked, House Panel Finds.  A House Republican task force has found that officials from the U.S. military's Central Command altered intelligence reports to portray the U.S. fight against ISIS and al Qaeda in a more positive light than lower-level analysts believed was warranted by the facts on the ground, three officials familiar with the task force's findings told The Daily Beast.  A roughly 10-page report on the controversy is expected to be released by the end of next week, two officials said.  While it contains no definitive evidence that senior Obama administration officials ordered the reports to be doctored, the five-month investigation did corroborate earlier reports that analysts felt the leaders of CENTCOM's intelligence directorate pressured them to conclude that the threat from ISIS was not as ominous as the analysts believed, the officials said.

US will reach goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees; Obama wants more.  The government says it has admitted 8,000 Syrian refugees so far this fiscal year, putting them on track to reach their stated goal of accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the fiscal year in September.  But the administration says that number is a "floor, not a ceiling."  If the pace of refugee resettlement continues, more than 12,000 refugees will enter the US.

Obama's news conference:  Everything wrong with Democrats, encapsulated.  In 2011, President Obama pulled the last troops out of Iraq, leaving a vacuum for ISIS and other terrorist groups to fill.  Then he has always announced his timeline in Afghanistan, which has allowed the Taliban to get stronger.  President Obama's Iran deal, which he lied to get done and which he calls a tremendous agreement, gives the biggest worldwide sponsor of terrorist groups access to hundreds of billions of dollars, of which a great deal will be used to spread terror.  That makes the world more dangerous, not safer.

DHS Gives Somali Muslims Special Airport Security Tours after Harassment, Profiling Complaints.  The Obama administration gave Somali Muslims behind-the-scenes tours at a major U.S. airport after the group complained to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about feeling harassed and profiled, government records obtained by Judicial Watch reveal.  The special security tours not offered to any other group occurred at the Minneapolis-St.  Paul International Airport after Department of Homeland Security (DHS) roundtable meetings with local Somali leaders to obtain feedback for "modifications to practices that would allow for operations to be more culturally sensitive."

Al Qaeda Financier Frequented the Clinton White House.  Islamists pose a particular security risk to our U.S. government.  They want to slowly introduce Sharia law into our system of government and take away our most cherished freedoms.  Islamists such as Muslim Brotherhood affiliated groups like the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) not only strive to take away our fundamental freedoms, but they oftentimes also lobby against our government's ability to crack down on Islamic terrorism.  For example, Farhana Khera of Muslim Advocates wrote a letter in 2011 to the U.S. Department of Justice telling it the FBI needs to purge "highly offensive counterterrorism training materials about Muslims and Islam used to train its agents and law enforcement."

How Obama Has Eroded America's Domestic Tranquility.  The president's reaction to the jihadist murder of innocents in Paris, Orlando, Brussels, Turkey and San Bernardino — and on the shores of Libya — also invites more chaos.  Dusting off centuries-old narratives about the Crusades is not the appropriate response to Christians being beheaded for their faith.  It sends a signal to the most evil enemies of America that its leader lacks the moral clarity and certainty that characterized other defenders of Western civilization, such as Churchill and Reagan.  Notice how after each rampage by a jihadist or race-obsessed cop killer President Obama and other administration organs are quick to say the "motives are unclear."  That's usually a sure sign the motives are perfectly clear to most Americans.  When elites charged with protecting domestic tranquility ignore the darkest evil, bad things happen to civilizations.  Chaos follows.

Alphabet Soup Corruption.  [Scroll down]  The Department of Homeland Security under Secretary Janet Napolitano admonished Americans that "terrorism" should be redefined as a "mancaused disaster" and counter-terrorism as an "overseas contingency operation," while issuing a report warning that among our chief terrorist threats was not radical Islam, but right-wing extremism, especially among supposedly suspect returning war veterans.  The agency proved inept in articulating and assessing the threat of Islamic terrorism following the Fort Hood, San Bernardino, and Orlando terrorist attacks.  Just as the IRS seems more interested in pursuing conservative groups than tax-cheaters, so too does DHS seem more concerned with finding euphemisms for terrorist attacks to deflect responsibility away from radical Islamic terrorism.

Valerie Jarrett:  How Much Control Does She Have Over Obama and Clinton?  [Scroll down]  Despite being an appointee who was never elected by the American people, Valerie Jarrett appears to have real influence in the White House.  An insider in the Obama administration has confirmed that Jarrett supported trading five detained terrorists in a prisoner swap for a single US Army Sergeant (Bowe Bergdahl) who had deserted his post.  She was against tough treatment of the Islamic regime of Iran, and she is personally offended by the term "Islamic Terrorism".  Sure enough, our President to this day has refused to even utter the words, committed America to a disastrous "deal" with Iran that gives the rogue nation almost everything it wants, and went ahead with the lopsided prisoner exchange.  Incidentally, the Obama administration swore that the terrorists released posed no threat — there is virtually no evidence that this is actually true.  These facts raise a number of disturbing questions concerning our present administration.  Much of Obama's policies have been disturbingly sympathetic toward Islamic extremism, even as the danger from that movement has only become increasingly stark and imposing.

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6,726 Syrian Refugees Admitted to U.S. So Far in FY16 — But Only 23 Are Christians.  As of Monday [7/25/2016], 1,515 Syrian refugees fleeing the civil war in their homeland had been admitted since the beginning of July, and a total of 6,726 since FY 2016 began on October 1, according to State Department Refugee Processing Center data.  Of the July arrivals, 1,501 (99.0 percent) were Sunnis, and three (0.19 percent) were Christians.  The other 11 (0.72 percent) were other Muslims.  Of the 6,726 total Syrian refugee arrivals since the beginning of FY 2016, 6,625 (98.4 percent) were Sunnis and 23 (0.3 percent) were Christians — including 15 described simply as "Christian," five Catholics, two Orthodox and one Greek Orthodox adherent.  The remaining 78 (1.1 percent) comprised 49 refugees described in the data simply as "Moslem," 17 Shi'a Muslims, 10 Yazidis, one of "no religion" and one "other religion."


Obama Hangs With — and Endorses — the Muslim Brotherhood.  Last Thursday [7/21/2016], President Obama celebrated the end of the Muslim period of fasting known as Ramadan.  The company he kept on the occasion spoke volumes about his sympathies — not simply towards Islam, but for Islamic supremacism.  Now, Team Obama treats the White House invitation list as a more closely held state secret than Hillary Clinton did actual, highly classified information.  But a number of known, stealthy "civilization jihadists" used the occasion to share via social media the fact that they were, once again, "inside the wire."  As important and as usual, Mr. Obama excluded pro-American, anti-jihad Muslim reformers from his celebration.  The message to their community could not be more clear:  Those tied to the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood are your leaders.

Justice Department Not too Busy to Sue Town Over Mosque.  The Department of Justice has been swamped by the workload it has faced over the past several months.  They have not had the time to deal with the illegal aliens that have not been processed.  They could not look into the IRS and its treatment of conservative organizations.  Neither did the DOJ have time to look into Lois Lerner.  Amazingly, we find that it does have time to sue a small Pennsylvania township over a zoning issue.

Obama stands by refugee pledge after attacks in Germany.  President Obama is standing by his decision to ramp up the admission of Syrian refugees to the United States even after three refugees from Islamic countries attacked people in Germany over the last week.  The 10,000 Syrian refugees the president wants to admit by October are subjected to more thorough screening and vetting than anyone trying to enter the United States, White House spokesman Josh Earnest stressed Monday [7/25/2016].  "That's why the president has confidence ramping up the number of refugees admitted to the United States," Earnest told reporters during his daily briefing.

That Jihad Attack on the Orlando Gay Nightclub Never Happened, Says President Obama.  Do you remember the June 12 jihad attack by a Muslim that killed 49 Americans in the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida?  It was a big thing in the media at the time, complete with reports about a cellphone confession by the jihadi, and evidence that his immigrant Muslim family knew about the planned jihad attack.  Well, you imagined it, see, because extensively documented jihad attack didn't happen, President Barack Obama told the world on Sunday [7/24/2016].  It was just "a deranged man killing scores of people," Obama insisted to CBS.  No jihad there, he says.

Justice Department sues Pennsylvania town for rejecting mosque.  The Justice Department is taking a Pennsylvania town to court over a municipal board's denial of a zoning application for a mosque, accusing officials of discriminating against a local Muslim organization on the basis of religion.  The Bensalem Township violated the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act when its zoning board in 2014 rejected a zoning request that would have allowed the Bensalem Masjid to build a mosque in the town, Justice Department attorneys wrote in a complaint filed Thursday [7/21/2016] in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Obama condemns discrimination against Muslim Americans as he celebrates Eid for the first time at the White House.  President Obama spoke in strong support of Muslim Americans, who he said 'enrich our lives every single day', during the first ever Eid celebration at the White House on Thursday [7/21/2016].  Obama broke from the tradition of hosting the annual Iftar dinner, an evening meal during Ramadan where Muslims break their daily fast, to celebrate the conclusion of the Islamic holy month instead.  More than 100 Muslim Americans attended the event celebrating the holiday, including Muhammad Ali's wife Lonnie and six of their children.

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Obama decries anti-Muslim discrimination.  President Obama on Thursday [7/21/2016] bemoaned discrimination faced by Muslim Americans, calling on people in the U.S. to practice tolerance toward their fellow citizens.  "Let's be clear:  Muslim Americans are as patriotic, as integrated, as American as any other member of the American family," Obama said during a White House reception celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the Islamic holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.  Obama urged people around the country to ensure that Muslim Americans do not feel as if they're "second-class citizens."

The President's Beloved Islamic Grievance Monger.  Linda Sarsour is a Palestinian-American community activist who since 2005 has served as executive director of the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY), which views the U.S. as a nation awash in racism and Islamophobia.  She is also a board member of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York, whose mission is to help elect as many Democrats as possible to political office.  An outspoken critic of Israel, Sarsour supports the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) movement, a Hamas-inspired initiative that uses various forms of public protest, economic pressure, and court rulings to advance the Hamas agenda of permanently destroying Israel as a Jewish nation-state.

Few in the West Are Serious About Islamic Terror.  [Scroll down]  The American government under its president, Barack Obama, does not call Islamic violence "Islamic violence."  Rather, it's "violent extremism."  This began in 2009, when the Obama administration declared the massacre of 12 soldiers and a civilian by "Allahu akbar"-shouting Nidal Hasan at Fort Hood "workplace violence."  It continues.  You'd think that after two massacres in Paris, another in Brussels and another in Nice in just the past 18 months, the administration would change its terminology to comport with the facts.  But it hasn't.  Islamic violence is, to the American government, still "violent extremism."

Is Govt Paying Security Firms to Hire Muslim Immigrants to Guard Critical Infrastructure?  I believe we are seeing just the tip of the iceberg.

Critical Infrastructure Being Guarded by Muslim Immigrants.  We know that Omar Mateen, the Orlando shooter, was employed by G4S Plc, a British security firm whose clients in more than 100 countries include the U.S. government (e.g.  DHS).  It is also known that his firm was part of a larger organization that participated in the catch and release of OTM's (other than Mexicans) at the southern border.  The OTM's consisted of people from other Central American countries as well as Muslims from the Middle East.  Once these OTM's were caught, they were released into the deep interior of the country without being screened and without supervision.  Mateen's firm is technically operating under the direction of DHS on this matter.  The catch and release of Muslims at the southern border violates our nation's immigration laws.  However, as we witnessed last week with the FBI giving Clinton a get out of jail card for self-admitted criminal activity, our federal government is playing by its own rules that they are making up as they go along.

SecState Kerry reduced to near-incoherence when Jake Tapper challenges his claim 'ISIS is on the run'.  Did John Kerry assume that nobody would challenge him on the Obama administration's stubborn claim that it is winning the fight against ISIS?  In the face of bloodshed at home from ISIS, the claim deserves questioning.  But somehow, John Kerry appeared to flounder when Jake Tapper of CNN presented an obvious critique to him.

We Need to Hate.  Obama dismisses beheadings, amputations, boiling of humans, sexual assaults, kidnapping, stoning, burnings, burials of live human beings, and genocide with mealy-mouthed word games and double talk.  He divests the peace warriors of the vital information needed to understand our enemies' intentions.  His flights from truth do not mitigate the intentions of our enemies.  Ending the blacklisting of U.S. Islamic charities that are helping to finance terrorist activities is unconscionable.  Bribing journalists to paint a favorable coverage of the Iranian nuclear deal is reprehensible.  How can we defeat what we cannot identify if their wicked objectives and actions are deliberately camouflaged?

Ted Cruz to Obama after Nice attack:  'Willful blindness is not a policy'.  Sen.  Ted Cruz issued a statement following Thursday['s] terrorist attack in Nice, France, saying the Obama administration's "willful blindness" of radical Islam is putting the country at risk.  "Let us make no mistake about it:  Europe is under siege," the Texas Republican said.  "[...] As America has focused on limited regional air strikes, ISIS has been playing a longer game.  They have used the last two years to establish a network of militants around the world from France to Bangladesh who are now coming to life.  They may be in the United States as well.

Video: Pentagon Celebrates Islamic 'Month of Jihad'.  An update on the Pentagon's taxpayer-funded but invitation-only Ramadan feast, thanks to reader Martin for this video in which the Pentagon not only celebrates Ramadan but seems to promote Islam and rewrite history.  They even had the gall to publish this video on Independence Day, July 4. [...] And while we haven't yet translated the transcript, it appears that someone at the Pentagon is trying to claim two African-American slaves who fought in the Revolutionary War were Muslims... although there is no evidence whatsoever that they were.

President Obama's Potential Felonies.  In the recent terrorist attack in Orlando, the US Dept. of Justice ordered the Orlando Police Dept. to scrub, or delete, references to terrorism from the records they had of phone calls with the shooter Omar Mateen.  This is clearly proof of an effort by the President and Justice Dept. to cover up and conceal Islamic references spoken by the Orlando shooter.  The FBI was ordered to release only partial, not full, transcripts.  This proves that President Obama is directly involved in the obstruction of an investigation of terrorism and that he is using a Justice Dept. agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to perpetrate his obstruction.  This is not the first time this has happened.  The President has ordered other agencies in the past to destroy evidence of potential Islamic references.

U.S. jets abandoned Syrian rebels in the desert.  Then they lost a battle to ISIS.  American warplanes were diverted from an offensive launched against the Islamic State last week by U.S.-backed rebels in Syria in order to bomb a more enticing target in Iraq, withdrawing air support at a critical moment and contributing to the failure of the rebel operation, according to U.S. officials familiar with the incident.  Aircraft assigned to provide cover for the offensive, launched June 28 to capture the eastern Syrian town of Bukamal, were ordered in the middle of the operation to leave the area and head instead to the outskirts of Fallujah, in neighboring Iraq, the officials said.

Bill O'Reilly shares photos of Barack Obama in traditional Muslim dress he claims are from half-brother Malik's wedding.  [Scroll down]  He did this while attacking President Obama hours after he revealed he would not be withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, saying:  'President Obama, as we all know, will not even use the words Islamic terrorism. [...] 'There is no question the Obama administration's greatest failure is allowing the Islamic terror group ISIS to run wild, murdering thousands of innocent people all over the world, including many Muslims,' said O'Reilly.  'Mr. Obama has never, never acknowledged that mistake, nor does he define the ISIS threat accurately.

Obama rips 'bigotry' and 'xenophobia' with Ramadan message.  President Barack Obama sent a message to Donald Trump on Wednesday in a statement marking the end of Ramadan, calling on Americans to renew their commitment to protecting Muslim Americans against bigotry and xenophobia.  "Muslim Americans have been part of our American family since its founding," Obama said in a statement released by the White House on the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr.  "This Eid, we recommit to protecting Muslim Americans against bigotry and xenophobia, while celebrating the contributions of Muslim Americans around the country, including one of our finest, the People's Champion Muhammad Ali, to whom we bade farewell this Ramadan."

Obama: More Terror Attacks Mean We're Winning The War On Terror.  In its latest Orwellian message on ISIS, the Obama administration insists that the spate of terror attacks around the world over the past week is a good thing, because it means ISIS is on the run.

Ted Cruz Grills Snooty Jeh Johnson at Senate Judiciary Hearing.  Cruz began his line of questioning by noting that DHS didn't attend the hearing he held on Tuesday, "Willful Blindness:  Consequences of Agency Efforts To Deemphasize Radical Islam in Combating Terrorism."  He proceeded to fill Johnson in on what he missed, describing evidence and testimony that he said revealed a "systematic effort" to scrub all references of Islam in government documents.  "For example, in the 9/11 Commission report the word 'jihad' appears 126 times, the word Muslim appears in that report 145 times, the word Islam appears in that report 322 times," Cruz said.  "And yet since that 9/11 report, new policies have been put into effect and as a matter of systematic policy those terms are no longer allowed to be used in this administration.  The FBI counter-terror lexicon uses the word jihad zero times.  The national Intelligence Strategy of 2009 uses jihad zero times, the Strategic Implementation Plan to Prevent Violent Extremism of 2011 uses the word zero times.  The National Intelligence Strategy of 2014 uses the word zero times."

Did Obama White House bully anti-Muslim preacher?  There was a troubling item tucked deep inside the House Republican's Benghazi report on Tuesday.  It involves Terry Jones — the Florida preacher who has an affinity for burning the Koran. [...] Nevertheless, why were the Pentagon and the State Department so fixated on Preacher Jones instead of dispatching troops to rescue our people in Benghazi?  If I didn't know better, I'd say they were trying to find a fall guy — someone to blame other than the true culprits — Islamic radicals.  It was not the first time the Obama administration tried to strong-arm Preacher Jones.

Homeland Security Chief: 'No Idea' Who Scrubbed Islam from Counterterror Materials.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson pleaded ignorance Thursday when asked during a Senate hearing about a massive purging of counterterrorism materials that cite Islam and jihad at his agency.  Specifically, Johnson was grilled over a DHS whistleblower's explosive charge that his agency ordered hundreds of classified counterterrorism files containing key intelligence data deleted or altered to avoid offending Muslims.  "Was that testimony accurate?" Sen.  Ted Cruz, R-Texas, asked the secretary, who was called to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee concerning Homeland Security oversight.  "I have no idea," Johnson claimed, shrugging off the controversy as an issue of semantics not particularly relevant to fighting terrorism.

Ted Cruz Blasts Disdainful, Dismissive, Disinterested Jerk Jeh Johnson Over Radical Islam.  Yesterday [6/29/2016], Ted Cruz exposed the Obama administration for their whitewashing of radical Islam in reports and their utter scrubbing of any reference to jihad or Islam in all official documents.  Today, Ted Cruz faced DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, who is far more interested in the scourge of "right wing" Americans than any threat from radical Islam and who was utterly disinterested and dismissive of Cruz's line of questioning.  This is simply amazing.  It is long, but it builds up like symphony.  [Video clip]

Obama Admin Tells Florida Agencies To Deny Public Records Requests On Orlando Attack.  While Attorney General Loretta Lynch holds firm to her claim that the motive of Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen may never be known, the FBI is instructing Florida agencies that responded to the attack that night to deny requests for public records pertaining to the case.  Mateen called police several times during the three hour ordeal to declare his allegiance to ISIS, yet only a fraction of his discussions with authorities that night have been released to the public — first an edited version, than an unedited one.  In response to a lawsuit by local media seeking the release of the 911 audio, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office released a letter they got from the FBI instructing them to deny all requests for information and refer news outlets seeking information to the feds, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

FBI asks agencies who responded to Pulse to deny records requests.  The FBI has asked law enforcement agencies who responded to Pulse nightclub to withhold records from the public, according to officials.  A June 20 letter from the FBI, attached to the City or Orlando's lawsuit over withholding 911 calls and other records from 25 media outlets including the Orlando Sentinel, was also sent to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office with instructions pertaining to how they should respond to records requests.  The letter requests that agencies deny inquiries and directs departments to "immediately notify the FBI of any requests your agency received" so "the FBI can seek to prevent disclosure through appropriate channels, as necessary."

Cruz Grills DHS Head:  Is WH Scrubbing References to Jihad, Islamic Terror in Gov't Docs?  Senator Ted Cruz got very combative with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson today over the White House's alleged scrubbing of references to jihad, Islamic terrorism, and Muslims from terror-related documents.  At a Judiciary Committee hearing today, Cruz called out Johnson for the fact that DHS didn't attend a recent hearing on the matter.  He asked him if the claims of a former employee insisting they scrubbed those references were accurate.  Johnson said, "I have no idea."  Cruz kept pressing, and Johnson (with mild frustration), said, "Senator, I find this whole debate to be very interesting."  He said this kind of thing might make for "good political debate," but the U.S. government shouldn't be giving ISIS the credence that they so desire.

Why Our Leaders Won't Name The Enemy.  In moments like these we see that Obama knows that he's lying.  And Obama makes the awkward semantics argument because he knows that the existence of Islamic terrorism can't be debated.  When you are reduced to arguing that names don't matter, it's because you know that the name is right.  Plenty of leftists lie to themselves about Islamic terrorism.  Obama is not lying to himself.  He's lying to us.  He is willing to say things about Islamic terror to foreign leaders that he refuses to say to Americans.  He can tell them that Islamic terrorism is real and that the only way to stop it is to reform Islam.  And here is where we come back to his question of why naming Islamic terrorism matters.  It's a question that Obama has already answered.  You can't solve a problem until you define it.

Obama Invites 18.7 Million Immigrants to Avoid Oath of Allegiance, Pledge to Defend America.  It's not only illegal aliens who are escaping enforcement of the nation's immigration laws.  Under the Obama administration's expansive interpretation of executive authority, legal immigrants seeking citizenship through the nation's Naturalization process are now exempt from a key part of the Oath of Allegiance.  Immigrants seeking to become citizens no longer have to pledge to "bear arms on behalf of the United States."  They can opt out of that part of the Oath.  Nor do they have to cite any specific religious belief that forbids them to perform military service.

The 6 Things Obama Doesn't Want You to Know About the Islamic State.  With the recent attempt at the Cabinet level of the U.S. Government by Attorney General Loretta Lynch to censor what the terrorist responsible for the greatest terror attack since 9/11 was saying on the phone to the 911 dispatcher during the Orlando massacre, we have the smoking gun of Orwellian "Newspeak" in America.  Barack Obama and his political appointees and cabinet members have been trying for more than five years to explain away the jihadi threat to America and misdirect your understanding of how serious the dangers are.  To quote my good friend Tom Joscelyn atThe Long War Journal, it is a systematic effort to make you, "disconnect the dots."  Here are the things that the Obama Administration does not want you to know.

Ex-Terrorism Prosecutor:  Redacting 911 Calls Shows Obama Administration 'Is Becoming Sharia-Adherent'.  In commenting on why the Obama administration initially had decided to release redacted portions of the 911 telephone calls made by the radical Islamic terrorist who killed 49 people at an Orlando night club, columnist, author, and former terrorism prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy said it was because the government "is becoming Sharia-adherent."  Sharia is the Islamic law that many Muslims (and governments) throughout the world follow, and it is based on the teachings in the Quran.  On Monday's [6/20/2016] Bretibart News Daily (SiriusXM), host Stephen K. Bannon asked McCarthy, "The attorney general went on NBC yesterday and she said she's redacting the audio of the assailant in Orlando to take out his call to jihad, his pledge to the Islamic State.  Did you buy her reason?  Or do you think it shows our government is starting to become Sharia-adherent or Sharia-compliant?

What Just Caused Charles Krauthammer To Call Obama A Stupid Embarrassment?  [Charles] Krauthammer was analyzing the administration's recent attempts to censor the 911 transcripts of calls made by the Orlando terrorist, Omar Mateen, in which he pledged his allegiance to ISIS.  He said the President's attempt to alter or erase history on all matters involving terrorism demonstrates just how "fanatical" he is "in trying to cover up and hide the connection with Islam."

Krauthammer: Obama Admin 'Fanatical' About Hiding Islam-Terror Connection.  Tonight [6/20/2016] on Special Report, Charles Krauthammer explained the Obama Administration and FBI's pivot in releasing previously redacted transcripts of the Orlando terrorist's call to 911.  He said that the redacted version, which removed references to Islam, was "stupid," "ridiculous" and an "embarrassment."  "Everybody could see what the words underneath were.  And what exactly are they accomplishing in pretending they weren't said?"  Krauthammer said it exposes the administration as "fanatical in trying to cover up and hide the connection with Islam."

Obama tries to go full Orwellian on the Islamic threat.  Members of the Obama administration and their wingmen in the press have been busy conjuring up ways to change the narrative from the truth — that this was an act of war against the United States — to lies necessitated by their ideological agenda.  The carnage had barely stopped before they reached for the terminology of "hate crime," because that's something they think they know how to manage: define it, prosecute it, exploit it for political purposes.  Islamic supremacism they cannot and will not fight.  The global jihad is an endless, relentless religiously driven violent movement of conquest.  It's much easier and politically beneficial for them to deal with a "hate crime."  This is why Ms.  Lynch announced the Department of Justice's decision to redact all of Mateen's references to Islam, jihad and Allah during his 911 call, which she later reversed under pressure.

Bill Whittle's Firewall:  Guns, Islam and Orlando.  Mr. Obama, the word Islam means "submission" and the religion of Islam divides the world into two spheres:  Dar al Islam, which means the house of Islam — the House of Submission — and Dar al Harb, or the House of War.  Islam has been at war with every other religion on earth since Mohammed began his conquests. [...] Why have you consistently ordered the words Islam and Jihad and others from our intelligence briefings?  Why did you tell the United Nations that "The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam?"  You consistently order our military to abort airstrikes against ISIS and order our FBI to scrub intelligence files of any Islamic references, and to not investigate or even inform us of these threats.

Obama's whitewashing of the Orlando massacre.  Truly, there is no reserve of cynicism vast enough for decent, freedom-loving Americans to fully comprehend the diabolical motivations of President Obama and the henchmen he has running his administration.  It defies even the most dishonest and criminal imagination.  It really is enough to make good people seriously question where the president's loyalties actually lie.

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Unbelievable! AG Lynch admits she has lost track of Orlando shooter's wife.  The mind boggles, as during her press conference in Orlando, Attorney General Loretta Lynch casually admitted that she has no idea of the location of the wife of the Orlando shooter — who may well have been aware of his attack and provided material support for it.

White House unsure if U.S. can sic troops on Assad.  Obama administration officials don't think they have authorization to order U.S. troops to engage Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces even if President Obama was inclined to do so, a White House spokesman said Wednesday [6/22/2016].  "It's unclear to me exactly what sort of legal authority the president would have to do something like that," Obama spokesman Josh Earnest said about suggestions that the U.S. strike Assad as well as the Islamic State.

How Hillary and Obama Caused the Orlando ISIS Attack.  The media has desperately tried to blame anything and everything for the Orlando Muslim massacre.  The bloodshed by a Muslim terrorist has been attributed to guns, homophobia, family problems and mental illness.  By next week, the media may be blaming global warming and UFOs.  But Omar Mateen told his Facebook friends and a 911 operator exactly why he was doing it.  Omar killed 49 people as part of the Islamic State's war against America.  The motive is there in black and white.  This was one of a number of ISIS attacks.  The roots of the Orlando attack lie in Iraq forcing us to dig down into Obama's disastrous mishandling of ISIS.  Without understanding what went wrong in Iraq, we cannot understand what happened in Orlando.  Under Bush, Al Qaeda in Iraq had been on the run.  Under Obama, it began overrunning the region.

DHS' Islamic Advisor:  Orlando Jihad Was Not Islamic.  The jihadi's first words to the 911 operator were the bismillah.  He was a devout Muslim who declared he was waging jihad in the cause of Allah.  What's it going to take?  How many have to die?  You can deny jihad, but you cannot avoid the consequences of denying jihad.

The White House has endorsed a plan to suppress ISIS images on the web.  There seems to be little disagreement between the parties on the fact that Islamic radicalization and attacks on our own soil are a bad thing. [...] So what, if anything, should be done about it?  The Counter Extremism Project (CEP), described as a "nonpartisan policy group" in their promotional literature, thinks they have the solution.  They're developing web based tools which purport to seek out and allow the removal of any terrorist related images, videos and other content which might be used as recruiting tools for Islamist terror groups.  If you're already feeling a chill wind blowing from that brief description you're not alone, but the White House seems to be all too ready to get onboard.

Loretta Lynch:  We May Never Know Why That Islamic Terrorist Killed All Those People.  When Omar Mateen said, "I did it for ISIS," what did he really mean?  We may never know. [...] How could we ever know his real motive?  Just because Mateen explained exactly why he did it to anybody who'd listen, that doesn't mean it's really why he did it.

The Department of Justice and God (Arabic) Be Praised.  The president is not content to note that the overwhelming majority of Muslims are not jihadis; he takes the extra step of pronouncing any link between Islam and terrorism as specious.  The administration's editing bespeaks a pattern of willful deception.  This isn't the first time the administration has tried to steer public outrage away from radical Islamic terrorism.

Big Brother Obama Suppresses Information to Promote Propaganda.  It's as if Obama is treating the entire nation like children whom he must shield from information he deems unworthy of public consumption. [...] It is not the shooter's propaganda that the administration wants to censor.  It is his multiple passionate pledges of fidelity to Islam.  We can be doubly sure of this because the administration is not only cutting some of Mateen's words but also trying to soften their impact — to the extent that is possible — by releasing only a printed transcript and not the audio, which would obviously capture the impact more dramatically and accurately.  The administration's dishonesty was further demonstrated in Lynch's interview with CNN's Dana Bash.  Lynch told her, "It's been our goal to get as much information into the public domain as possible so people can understand, as we do, possibly what motivated this killer, what led him to this place and also provide us with information."  So what is the administration doing to help the public understand what possibly "motivated this killer"? Omitting Mateen's most relevant comments on the subject.

There's Purpose in Obama Saying 'Radical Islam'.  In the late 1940s, the U.S. embarked on a major ideological campaign to counteract Communism.  It involved a variety of efforts, among them broadcasting, publishing, people-to-people exchanges, participation in international meetings, and financial and other support for anti-Communist voices in Western Europe and elsewhere.  Would this effort have been imaginable had the president of the United States refused to say that we were fighting Communism?

The American Left is Evil:  Orlando Shooting.  Obama's Leftist (politically correct) CVE policy tied the hands of the FBI, blocked them from using intel they had on the Islamist terrorist Orlando shooter.  Thus, Obama bears some responsibility for the deaths of the homosexuals in the Orlando nightclub.  Pure and simple.  And yet, Obama and his media buddies are relentlessly trying to blame the massacre on Christians and American gun owners.  Despicably, Obama and his media buddies are hell-bent on convincing Americans that the greatest source of evil and threat to Americans is not Islamist terrorists.  It is Christians and American gun owners.  Again, I wonder how many Americans are being duped by their deception and misdirection from the truth?  Speaking of Obama's evil efforts to cover for Islam and blame Christians and American gun owners, his DOJ is deleting all references to radical Islamic beliefs from the transcripts of the Orlando shooter's 911 call.  By the way, America has suffered a terrorist attack every year under Obama.  Deaths from terrorism have quadrupled under Obama.  And yet, thanks to his media buddies covering for him, Obama approval polling is over 50%.

Obama Administration Has History of Scrubbing Allah from Transcripts.  Monday's release of the text of Orlando terrorist shooter Omar Mateen's 9-1-1 call is not the first time the Obama administration purportedly scrubbed "Allah" from a transcript.  To this day, the official White House transcript of a Rose Garden ceremony with the father of released soldier Bowe Bergdahl transcribes every word besides Robert Bergdahl's Arabic declaration of "Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim."  That means "In the name of Allah, the merciful, the compassionate."  The White House website provides a video of the ceremony, at which the controversial prisoner swap for Berghdahl in exchange for five Taliban members who were being held at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay was announced.

Meet Laila Alawa, the 25-Year old Syrian Immigrant on DHS Advisory Council Who Wants to Curb Your Speech Rights.  The freedom of speech includes the right to offend others, or else speech would be contingent upon the views of those in power and with the most influence (*does not mean it's virtuous to say anything one wants).  Unfortunately, there are people who want to outlaw certain speech.  Typically, these are individuals on the political left, especially when it comes to saying anything they deem as 'Islamophobic.'  Laila Alawa is one such individual.

Loretta Lynch Stands Boldly with Muslims.  "The Muslim American community is expanding, which is beautiful."  I doubt you would ever hear these words uttered by a Republican governmental official anywhere.  And we definitely know it's not something you will hear from the 2016 GOP presidential candidates.  But those were the very words that United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch told the sold-out crowd on Thursday night at the Muslim Advocates 10th anniversary dinner.

Gohmert on Anti-Terror Bill: 'It Never Mentions The Term Radical Islam.  In the aftermath of the Orlando terrorist attack, the vast majority of House Republicans voted in favor of legislation designed to enhance efforts to combat "violent extremism," but one of the three who voted against it, Rep.  Louie Gohmert of Texas, said he did so because it fails to identify "radical Islam" as the problem.  "It never mentions the term 'radical Islam,' and after the Orlando shooting, we have an obligation when the administration won't call it what it is, to start calling it what it is," he said on the House floor on Thursday [6/16/2016].

President Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch Have a "Terror Truth" Problem.  ... And they need to hide it, big time.  It is not accidental that Loretta Lynch was featured on all five major broadcasts for the Sunday [6/19/2016] news cycle (Topic Orlando Terrorism).  You might well remember the last time a key administration official named Susan Rice met with an almost identical Sunday schedule (Topic Benghazi Terrorism).  General Lynch's Sunday talk visibility is yet another example of the Obama administration's risk management reference manual, The Obfuscation Playbook.  The difference between Rice's 2012 appearance and Lynch's 2016 version is:  this time we know the play.

Death by a thousand euphemisms.  President Obama is inflicting lingchi on the Constitution's restraints on the executive branch.  Here, however, he is acting consistent with a tradition that, while it doesn't date back to 900, dates back to around 1900 and the onset of the Progressive Era in American politics.  He is also inflicting death by a thousand euphemisms.  George Orwell wrote the book on it, so to speak, but here Obama is plowing new ground in American politics.  Obama has given us Violent Extremism in lieu of Islamist terrorism.  He has given us Building Community Resilience to Counter Violent Extremism.  It's hard to take the Islam out of the Islamic State, or ISIS, or ISIL.  It's hard to take the Islam out of the Islamic Republic of Iran.  Yet that is what Obama would have us do.

Jeffress: WH quick to rip Christianity, not so with Islam.  President Obama's reluctance to name radical Islam as the enemy in the fight against terror has puzzled many of his critics for quite some time.  Witness the president's statement on the afternoon following the nightclub shooting by Omar Mateen in the early hours of June 12:  "We've reached no definitive judgment on the precise motivations of the killer."  Dr.  Robert Jeffress of First Baptist-Dallas finds that strange, since it was already known Mateen had made at least four phone calls in which he said he was motivated by a devotion to ISIS.

"National Security Strategy based on Obfuscation, Denial, and Lies".  It never ceases to amaze me how those who have a blanket of armed protection provided to them seek to tell others how to defend themselves.  It is well known that the FBI has nearly 1000 Islamic terrorist investigations ongoing in the United States.  And we know that the Islamic State has taken credit for the actions of Omar Mateen, for which he pledged his allegiance to ISIS and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.  So the seminal question is this, if Mateen had gone on a rampage through the Pulse club with a sword, knife, machete, or hammers, where would the discussion be one week later?  Would the progressive socialist left and their complicit media accomplices be articulating knife control?  Or would we be wasting time in our U.S. Congress over insidious legislation that will have no effect on Islamic jihadist activities in America, western civilization?

How Obama's blackout on 'radical Islam' leads to dots going unconnected.  Years before Omar Mateen's bloodbath at Pulse, the FBI had him on its watch list — twice.  He also made two trips to Saudi Arabia.  Yet officials couldn't link him definitively to any plot to commit mayhem.  Add to this unconfirmed reports of more recent warnings to the FBI — from Disney World, after he and his wife seemed to be casing the site, and from the owner of a gun shop where the killer tried to buy level-3 body armor.  Were these dots that went unconnected?  Only the killer is to blame.  But Orlando was hardly an isolated failure.  The bureau also had the Tsarnaev brothers on its radar screen before the Boston Marathon bombing.  It probed Elton Simpson before he took part in the hit on the "Draw Mohammed" event in Garland.  Tashfeen Malik made it through a Homeland Security screening and later joined Syed Farook in the San Bernardino shooting.  Agents cleared Maj.  Nidal Hasan prior to his Fort Hood rampage.

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Is it possible that every employee of the FBI, CIA and Homeland Security is an incompetent doofus, or they have been told to look the other way by our Muslim-in-Chief and they just ignore the obvious?  I think it's a toss-up:  Either one is now plausible.

Obama Increases Importation of Syrian Refugees After Orlando Terror Attack.  In the days following the Orlando terror attack, the Obama administration actually sped up the process of importing Syrian refugees in the U.S. despite the fact that experts have now admitted that terrorists could hide among migrants. [...] If liberals are still wondering why many Americans believe Obama doesn't have our best interests in mind, this would be a good place to begin the conversation.

DHS Security Advisor Laila Alawa Openly Hates America, Praised 9/11.  Islamic terrorists sometimes wave large red flags prior to their killing sprees (e.g., Omar Mateen, Nidal Hassan).  Why aren't they stopped in advance?  Possibly because at the top of the security chain sits an anti-American Islamophile who appoints people like Laila Alawa: [...] Laila believes that only "idiots" consider America to be the greatest country in the world, and that speech she deems Islamophobic should be illegal.  The quintessential "other" Barack Hussein Obama was elected on a barely disguised platform of hating America, its history, the people who live in it, and everything it stands for.  Consequently, there are now more Laila Alawas in the federal government than there are cockroaches inside a tenement wall.

AG Lynch to Muslim community:  You 'are under our protection'.  U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the Justice Department is determined to work with the Muslim community in America to identify self-radicalized jihadists before they can harm other Americans.  "It is very important for us to maintain our contacts within the Muslim community because often individuals, if they're from that community and they're being radicalized, their friends and families will see it first," Lynch told CNN's Dana Bash.

Obama Attorney General:  Muslims are "Under Our Protection".  It had to be either Muslims or Americans.  And Obama and his people certainly aren't keeping Americans under their protection.

Homeland Security seeks $100million to replace terms 'Muslim Americans' with 'American Muslims'.  Right.  The US doesn't want to ban Sharia law and jihad — just the words!

Homeland Security pushes to ban the words 'sharia' and 'jihad' in new program to steer millennials away from ISIS.  The Department of Homeland Security thinks censorship will help stop American millennials from becoming drawn to groups like ISIS.  DHS' Advisory Council has released a report, suggesting that we stop making the fight against radical Islam an 'us versus them' fight.  In order to do this, the department says it should 'reject religiously-charged terminology and problematic positioning by using plain meaning American English'.

Is He Rooting for ISIS?  It's instructive, but certainly not surprising, that in the wake of the deadliest terror attack on American soil since 9/11 President Obama's reaction was to reach for gun control as a solution.  Put another way, in the face of evidence that the global, ISIS-inspired jihad has penetrated the federal government's security apparatus and demonstrated the FBI, CIA, and local law enforcement cannot stop "known wolf" jihadists from committing mass murder in the name of Allah, this president's reaction was to act to disarm the public to the threat.  That there will be no passage of new gun control legislation and the president is well aware of this fact didn't appear to dissuade him at all.  That similarly, to parrot previous babblings about gun control in the face of what clearly was a jihadist attack serves almost exclusively to divide the country at a time common sense and propriety demands it be brought together certainly didn't faze him.

The Problem With Countering Violent Extremism.  Obama's Summit to Counter Violent Extremism was one of the most schizophrenic events on record.  Its overall strategy was to counter Islamic radicalization while claiming that it had nothing to do with Islam.  Even the King of Saudi Arabia and the leaders of a number of Muslim countries are willing to talk about Islamic terrorism.  Obama isn't.  But he is rolling out a strategy to influence the theology of Muslims.  How do you change the beliefs of a religion which you can't even name?  You can't and you don't.  The whole premise of CVE subdivides "violent extremism" from Islam and then further subdivides violent extremism from extremism.  Barbers split fewer hairs than this.  CVE tells us that the best way to fight violent extremists is with "non violent extremist" Salafi clergy who have the most influence on them.  We're supposed to fight the ISIS Caliphate with supporters of another kind of Caliphate.

This Is On Obama.  Long before the mass murder in Orlando happened, I was in the process of writing this column.  Obviously what happened early last Sunday has changed a lot for all of us.  But it has not changed the fact of how ISIS has grown and prospered is the responsibility of President Obama more than anyone else, and that needs to be identified and he needs to be held accountable for that.

9/11 all but forgotten as Obama undermines America's resolve.  [Scroll down]  Perhaps it was inevitable that such charged emotions would dull.  The Long War has been a hard war, and it is difficult to sustain the commitment for 15 years.  But there is something else at work, too.  The forgetting in some circles is intentional.  As determined as many still are to Never Forget, others are determined to move on, to redefine, to downplay.  None is more consequential than Barack Obama, a dedicated re-interpreter of 9/11 and its aftermath.  As his presidency enters the home stretch, we see the full flowering of his wrongheaded determination.

The Problem With Countering Violent Extremism.  [Scroll down]  Is it so insane to wonder whether the leader of this administration is more than just a bumbling idiot?  Why has the Obama administration purged subject-matter experts like Phil Haney from government agencies tasked with counterterrorism for the sin of accurately describing the cultural and religious underpinnings of the jihadist movement and investigating potential jihadists accordingly?  The Iran deal?  The overthrow of the Qaddafi regime in Libya after it had tried to align itself with the U.S. and cooperated with us on fighting Al Qaeda?  Backing the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt?  Particularly given the perceived level of influence one of its operatives had as Clinton's right-hand woman in the State Department.  Refusing to aid Israel in its attempts to defend itself against jihadists?  Everything about Jeh Johnson?

The Audacity of Dopes.  While Obama refuses to fault "radical Islam" for terrorism, his votaries plainly name "National Rifle Association," "Christians," "Republicans," and other unusual usual suspects as the true culprits behind last weekend's carnage.  "This is a political distraction," the president said about his reluctance to utter "radical Islam."  So, too, is the audacity-of-dopes effort to deflect blame onto all-too-convenient enemies.  Senate Democrats filibustered in non sequitur fashion to vote on legislation — specifically a bill to allow government to waive due process to determine, in its omniscience, who gets to own a gun and who doesn't.

Homeland Security Report Calls for Rejecting Terms 'Jihad,' Sharia'.  A new Department of Homeland Security report urges rejecting use of Islamic terms such as "jihad" and "sharia" in programs aimed at countering terrorist radicalization among American youth.  The Homeland Security Advisory Council report recommends that the department focus on American millennials by allocating up to $100 million in new funding.  It also urges greater private sector cooperation, including with Muslim communities, to counter what is described as a "new generation of threats to the Homeland related to the threat of violent extremism."  The funds would be used for hiring experts and new social media programs and technology to influence young people not to join terror groups.

Shaffer: 15% of refugees are ISIS.  "It's gotten so bad they can't cover it up anymore," [Lt.  Col.  Tony] Shaffer said of [CIA Director John] Brennan's testimony which reinforces the opinions of many critics of Obama's failed policies in the Middle East.  "I think some of these guys recognize that tying their future to the White House and the complete — I'll just say it — lies that come out of the White House is going to be detrimental to their political future," Shaffer added.

You're on your own when it comes to Islamic Terrorism.  President Barack Obama's lib-left administration — by bestowing impenetrable victimhood on radical Islamic terrorism — is making it open season on its own citizens.  Incredible as it may seem, instead of doing everything possible to protect the nation against future terrorist attacks, the Obama administration is going out of its way to make terrorists their latest visible minority.  In other words, they're putting the civil rights of Islamic terrorists first and public safety of citizenry last.

Chart: Obama Admin.  On Pace to Issue One Million Green Cards to Migrants from Majority-Muslim Countries.  The Obama Administration is on pace to issue more than a million green cards to migrants from majority-Muslim countries, according to an analysis of Department of Homeland Security data.  A chart released by the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest Friday [6/17/2016] details the surge in immigration to the U.S. from majority-Muslim countries since President Barack Obama took office in 2009.

GOP Set To Pass House Legislation To Perpetuate DHS' Politically Correct Training Policies.  The House is set to pass a bill Thursday [6/16/2016] that authorizes the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to continue to force politically correct training upon its law enforcement agents.  The GOP-backed "Countering Terrorist Radicalization Act," has some on Capitol Hill asking why the House would authorize the DHS' "Countering Violent Extremism" (CVE) programs — which can effectively prohibit government agents from further investigating individuals suspected of radical Islamic ties — even after the Orlando terror attack that left 49 people dead.

Why Not Admit the Obvious:  The President Won't Blame Them because He Agrees with Them.  The president is in bed with the enemy.  It is ironic that so many of those who are angry that the president won't say "radical Islam" themselves won't openly say that he is and always has been the patron of radical Islamists, and he protects them for that reason.  Until we admit this, and see him for what he is and what he has been doing consistently and with determination, we enable him to succeed.  The president points to his limited efforts to eradicate certain violent Muslims through drone strikes and minimal military operations, as if this proves he is "one of us" and is working to protect the United States.  Muslims attack other Muslims all the time, but they are all still Muslims.  If the president chooses to assist certain factions he favors against certain others, this is hardly being done to protect the United States.  If that were his objective, he wouldn't be freeing a significant number of homicidal Muslims as well, who are back on the job killing Americans.  He is barely lifting a finger militarily or internationally, regardless of what he says.

Why can't Obama just tell Americans the truth about the Orlando attack and radical Islam?  Family and friends are suffering.  Their lives will never be the same.  The worst aspect is that political leadership could have helped to prevent the attack by addressing the violent Islamist threat by its rightful nature.  As was the case in Paris, Brussels, San Bernardino or any of the other murders in the name of Allah against the West the during his time in office, the president will not identify "jihad" as even a possible motivation.  He instead talks about gun control, identity politics and thought crimes.  Americans know that it was terror.  They know that it was hate.  They also know that is so much more than that.

Why Obama Gets Emotional Talking About Islam.  The term "head in the sand" doesn't begin to capture the madness in the White House.  This tragic situation can be made much worse if the media follow Obama's lead and succeed in browbeating Congress into passing more restrictions on the ability of law-abiding American citizens to defend themselves and their loved ones.  Obama would rather blame the guns than the religion.  Why?  It's interesting that President Obama gets emotional when talking about Islam being blamed for killing Americans.  He treats the phrase "radical Islam" as something offensive to him personally.

Hillary Clinton Received Secret Memo Stating Obama Admin 'Support' for ISIS.  Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Obama administration was actively supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq, the terrorist group that became the Islamic State.  The memo made clear that Al Qaeda in Iraq was speaking through Muhammad Al Adnani, who is now the senior spokesman for the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Western and Gulf states were supporting the terrorist group to try to overthrow Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad, who was being propped up by the Russians, Iranians, and Chinese.

Obama Admin Aided Group That Became ISIS to Control Area Where ISIS Formed Caliphate.  The Obama administration supported the terrorist group that became ISIS as the group struggled to gain control of the Syria-Iraq border where ISIS now claims its caliphate, according to an intelligence report sent to Hillary Clinton.  Breitbart News reported Tuesday [6/14/2016] on a "Secret" classified intelligence report sent to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other top U.S. officials and agencies in August 2012.  The report confirmed that Western and Gulf states were joining with Turkey to "support" the Syrian opposition to dictator Bashar al Assad.

It's Be Kind to ISIS Week at the White House.  It's 2016 America, where a feckless, gun grabbing, community organizer serves as Commander in Chief and half the nation is too politically correct to mutter the words, Radical Islamic Terrorism.  Carpet bombing is out, soft spoken excuses are in.  As ISIS rejoices over another mass slaughter perpetrated against the US by a crazed Jihadi hell bent on hitting a grand slam for Allah, the Democrats blame the problem on the Second Amendment.  Yesterday [6/14/2016], the nation awaited a response from the President.  It got one.  Instead of providing a coherent strategy to destroy ISIS or reassure Americans that he's on the job, the President used the time to apologize for Islam, rant against Trump and present an infomercial on the benefits of diversity.

Trump Is Right, There is Something Going On.  Obama won't utter the words radical Islamic terror (or similar locutions), as even Hillary Clinton has.  Obama runs the perverse "Countering Violent Extremism" program.  Obama has enormously enriched Iran, our worst and most threatening enemy among foreign states.  Obama has cozied up to Cuba, our worst enemy in this Hemisphere, without obtaining any meaningful concessions.  Obama has been belligerent towards Israel, our best friend in the Middle East.  Obama overthrew a Libyan government that had tried to align itself with the U.S. and he did nothing to stop that state's descent into dangerous instability following the overthrow.  Obama backed an unpopular Muslim Brotherhood controlled government in Egypt and was outraged when that government was overthrown and replaced by one sympathetic to the U.S. and its interests.  Other administrations might have adopted one or two of these policies.  But Obama indulged in all of these oddities, and more.

How Not to Counter Domestic Terrorism.  Sources tell me that Speaker Paul Ryan is pushing this week to fund the Department of Homeland Security's "Countering Violent Extremism" (CVE) program to the tune of $40 million.  If you didn't know anything about this program, it might seem like a good idea for Ryan to get CVE funded in the wake of the Orlando massacre.  Actually, I take that back.  You can tell from the name of the program that it's misguided.  "Violent extremism" didn't produce the Orlando shootings or any of the other recent high profile attacks that plague us.  Islamist terrorism produced them.  CVE, you won't be surprised to learn, won't even say these words.

President Canute and Orlando.  In the spring of 2013 Barack Obama delivered the defining speech of his presidency on the subject of terrorism.  Its premise was wrong, as was its thesis, as were its predictions and recommendations.  We are now paying the price for this cascade of folly.

CIA Chief Contradicts Obama On ISIS Threat, Warns Of Intensified Terror Campaign.  Less than 48 hours after President Obama reassured the nation that his strategy against ISIS is working, Obama's CIA director told the Senate the exact opposite.  ISIS is, he said, as formidable a threat as it ever was.  Obama's remarks came after a meeting with his National Security Council, during which he spent a significant amount of time detailing all the many successes his strategy is having against the Islamic State (which Obama calls ISIL instead of ISIS), progress that he thinks is being obscured by recent terrorist attacks in the U.S. committed in the name of ISIS.

It Was John Brennan Himself Who Halted LEO Training on Islam, Jihad.  As I reported earlier this week, John Brennan is the person who — after U.S. Muslim groups demanded he do so — "purged" all mention of Islam and jihad from law enforcement counter-terror training materials in 2011.  A chief reason that the Islamic State's "global reach" has not been reduced is because the U.S. has failed to identify, confront, and oppose the ideology that has enabled it to amass "a large cadre of Western fighters."  That ideology has spread unchecked in the U.S. in large part because Brennan didn't think it was worth teaching law enforcement about it.  The enforcement of his "purge" edict has been thorough.  Intelligence and law enforcement agents training to counter terrorist threats today are taught all about militiamen and white supremacists — but they hear nary a word about the beliefs, motives, and goals of Islamic jihadists.  Unless they educate themselves on their own, our agents have no training on what jihadis are intent on doing and why.  They are left abjectly incapable of devising effective strategies for countering them.

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Mr. Brennan probably has some latitude, but I suspect in this case he was just doing as he was told.

How Obama's failed leadership is literally killing us.  The most recent Islamic act of war, in which self-professed Islamic State jihadi Omar Mir Seddique Mateen slaughtered 49 people and injured scores of others at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., should be a game changer.  The deadliest attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001, should finally convince our leadership that dealing with the Islamic threat must no longer be business as usual.  Don't hold your breath.  President Obama has run national security policy only to serve his leftist agenda, not American interests and security.  After nearly eight years of deliberate U.S. inaction and impotence, the Islamic State now leads the global jihad, including within our own borders.  And it should surprise no one that the president will never fight the war in any meaningful way.  Nor will Hillary Clinton, who worked in lockstep with Mr. Obama during the years she served as secretary of state and still believes in his failed approach.

Obama Administration Erased Terrorist "Dots".  Only in DC could this sound sane!  Only in America would the news media be so clueless.  Of course, a modern news media career relies on access to people in power.  So the people in power ensure the media is clueless — or buys their "dots" only from official channels so as ensure the brain-washed masses don't connect dots on their own.

Definitely Stupid.  When Obama says he needs to stay in the good graces of the Islamic community he is telling the truth as only a frightened man can tell it.  Both the administration's policy of pandering to the Islamic community and its attempts to disarm the natives — prominently on display in recent days — are best explained by desperation rather than confidence.

The price of the Obama Doctrine.  The trouble is, the Obama Doctrine does not exist.  It is a fairy tale, a unicorn, that homework assignment that the dog ate.  President Obama has no foreign policy other than outsourcing it to the next president. [...] However, Obama's shirking of his duties is bearing its rotted fruit a few years early.  Two attacks by Islamic State terrorists in recent months — including Sunday's attack in Orlando, the largest slaughter of homosexuals in the Western World — forced him to answer for his political cowardice.  He got angry — furious — at Donald Trump for being right about terrorism.  Under Obama, the nation is now less protected against terrorism than any time since 9/11.

No One's Looking for 'Magic Words'.  The problem with Obama's conduct isn't that naming radical Islam would solve the problem.  Of course, it wouldn't solve the problem.  The issue is that the refusal to name radical Islam is part of the problem.  Obama's refusal speaks to the mindset at work in the White House about the threat we face.

Saudi Arabia's Prince Mohammed in US for talks with Obama.  The Saudi deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman is expected to meet president Barack Obama on a visit to the United States this week to discuss security and economic ties at a time of strained relations between the two countries.  After arriving in the US on Monday [6/13/2016], Prince Mohammed, who is also Saudi Arabia's defence minister, shared iftar with secretary of state John Kerry at the diplomat's residence.

Seddiq Mateen at the White House
Orlando Killer's Father Held Meetings At The White House.  Seddique Mateen, father of the Orlando killer and outspoken supporter of the Taliban, has also been a guest at Obama's White House and Hillary's State Department.  I wonder what they were talking about?  The senior Mateen has described Omar as a "good son."  Of course he also describes the Taliban as a good government so that should give you a frame of reference for what he considers good.  Did he meet directly with President Obama?  That's unclear, but why is Seddique Mateen standing being the President's podium in the White House Briefing Room.  In case you're wondering, that's definitely not part of the tour available to the general public.  He was there to meet with Administration officials and perhaps the President himself.


DHS Whistleblower:  Deleted Records on Muslims Might Have Stopped Attacks.  Former Department of Homeland Security officer Philip Haney said he believes that the Orlando and San Bernardino attacks are related and that both might have been prevented had the DHS not deleted records he compiled on Muslims with terror ties.  Haney told Hannity he discovered that the mosque where Omar Mateen worshipped was connected to the same network as the mosque where Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik worshipped.  "Farook would have been put on the no-fly list and not allowed to travel, or his pending fiancé would have been denied a visa because of his affiliation with an organization with plausible ties to terrorism," he said.

Deleted Records Tying Muslims to Terrorism Might Have Stopped Attacks.  Tuesday on Fox News Channel's "Hannity," former Department of Homeland Security official Philip Haney insisted terrorism in Orlando, FL and San Bernardino, CA might have been prevented had the his former agency not deleted a list he compiled linking some Muslims with terrorism.  Haney told host Sean Hannity he was able to link a mosque where San Bernardino shooters Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik worshiped to a network that tied the mosque where Orlando shooter Omar Mateen worshiped, but under the leadership of President Barack Obama, that database was deleted.

There Seems to Be a Muslim Issue at DHS.  It has been rumored for years that Obama is a Muslim.  Many have believed that the president and some of his administration were at the very least sympathetic to the Islamist's cause.  They would point to the policies that have helped build the Islamic State.  Military blunders that have wasted money and allowed ISIS to get stronger and further entrenched.  And the whole time, that seemed to me to be madness.  I have chalked it up as just one more conspiracy theory.  But, there are signs that these conspiracy nuts might be on to something.

The Left Speaks With A Single Voice:  Don't Fight Back, It's Exactly What ISIS Wants!  Obama reportedly believes that he was elected to get the U.S. out of the Middle East, which isn't even remotely true.  He was elected to be the first Black President of the United States in the mistaken belief that he would take on the job of better relations between the races.  Instead he has made every effort to stir up hatred in the interest of getting more blacks and Hispanics to the polls.  He has been the most divisive president in history, sending Black Lives Matter activists to stir up dissension on our college campuses.  And with his Iran Deal, he has made sure that the mullahs get the necessary funding to perfect their nuclear weapons with which they intend to strike Israel and the United States.

Jeh Johnson Holds Press Event With Reported Radical Islamic Leader in Virginia.  Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson spoke on Monday [6/13/2016] in Sterling, Virginia at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society — or the ADAMS Center. [...] However, according to reports, the ADAMS center is linked to the anti-Western radical Muslim Brotherhood.  The Washington Free Beacon's Adam Kredo writes, the ADAMS Center is, "a controversial Muslim center that was reportedly raided by federal agents as part of an investigation into a terror organization."  Johnson was joined by Imam Mohamed Magid, who, according to Kredo, "serves as a leading member of an Islamic organization long suspected of having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas."

White House Latest Muslim Adviser Appointment:  Zaki Barzinji Grandson Of US Muslim Brotherhood Founder.  US media has announced the appointment of Zaki Barzinji, age 27, as the new liaison to the Muslim American community under the White House Office of Public Engagement.  According to a Huffington Post report:  ["]With Islamophobia rampant in communities across the US, Muslim Americans now have a chief ally at the White House.  Zaki Barzinji, former Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for Gov.  Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.), recently assumed the new role as liaison to the Muslim American community under the Office of Public Engagement, the White House director of specialty media told The Huffington Post this week.  In his new post, Barzinji will plan outreach to Muslim Americans, as well as Sikhs, Buddhists, and Hindus, working to ensure that these communities are represented at the federal level.["]

As we debate a "ban" on muslim immigrants, we can start with not making it the fastest growing subset of immigration.  As I noted last week, we are starting to follow in the footsteps of Europe in which the second generation of Muslim immigrants are more volatile than the initial immigrants who are preoccupied with settling in the country.  We need to examine the long-term implications of mass-migration from the Middle East.  Studying the mistakes of Europe is a good place to begin.  We can start by not exacerbating the problem and taking our existing record immigration numbers and augmenting them with over 100 Syrian immigrants per day.  Ironically, it was just last week that a number of Senate Democrats and Republicans were pushing for more visas to be allotted to Afghanis.  As I noted at the time, there is no way to properly vet which ones have family members with allegiance to the Taliban.

Obama's Question:  What's In A Name?  Obama wants to treat our enemies as individual criminals, lone wolves and nut jobs.  Since he is the commander-in-chief, he defines the policy parameters under which our military and intelligence agencies operate.  The Orlando murderer was interviewed by the FBI, which discovered his associations with radical Islamic terrorists, and jihadist sympathies, but dropped him off the radar because the FBI was looking for crimes which he hadn't (yet) committed.  If on the other hand the FBI had been looking for soldiers in a war conducted by radical Islamic terrorists, they would have kept him on the radar and extended their investigation until maybe they would have saved 50 innocent lives.

Reaction to nightclub massacre feels like eternal recurrence.  President Obama, who has spent his presidency yearning for the reality he wants rather than the one he has, once again downplayed any suggestion that this was another battle in the war on Islamic terror he does not want to fight.  "Over the coming days, we'll uncover why and how this happened," the president promised, referring to a killer who called 911 to proclaim his allegiance to the Islamic State and shouted "Allahu Akbar!" amidst the mayhem.  Obama conceded that it was an "act of terror," but as John Podhoretz noted in the New York Post, referring to "terror" without a modifier is like a doctor discussing "cancer" without identifying its specific form or location; it is a way of talking around the problem without addressing it.

DHS report before Orlando massacre:  Don't offend Muslims while combating extremism.  A report by the Homeland Security Advisory Council released days before the Islamic terror attack in Orlando, Florida, stressed the importance of combating extremism by avoiding terms that might offend Muslims.  A HSAC subcommittee first created by DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson in 2015 published its report on June 9.  Some instructions found in the report include:
  •   Officials should not use the word "jihad."
  •   Officials should not use the word "sharia."
  •   Officials should not use the word "takfir," which is done when one Muslim accuses another of apostasy.
  •   Officials are instructed to "reject religiously-charged terminology and problematic positioning by using plain meaning American English."

Syrian Immigrant Who Said 9/11 'Changed The World For Good' Is A Homeland Security Advisor.  One of the sitting members on the Homeland Security Advisory Council's (HSAC) Subcommittee on Countering Violent Extremism is a 25-year-old immigrant of Syrian heritage who said that the 9/11 attacks "changed the world for good" and has consistently disparaged America, free speech and white people on social media.  Laila Alawa was one of just 15 people tapped to serve on the newly-formed HSAC Subcommittee on Countering Violent Extremism in 2015 — the same year she became an American citizen.  Just last week, the subcommittee submitted a report to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, recommending that the DHS avoid using Muslim terminology like the words "sharia" and "jihad" when discussing terrorism.

Obama Administration Surge Agenda Threatening U.S. With 100 Syrian Refugees Per Day.  The Obama administration has created a "resettlement surge center" which has produced a pouring of 100 Syrian refugees in the U.S. per day.  The very real risk to Americans — the lack of proper vetting of these individuals by the quick processing that is being done, almost all of them reported to be Muslims.  Over 100 Syrian refugees have been admitted every day in June according to the federal government's own database from the Refugee Processing Center.  More than 1,000 were admitted in May.  The rate of those admitted has sky-rocketed when compared to the 3,755 accepted in fiscal year 2016.

Under Obama: 8 Islamic Terror Attacks That Could Have Been Prevented.  It didn't take long after the attack at a gay bar in Orlando, which claimed 49 lives and injured at least 53 others, for the public to learn that the terrorist, Omar Mateen, had been on a terrorism watch list and was twice interviewed by the FBI.  In fact, FBI director James Comey said on Monday [6/13/2016] that there were "strong indications of radicalization." In other words, this attack didn't come out of the blue.  So why wasn't something done before Sunday?  This has become a deeply troubling pattern during the Obama administration.  In fact, in all the past major Islamic terror attacks carried out on U.S. soil, federal officials either ignored or overlooked warning signs that arguably could have prevented the carnage.

Not Islamic terror, of course, just terror.
President Obama Calls Orlando Shooting an 'Act of Terror'.  President Obama today described as "an act of terror" the mass shooting in Orlando overnight, which left at least 50 people dead.  "We stand with the people of Orlando who have endured a terrible attack on their city," Obama said at the White House.  "This could have been any one of our cities."

Obama's Refugee Policy:  Yes to Potential Terrorists, No to Genocide Victims.  The Obama administration has been escalating a policy that both abandons Mideast Christians and exposes Americans to the jihad.  Late last year it was revealed that 97% of Syrian refugees accepted into the U.S. were Sunni Muslims — the same Islamic sect to which the Islamic State belongs — while fewer than half-a-percent were Christians.  This disparity has since gotten worse.  From May 1 to May 23, 499 Syrian refugees — a number that exceeds the total number of refugees admitted during the last three years — were received into the U.S.  Zero Christians were among them; 99 percent were Sunni (the remaining one percent was simply listed as "Muslim").

State Dept.  Expects Syrian Refugees to U.S. to 'Increase Exponentially' This Summer.  The State Department is committed to meeting President Obama's goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States this fiscal year, and expects the numbers to "increase exponentially" over the summer, a spokesman said Tuesday [6/7/2016].  With four months left in FY2016, the administration has admitted 3,566 Syrian refugees as of Tuesday — or 35.6 percent of the 10,000 target number.  Although a ways off, achieving the 10,000 goal looks a lot more likely now than it did four months ago, when only 841 had arrived.

Keyword:  Cloward-Piven strategy.
Feds spend nearly $20,000 to settle every refugee.  Federal taxpayers are on the hook for nearly $20,000 just to settle each refugee and asylum seeker, who are then immediately eligible for cash welfare, food stamps, housing and medical aid, according to a new report on the "refugee industry."  The report provided federal budget figures showing that the government spends $19,884 on each refugee the U.S. takes in.  And that number is set to jump if President Obama gets his way and brings in an additional 10,000 Syrian refugees in this year.

Federal immigration boss at center of turf war over terror suspect transferred.  The federal bureaucrat who blocked armed law enforcement agents from apprehending a man involved in the San Bernardino terror attack last December, then allegedly lied to investigators about her actions, has been reassigned to another post, but likely won't face further investigation, FoxNews.com has learned.  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services supervisor who an Inspector General's report did not name but blasted for keeping Department of Homeland Security agents from Enrique Marquez is Irene Martin, who, according to her Linkedin.com account, has been with the agency for at least 16 years, 13 years as a field supervisor.

Lt. Gen.  Jerry Boykin, Islam critic, disinvited from Army prayer breakfast.  Ordained minister and retired Lt.  Gen.  Jerry Boykin was set to deliver remarks at a military prayer breakfast, but the event was rescheduled and he was not retained after an advocacy group complained about his biblical view of sexual morality and past criticisms of Islam.  Fort Riley, home of the 1st Infantry Division of the U.S. Army in Kansas, said the disinvitation from the base's D-Day anniversary celebration for this upcoming Monday [6/6/2016] was the result of "scheduling conflicts."  But it came less than 24 hours after the Military Religious Freedom Foundation lobbied the base not to host Mr. Boykin, saying his "fanatical" religious views constituted a threat to unit cohesion and morale.  Mr. Boykin said he found out he had been dropped from the event on Wednesday when a newspaper contacted him for an interview.

Obama Seeks Global Commitments: 1M More Refugees in School, 1M More Legally Working.  On September 20, when world leaders gather in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, President Obama will host a summit on refugees where he will urge the international community to do more to help some of the world's estimated 20 million displaced people.  In addition to money, Obama and the summit's other co-hosts will seek global commitments to enroll another million refugees in school; and grant another million refugees the legal right to work.

Obama Taps Yet Another Muslim Brotherhood-Linked Official to Prominent WH Role.  For nearly eight years, President Obama has appointed a range of Muslim officials with terror-links to influential positions within the administration.  The latest in a long line is Zaki Barzinji, whom Obama just tapped as the new associate director of public engagement for the White House.  The Clarion Project notes that Barzinji worked for the Islamic Society of North American (ISNA), an organization targeted by the U.S. Justice Department as a Muslim Brotherhood affiliate and was named an unindicted co-conspirator in a major Hamas-funding trial.  Oh, and Barzinji's grandfather was also a Muslim Brotherhood terror suspect.

Senator: Obama Admin Must Suspend Syrian Refugee Program Amid ISIS Threat.  A leading senator has called on the Obama administration to immediately suspend an effort to bring some 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States amid new reports that ISIS terrorists have successfully infiltrated groups of migrants in the West, according to comments provided to the Washington Free Beacon.  Sen.  Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) told the Free Beacon on Thursday [6/2/2016] that the Obama administration does not have the capacity to properly vet Syrian refugees for terror ties before they enter America.  In light of recent reports that three Syrians tied to ISIS has been arrested in Germany on terror charges, Kirk called on the White House to end its effort to facilitate the mass resettlement of Syrians in the United States.

1,037 Syrian Refugees Admitted in May:  Two Christians, 1,035 Muslims.  The number of Syrian refugees admitted into the United States jumped to 1,037 during May — an increase of 130 percent over the previous month — but the proportion of Christians among them remains miniscule:  two Christians (0.19 percent) compared to 1,035 Muslims.  May's figure of 1,037 Syrian refugees brings the total number since the beginning of 2016 to 2,099 — compared to 2,192 for the whole of 2015, according to State Department Refugee Processing Center data.

Islamic Killer Bigots Also Deserve The Death Penalty.  On September 11, 2012, four Americans were murdered by Islamic terrorists in Benghazi.  Ahmed Abu Khattala, the man named by the government as the ringleader of the attack, won't have to worry about the death penalty.  Even though he was being charged with crimes punishable by death including the murder of "an internationally protected" ambassador; three counts of murdering an officer and employee of the United States and four counts of killing a person in the course of an attack on a federal facility, the Islamist killer will not face the same fate as that of his American victims.

White House launches Muslim outreach office.  President Obama is establishing a new position to coordinate outreach to the Muslim-American community, picking a former president of the Muslim Youth of North America to run it.  "A big part of this role is making sure the national conversation about these communities is not framed through a single lens, but covers the full range of issues that Muslims and other Americans face," Zaki Barzinji, who will work out of the White House Office of Public Engagement, told the Huffington Post.

Obama Admitted Zero Syrian Christian Refugees in May.  The Syrian Civil War is a religious conflict among Sunni and Shiite Muslims.  The only genuine refugees are non-Muslims such as Christians and Yazidis.  There is no such thing as a Muslim refugee.  Despite that, Obama continues his policy of prioritizing fake Muslim refugees over real Christian refugees.

State Dept. sets single-day record for Syrian refugee approvals, renewing security fears.  The State Department admitted 80 Syrian refugees on Tuesday [5/24/2016] and 225 on Monday, setting a new single-day record, as President Obama surges to try to meet his target of 10,000 approvals this year — sparking renewed fears among security experts who say corners are being cut to meet a political goal.  Officials insisted they're moving faster because they're getting better at screening, and say they're still running all the traps on applicants.  But the new spike in numbers is stunning, with more people accepted on Monday alone than were approved in the entire months of January or February.

Record 499 Syrian Refugees Admitted to US So Far in May Includes No Christians.  The Obama administration has admitted 499 Syrian refugees so far this month, with no Christians among them.  Of the 499 admitted in May, 495 are Sunni Muslims and the remaining four are described simply as "Moslem" in State Department Refugee Processing Center data.  Since FY2016 began on October 1, a total of 2,235 Syrian refugees have been resettled in the United States.  Of them, 10 (0.44 percent) are Christians:  three Catholics, two Orthodox, one Greek Orthodox and four refugees identified simply as "Christian."  Christians make up the biggest non-Muslim minority in Syria — about 10 percent before the civil war erupted.

Thanks to Obama, the terrorist cancer is growing.  Responding to criticism of President Obama's handling of terrorism, White House press secretary Josh Earnest boasted Thursday of all the setbacks the Islamic State has experienced in recent months, noting that in Iraq "45 percent of the populated area that ISIL previously controlled has been retaken from them.  In Syria, that figure is now 20 percent."  That's like a patient who ignored a cancer diagnosis bragging that he finally reduced the tumor in his lung — glossing over the fact that he let it spread and metastasize to his other organs.  If he had attacked the Islamic State cancer early, Obama could have stopped it from spreading in the first place.

Since Obama Took Office, U.S. Stopped Targeting Terror-Linked Charities.  Under the administration of President Barack Obama, the Treasury Department stopped blacklisting domestic charities that collect funds for terrorist organizations, Eli Lake of Bloomberg View reported on Thursday [5/19/2016].  Lake explained that targeting charities that front for terrorist organizations was a "key tool" of the Bush administration's war on terrorism after 9/11. During the Bush presidency, the Treasury targeted eight such charities located in the United States, including "al-Qaeda fronts such as the U.S. branch of the al-Haramain Foundation and the Benevolence International Foundation.  In this period, the U.S. government also blacklisted groups that raised money for the Palestinian terror group Hamas, including the Holy Land Foundation, and for the Lebanese militia and political party Hezbollah, like the Good Will Charitable Organization."  In contrast, the only charity to be designated under the Obama administration was the Tamil Foundation, which funded the Sri Lankan terrorist organization the Tamil Tigers.  The group was blacklisted in February 2009, a month after Obama's inauguration.

Obama Spending Millions of Tax Dollars on Summer Jobs for Refugees.  A new report reveals that President Obama is throwing the weight of the federal government behind a program to secure summer jobs for hundreds of "refugees" brought into the U.S. by the President's refugee program guided by the United Nations.  The President has unveiled a program he is calling the Summer Opportunity Project, insisting, "Access to a job in the summer and beyond can make all the difference to a young person — especially those who don't have access to many resources and opportunities."

Obama Did Not Blacklist a Single Islamic Terror Charity.  Obvious but significant.  A major push by the MB lobby in the US was against the blacklisting of their terror charities.  It's not surprising that Obama Inc. has not touched a single Islamic charity, as Eli Lake reveals.

Obama DOJ Will Not Seek Death Penalty For Benghazi Attack Mastermind.  If there was ever a reason for the death penalty, it's this kind of case:  terrorist mass murder, including the murder of an ambassador.  But no.  Apparently this horrific crime doesn't warrant the death penalty.  But maybe that's the Obama gang's point, because if this scumbag doesn't get the death penalty, why should anyone else?  Don't forget — Obama finally decided he couldn't put it off any longer we grabbed this one guy two years after the attack, when many more were obviously involved.  Obama also managed to make sure this freak gets constitutional protections.  Because, you know, be a terrorist and you'll win the lottery of getting all the benefits of American citizenry!

The Man Who Can Make Sure Trump Beats Hillary.  [Scroll down]  Of course, Clinton will inherit some of Barack Obama's history when it comes to dealing with Islamic terrorism (his depopulating of Guantanamo Bay and release of terrorists, his trade of Muslim terror leaders for a deserter, his refusal to use the term "Islamic terrorism," his categorizing of Muslim attacks as "workplace violence," and his sweetheart "deal" with Iranian mullahs that enriches their terror network and eases their path to accumulating a nuclear missile arsenal).  Clinton shares Barack Obama's obtuse refusal to recognize and call out Islamic terrorism.

U.S. Justice Department Won't Seek Death Penalty Against Benghazi Suspect.  The Justice Department will not seek the death penalty against Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected Libyan militant charged in the Benghazi attacks that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, federal officials announced Tuesday 5/10/2016].

"When you want to take a country down, first you neutralize its military capability."
How Obama transformed the military.  There is no question that America's worldwide leadership, power and influence have been significantly degraded over the last seven and a half years.  The basic reason, regretfully, is that President Obama has been very successful in the implementation of his goal to fundamentally transform America.  In so doing, he has undercut the Judeo-Christian foundation of this great country while at the same time promoting the advancement of Islam throughout our society — including the U.S. military.  Clearly, any thinking American understands that this transformation, at its core, is anti-American and anti-Western.  Yet it is also pro-Islam, pro-Iranianand pro-Muslim Brotherhood.  Compounding this travesty is Mr. Obama's decision to embrace our sworn enemies.

The Betrayal of the USS Cole.  Most Americans have grown numb to the parade of Islamic terrorists triumphantly exiting Gitmo as free men.  No matter their risk rating, the Arabic names, the dark smirks and scowls all come to blend together.  But [Mashur Abdallah Ahmed al] Sabri is not just another Bin Laden bodyguard or operative.  His cell has American blood on its hands.  The USS Cole attack was the final step on the road to 9/11.  Our government's inaction sent a message that America could be hit hard and we would not retaliate.  It told Al Qaeda that American blood was dirt cheap and that the murder of our people came with no price.  These days we are sending that same message all over again.

Obama Issues Proclamation: 'Our Country Was Founded on the Idea of Religious Freedom'.  In a proclamation designating May 5 as a National Day of Prayer, President Barack Obama said Wednesday [5/4/2016] that the United States was "founded on the idea of religious freedom" and that the U.S. "will continue to stand up for those around the world who are subject to fear or violence because of their religion or beliefs."

Denying the Obvious:  Our Tax Dollars at Work at the NCTC.  I just got through reading the US National Counterterrorism Center's "Counterterrorism Digest" for 20-26 April 2016.  I am posting this to make a point.  The Digest is 18 pages long and contains information on terrorist incidents and the like from around the world.  But perhaps the Digest is more significant for what it does NOT include than for what it includes.  In 18 pages, the document has exactly 5 references to Islam.  Four of those references are as part of the name of a terrorist or terrorist organization.  The only reference to Islam itself comes on page 12 [...]

Obama Plan to Cut Refugee Screening Time Raises Concerns About Terrorism.  An Obama administration plan to resettle a greater number of foreign refugees in the United States by expediting the screening process is drawing concern from Capitol Hill, where lawmakers are warning that the administration is not capable of properly screening these individuals for ties to terrorism.  The Obama administration has committed to bring at least 10,000 Syrian refugees onto American soil in fiscal year 2016 by accelerating security screening procedures from 18-24 months to around three months, according to sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.  Obama administration officials told the Free Beacon that they remain committed to the plan, despite warnings from the FBI and other law enforcement officials who say the federal government is not equipped to properly vet these individuals within that timeframe.

Obama Frees USS Cole Bombing Terrorist.  Most Americans have grown numb to the parade of Islamic terrorists triumphantly exiting Gitmo as free men.  No matter their risk rating, the Arabic names, the dark smirks and scowls all come to blend together.  But Sabri is not just another Bin Laden bodyguard or operative.  His cell has American blood on its hands.  The USS Cole attack was the final step on the road to 9/11.  Our government's inaction sent a message that America could be hit hard and we would not retaliate.  It told Al Qaeda that American blood was dirt cheap and that the murder of our people came with no price.  These days we are sending that same message all over again.  Obama's release of Sabri is yet another page in that same dark history.

US weighing under-the-radar routes for Syrian refugees?  The Obama administration appears to be bowing to international pressure and pursuing under-the-radar "alternative" ways to bring in more Syrian and other refugees — as soon as this year.  The latest indication that the administration is preparing to take in more than the 10,000 Syrians this year it already has committed to follows a March 30 "high-level meeting" on Syrian refugee admission in Geneva, Switzerland — convened by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.  At the meeting, attended by State Department officials, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi called for countries to pursue "alternative avenues" for refugees — such as student and work visas, and expanded family reunification programs.

U.S. "ally" Seizes Christian churches; Here's Obama's response.  Recip Tayyip Erdogan is not a Turkish leader in keeping with the traditions of Kemal Ataturk; he is an Islamist.  And according to President Barack Obama, a very close friend and ally.  Yes, this is the same Erdogan who wants full European Union membership, but it should be denied at every turn based on this egregious action.  And for Erdogan to believe that anyone would accept his excuse of "protection" is disingenuous to say the least.  It also begs the question, from what do these churches require protection?  Here is the hypocrisy.  What do you think would happen if Christians went in and seized mosques?

If you think Islam is a religion of peace, then yes...
Obama: We Are Living In the Most Peaceful Era In Human History.  Strange.  I don't remember, when I was a kid, anything in the news about Christians being crucified, or journalists being beheaded.  Or planes purposely flying into buildings.  But Obama wants us to know:  things are just peachy now, thanks to the fabulousness of his feckless Regime.

Obama's limited troop deployments pose no threat to Islamic State in Raqqa.  President Obama's decision to send a few hundred special operations forces into Syria is a good step, military analysts say, but the limited deployment underscores his opposition to any significant American ground forces to directly fight the Islamic State.  That prohibition means the Islamic State's network of safe havens centered around Raqqa, Syria, from where it orchestrates deadly attacks in Europe, will stay in operation indefinitely.

First, Let's Get the Facts on Saudis and Iranian Involvement in 9/11.  [Scroll down]  In just the last few days, as Tom Joscelyn reports, the Obama administration has transferred from Guantanamo Bay to Riyadh nine more hardcore anti-American Yemeni detainees — notwithstanding that al-Qaeda's most capable franchise (al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula) has alarmingly expanded its safe haven in Yemen.  Meanwhile, we learn in a jaw-dropping Wall Street Journal dispatch, the administration has announced that it will purchase from Iran tons of heavy water (used in developing plutonium bombs).  In one fell swoop, Obama thus cures yet another Iranian violation of his vaunted nuclear deal (so soon after Iran tested ballistic missiles festooned with vows to destroy Israel); subsidizes Iran's nuclear program; legitimizes Iran's heavy-water production (i.e., its plutonium R&D) by encouraging other nations to engage in similar commerce; and apparently structures an infusion of multi-millions of American dollars into a country he promised Congress would continue to be precluded from access to our economy.

Once We Had Some Muslim Friends.  As Michael Rubin says, it's hard to love the Saudis.  But still... they're valuable allies, they've been there for seventy-odd years, and although they treat women abominably, and export radical Islamist ideology via their global network of religious schools and compliant mosques and imams, it's hard to justify President Obama's gratuitous insults in recent weeks.  He's complained that they want to be "free riders."  He's visibly annoyed that the Saudis want him to join their campaign against the Islamic Republic of Iran, and pay for it with American blood and treasure.

Obama Admin Awards $270K to Controversial Islamic Charity.  The Obama administration has awarded $270,000 to an Islamic charity that has been outlawed by some governments for its support of the terror group Hamas and other jihadist organizations, according to grant documents.  The Department of Health and Human Services has provided a $270,000 grant to Islamic Relief Worldwide, a charity that has repeatedly been linked to terrorism financing and support for Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, according to recent grant information.  The grant was awarded as part of a larger project to provide health services in Nairobi, Kenya, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the grant.

Obama meets with King Salman after being snubbed at the airport in Riyadh amid mounting pressure to declassify papers.  Barack Obama has met with King Salman of Saudi Arabia on Wednesday [4/20/2016] amid increasing clamor for 28 pages of a congressional report into 9/11 to be declassified, which is believed to show a Saudi connection to the hijackings.  The visit to Riyadh comes against the backdrop of increasingly strained relations with the Saudis, who remain deeply opposed to President Obama's outreach to Iran and skeptical of his approach to Syria.  Stepping off the tarmac at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Obama was greeted on a red carpet by Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the governor of Riyadh, as opposed to the king himself.

White House hints Obama will veto Saudi immunity bill.  The White House indicated Monday [4/18/2016] that it would veto a bipartisan bill giving Americans the right to sue foreign governments for terrorism, specifically Saudi Arabia for its role in the Sept. 11 attacks.

Muslim Brotherhood Day on Capitol Hill.  On Monday, April 18, legislators' offices will be visited by individuals associated with a group unknown to most lawmakers:  The United States Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO).  In the interest of helping members of the U.S. Congress understand precisely who their interlocutors are, permit a brief introduction:  The USCMO is the latest in a long series of front organizations associated with, and working to advance, the agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States.  Members of Congress should be clear about the true nature of that agenda.  It is laid out most authoritatively in a document introduced into evidence by federal prosecutors in the course of the largest terrorism financing trial in the nation's history, U.S. v.  Holy Land Foundation et al.

State Dept.  Gives Pakistan Pass on Religious Freedom Violations — for the 14th Straight Year.  For a record 14th year in a row, the State Department has overruled the advice of an independent statutory watchdog and decided not to blacklist Pakistan for religious freedom abuses.  The decision not to designate Pakistan a "country of particular concern" under the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) comes despite its government's continuing rejection of calls to amend or rescind the world's most notorious blasphemy laws — which carry the death penalty and are frequently used to target Christians and other minorities.

Obama Grants 700,000 Green Cards to Islamic "Migrants".  This disturbing information was circulated by the Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on Immigration, which assesses that if there's no change in the current policy, the U.S. will likely grant another 680,000 migrants — possibly more — from Muslim-majority countries green cards in the next five years.  According to the DHS figures cited by the panel, Uncle Sam issued approximately 680,000 green cards to immigrants from 49 Muslim nations from fiscal year 2009 through fiscal year 2013. Over the same period, the U.S. issued only 270,000 green cards to migrants from the European Union, according to a committee announcement that reminds us "a green card entitles recipients to access federal benefits, lifetime residency, work authorization, and a direct route to becoming a U.S. citizen."  Some of the recipients are admitted to the U.S. as refugees so they immediately qualify for federal welfare benefits like food stamps and Medicaid.

Susan Rice:  Islamic State Not a Clash Of Civilizations.  National Security adviser Susan Rice says that the fight with Islamic State terrorists is not part of a civilizational struggle, echoing a sentiment promoted by President Obama.  During a speech to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Rice insisted that although ISIS was a "destabilizing force" in the Middle East, it was nowhere near the level of the threat posed by past enemies of the United States.

The Syrian Refugees and Obama's Plot Against America.  Maybe it was the predictable mainstream media omertá, but somehow I missed the disquieting news, announced April 7, that Obama had cut the screening time for Syrian refugees all the way down to three months from the original 18-24. [...] What is Obama up to here?  It's hard to avoid the conclusion that he is busy, in his last moments, doing his best to subvert our society as we know it.  And he has allies.  Some of them are disheartening and might be surprising to you.

Obama Administration Boasts As ISIS Grows Deadlier.  The Obama Administration crows that ISIS membership and territory has shrunk, but the Brussels and Istanbul attacks illustrate its advances in Europe and elsewhere.  Scoring PR points doesn't protect the homeland.

Thanks To President Barack "Containment" Obama, ISIS Now Has Chemical Weapons.  Instead of aggressively attacking, killing and forever eliminating ISIS, President Obama decided to "contain" them.  So now, along with allowing them to murder more innocent people over the past year, attacking Paris and San Bernardino whenever they're ready to do so and conquering more territory in the Middle East, our brave and wise Obama has given them time to develop chemical weapons, putting Americans, along with the rest of the world, at greater risk from this evil scum.  Along with this bad news is the assurance from ISIS itself that they are infiltrating the Syrian "refugee" hoard Obama insists he will import into America in the tens of thousands, despite FBI warnings that our government cannot properly screen these people, who have promised to kill Americans.

Obama and His Presidential Daily Briefs.  Obama lacks skills at containing terrorists, and terrorism seems to thrive with him as commander in chief.  While Obama pretended to bomb ISIS camps in Syria, ISIS flourished and spread into Iraq, from which the great military commander, Obama, had withdrawn our troops shortly prior.  We also saw the introduction of Russia into the area under Obama's watch, which makes everything more dangerous and more inflammatory.  This giving of superior military position to our enemies is what Obama calls "winning". [...] Obama has no idea of how dangerous Iran and North Korea are to America because he will not attend Presidential Daily Briefs, but instead prefers to "read" them.

PA hopes Obama won't veto 'anti-settlement' resolution.  The Palestinian Authority (PA) is hoping that the United States will not veto its UN resolution condemning Israeli "settlements" with President Barack Obama in his last months in office.  Speaking to The Associated Press on Sunday [4/10/2016], PA Foreign Minister Riad Malki said the hope is that Obama, freed of re-election concerns, will break with American protocol and refrain from vetoing the resolution.

When Obama speaks about ethics and morality here's what I would ask.  [Scroll down]  Is the president being moral when he allows mostly Muslim refugees from Syria into the country, but permits few Syrian Christians to enter?  He says he's a Christian.  Wouldn't it make more sense for him to protect Christians first, since they are the ones being targeted by Islamic fundamentalists for death, forced marriages and sexual slavery?

Top 10 Misreported or Underreported Stories of 2015.  [#6] The Islamic State:  Last year, Press Secretary Josh Earnest falsely claimed that President Obama didn't mean just the Islamic State when he spoke about "jihadists who are engaged in various local power struggles and disputes, often sectarian."  At the time The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler awarded Earnest, and thereby the Obama administration, an embarrassing four Pinocchios for an obvious lie.  President Obama's original comments were meant to differentiate between terrorists who target the near enemy — within their own nations or region — and those intent on killing Americans.  But after the Paris attacks, and San Bernardino, California shooting, it seems that ISIS and those inspired by ISIS have begun to focus on the far enemy:  the Western powers, including America.

Obama's Destruction of Our Military Ethos.  Before Obama and our military leadership introduced sodomy into our barracks and military neighborhoods, I predicted his goal was to quad-sexualize the military.  It is here. [...] Today's military is moving beyond hollow to a point where the foundation and ethos themselves are being destroyed.  And I believe it is all premeditated, a part of the Obama's promise to transform us, a Pontus Pilate kind of doctrine.  He washed his hand in the Iranian riots, in Syria where he became Putin's pretzel, in Iraq, in Benghazi and on every battlefield where he put victory in the hands of the enemy by announcing a date of withdrawal.

Intel Analysts: We Were Forced Out for Telling the Truth About Obama's ISIS War.  Two senior intelligence analysts at U.S.  Central Command say the military has forced them out of their jobs because of their skeptical reporting on U.S.-backed rebel groups in Syria, three sources with knowledge of their claim told The Daily Beast.  It's the first known instance of possible reprisals against CENTCOM personnel after analysts accused their bosses of manipulating intelligence reports about the U.S.-led campaign against ISIS in order to paint a rosier picture of progress in the war.  One of the analysts alleging reprisals is the top analyst in charge of Syria issues at CENTCOM.

Obama Nixed CIA Plan That Could Have Stopped ISIS: Officials.  The CIA in 2012 proposed a detailed covert action plan designed to remove Syrian President Bashar Assad from power, but President Obama declined to approve it, current and former U.S.  officials tell NBC News.  It's long been known that then-CIA Director David Petraeus recommended a program to secretly arm and train moderate Syrian rebels in 2012 to pressure Assad.  But a book to be published Tuesday [4/5/2016] by a former CIA operative goes further, revealing that senior CIA officials were pushing a multi-tiered plan to engineer the dictator's ouster.  Former American officials involved in the discussions confirmed that to NBC News.

Obama Refused to Authorize Plan to Overthrow Assad in 2012.  In August of 2011, President Obama called on President Assad to "step aside" for the good of the Syrian people.  Over the next several months, Obama repeated that call for Assad's ouster.  Now, a book to be published this week reveals a plan supported by most of the intelligence community to overthrow the Syrian dictator and make good the president's words.  But eventually, the president refused and the plan was rejected.

Tangoing on Through Terror.  slam may be peaceful, but a disconcerting number of its adherents are not.  When the bombs went off in Belgium, President Barack Obama was vacationing in Havana.  The local tyrants feted him after rounding up and jailing any freedom-fighting dissidents who might crash their party.  When it came time for a speech, he dodged controversial topics like freedom.  As for the massacre in Belgium by a group that he once mistakenly dismissed as "the JV team," he devoted all of 58 seconds to it.

Was Obama sending a message when flashing the peace sign?  After eight long years of his antics, many know that Obama would do most anything to turn a group photo-op into another selfie.  Performing 'The Wave' at a baseball game with Cuban president Raul Castro, his stand-still tango in Argentina are only the two most recent.  But as there has been no peace in America, or in much of the Free World since Obama was installed in the Oval Office, one has to wonder if there was some kind of surrealistic message in his pictorial flashing the Peace Sign at the world. [...] The nano-second flashing of the peace sign should go down in history as Obama's signature effort toward elusive world peace.  Believing that the race-baiting, Islamophobe-branding Obama is a true advocate for peace would be akin to French President François Hollande believing that it was a technical glitch and not censure that saw his reference to the term "Islamic terrorism" removed from a YouTube where he was trying to warn the world about the dangers of Islamic terrorism.

Foreign Newspapers Describe Barack Obama In One Word After Nuclear Summit.  UK and Israeli newspapers have one word for Obama — 'clown' — for flashing the peace sign as the photo of world leaders was taken at the end of what was a very serious two-day nuclear summit.  David Cameron looked on unfavorably and others looked bemused, laughing at him no doubt.  Russia didn't bother to attend.  When he wasn't censoring the French President for calling the danger what it is — Islamic terrorism — he was acting the part of the intellectually immature student and choom gang member in the Ché Guevara t-shirt.  After two days of discussing nuclear proliferation and hearing an urgent warning from David Cameron that ISIS terrorists are planning to use drones to spray nuclear material over Western cities in a horrific "dirty bomb" attack, Obama acted like a clown.

White House silences translation audio when French president mentions "Islamist terrorism".  I owe the MRC an apology for doubting them.  I read this piece assuming all the way through that they had misconstrued what must be a perfectly innocent glitch by the White House in translating Hollande.  Nope.  Watch the official WH video below (starting at 3:20) and follow along with the official WH translation and you'll see how hard it is to come up with an explanation different from theirs.  The audio on the clip perfectly tracks the transcript — except when it cuts out for exactly two sentences and then resumes:  ["]But we're also well aware that the roots of terrorism, Islamist terrorism, is in Syria and in Iraq.  We therefore have to act both in Syria and in Iraq, and this is what we're doing within the framework of the coalition.["]  I'd chalk that up to a glitch if not for the fact that it jibes with Obama's own notorious policy of not mentioning Islam in connection with jihadism.

White House censors French president for saying 'Islamist terrorism'.  President Obama is so paranoid about linking terrorists to the Muslim faith that when French President François Hollande used the phrase "Islamist terrorism" at a meeting in Washington, White House officials posted their official press video with audio of the words cut out completely.  The 8-minute clip was posted on the White House Web site and showed Hollande discussing the global terror threat at a Nuclear Security Summit meeting with Obama and advisers Thursday [3/31/2016].

White House under fire for 'censoring' video of French president's speech by eliminating interpreter's translation of the words 'Islamist terrorism'.  The Obama administration is under fire for briefly censoring a portion of video footage in which French president Francois Hollande uttered the phrase 'Islamist terrorism' — a pairing of words that the president has consistently cut out of its homeland security lexicon.  Calling the omission the result of 'a technical issue with the audio,' a red-faced White House re-posted an unedited version of the footage late on Friday [4/1/2016].

White House Scrubs Video of French President Saying "Islamist Terrorism".  The White House website has censored a video of French Pres.  Francois Hollande saying that "Islamist terrorism" is at the "roots of terrorism."  The White House briefly pulled video of a press event on terrorism with Pres.  Obama, and when it reappeared on the WhiteHouse.gov website and YouTube, the audio of Hollande's translator goes silent, beginning with the words "Islamist terrorism," then begins again at the end of his sentence.  Even the audio of Hollande saying the words "Islamist terrorism" in French have, apparently, been edited from the video.

The French press doesn't sound very happy about it:
La Maison-Blanche coupe la traduction de François Hollande quand il parle de "terrorisme islamiste".  S'agit-il d'un problème technique ou d'une vraie volonté de censure? [...] Mais, comme l'a relevé le Media Research Center, un groupe conservateur américain de surveillance des médias, les propos du président français n'ont pas été traduits pendant plusieurs secondes.  Et cette coupure est survenue juste après qu'il a prononcé les mots de "terrorisme islamiste".

Hollande's 'Islamist terrorism' omitted from White House vid; 'technical issue' blamed.  French President Francois Hollande's comments this week in Washington about Islamic terrorism — a term President Obama won't use — were omitted from an official White House video.  Holland made the comments at an international summit in Washington on nuclear security that also focused largely on global terrorism. [...] Republicans and others have been highly critical of Obama, and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, for not saying the words "Islamic terrorism" when talking about the Islamic State terror group, which has claimed responsibility for the recent, deadly bombing attacks in Paris and Brussels.

White House Blames 'Technical Issue' for Video Missing 'Islamist Terrorism' Comment from French President.  A White House official is blaming a "technical issue" for the sudden loss of sound on a White House video in which French President François Hollande said the words "Islamist terrorism."  Yesterday [3/31/2016], a video of Hollande's remarks was pulled from the White House website, according to a report from the Media Research Center.  The video was reloaded on the website with a version that not only muted the French president's remarks in French but eliminated the English translation as well.

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The lame "technical issue" excuse would be a lot easier to believe were it not for the amazing string of lucky coincidences that have benefited the Muslims since Obama has been in the White House, and the substantial body of evidence that shows Obama himself is a Muslim.

The Obama White House Just Censored A Foreign Leader Who Mentioned 'Islamist Terrorism'.  President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande met in Washington on Thursday [3/31/2016] to discuss ways for the two countries to work together to defeat terrorism.  But the White House apparently had zero appetite for Hollande's mention of Islamist terrorism, since it censored the phrase from the official White House video of the meeting posted on the White House website.  Media Research Center, a non-profit media watchdog, was the first to report the White House censorship.  While the official transcript available on the White House web page includes Hollande's use of the phrase "Islamist terrorism," the White House video of the remarks muted the audio during that portion of Hollande's remarks.  The audio of the French-to-English interpreter stops right before Hollande characterizes "Islamist terrorism" as the root of terrorism in Syria and Iraq.

The Taliban killed Sgt.  McClintock but the Obama White House failed to save him.  On January 5, 2016, America lost an elite Special Forces soldier when the White House turned their back on him and his unit.  Army Green Beret Sergeant First Class Matthew McClintock lost his life, and two others were wounded, when his unit came under Taliban fire in a compound in Marjah, Afghanistan.  After the unit was pinned down by enemy combatants, reports say the ground commander requested support from a circling AC-130 gunship.  Due to the Obama administration's fear of collateral damage, the gunship was initially waived [sic] off.  The "quick" reaction force (QRF) was also delayed by hours.  Although one of his fellow soldiers was able to keep him alive through the night, by the time the QRF and Medevac arrived about twelve hours later, it was too late.  SFC McClintock died in the helicopter.

Obama: Fight Against Islamic Terrorism Not a 'Civilizational Conflict'.  President Obama believes that Republicans have mis-identified the threat posed by the religion of Islam as a violent religion.  During a conversation with the Atlantic's Jeffery Goldberg, Obama explained that too many Republicans wanted him to identify the terrorist threat using the same moral clarity as Reagan did with the threat of Communism.  He asserted that Communism "wasn't a millennium-old religion that was embraced by a whole host of good, decent, hard-working people who are our allies" like the religion of Islam.

On the Path of Submission to Islam.  Whether you accept it or not, the free world is at war.  Islam has brought a war against the civilized world. [...] If you ask President Obama he will tell you "America is not at war with Islam."  Well Mr. President you may think that is the case, but the fact is Islam has declared war on America and the free world.  While you lament about the sweetness of the Islamic morning call to prayer, fundamentalist Islam is methodically progressing toward taking over Europe and have begun taking down the US.

Politically Correct Counterterrorism.  Every time another mass murder occurs, the media's coverage focuses on the memorials — piles of flowers, rows of candles and hand-drawn signs — and the calls for "unity" and pledges of resolve by national leaders.  But all the memorials are totally meaningless.  They are merely a stage for politicians to act on, professing emotion, proclaiming unity, and calling for everyone to just keep calm and carry on.  Nothing else results from them. [...] Obama's strategy and tactics were intended, as he said, to degrade and eventually destroy ISIS.  They have failed.  Obama said last Wednesday that defeating ISIS remained his number one priority.  But, he added, there will be no change in strategy.  Amazingly stupid.

Maryland: Obama expected to open largest mega-mosque complex in U.S..  ["]The $100 million mega-mosque in Maryland, US will soon be open in the Washington, DC area, as Turkey's President Tayyip Erdoğan is expected to open the mosque during his official visit to the US between March 29 and April 2.  America's largest mosque complex, officially known as the Turkish-American Culture and Civilization Center, was built with Turkish funding under the supervision of the Turkish religious foundation (Diyanet).  Almost all $100 million for the mosque was funded by the Religious Affairs and the Religious Foundation of Turkey.["]

Another Reveal into Obama's Confused Psyche.  In 2012 Obama famously drew a red line over the Syrian government's use of chemical weapons, following a sarin gas attack that killed over 1000 civilians.  And then a year later Obama turned tail when challenged by the Syrians, although the military, America's allies, and even his inner circle of advisors believed American action was necessary and imminent.  The targets were selected and the armed forces prepared. In Hillary Clinton's words "If you say you're going to strike you have to strike.  There is no choice."  It's not often that Hillary is right, but Obama's spineless bungling was so obvious that most everybody, including America's friends and enemies, understood exactly what had occurred.  Most everybody that is, except Obama himself.  Somehow Obama twisted this failure into a success in his own mind.

President Obama Next Week Will Open the Largest American Mosque.  America's largest mosque complex, officially known as Turkish-American Culture and Civilization Center, was built with Turkish funding under the supervision of the Turkish religious foundation (Diyanet).  The $100 million mega mosque in Lanham, Maryland, will soon be open for Muslim worshipers in the Washington, DC area, as their link shows:  "Turkey's President Tayyip Erdoğan and US President Barack Obama are expected to open the mosque." [...] [In plain] English:  expect a spiritual Bubonic plague all with mystic Sufism and wakeup calls of Allahu-Akbar from loudspeakers thundering the community at the wee hours of the night.

Obama: 'Our Most Important Partners Are American Muslims'.  "ISIL poses a threat to the entire civilized world," President Obama said in his Saturday radio address, as he explained what he's doing to counter the threat posed by radical Islamic extremism — a phrase he refuses to use.  In addition to waging war and diplomacy, Obama said Americans, for their own good, must welcome Muslims into their midst: [...] Obama said the terrorists will fail, because "we will defeat them" with our values, our way of life, and our vision of the future.

John Kerry insists U.S. is "winning" ISIS fight despite Brussels attacks.  Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday [3/25/2016] insisted that the U.S. is winning the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) despite the Brussels bombings that left 31 people dead and more than 270 injured.  CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers asked Kerry in an interview from Brussels how the administration can claim the U.S. is winning the battle under the circumstances. [...] "Forty percent of the territory that Daesh held has been taken back," he told CBSN, using an Arabic acronym for ISIS.

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Obama calls it ISIL, Kerry calls it Dash, and almost everybody else calls it ISIS.

Obama Needs to Get Over His Self-Serving Guilt Trip.  The slaughter in Brussels is another reminder that our violent Islamist terrorist enemies are fighting a sustained, generational campaign of global, imperialist conquest.  One of President Barack Obama's first dishonest acts was dropping the name Global War on Terror.  Obama the Peacemaker substituted bureaucratic lingo, dubbing our long war an OCO — an Overseas Contingency Operation.  9-11.  Fort Hood.  San Bernardino.  Chattanooga.  It's past time for the president to acknowledge his obvious and stupid mistake.  America is a battlefield; the war is not just overseas.  More importantly, if successful leadership is one of Mr. Obama's presidential goals, there is nothing "contingent" about the war.  The war is quite real.  Our enemies wrath and goals are unconditional.

State Dept. Hesitates to Confirm Terrorists Who Claimed to Target Christians Targeted Christians.  State Department spokesman John Kirby told reporters on Monday [3/28/2016] that he did not have "the fidelity of information to confirm overtly" that the massive suicide bombing in Lahore, Pakistan on Sunday was specifically targeting Christians celebrating Easter.  Ahsanullah Ahsan, a spokesman for Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, the breakaway Taliban faction claiming responsibility for the attacks, told the Associated Press on Sunday that the suicide bomber "deliberately targeted the Christian community celebrating Easter."  He also said the attack was meant to protest Pakistan's military operation in the tribal regions.

Our Secretary-General In Chief.  Terror in Brussels leaves at least 30 dead.  Visiting Cuba, President Obama responds.  For 51 seconds.  Then he gets back to burying the Cold War.  Which ended in 1991.  Later in Havana, explaining to ESPN why he followed through with plans to attend a baseball game despite the international crisis, the president invoked David Ortiz of the Red Sox, who rallied Boston after the 2013 marathon bombing.  What Obama said of Ortiz is revealing.  "That is the kind of resilience and kind of strength that we have to continually show in the face of these terrorists," he said.  "They cannot defeat America.  They can't — they don't produce anything.  They don't have a message that appeals to the vast majority of Muslims or the vast majority of people around the world.  But what they can do is scare us and make people afraid and disrupt our daily lives and divide us.  As long as we don't allow that to happen, we'll be ok."  Whew, what a relief.  Islamic holy warriors bomb, kill, maim, mutilate, decapitate, rape, crucify, and shoot civilians of every sex, age, race, and creed — but they won't win, so long as the president maintains the fortitude to stick to his schedule and watch a baseball game with a Communist dictator.

Obama: Stigmatizing Muslims 'plays into hands' of jihadists.  President Barack Obama has urged Americans not to stigmatize Muslims following this week's deadly attacks in Brussels, saying that doing so is "counterproductive" in the fight against radical Islam.  In his weekly media address, Obama said Muslim-Americans are "our most important partners in the nation's fight against those who would wage violent jihad."  "That's why we have to reject any attempt to stigmatize Muslim-Americans, and their enormous contributions to our country and our way of life," Obama said.

Kerry: Let's Fight ISIS With A Soap Opera.  "They're not an existential threat to us."  That was President Obama, defending his seeming indifference to the latest ISIS terrorist attack in Europe.  "Groups like (ISIS) can't destroy us, they can't defeat us.  They don't produce anything," he said.  So what should the U.S. do to fight this non-existential threat that doesn't produce anything?  Let's put on a show!  It's almost too ridiculous to believe, but the day after the attacks in Brussels, the State Department posted a $1.5 million grant proposal to develop "a television drama series that addresses the issue of countering violent extremism among young people in contemporary Afghan society."

Obama Says Climate Change Is a 'Major' Problem, But ISIS 'Not an Existential Threat'.  "Groups like ISIL can't destroy us, they can't defeat us," President Obama told reporters in Argentina on Wednesday [3/23/2016].  "They're not an existential threat to us," he said.  A few sentences later, he described climate change as a "major" problem.  On a day when morgues and hospitals in Brussels were still trying to identify the dead and the grievously injured, Americans among them, Obama described the terrorists as "vicious killers and murderers who have perverted one of the world's great religions, and their primary power, in addition to killing lives, is to strike fear in our societies, to disrupt our societies."

What is Homeland Security Hiding Behind Immigration Numbers?  As Americans ominously observe the raging fire of suicidal immigration policies implemented by our European friends across the pond, one of the first questions on their minds is:  how many of these Islamic radicals have been admitted to our country?  The answer is we don't even know how many people in total have come to our country since 2013 because the Department of Homeland Security has refused to publish that data or make it available to Congress.

Yes, America, it's war. Here's how we can stop losing and start winning.  The January 2015 Charlie Hebdo attacks were a wakeup call to take radical Islam seriously.  The November Paris attacks put that call on a loudspeaker.  The December San Bernardino attacks showed it could happen here, too.  The Brussels attacks are proof that radical Islam has spread throughout the European continent.  There are likely to be more terrorist attacks in the months ahead.  How long are we going to ignore the obvious?  Global Islamist jihad is at war with all of Western Civilization.  President Obama and other western leaders may not see it as a war, but the other side does.  Left largely unchecked over last seven years, radical Islam has exploded worldwide.

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Hmmm... who was the alleged "leader of the free world" who left Islam "largely unchecked over last seven years" — leading us to this point?  President Valerie Jarrett, or her puppet, Barack H. Obama?

State Dept.: 'This Isn't About a Religion'.  Tuesday's terrorist attack in Brussels was not about religion but a "depraved ideology," State Department spokesman John Kirby told reporters.  "This isn't about a religion," he said.  "This is about a warped and brutal, depraved ideology that continues to be attractive to a small number of people in the Muslim faith — radicals and extremists."  "And we don't believe that it is indicative in any way of the Muslim faith or the people who practice Islam as a religion," Kirby continued.  "But it is a group that remains deadly, remains lethal.  And we are going to remain focused on defeating them."

5 Ways To Tell If Your Religion Has a Terrorism Problem.  Today [3/22/2016] in Havana, before beginning a self-glorifying, Communist-praising speech touting his magical termination of the Cold War in the Western hemisphere, President Obama led off with a fulsome six-sentence, 52-second pledge to fight terrorism.  That generous contribution to the fight against Islamic savagery in Brussels, Belgium, included this throwaway line:  "The world must unite.  We must be together, regardless of nationality, regardless of race or faith in fighting against the scourge off terrorism."  Well, that's nice.  Except that one particular faith has been somewhat less-than-helpful in fighting the scourge of terrorism.  Obama's hopeful normative narrative — we should all get together to fight terrorism, and we should all be bestest friends, and we should all put aside our differences to weave flower-chains — bears no relation whatsoever to reality.

Smiling Obama ignores calls to cut short Cuban trip and attends baseball game.  President Obama was all smiles this afternoon as he watched an exhibition baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban national baseball team — just hours after ISIS terrorists killed at least 34 people in Brussels.  Settling down with wife Michelle, daughters Sasha and Malia and Cuban dictator Raul Castro, Obama appeared carefree as he enjoyed the game — ignoring calls to cut short his historic trip to return to Washington and lead the response.  Indeed, despite criticism that he only devoted one minute of his speech earlier in the day to the Belgian atrocities, Obama took the time to give a somewhat surreal 15-minute interview to ESPN about the threat posed by ISIS — keeping his $500 shades on throughout the spot.

The Feckless Mismanagement Of John Brennan, CIA's Captain Unreality.  [Scroll down] That this CIA director would say something so preposterous is symptomatic of the damage the Obama administration has done to our national security with his assistance.  It also is not the only example of Mr. Brennan's denying the obvious.  He has repeatedly echoed President Obama's refusal to use the terms "jihadist" or "Islamist" to describe members of Islamic terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS.  He explained this in a 2010 CSIS speech by disputing ties between these groups and Islam.  Brennan also said in this speech that we should not label "our enemy as jihadists or Islamists because jihad is holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam meaning to purify oneself of one's community."  Brennan had a controversial tenure as President Obama's assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism in the National Security Council.  He played a role in the administration's decision to read Miranda rights to Umar Abdulmutallab, the so-called "underwear bomber" who tried to destroy a civilian airliner over Detroit on Christmas Day 2009.

Despite a "Terror Recruitment Problem", Obama Continues Importing Nearly 1,000 Somalis Each Month.  Despite fears that dozens of Somali immigrants have disappeared from Minnesota communities and believed to have joined ISIS, Barack Obama's efforts to import more Somalis into the U.S. continues unabated.  Over 700 Somali colonists arrive each year and are distributed into select communities around the country.

Somali refugees map
Somali 'Refugee' Influx Continues Unabated.  It's not as though Congress hasn't been warned about the festering radicalism of Somali youth.  Back in March 2009 the Senate Homeland Security Committee heard testimony that Somali youth were being radicalized in Minnesota.  The 2009 hearing highlighted the case of Shirwa Ahmed, a 27-year-old Somali who came to Minnesota as a refugee and was radicalized in his adopted country by al-Shabab — which convinced him to travel to Somalia and blow himself up along with 29 others. [...] The problem has only gotten worse since 2009.  Andrew Luger, the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, admitted last spring, after six more Somalis were arrested for trying to board planes bound for Turkey with plans to join ISIS, that his state has "a terror-recruitment problem."  Yet, the Obama administration has kept the pipeline of new Somali "refugees" well-oiled.  They continue to come at a rate of 700 per month, most of them coming from United Nations' camps in Kenya — camps that the Kenyan president has threatened to shut down because of their suspected ties to terrorist attacks inside his country.


P.C. — R.I.P..  In spite of Islamists having established an unparalleled record of terrorism — some 20,000 assaults in the name of Islam since 9/11 — the Defense Department has come under the grip of PC, which has forced military training to delink terrorism from Islam.  Even after self-described "soldier of Allah" Nidal Hassan killed 13 in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting spree, the Defense Department recorded this incident as "workplace violence."  The DOD bureaucracy had almost no other choice as it was then in the midst of an ongoing purge at West Point and the Naval War College of all "vital references to Islamist ideology driving terrorism or conflating terrorism with Islam."  The FBI followed suit in 2011 and systematically purged its counterterrorism training manuals of some 900 pages that were considered offensive to Muslims.  The 2013 Islamist Boston Marathon bombers had high-risk profiles known by law enforcement intelligence and could have been stopped, but for political correctness.  The December 2, 2015 ISIS-inspired San Bernardino massacre might also have been prevented.

ISIS Knew Just Where to Hit These U.S. Marines.  Three days before ISIS militants killed Marine Staff Sgt. Louis Cardin, the U.S. military notified his family — and the families of roughly 200 Marines — that their loved ones had moved off the USS Kearsarge, deployed to the Persian Gulf, to somewhere in northern Iraq.  The letter didn't say exactly where he had been deployed two weeks earlier, or why.  But while his family and the American public were largely being kept in the dark, members of the self-proclaimed Islamic State were acquiring detailed intelligence on the movements of Cardin, the second U.S. service member killed in Iraq, and his fellow Marines.

DOJ Announces New Effort to 'Promote Religious Freedom' in the Nation's Schools.  Under the banner of civil rights enforcement, the U.S. Justice Department plans to "promote religious freedom" in the nation's public schools by cracking down on discrimination and bullying, especially as it may affect Muslims.  The new enforcement effort announced on Tuesday will "expand" DOJ's ability to investigate and prosecute complaints; lead community outreach; and develop guidance for federal prosecutors.

What Is The Deal With Obama And Islam?  There are those who claim that the president is in fact a Muslim.  Whether Obama is or not I find to be irrelevant, as he has demonstrated his preference for them at every opportunity during his interminable 7+ years in office.  Whenever he has been provided with a choice of what is best for America, or what is best for Islam, he has chosen Islam.  Americans should find that consistency daunting indeed, and it's backed up by several statements throughout his tenure, such as, "there is no future for those who slander the prophet."  The most recent example of this could be observed in a speech Obama gave at a terrorist-supporting mosque in Baltimore two weeks ago, in which he not only extolled the myriad wonders of Islam, but also warned in perilous tones of the rampant Islamophobia of which Americans are guilty.  In this remarkable delivery, he included his oft-used claims regarding one of the greatest of our Founders, Thomas Jefferson and his devotion to Islam.  These are all, of course, complete fabrications though they do seem to actually seem to exist in the alternate universe in which Obama lives.

FBI Anti-Terrorism Website Up with Muslim Group Changes, Omission of Islamist Extremists.  A government anti-radicalization internet program set to be launched months ago is finally up and running with the changes demanded by Islamic activists that claimed the original version was biased against Muslims.  This is a story Judicial Watch has followed closely.  Back in November JW reported that the Obama administration abruptly pulled the plug on a new Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) website aimed at preventing the radicalization of youth after Muslim and Arab rights groups protested that it was discriminatory and would lead to bullying, bias and religious profiling of students.  The interactive website ("Don't Be a Puppet") was created by the U.S. government as a tool for the nation's schools to prevent susceptible youth from getting recruited online by terrorists.  The stated goal is to combat a growing epidemic of violent extremism by keeping youth from falling prey to online terrorists.

White House Says It Has Not 'Reached' Determination That ISIS Slaughter of Christians Is Genocide.  Asked on Monday [2/29/2016] if Islamic State terrorists are carrying out a campaign of genocide against Syria's Christians, White House Spokesman Josh Earnest said the word genocide "involves a very specific legal determination that has, at this point, not been reached."

40% of CENTCOM Intel Pros Warn: ISIS Info Flawed.  Forty percent of analysts working at the U.S. military's Central Command, which is running the war against ISIS, think there are problems with "analytic integrity" in their work, a top congressman said on Thursday [2/25/2016].  Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, asked senior intelligence officials about the figure, which was discovered in a recent survey of analysts by the country's top intelligence office.  The survey was first reported by The Daily Beast this month.  "To me, it seems like if 40 percent of analysts are concerned at CENTCOM, that's just something that can't be ignored," Nunes (R-CA) told top intelligence officials testifying before the committee, including Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and CIA Director John Brennan.

FBI Won't Explain Its Bizarre New Way of Measuring Its Success Fighting Terror .  The Federal Bureau of Investigation has quietly developed a new way to measure its success in the war on terror:  counting the number of terror threats it has "disrupted" in a year.  But good luck trying to figure out what that number means, how it was derived, or why it doesn't jibe with any other law enforcement statistic, most notably, the number of terror suspects actually charged or arrested.

U.S. Removed Cuba from Terrorist List After Hezbollah Opened Base on Island.  A few years before the Obama administration removed Cuba from the U.S. list of nations that sponsor terrorism Hezbollah established an operational base on the communist island, according to intelligence received by Hillary Clinton when she was Secretary of State.  The information comes straight from electronic mail released by the State Department over the weekend as part of ongoing litigation from several groups, including Judicial Watch, and media outlets surrounding Clinton's use of a private server to send and receive classified information as Secretary of State.  This alarming information has been ignored by the mainstream media, which served as the president's most vocal cheerleader when he established diplomatic ties with Cuba last summer.  After appearing for decades on the U.S. government's list of nations that sponsor terrorism, the Obama administration officially removed it to lay the groundwork for a full renewal of diplomatic ties.

Muslim Migrant Surge: GOP Worried about Thousands Obama is "Interviewing" in Jordan to Bring Here.  The Obama administration is sending officials to Jordan to interview thousands of Muslim refugees for the U.S. refugee resettlement program.  Does the Obama administration believe that jihadists hellbent on attacking America will be forthright and truthful during these interviews?  The Lebanese education minister said there are 20,000 active jihadists among the refugees in his country.  The Islamic state said in February 2015 that they would be sending half a million refugees to the West.  And the Islamic state has vowed to attack the US and Europe.  Why is Obama bringing a jihad army to America?

573 Muslims, 2 Christians: Syrian Refugees Admitted to US Since Paris Terror Attacks.  The number of Syrian refugees being resettled in the United States continues to climb slowly, but of the 576 admitted since last November's Paris terrorist attack, only two (0.3 percent) are Christians.  The two Christians are an Orthodox man and a Greek Orthodox man, according to State Department Refugee Processing Center data.  Meanwhile, 560 Sunni Muslims (97.2 percent), three Shi'ite Muslims, and 10 others identified simply as "Moslem" have been admitted over the same period.  One last Syrian male refugee is identified as "other religion."

President Obama's Lecture from the Mosque: The Rest of the Story.  From watching and listening to President Barack Hussein Obama lecture all of us as he spoke at the Balitmore Mosque last week... he not only looks entirely comfortable there, heck, you would have thought he was the main cleric for the Mosque.  He used their language because he knows it.  The teachings of Mohammed flowed naturally off of his lips, because he was raised with it.  Earlier he announced to the world in his book that the most beautiful sound in the world in the Islamic call to prayer.  He also once announced that if political winds ever turned against Islam, that he would stand with Islam... and that is what he is doing. [...] For all the world, the President sounds more like a recruiter or missionary for Islam more than he sounds like a President of the United States.

Secretary Kerry Says ISIS Members Aren't Muslims.  At a conference of coalition members tasked with fighting ISIS in Rome yesterday [2/3/2016], Secretary of State John Kerry said members of the terrorist organization are not Muslims but apostates of Islam.  "Daesh [ISIS] is in fact nothing more than a mixture of killers, of kidnappers, of criminals, of thugs, of adventurers, of smugglers and thieves," Kerry said.  "And they are also above all apostates, people who have hijacked a great religion and lie about its real meaning and lie about its purpose and deceive people in order to fight for their purposes."

Obama defends the faith.  President Obama seems to believe in nothing more than he does the defense of Islam.  He specializes in pronouncements on what is truly Islamic and what is not.  Such pronouncements are always intended to preserve the good name of Islam.  Al Qaeda, of course, not Islamic.  The Islamic State, not Islamic.  San Bernardino murderers Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, not Islamic.  The Islamic Republic of Iran, well, they must be Islamic, but I don't think anyone has bothered to ask him.  Obama seeks to ally the United States with the Iranian regime, as he sought to ally the United States with the Muslim Brotherhood.

Obama's mosque visit demonstrates tacit acceptance of a form of gender apartheid.  To Muslim women's rights activists fighting for equal access to mosques as part of a broader campaign for reform, President Obama's visit to the Islamic Society of Baltimore represents a step backwards.

WH: Obama Plans to Discuss 'Religious Freedom' and His Own Faith While Visiting Md. Mosque.  "The president is certainly looking forward to his trip to the Islamic Society of Baltimore," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Monday [2/1/2016].  "It will be an opportunity for the president to celebrate the contributions that Muslim-Americans have made to our nation, but to also reaffirm the importance that religious freedom has to our way of life."  It also will be an opportunity for Obama "to talk about the role that faith plays even in his own life."

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The number one lie about Islam is that it is a "religion of peace."  The number two lie about Islam is that its followers have made great contributions to the United States and to the world at large, throughout history.  Well, you may recall the Muslims made a big contribution to our country on September 11, 2001.  It's because of the Muslims that airline passengers have to get the TSA treatment at the airport.  They are the reason the Department of Homeland Security exists.  They put Garland and Chattanooga and San Bernardino on the map.  Without the Muislims, we would never have heard of Nidal Hasan, Bowe Bergdahl, "honor killing", Allahu Akbar, suicide bombers, or sharia law.  Who knew there were people (outside of a mental hospital) who were willing to commit murder because they were offended by cartoons?  Yeah, they've contributed so much.  Thanks for nothing!

Not Who We Are': At Mosque, Obama Laments 'Inexcusable' Anti-Muslim Rhetoric.  President Obama delivered remarks this afternoon [2/3/2016] at a Baltimore mosque in the first visit to a U.S. mosque of his presidency.  The president lamented the fact that he's received letters recently from Muslim-American teens who are concerned about their safety and from Muslim-American adults fearful about their children being mistreated at school.  "I've had people write to me and say:  I feel like I'm a second-class citizen," he noted.

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I suspect that supportive letters to Obama are written by someone in the White House — probably the same person who wrote the rest of his speech.  But even if genuine, the letter is based on an invalid complaint.  Muslims in the U.S. are treated remarkably well, considering how much trouble they have stirred up in the last 40 years.

Obama makes first U.S. mosque visit.  President Barack Obama, in his first visit to a mosque in the United States, said Wednesday [2/3/2016] he was seeking to rebut "inexcusable political rhetoric against Muslim-Americans" from Republican presidential candidates.  Attempting to recast what he said was a warped image of Islam while encouraging members of the faith to speak out against terror, Obama described Muslims as essential to the fabric of America. [...] As he decried GOP counterterror plans that would single out Muslims for extra scrutiny, Obama insisted that applying religious screens would only amplify messages coming from terrorist groups.

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Something tells me the people at that mosque are quite familiar with "messages coming from terrorist groups."

Jasser Slams Obama for Choosing to Visit Baltimore Mosque.  [Dr. Zuhdi] Jasser, an author and founder of the The American-Islamic Forum for Democracy, said he believes Obama is using Muslims as a "political prop."  Jasser said this mosque is "heaped in Salafism and ideology that is really incompatible with Western identity."  He noted that a sermon at the mosque a few years ago featured a speaker who called homosexuals "deviants" and claimed they have a "mental disorder."  "He's basically using Muslims as a prop, who disagree with his own liberal values.  It's bizarre," he explained, adding that the president should have chosen a mosque with more modern views.

Mosque Obama Visited Under FBI Surveillance Starting in 2010.  Today [2/3/2016], President Barack Obama made the first appearance at a U.S. mosque in his seven-year presidency.  He and the Council on American-Islamic Relations selected the Islamic Society of Baltimore for the big event.  He made some valid points and included some touching moments, but detractors are continuing to rail against his choice of mosques.  In 2010, the Islamic Society of Baltimore was placed under FBI surveillance following the arrest of one of its members.  The member had been planning to bomb an Army recruiting center near the mosque in Catonsville.

Longest-Serving U.S. Diplomat In Iraq: Obama Gave Us ISIS.  HBO on Sunday night ran "VICE Special Report: Fighting ISIS," in which BBC reporter Ben Anderson, a frequent visitor to all sorts of war zones, explored Iraq's three fronts in the war against the Islamic State.  The intrepid Anderson doesn't fully wear his mindset on his sleeve in the fascinating documentary, but its misleading scene of George W. Bush speaking on the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier with the "Mission Accomplished" sign behind him (referring not to the Iraq war, let's not forget, but to the carrier's 10-month deployment, the longest since Vietnam), and Anderson's jokes with Sunni tribal fighters about their scavenged Iraqi Army artillery being "weapons of mass destruction," make it clear who he thinks is ultimately responsible for ISIS emerging.

Obama's Mosque Speech Was A Dangerous Fantasy.  For eight years now, the president has reprimanded the American people for their attitudes about Islam.  And Barack Obama's big speech to the Islamic Society of Baltimore — granted, filled with many harmless platitudes — was no different, leaving little room for any honest dialogue about ideology or faith.  Many of the president's ideas about "tolerance," in fact, are antithetical to the American experience, not something to celebrate.  Acceptance of outsiders is an American virtue, yes.  Do we have to embrace all ideas, as well?  Obama has conflated tolerance of individuals and groups with tolerance of a select belief system — one that he demands be immune from criticism.

President Obama: "TV Shows Should Have Muslim Characters That Are Unrelated to National Security".  In a direct response to anti-Muslim rhetoric from Republican presidential candidates, President Obama visited an American mosque for the first time during his presidency on Wednesday [2/3/2016].  While there, according to Deadline, he criticized the news media and TV producers for failing to depict Muslims in stories other than ones relating to national security, where they're usually terrorists or refugees rather than the regular people the vast majority of Muslim-Americans are.

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It is unclear if Mr. Obama is attempting to dictate the content of entertainment programming or news coverage.  In either case, he is outside his authority.

National Prayer Breakfast: Obama Preaches Against Gospel of Fear.  During his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C. this morning [2/4/2016], Obama spoke about the dangers of the "primal emotion" of fear — and how to combat it with faith.  "Fear does funny things.  Fear can lead us to lash out against those who are different, or lead us to try to get some sinister 'other' under control," he said, alluding to anti-Muslim and anti-refugee sentiment in the country.

In mosque visit, Obama says U.S. Muslims under siege, blames media.  With barely 11 months left in his tenure, Barack Obama has made his first visit to a U.S. mosque.  There, he painted a grim picture of American Muslims under siege by an angry nation fearful of that faith's adherents merely due to popular culture and media depictions of Muslims as terrorists.  He also blamed unnamed political actors for fomenting hate and fear, likely for political advantage:  "You've seen too often people conflating the horrific acts of terrorism with the beliefs of an entire faith.  And of course, recently, we've heard inexcusable political rhetoric against Muslim Americans that has no place in our country.  No surprise, then, that threats and harassment of Muslim Americans have surged."

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If any Muslim in America was ever threatened, would that not be front-page news?  Have you heard of any such case in the last ten years?

Obama, in radical mosque, calls for other religions to be tolerant.  As the body count at the hand of Islamic extremists continues to rise in America, shouldn't the president be trying to come up with a way to defend Judeo-Christian types, who cling to guns and the Bible, from Islamic jihadi types who cling to machetes and the Quran?  Guess not, because for his first visit to a U.S. mosque, Obama chose a congregation where a Sudanese native and former member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Adam el-Sheikh, was chief imam for almost twenty years.  Why would a U.S. president even give credence to a congregation once led by a man who also lent a hand in founding the Muslim American Society, a Muslim Brotherhood-established organization interested in advancing sharia law?

Finally, Obama Will Confront America's Most Dangerous Enemy.  All that rhetoric against Muslims has led to exactly zero deaths in the United States, which is less than you would expect to happen just as a matter of overall homicide statistics in the United States.  But still, it's such an important problem that in order to combat it, Obama is willing to enlist the help of some controversial allies:  extremist Muslims who hate America. [...] I don't think that Obama is some sort of secret Muslim at all.  I don't really believe he has any religious authority higher than himself.  But let's ask this:  how would his Presidency have looked different at all if he was?

Reality TV: Obama at the Mosque.  [Scroll down]  Already Muslims are a privileged group.  Just as the Obama administration interprets freedom of religion selectively as it wants to force a Christian baker who finds a gay wedding immoral to bake a wedding cake for a gay wedding, or a Christian florist to provide the wedding flowers, the same Obama lawyers favor Muslims.  The government seems to believe that a Muslim truck driver must be "accommodated" if he doesn't want to transport alcohol, or a Muslim airline steward must be "accommodated" if he doesn't want to serve alcohol.

Obama's Islamophobia.  Barack Obama suffers from serious case of the real Islamophobia — fear of telling the truth about Islam.  Even though a "progressive," he says nary a word about the rampant misogyny and homophobia in Islam or about Sharia law whose medieval strictures are preferred by 51% of American Muslims.  Nor does he seem to care that so few of these same American Muslims actively oppose radical Islam.  The president prefers the Hamas-linked CAIR to courageous reformers like Dr. Zuhdi Jasser.  But that's no surprise.  For Obama, radical Islam doesn't even exist.  Instead, he claims American citizens are mistreating their Muslim brothers and sisters when anyone with a web browser can see that simply isn't true and is yet another Obama lie.

Washington Post Airbrushes Obama's Mosque Visit.  Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post provides a near-worshipful account of President Obama's Wednesday [2/3/2016] visit to a Baltimore mosque. [...] Jaffe describes the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque as "a simple house of worship."  Post readers are never informed that things at the mosque aren't quite that simple.  As Scott [Johnson] has pointed out, just a few years ago the FBI was monitoring this mosque as a breeding ground for terrorists, after arresting a member for plotting to blow up a federal building.  Agents secretly recorded a number of conversations with a 25-year-old Muslim convert — Antonio Martinez, aka Muhammad Hussain — and other Muslims who worshiped there.  According to the criminal complaint, Martinez said he knew "brothers" who could supply him weapons and propane tanks.

Obama at the Mosque.  Yesterday, the President visited a Mosque in Baltimore to give a speech intended for the greater Muslim community.  That his choice of a location raised some eyebrows even among the "moderate Muslims" the White House so fervently courts was typical of the tone-deaf arrogant ideologues that comprise this administration.  But the real missed opportunity was unsurprisingly in what the President had to say to the American adherents of Islam who gathered to hear him speak.  Naturally there were the typical platitudes:  "Thank you for lifting up the lives of your neighbors, and for helping keep us strong and united as one American family."  There were the usual sob-stories:  "I've had mothers write and say, 'my heart cries every night,' thinking about how her daughter might be treated at school."  There was a banal pean to multiculturalism:  "This is a moment when, as Americans, we have to truly listen to each other and learn from each other."

Mosque Obama Visiting Graduated Terrorist Who Targeted Federal Building.  President Obama is conferring legitimacy on a Baltimore mosque the FBI just a few years ago was monitoring as a breeding ground for terrorists, after arresting a member for plotting to blow up a federal building.  IBD has learned that the FBI had been conducting surveillance at the Islamic Society of Baltimore since at least 2010 when it collared one of its members for plotting to bomb an Army recruiting center not far from the mosque in Catonsville, Md.

Plan to infuse small towns with Muslim migrants meets resistance.  Rural folks in Montana are pushing back against plans by urban elites to plant hundreds of Muslims from the Third World into Helena and Missoula.  They plan a protest rally at 10 a.m. Monday [2/1/2016] in front of the county courthouse in Missoula.  And if the pattern holds of similar rallies in Twin Falls, Idaho, and Fargo, North Dakota, a contingent of pro-refugee people will show up to counter protest.  Of all the 50 states, there are only two that have not received their "share" of the nearly 1 million Muslim refugees that have been infused into more than 180 U.S. cities and towns over the past 35 years, compliments of the U.S. State Department and the United Nations.  Those states are Wyoming and Montana.

Children Burned Alive But Obama Will Ignore It.  Muslim jihadists under the banner of Boko Haram slaughtered Christian children and elderly in an attack in a Nigerian village.  You will not hear Barack Obama speak about this or, if by some remote chance that he does, he will not mention the motive which is Christian genocide.  Instead he will attend a Mosque known for its radical connections and fret over the imaginary Islamophobia problem.  The gunmen, according to survivors, invaded the village using dozens of motorbikes, a truck and light armoured tank.  They also set the whole village of about 1000 houses ablaze during the attack.

The US Mosque Obama Has Chosen For His First Presidential Visit Has Deep Extremist Ties.  The White House announced on Saturday that Obama will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore (ISB) on Wednesday.  He has visited several mosques overseas as president but has resisted visiting one in the homeland.  The purpose of the trip, according to the White House, is to "celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans make to our nation and reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life."  But ISB is a curious choice for Obama's first domestic visit.  The mosque is a member of a network of mosques controlled by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a Muslim civil rights group named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation terror case.  Several executives with that organization were convicted of sending money to aid the terrorist group Hamas.

Obama To Visit Mosque Tied To Terrorism (To Show Muslims Don't Support Terrorism).  In a good-will gesture to Muslims, whom he thinks are being unfairly linked to terrorism after San Bernardino, the president plans on Wednesday to visit a large mosque that merely validates the linkage he decries.  To promote "religious tolerance" for Muslims and Islam, Obama will make the first visit of his presidency to a U.S. mosque that happens to be controlled by a radical Muslim Brotherhood front group his own Justice Department has implicated in the largest terrorist fundraising plot in U.S. history.

Obama to make first visit of his presidency to a U.S. mosque next week.  President Obama will make the first visit during his presidency to a U.S. mosque, the White House announced Saturday [1/30/2016], part of the administration's push to promote religious tolerance at a time when rhetoric linking Islam with terrorism is growing.  On Wednesday, the president will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore, a sprawling community center in the city's western suburbs that serves thousands of people with a place of worship, a housing complex and schools, according to its website.  It is one of the Mid-Atlantic region's largest Muslim centers and describes itself as aspiring "to be the anchor of a growing Muslim community with diverse backgrounds, democratically governed, relating to one another with inclusiveness and tolerance, and interacting with neighbors in an Islamic exemplary manner."

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The US Mosque Obama Has Chosen For His First Presidential Visit Has Deep Extremist Ties.  The White House announced on Saturday [1/30/2016] that Obama will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore (ISB) on Wednesday [2/3/2016].  He has visited several mosques overseas as president but has resisted visiting one in the homeland.  The purpose of the trip, according to the White House, is to "celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans make to our nation and reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life."  But ISB is a curious choice for Obama's first domestic visit.  The mosque is a member of a network of mosques controlled by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a Muslim civil rights group named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation terror case.  Several executives with that organization were convicted of sending money to aid the terrorist group Hamas.

Obama to Speak at Baltimore Mosque Where Imam Condoned Suicide Bombings.  President Obama is set to speak next week at a mosque which was led for over a decade by an Imam who justified suicide bombings in some circumstances and who helped found a mosque with ties to Al Qaeda.  The President will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore on Wednesday [2/3/2016] and deliver remarks there, the White House confirmed on Saturday.  This will be the first time the President has paid an official visit to a mosque during his seven years as President.  However, Obama has toured mosques while on overseas trips.

Obama to meet with Muslims on 1st visit to US mosque.  In a public show of support, President Barack Obama will meet with Muslim community members Wednesday [2/3/2016] in Baltimore on his first presidential visit to an American mosque.  Obama plans to hold talks with Muslim leaders at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, the White House announced Saturday [1/30/2016].  The visit will amount to a public embrace of Muslims by Obama at a time when public sentiment against them seems to be growing, largely fueled by fears of terrorist acts carried out by extremist groups.

Obama to make first visit of his presidency to a U.S. mosque next week.  President Obama will make the first visit during his presidency to a U.S. mosque, the White House announced Saturday [1/30/2016], part of the administration's push to promote religious tolerance at a time when rhetoric linking Islam with terrorism is growing.  On Wednesday [2/3/2016], the president will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore, a sprawling community center in the city's western suburbs that serves thousands of people with a place of worship, a housing complex and schools, according to its website.

Army Command Recommends Green Beret Be Kicked Out for Confronting Afghan Child Rapist.  Army Human Resources Command has recommended that the Green Beret who confronted an Afghan police commander for raping a young boy be kicked out of the service.  Rep. Duncan Hunter (R., Calif.), who has pushed back against the Army's decision to punish Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland, revealed the development in a letter to Sen. Pat Roberts (R., Kansas) Wednesday [1/27/2016].  "Recently, a decision within Army Human Resources Command recommended that the Army uphold the judgment that Martland be removed from service, although a final decision has yet to be made about his future," Hunter wrote.

Countering the Contemporary Theory of Violent Jihad.  The key Jihadi theoretician and strategist is Mustafa Setmariam Nasar (AKA Abu Musab al-Suri). [...] Nasar's proposal was soon integrated into online Jihadi manuals and broadcast through Islamist chatrooms and websites.  There it was picked up by people such as Nidal Hassan, the Tsarnaev brothers, Tashfeen Malik, and Syed Rizwan Farook, resulting in Detroit, Times Square, Boston, Little Rock, Fort Hood, and San Bernardino.  Our honest media, with negative knowledge of strategy (what they claim to "know" is not true), has dismissed these actions as meaningless "lone wolf" attacks.  Our "security" structure has also shrugged them off, unwilling to admit that they have no workable countermeasures.  The Obama administration has concurred in this, since dwelling on it may lead the misguided to question Obama's divinity.  Put bluntly, we in 2016 have a hostile force targeting American civilians while being ignored by the government and its security forces.  Never before has an American administration done this.

The Federal Failure to Counter Jihad.  With the incidents of the past two months, ranging from San Bernardino to Merced to Rochester, we now know that we are essentially unprotected from terrorist attacks.  What San Bernardino amounted to is that government fumbled the ball and then refused to pick it up.  Every single error made on the federal level concerning terror since the first inauguration of Barack Obama came to a head, from encouraging Muslim immigration to enabling terrorists to enter the country to crippling security investigations in the name of PC.  The federal government has unilaterally broken a basic element of the social contract — that the citizen will give up private use of violence and support the government in exchange for protection.  That protection is no longer forthcoming.  Both the military and police have given up any pretense of attempting to control Islamic terrorism.  Homeland Defense was founded to create a new basis for a public employee's union.  It fulfills that role admirably.  It does nothing else.

Is the Left Even on America's Side Anymore?  [Scroll down]  Exploiting the myth of Muslim persecution, progressives oppose scrutiny of the Muslim community, including terror-promoting imams and mosques.  They immediately denounce proposals to screen Muslim immigrants as religious bigotry, and thus close off any rational discussion of the problem.  Led by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, Democrats have enabled the Islamist assault on free speech, which is a central component of the Islamist campaign to create a worldwide religious theocracy.  Most notoriously the president and his operatives cynically spread the lie that an obscure Internet video about Mohammed was behind the Benghazi terror attack.  Speaking like an ayatollah before the U.N. General Assembly, shortly after the attack, Obama declared:  "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam."  What an American president should have said is:  "The future must not belong to those who murder in the name of Islam."

U.S. Warns Employers to Protect Muslim Rights, Directs Victims to File Complaints.  In the aftermath of the San Bernardino terrorist attacks the Obama administration has issued a new warning regarding workplace discrimination "against individuals who are, or perceived to be, Muslim or Middle Eastern."  American businesses are to accommodate the religious needs of Muslims and assure that they aren't being harassed or intimidated, states the order which was issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the bloated federal agency that enforces the nation's workplace discrimination laws.  Those who don't oblige will be prosecuted by the administration for violating federal law, specifically Title VII of the Civil Right Act which prohibits discrimination on the bases of religion.

Obama White House Turns To Islamists Who Demonize Terror Investigations.  Jihadist attacks in San Bernardino and Paris have Americans on edge.  Yet part of the Obama White House's response to the attacks has been to invite Islamist groups that routinely demonize the FBI and other law-enforcement agencies to the White House to discuss a religious discrimination.  "If we're to succeed in defeating terrorism we must enlist Muslim communities as some of our strongest allies, rather than push them away," President Obama said in his speech following the San Bernardino attack.  But partnering with such organizations sends the wrong message to the American people, said Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AFID).  "I think it says a lot when the president uses those organizations that have an ACLU-type mentality.  They should have a seat at the table.  That's fine," Jasser said.  "But not to include groups, which have completely different focuses about counter-radicalization, counter-Islamism creates this monolithic megaphone for demonization of our government and demonization of America that ends up radicalizing our community."

Islamic State's Dark Beginnings.  Two years ago, President Barack Obama dismissed Islamic State as al-Qaeda's "J.V. team."  Today, it controls roughly a third of Mesopotamia and wreaks murderous havoc as far away as Western Europe.  The story of that brutal blossoming has been well documented in real time across front pages and websites, and most Westerners have some familiarity on what the Islamic extremists want (a global Muslim caliphate) and how they intend to get it (death, death and more death).  But another part of the Islamic State narrative has been shrouded in mystery.  How did a violent movement that was all but extinguished in the late 2000s become the terrorist juggernaut it is today?

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Yeah, how could this have happened?  The answer, far from being "shrouded in mystery," is fairly obvious.  Who has been the President of the United States since January 20, 2009?

For Obama, It's Not Delusion, It's Purpose.  There are only two possible rationales for this sort of disconnect with reality:  first, the Obama administration knows they're full of it, but they keep on gritting their teeth and pushing the misinformation; second, they seriously believe that they are achieving magnificent results.  In other words, they're either cynical or delusional.  My money's on delusional.  Barack Obama is a pseudo-intellectual who believes so deeply in the power of his own ideas that he gets lost in them.  It never occurs to him that they could breed violence or evil. [...] Thus alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl becomes a soldier who served honorably; Benghazi becomes a battle over a YouTube video; Israel becomes the aggressor against the peaceful Palestinians; ISIS becomes a jayvee threat; Iran becomes a potential ally.  Obama has done the calculations on his chalkboard, and they all add up.

It's Time for Candidates to Discuss the Enemy Within.  Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have already drawn attention to the first half of the homeland security threat — the endless migration from the Middle East as manifest through our suicidal immigration policies.  Unfortunately, Republicans didn't listen, and despite the universally-accepted threat of the Syrian and Somali refugees, they gave Obama the full $1.67 billion for refugee resettlement in the Omnibus bill.  However, it is the second half of the equation — the most foundational threat to our homeland and society — that has garnered almost no attention from anyone in politics.  That is the threat of the Muslim Brotherhood organizations in America that have so much influence both on the Obama administration and the Muslim communities in our country.

Obama White House Turns to Islamists Who Demonize Terror Investigations.  A White House spokesperson acknowledged to the Investigative Project on Terrorism that the Dec. 14 meeting on countering anti-Muslim animus included Hassan Shibly, executive director of Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Florida chapter.  The same forum — attended by Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett and Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes — also included Farhana Khera, president and executive director of Muslim Advocates; Maya Berry, executive director of the Arab-American Institute (AAI); Mohamed Magid, imam of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS); and Hoda Hawa, director of policy and advocacy with the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) among others.  The White House guests, or the organizations they represent, have long histories of criticizing counter-terror investigations.  CAIR leads the pack.

The Poisonous Obama Years.  On August 25, a bombshell report in the New York Times indicated that the Pentagon inspector general's office was investigating credible claims that CENTCOM officials altered intelligence reports related to ISIS.  Those reports had been reviewed by ranking war planners, including the president, and were designed to paint a rosier picture of the state of the campaign than was warranted.  Over a month later, dozens of intelligence operatives have come forward to confirm the IG's findings.  Reports regarding terror activity in Iraq were "grossly thrown to the side," alleges former U.S. Army official William Kotel.  "They've spent more money and time trying to push down this intelligence ... than they have actually spending time and effort on real security," he alleged of his bosses.

This Is the ISIS Intel the U.S. Military Dumbed Down.  Senior intelligence officials at the U.S. military's Central Command demanded significant alterations to analysts' reports that questioned whether airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State widely known as ISIS were damaging the group's finances and its ability to launch attacks.  But reports that showed the group being weakened by the U.S.-led air campaign received comparatively little scrutiny, The Daily Beast has learned.  Senior CENTCOM intelligence officials who reviewed the critical reports sent them back to the analysts and ordered them to write new versions that included more footnotes and details to support their assessments, according to two officials familiar with a complaint levied by more than 50 analysts about intelligence manipulation by CENTCOM higher-ups.

We Will Not Be Assimilated.  [Scroll down]  Obama continues to rely on the mainstream media to fight Islam and is losing badly.  One man who understood the power of "Salafi jihadism" was Saddam Hussein, who according to Kyle Orton, writing in the New York Times, understood long before Obama that secular socialism was no match for a full-bore jihadism which had endured the test of centuries. [...] To compensate for his shortcomings in governance, Saddam covered himself with the Koran.  He also tried what Obama later attempted, an alliance with the Muslim Brotherhood, with disastrous results.

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Whistleblower: Islamic Groups Control Narrative Of American Law Enforcement.  The stealth jihad in the information battle-space has led to the vigorous enforcement of blasphemy laws under the sharia.  Under Islamic law, it is prohibited to criticize Islam.  The Obama administration is sharia compliant at all costs.  Their number one priority is to protect Islam even when it puts American lives at risk.  The cold-blooded slaughter of Americans in the homeland by Muslims has not tempered Obama's sharia enthusiasm.  On the contrary, Garland, Fort Hood, Chattanooga, UCMED, San Bernardino etc have accelerated it.


State Department defends presence of PLO office in Washington.  The US State Department is pushing back against Republican calls for the government to shutter the Palestine Liberation Organization's offices in Washington.  Republican leadership says the PLO office serves no purpose, since its leaders in Ramallah have failed to condemn the recent wave of violence against Israeli civilians as acts of terrorism.  But the State Department says a Palestinian presence in Washington is essential to keep lines of communication open and to maintain a direct relationship with the organization.

ISIS, ISIL and Daesh: The Administration's Words Matter.  Last week President Obama addressed the nation in a rare Oval Office speech.  The intent was to assuage concerns that the government isn't doing enough to protect us from radicalized jihadists, like the couple in San Bernardino last week.  But the speech may have raised more questions and apprehensions than provided answers or assurances.  And perhaps the largest is in the language used to describe the threat.  The speech made reference to ISIL sixteen times.  This is itself significant.  ISIL is one of the retired acronyms the organization that prefers to be referred to as the Islamic State has used. [...] The President's insistence on using ISIL could well betray his perpetual downplaying of the influence, scope, motives, and successes of the terrorist group.  After the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, the military vacuum in the country began to be filled by ISIS forces in Northern Iraq.  The President called them "jayvee" terrorists at the time they initially encroached into Iraq.  And even while repeatedly saying they were "contained," they have expanded to include 20% of the 169,234 square mile country.

Obama's Denial of Jihad's Ideological Roots Gravely Endangers the Nation.  The Obama administration calls its national security strategy "Countering Violent Extremism."  In the benighted times before January 20, 2009, we used to call it counter-terrorism.  Why does Obama insist on the more fuzzy "extremism"?  Because "terror" has its roots in Islamic scripture.  This fact ought to be undeniable, but Obama denies it — and in Washington, he's far from alone in that.  It is not just that the word terror appears several times in the Koran; it is that the word appears in a particular context:  The duty of Muslims to act as Allah's instrument to terrorize non-Muslims is a recurring scriptural theme.

Obama's contempt for national security concerns.  The president often seems to inhabit a parallel political universe — one in which his foreign policy is a great success, bad actors are all on the wrong side of history, Israel is the fly in the ointment, and he's ending wars.  Naturally in such circumstances, he believes that "saturation of news about the horrible attack" in Paris is responsible for the public's concern about terrorism. [...] It's remarkable really.  We had a massive terror attack in Paris, another in San Bernardino, Calif., and yet the problem is the media covering the story.  No wonder he sees no real need to change our approach to fighting the Islamic State.

Obama Homeland Security Shut Down Probe into Islamic Jihadis.  Philip Haney, the former employee — now whistleblower of the Department of Homeland Security — writes about his experience at the federal anti-terror department, which he claims has been hampered by political correctness from the Obama Administration.

Inspector in Chief Barack Clouseau.  What is [Obama's] default reaction to every terrorist attack on American soil?  Before he even has time to receive, much less analyze, the bulk of the evidence on such an attack, he immediately rushes to the presidential microphone and makes two equally bizarre points:  that gun ownership is the principal cause of the attack and that we dare not jump to the conclusion that it was motivated by Islam or perpetrated by Islamists. [...] How many times has he lectured Americans on guns after such an attack?  How many times has he chided us not to presume it was committed by an Islamist?  How many times has he rushed to shame us against jumping to the conclusion that Islamic violence was the culprit and then waxed eloquent about how wonderful Islam is?

U.S. lets in four times as many suspected terrorists as it keeps out.  The State Department admitted to Congress last week that it had revoked the visas of 9,500 individuals since 2001 who were believed to have either engaged in terrorist activities or were associated with a terrorist organization.  Think about what that means:  Nearly 10,000 people considered too dangerous to enter the United States because of suspected terrorist activity or association were mistakenly granted visas to lawfully enter the country.  They successfully penetrated our defenses, beat our screening system and got their hands on U.S. visas.  Worse still, after officials caught their mistake and revoked the visas after the fact, they lost track of the visa holders.  Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, pressed Michele Thoren Bond, assistant secretary for the Bureau of Consular Affairs, to explain what had happened to the 9,500.  She replied:  "I don't know."

End asinine ban on checking immigrants' Facebook accounts.  The Internet is the first and often the last resource for learning about people we don't know.  When a passable candidate applies for a job at your company, you can bet that your boss or someone tasked by him goes online to check that person's social media history.  When novice political candidates run for office, one of the first things journalists and opposition researchers do is to vet their old Facebook and Twitter postings.

Obama administration blocks Washington Times FOIA request on Syria chemical weapons.  The Obama administration is blocking The Washington Times from obtaining detailed information about Syria's extensive chemical weapons arsenal, which was used to kill thousands of innocents and changed the course of the country's savage 4-year-old civil war.  Critics within advocacy groups, and within the journalism establishment, have lambasted the administration for its slow, or lack of, responses to Freedom of Information Act requests.  Yet in 2009, President Obama pledged to run the most transparent administration in U.S. history and told FOIA administrators to err on the side of releasing data.

Whistleblower: Islamic Groups Control Narrative Of American Law Enforcement.  Trained as an entomologist, retired DHS employee Philip Haney used his skills of observation and attention to detail at the Customs and Border Protection agency to keep Americans safe from violent jihadists.  Haney says it all comes down to "follow the trail, find the nest."  But under pressure from the Department of State, which received letters like this one from external civil liberties groups that advocate for less scrutiny of Muslim groups, Haney's superiors closed down his work on the Deobandi movement and many other potential terrorist groups.

The next affirmative action group will be Muslims.  Barack Obama continues to fundamentally transform and tilt our nation to favor one of his favorite groups — Muslims — at the expense of everyone else.  Early in his presidency, Barack Obama's plans to control the Census Bureau unleashed a firestorm of criticism.  The White House in a radical move ordered the Census Bureau to work directly with Barack Obama aides.  Since the 2010 census would play a key role in drawing House districts and electoral votes at least until 2020 there was criticism that Obama's moves, supported by other Democrats, would be used for partisan purposes to empower Democrats.  But there may have been ulterior motives, as there so often are when it comes to Democrat machinations.  The Wall Street Journal reports that moves are afoot to create a new way to empower Muslims who live in America: [...]

Our Greatest Threat: Carbon Dioxide Or... Something Else?  ISIS, contrary to the president's assertion, is not "contained," and is spreading throughout the Middle East, leaving a wake of beheadings, mass executions, and destruction.  Terrorists sympathetic to jihad are striking globally, including 130 innocent victims slain in Paris two weeks ago, and now striking on our own soil in San Bernardino this week.  Yet the president and his administration continue to appear impotent not only addressing the threats, but even acknowledging them for what they are.

The deadly dereliction of duty at the top.  Barack Obama, alas, is neither a FDR nor an Abraham Lincoln.  President Obama is mortally afraid of offending Muslims, radical or otherwise, whom he imagines are the key to making America safe.  He's heard that pretty evening music from the mosque.  He finally recognizes the painful truth that domestic and sometimes homegrown terrorism is more than "workplace violence," but wants to put American safety in the hands of Islamic "partners" of dubious reliability.

White House Opens Door to CAIR Rep, Ignores Muslim Reformers.  He accused the FBI of killing two men in cold blood in separate incidents.  But Obama administration officials saw Hassan Shibly as a suitable representative of the American Muslim community to include at Monday's [12/14/2015] White House meeting on combating religious discrimination, the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) has learned.  Shibly is the chief executive director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Florida.  Since 2008, FBI policy has barred outreach communication with CAIR officials due to documents seized by law enforcement which place CAIR and its founders at the heart of a Hamas-support network at the time of CAIR's creation.

Hagel says he OK'd plan to strike Damascus after 'red line;' Obama told him stand down.  Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel revealed in an extensive interview published Friday [12/18/2015] that he had approved plans to strike Damascus with Tomahawk cruise missiles after Syria's Bashar al-Assad crossed the "red line" by using chemical weapons — but President Obama told him to stand down.  The interview with Foreign Policy comes nearly a year after his acrimonious exit from the Obama administration.  Still smarting from the circumstances of his departure, Hagel told Foreign Policy that the White House tried to "destroy" him even after he resigned.

Obama: Security Clearance for Muslim Brotherhood, Jihadists, Not Jewish Dentists.  If you're a member of a Islamic terror group, you can and will get security clearance.  If you're working at Fort Hood, you can run slideshows supporting terrorists and handing out Soldier of Allah business cards, and there's no problem.  But if you're an elderly Jewish dentist volunteering at a Naval clinic, it's another story, as Bret Stephens reports.

U.S. Continues to Limit Airstrikes Against ISIS Camps.  Since May, U.S. and allied air forces conducted 17 attacks hitting a total of 20 camps in Syria and Iraq, according to the U.S. military command in Iraq.  Critics in the Obama administration and U.S. military say ISIS has been operating more than 60 training camps since 2014 in areas of Syria and Iraq.  The camps are said to be producing an estimated 1,000 fighters a month.  The officials voiced frustrations that ISIS training camps are not being vigorously struck.  "These camps give them a continuous, fresh flow fighters," said one official, "and little is being done to destroy them."  According to the officials, the U.S. military has been constrained from attacking the camps because many are located in or near residential areas and population centers and the White House fears strikes will produce civilian casualties.

We're All Being Pretty Quiet About Obama's Failures, Aren't We?  [A] major theme of Obama's presidency has been that Al Qaeda's on the run, ISIS is the JV team, they're totally contained, and we're going to stay the course while fighting them.  This is quite obviously wrong to everyone outside of most newsrooms.  Also, Obama has claimed that we're out of Afghanistan and Iraq.  Except that we're in no way out of Afghanistan and Iraq.  In October, he announced that the U.S. would keep 10,000 troops in Afghanistan, contrary to the campaign promise he'd end the war there.

Questions for travelers to the United States.  On Thursday [12/10/2015], a former Homeland Security employee who developed an intelligence-based screening program to detect potential jihadis, revealed that he was tracking the mosque that the San Bernandino shooters attended and would have put the shooters on a government watchlist if the Obama administration hadn't shut the program down.  "Either Syed [Farook] would have been put on the no-fly list because of his association with that mosque, and/or the K-1 visa that his wife was given may have been denied because of his association with a known organization," whistleblower Philip Haney told Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly.  Mr. Haney said that in 2012, the Department of Homeland Security Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties closed down his program and deleted his files because the program targeted Muslims.  Among the deleted files was information on the Dar al-Uloom mosque that Farook attended.  "We were not allowed to develop a case on any Islamic group," Mr. Haney said.

Why is Obama obsessed with springing terrorists from Gitmo?  Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, for whom President Obama traded five top Taliban figures, is now facing court-martial on desertion charges.  Meanwhile, a terrorist the president sprang from Gitmo in 2012, Ibrahim al-Qosi, has surfaced as a top leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.  Yet Obama is eager for more Gitmo releases, in hopes of closing the place down.  Last week's House Armed Services Committee report on the Bergdahl swap gave the White House a bipartisan slam for 1) not giving Congress the legally required 30 days' notice on Gitmo releases and 2) misleading lawmakers on the negotiations under way.  The committee's GOP majority even suggested Obama exploited the Bergdahl talks to get the "Taliban Five" released.

Former DHS Official Says Fear Of Bad Optics Keeps Agency From Reviewing Visa Applicants' Social Media.  Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson resisted calls last year to allow immigration agents to review visa applicants' social media activity because of fear of "bad public relations," according to a former agency official.  "During that time period immigration officials were not allowed to use or view social media as part of the screening process," John Cohen, a former under-secretary at DHS for intelligence and analysis, told ABC News, where he now works as a national security consultant.

Why Americans Aren't Buying Obama's Message on ISIS.  Part of Mr. Obama's problem is that, far from exaggerating the jihadi threat and overdoing the rhetoric, he seems to have underestimated the challenges.  To be fair, the rise of ISIS surprised many experts on the Middle East.  But they're not in charge of U.S. national security.  Mr. Obama has made enough comments — notably, comparing ISIS to a JV squad and his remark last month, just before the Paris attacks, about ISIS being contained — that even if some things, such as the containment point, have been taken out of context, the image has been established that he trivialized the ISIS threat or wasn't aware of its true nature.  Add to that charges that the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq enabled the jihadis' rise and former Defense Intelligence Agency director Michael Flynn saying that the administration was briefed early about the emerging ISIS threat.  Meanwhile, rarely does anyone mention that it was the invasion of Iraq in 2003 that led to the insurgency that created ISIS.

U.S. has mapped Islamic State propaganda centers, won't launch strikes.  In a secret project tied to the overall U.S. campaign against the Islamic State, intelligence officials have spent months mapping out known physical locations of media safe houses where the extremist group's operatives are compiling, editing and curating raw video and print materials into finished digital propaganda products for dissemination across the Internet.  Most of the locations are embedded in heavily residential areas in Syria, Iraq and Libya and are not being targeted by U.S. airstrikes because of Obama administration concerns about civilian casualties, according to sources who spoke to The Washington Times only on the condition of anonymity.

GOP Rep on Fox: ISIS Poses 'Existential Threat' to U.S., But So Might Obama.  In an interview with Fox News' On the Record, Republican Pennsylvania Congressman Scott Perry wondered whether or not the administration of President Barack Obama posed an "existential threat" to the United States.  Perry told Greta Van Susteran that the Obama administration's policy of deliberately not checking the social media posts of visa applicants "goes beyond incompetence.  When you find out they missed it, you think, 'Well, how did that happen?'"

Obama's Theology of Original Sin, Fundamental Transformation and Utopia.  [Scroll down]  In brief, fundamental transformation first requires fundamental destruction.  Then rebuilding according to the religious tenets of the Left can happen.  We have an historical outline for how that destruction evolves; namely, the communist revolution in Russia, which had as its role model the French Revolution.  History reveals Lenin encouraged revolution not just in Russia, but throughout Europe and the United States.  For instance, Lenin and his followers' idea was to sow chaos by planting communist cells which would then encourage anarchy and perpetrate violence against the governments of the nations into which the seed cells were inserted.  In a similar manner, our president and his administration have become proselytizers for Islamism and the Left.

DHS Rarely Deports for Terrorism: 1,000th of 1 % of Cases.  It appears that Islamic extremists are infiltrating the United States in growing numbers yet government figures show that foreigners are hardly ever removed from the country on terrorism grounds.  This is not surprising considering the Obama administration regularly shields criminal illegal immigrants with extensive rap sheets from deportation.  Why not extend the privilege to terrorists?  In fiscal year 2015 only two of the 176,397 removal orders requested by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) were based on terrorism concerns, according the government figures released this month by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a nonprofit university group dedicated to researching the U.S. government.

3 House Committees Join Forces to Investigate Whitewashed ISIS Intelligence.  Three House committees have formed a joint task force to probe allegations that intelligence was manipulated to paint a rosier picture of the fight against ISIS.  The House Intelligence, Appropriations and Armed Services committees announced the joint investigation today [12/11/2015].  "In addition to looking into the specific allegations, the Joint Task Force will examine whether these allegations reflect systemic problems across the intelligence enterprise in CENTCOM or any other pertinent intelligence organizations," Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) and Appropriations Defense Subcommittee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.) said in a joint statement.

Critics try, but fail to kill $1 billion weapons deal for Saudi Arabia.  Barring last minute opposition from Congress, Saudi Arabia is poised to receive a hefty $1.3 billion weapons package that includes 13,000 "smart bombs" from the United States by the end of the year.  But don't necessarily expect it to be used to fight ISIS.  Critics say the payload of sophisticated weapons will instead bolster the Saudis' continuing air war against the Houthi rebels in Yemen.  That campaign is drawing fire from human rights groups, who say the kingdom has been targeting civilians with American-made weapons, and may be responsible for war crimes.

Obama's Phony War Against ISIS.  There's an old Army armor saying, "What you can see you can hit and what you can hit you can kill."  But in between the first "hit" and the "and," somebody has actually got to fire a [...] weapon, rather than slinking back to base still with a full weapons load.  "Ah, well, maybe they just couldn't find any targets," you might fairly say.  Fine, but that's not what Air Force pilots have been saying for months now.  Administration interference in the air campaign is approaching Legendary status.

Why Are U.S. Officials Having To Beg Muslim Community To Help Root Out Terrorists?  If our Muslim community is as beneficial to our counterterrorism program as the White House says, why are the president and his attorney general, FBI director and homeland security chief all begging it to cooperate?  Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson on Monday [12/14/2015] visited a Washington-area mosque and implored:  "Now, I have to ask.  It is an ask of the people in this room and all Muslims across this country.  Help us to help you stop this."  In a switch, Obama himself is pleading with Muslim leaders to do more to root out terrorists.

Cruz: Obama Is Ignoring Jihadist Threat.  Recent polling shows terrorism and national security among the top concerns of Republican primary voters and several candidates have used the moment to offer proposals to change course from the Obama administration's passive approach.  Cruz points to Obama's address to the nation on ISIS last Sunday as an example of his fecklessness.  The president reported that he knows the enemy well because he sees the threat in his daily intelligence briefing.  But seeing it isn't good enough, Cruz will say, because Obama has "chosen to not to deal with the reality" and "has chosen not to confront the actual enemy."

Homeland Security Shut Down Investigation Into Farook And Malik Linked Islamist Group To Protect 'Civil Liberties' Of Potential Terrorists.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been accused of deleting intelligence records relating to dangerous Islamists linked to terrorists Sayed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, because they wanted to protect the "civil liberties" of members of the caliphate-supporting network.  Phil Haney, a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol analyst, says he was ordered to stop investigating Deobandi Islamist groups and his work on them was erased.  He even says he was subjected to a disciplinary when he attempted to blow the whistle.

Jeh Johnson Holds Press Event With Reported Radical Islamic Leader in Virginia.  During his remarks, Johnson turned beyond just the audience in the room to address "all Muslims across this country." Johnson likened the discrimination they face to the McCarthy-era:  ["]Do not become bitter.  Do not lose faith.  Have faith in this country.  Over and over again, in the life of this Nation, there have been classes of people who, by virtue of their race, religion or nationality, exist on the margins of society, who are the object of prejudice, scorn and suspicion, and seek to win acceptance.  It is also the tradition of this great Nation that, ultimately, those who once existed on the margins of society become part of the fabric of our society.["]

DHS Head Goes to Terror-linked Mosque to Excoriate Citizens Opposed to Islamic Terrorism.  no one.  Not a single elected official has warned Muslims in the U.S. or abroad to stop plotting or considering jihad or face some, any consequence.  Nothing.  The only warnings are to Americans who dare speak out and defend their loved ones from Muslim terrorists.

President Obama Tells Syrian Refugee 'You're Part of What Makes America Great'.  President Obama still isn't directly engaging Donald Trump's recent proposal to bar Muslims from entering the U.S., but a Facebook comment posted from his official account overnight could be the closest he has come so far.

Naming Our Middle East Enemy.  The real shock of the terrorist mass murders in Paris and San Bernardino is the lack of seriousness in the responses from America's ruling class, on both the left and right. [...] Last week, in the wake of the attacks, President Obama tried to reassure the nation, but presented no new strategy other than blaming Republican gun-rights activists for refusing to enact tougher national laws, even though the San Bernardino massacre took place in the state with the most gun regulations.  He urged that we not "turn against one another by letting this fight be defined as a war between America and Islam" but asked for those merely under suspicion on the no-fly list to be prohibited from purchasing firearms.

How The Obama Administration Got Americans Killed in San Bernardino For PC.  We already know that political correctness got Americans killed in San Bernardino.  A neighbor of that delightful, non-suspicious, American-as-apple-pie couple Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik refused to report his suspicions of nefarious activity thanks to his fear of being labeled a racist.  That fear was legitimate — the same Obama administration that tells Americans to say something if they see something is now investigating the Irving Police Department for doing just that with a Muslim teenager who brought a device that looked like a bomb to school.  But at least you could make the case that it wasn't directly the fault of the Obama administration that the neighbor didn't call the cops.  Not any longer.

Andy McCarthy: The Government Has Been Systematically and Completely Forbidding Intelligence Agents to Look Into Islamic Sentiments Since Before 9/11, And It's Only Gotten Worse Under Obama.  The Obama Administration has imposed an intelligence doctrine called "Combating Violent Extremism" (CVE).  Among the most important parts of this doctrine is the insistence, essentially, that terrorists have a first amendment right to terrorism.  Yes, that's basically what it boils down to.  The CVE insists that no intelligence analyst ever "conflate" belief in certain ideas with any kind of a support for terrorism.  The rationale is this:  You cannot punish beliefs and statements.  You can only punish actions.  Well, that's true (mostly — if your statement is direct and unambiguous enough, an exhortation to break the law can be criminal).  But it's also irrelevant.  Because the CVE directive doesn't just tell agents they cannot prosecute statements or beliefs; it actually bars intelligence agents from asking about statements or beliefs, or from using statements and beliefs in any part of an investigation.  Not just a ban on prosecution for belief in fundamentalist, jihadi Salafist ideology — which I suppose most would agree with (begrudgingly).  But a ban of any analyst even starting an investigation of someone based on such a belief.

Tashfeen Malik's Jihadist Social-Media Posts Were Deliberately Ignored by the Feds.  San Bernardino mass-murderer Tashfeen Malik wrote social-media posts that endorsed jihad and expressed disdain for America.  Yet, that did not cause U.S. immigration agents to question her admission into our country, much less deny it.  In fact, our government consciously avoided learning about Malik's Islamist rants.  Commentators stunned by this dereliction are attributing it to "secret" guidance issued by the Department of Homeland Security.  In truth, there is nothing secret about it.  The instruction to refrain from scrutinizing social-media commentary, a precious source of intelligence, is a straightforward application of what passes for the official Obama administration "anti"-terrorism strategy, known as "Countering Violent Extremism."

Democrats' terror compassion gap.  Democrats are supposed to be the party of compassion, but lately a lot of Americans are feeling as if the Obama administration doesn't much care about them.  The reason is terrorism and the way Obama and Hillary Clinton have responded to it.  After the San Bernardino attacks — which now look as if they might have been even worse, with a little bad luck — people are beginning to wonder if the federal government and the Obama administration actually care about protecting them.  And the Obama administration hasn't done much to ease those fears.

Vetting Obama's Witless Vetters at DHS.  Gaping holes in the K1 fiance visa interview process.  Reckless bans on scrutinizing visa applicants' social media posts.  Ignored alarms over marriage fraud.  New details keep seeping out about all the "red flags" Obama's immigration officials missed in the case of the San Bernardino jihadists.  Color me unshocked.  The American public and Capitol Hill politicians should have been more vigilant about vetting Obama's vetters in the first place.  What do you expect when you put crony know-nothings, political hacks and identity politics zealots in charge of our safety?

Lawmakers push to lift 'absurd' ban on vetting social media for visa seekers.  Lawmakers are pushing to require the review of all social media accounts for anyone applying for visa entry into the United States, after it was revealed the Obama administration adopted a policy of ignoring those communications — and failed to flag radical Islamic messages sent by one of the jihadist attackers in the San Bernardino massacre that left 14 dead.  Tashfeen Malik, a Pakistani woman, made it through the vetting process despite those messages and entered the United States legally in 2014 on a K-1, or fiancée, visa.  "They could have denied this visa" if they had screened her online accounts, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, told Fox News on Tuesday [12/15/2015].

DHS Whistleblower Philip Haney: P.C. Killed Investigation That Might Have Stopped San Bernardino Attack.  Department of Homeland Security whistleblower Philip Haney gave an extensive interview to Breitbart News Daily on Friday morning [12/11/2015], in which he discussed an investigation that might have stopped the San Bernardino jihad attack... but was scuttled by Homeland Security brass for politically-correct reasons.  "Civil Rights and Civil Liberties shut the case down because we were focusing on individuals who belong to Tablighi Jamaat," Haney says, well-aware of how explosive this charge is.

Whistleblower Says He Could Have Prevented CA Attack If Gov't Didn't Cut DHS Funding.  A former Homeland Security employee says he likely could have helped prevent the San Bernardino terror attack if the government had not pulled the plug on a surveillance program he was developing three years ago.  Philip Haney told Megyn Kelly tonight that as part of his investigation, he was looking into a collection of global networks that were infiltrating radical Islamists into the U.S.  But a year into the investigation, Haney said they got a visit from the State Department and the Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, who said that tracking these groups was problematic because they were Islamic.

Suppress Shooters' Islamist Ties, Obama Ordered.  On the day of the deadly San Bernardino, Calif. massacre, President Obama ignored FBI-procured evidence that the attack was an Islamic terrorist operation and ordered federal officials to mislead the public about the true nature of the assault.  Although the FBI knew immediately on Dec. 2 that the mass-casualty event was a Muslim terrorist attack, Obama and FBI Director James Comey reportedly clashed over why Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, opened fire around 11 a.m. local time on Farook's municipal government workmates, leaving 14 dead and 21 wounded.  The news comes as investigator Phil Haney, who helped to create the Department of Homeland Security, revealed on Fox News that the government shut down a database he created that might have helped to prevent the attack.  Haney says he looked into groups that had ties to Farook and Malik as far back as 2012.  But civil rights officials accused him of unfairly profiling Muslims, removed his security clearance, and destroyed the data he collected.

Report: Obama Told NSC And FBI To 'Downplay' Terrorist Angle Of San Bernardino.  The FBI has taken heat for failing to immediately classify the San Bernardino shootings as terrorism, but a new report shows that FBI reluctance could have been due to external pressure from the White House.  A source told Jack Murphy of SOFREP that the FBI instantly believed the shooting, which left 14 dead, to be a clear act of terrorism.  The White House, however, didn't feel the same way and quickly moved in to squash the terror classification.  This source added that as soon as the shooting took place, Obama convened a meeting with the National Security Council and the heads of other federal enforcement agencies to discuss a public relations strategy.

Deobandi Butchery in San Bernardino: 1977 Roots of the Jihad Carnage.  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) whistleblower Philip Haney made a startling series of revelations Thursday evening (12/10/15) on Fox News' The Kelly File.  Haney described how he began investigating scores of individuals with links to the traditionalist Islamic Indo-Pakistani Deobandi movement, and its related offshoots, prominently, Tablighi Jamaat.  He maintained the groups were exploiting the visa waiver program to transport suspected jihadist operatives in and out of the U.S., thus he started tracking them, and recording these findings within a DHS database.

Our Superstitious President.  The president also insists that the government in reaction to the San Bernardino terrorist attacks must now rush to make it illegal for anyone on the no-fly lists to buy guns.  Is there any scientific evidence that such a move would have much effect in preventing or abating terrorism?  Or is such a call based on folklore and ideologically driven superstition?

DHS, State Halted Investigation Into Islamist Group Linked To San Bernardino Terrorists.  Customs and Border Patrol analyst Phil Haney tracked members of the Islamist Deobandi movement with which Sayed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, were affiliated. But the Department of Homeland Security deleted the records, then disciplined and retaliated against him when he blew the whistle, he says.  Haney said he worked in Passenger Analysis Units at the Department of Homeland Security in Atlanta and at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's National Targeting Center, where he performed research into people and groups that might be linked to terrorism.  He identified members of al-Huda and Tablighi Jamaat, subgroups of the Deobandi Movement, a century-old fundamentalist Islamic group originating in Pakistan, as they traveled into and out of the United States.  An association with Tablighi Jamaat has been documented by the French in an estimated 80% of terrorism cases.

Report: Obama Told NSC And FBI To 'Downplay' Terrorist Angle Of San Bernadino.  The FBI has taken heat for failing to immediately classify the San Bernardino shootings as terrorism, but a new report shows that FBI reluctance could have been due to external pressure from the White House.  A source told Jack Murphy of SOFREP that the FBI instantly believed the shooting, which left 14 dead, to be a clear act of terrorism.  The White House, however, didn't feel the same way and quickly moved in to squash the terror classification.

Obama's "Tolerable Level of Terrorism".  "Round up the usual suspects" was the brunt of President Obama's address to the American public after last week's San Bernardino massacre.  Obama offered nothing new, only "airstrikes, Special Forces, and working with local forces who are fighting to regain control of their own country" in the Levant.  Like his French counterpart Francois Hollande, Obama thinks that a certain level of terrorism is tolerable, and far preferable to the bloody and difficult work of rooting out jihadist terrorism entirely.  There is something to be said for the notion of a tolerable level of terrorism, but neither Obama nor Hollande are likely to achieve this as matters stand. [...] The trouble is that number of terrorist attacks is rising exponentially, along with the number of countries affected, according to the 2015 Terrorism Index of the Institute for Economics and Peace.

After San Bernardino and Paris, what will it take for Obama to admit this is Islamic terrorism?  Always half-hearted about the war on terror, the President's stubborn refusal to call the atrocity in Paris "Islamic terrorism" has put him out of step with events.  In listless, vapid remarks, he called the death of 130 innocent victims a "setback," and salted the wound by insisting that climate change is a greater threat.  And now, with the slaughter in San Bernardino showing Islamic State tentacles reaching America, the president's continuing unwillingness to admit the truth puts him even further outside the mainstream of American society and law enforcement.

DHS Chief Won't Say if Islamic Terror Bigger Threat than 'Domestic Extremism'.  U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson would not explicitly say whether he would rank Islamic terrorism a bigger threat than so-called "domestic extremism."

Another Obama Flub: Terrorists Acted Alone.  On Sunday, Obama told the public that the Muslim terrorist couple who shot 35 people in a government office Dec. 2 were not "part of a broader conspiracy here at home."  That, like previous statements, is proving premature, if not bogus.  We've since learned Syed Farook's mother is under FBI investigation for possible complicity in the attack, which killed 14.  Rafia Farook, 62, was living in the terrorists' Redlands, Calif., home, where Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik made pipe bombs and accumulated a massive cache of ammunition totaling more than 7,000 rounds.  A UPS driver said that he dropped off more than a dozen packages a day at the address in the week leading up to the attack.

One Christian: 236 of 237 Syrian Refugees Admitted Since Paris Attacks Are Muslims.  Since the Paris terror attacks on November 13, the State Department has admitted 237 Syrian refugees into the United States — 236 Sunni Muslims and one Christian (0.4 percent), according to data from the State Department Refugee Processing Center.  The Christian, a Greek Orthodox individual, is the sole non-Sunni Muslim admitted to the U.S. since the attack, which fueled concerns that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) may move terrorists into Western nations under the cover of refugee resettlement programs.

CNN Panel Destroys "Out of Touch" Obama Over Failed ISIS Strategy, Refusal to Use Term Islamic Extremism.  Just a few hours before President Obama gave his Oval Office address to the nation about gun control and his plans to contain ISIS, CNN's Sunday morning Inside Politics panel absolutely destroyed his narrative and rush to judgement when 14 people were killed by jihadists last week in San Bernardino.  Longtime CNN anchor John King called the President "deeply out of touch," argued he should be taking a tougher tone and slammed the administration for failing to mention Islamic extremism as part of the problem.

Homeland Security Secretary: If You Don't Know Muslims Want Peace, You Don't Know Islam.  In a Monday [12/7/2015] visit to a Northern Virginia mosque, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson declared "anyone who does not understand" that Muslims want peace "does not understand Islam."  Johnson dropped in on at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Sterling, Va., the day after President Obama said Americans have a responsibility to respect their Muslim neighbors.  Johnson said the "new phase" of the terror war — with "terrorist-directed and terrorist-inspired attacks" — requires "a whole new approach to counterterrorism and homeland security," including Muslim outreach as he's done over the past couple of years.

Treason: DHS Head Jeh Johnson to Meet with Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas on Monday.  How much treasonous and traitorous behavior must Americans endure from our leaders?  Monday evening December 7th — Pearl Harbor Day — the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) — Jeh Johnson — will hold a press conference at the Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas ADAMS Center in Sterling, VA. [...] At what point do we collectively realize leaders like this cannot claim ignorance of the enemy at this level.  Therefore, a rational person would surmise Secretary Johnson is aware ISNA and ADAMS are enemy entities, yet he is going to provide support to them none-the-less.  In these times, Americans have a number of enemies.  In this case, there is the identifiable jihadi threat from organizations like ISNA, NAIT, MPAC, CAIR and so many others.  The enemy also includes senior government officials like Secretary Johnson who is aiding and abetting a Hamas support entity whose doctrine states it is waging "civilization jihad" against us to "destroy America from within" in order to establish [an] Islamic state under Sharia (Islamic Law).

Hunting Down Islamophobia While The World Burns.  In the wake of the deadliest terror attack on American soil since 9/11, the Obama administration is promising swift action to allay the fears of a panicking nation.  But the swift action the White House is swearing it will deliver isn't against terrorist strongholds or the extremist ideology that inspired last week's senseless slaughter.  Instead, Obama and his allies are planning on going after guns and Islamophobia.

A Breathtaking Display of Weakness.  Keep in mind, a couple of weeks ago Barack Obama told the American people that there was no chance of there being a terrorist attack on our nation.  Thus, when the terrorist attack took place he refused to admit that he was wrong and took the coward's way out.  First, he indulged in some legalistic double talk and declared the ISIL was not an existential threat to America.  Second, he refused to say that the terrorist attack was terrorism.  His spokesman called it "a terrible act of violence."  Now, he has just barely been dragged kicking and screaming into saying that it was an act of terror — because his FBI said that it was — but he still cannot pronounce the word Islamist.  The Obama administration's craven response shows why people resort to terrorism.  After all, the purpose of terrorism is first to show that America's freedoms make it weak and ineffective, and second to garner respect for Islam.

Obama: 7 Years, 7 Major Islamic Terrorist Attacks On U.S. Soil.  In May 2009, Obama vowed to defeat terrorism using "all elements of our power."  "My single most important responsibility as president is to keep the American people safe," he said.  "It's the first thing that I think about when I wake up in the morning.  It's the last thing that I think about when I go to sleep at night."  The next month, Obama traveled to Cairo to apologize to the world's Muslims for the War on Terror.  Then he canceled it, along with enhanced interrogations used to obtain information about plots against the homeland from captured terrorists.  Next, he set out to release as many terrorists as he could from the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  He also ordered the FBI and Homeland Security to delete "jihad" from counterterrorism manuals and fire all trainers who linked terrorism to Islam.

How political correctness could get us all killed.  The FBI announced Friday [12/4/2015] that the San Bernardino massacre this week is an act of terrorism.  The California attack is now the single deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil or on U.S. citizens — since September 11, 2001.  Yet, throughout the week, the president stubbornly refused to acknowledge even the existence violent Islamic extremism.  His willful blindness to the threat has left Americans more anxious about their security, and jihadists more confident about their prospects.  The President may dismiss this and say we're not at war with Islam, but radical Islam is in a global war with us.  And it's a war we're not winning.

Square peg in the Oval Office.  Yesterday [12/5/2015] Obama conceded the possibility that the San Bernardino terrorists "were radicalized to commit this act of terror.  And if so, it would underscore a threat we've been focused on for years — the danger of people succumbing to violent extremist ideologies." [...] Obama's repeated references to "ISIL" is a pathetic affectation.  What does that "I" in "ISIL" stand for again?

White House: 'We're Not at War with Islam'.  At the White House, Press Secretary Josh Earnest praised moderate Muslims around the world, telling Americans that the United States is not at war with Islam.  "The president has been disturbed by a lot of the political rhetoric that we've seen," Earnest said, although he added that Obama was confident that the majority of Americans would not target Muslims as a result of acts of terror.  Earnest made his remarks after he was questioned by White House reporters asking why the president refused to use the term "radical Islamic terrorism."

U.S. Granted 680,000 Green Cards to Immigrants From Muslim-Majority Nations in Past Five Years.  The United States has granted 680,000 green cards to immigrants from Muslim-majority countries over the past five years and is expected to grant another 660,000 over the next half-decade, according to Department of Homeland Security statistics.  Between 2009 and 2013, DHS issued some 680,000 green cards to migrants, including refugees, from Iraq, Pakistan, Egypt, and Bangladesh, among other countries.  Another 660,000 green cards are likely to be granted over the next five years though this number could much be higher.  The increase in immigration from Muslim-majority countries has been in the spotlight since the Obama administration announced its intent to admit 10,000 new refugees from Syria, despite admitted gaps in the ability to vet these individuals for ties to terrorist groups.

On ISIS, Barack Obama is Baghdad Bob.  "ISIS is contained" is the new "American tanks are not in Baghdad" of 2015.  In the throes of a tight re-election campaign in October of 2012, President Barack Obama declared that al Qaeda was "on the run."  In one sense, he was right:  al Qaeda was running into the arms of ISIS, which was running wild in the Middle East.  But his intended implication — that his policies had routed the terrorists, rendered them incapable of hurting Americans, and as a result made America safer from the threat of terrorist attack — was demonstrably false.

Obama's ISIS three-card monte.  The Obama foreign policy has always been a destructive — and deliberate — mush of leftist ideology and suicidal weakness. [...] The administration has never had particularly strong unit cohesion.  There's only been one person in charge:  Barack Obama.  He deliberately kept his inner circle limited to three people:  his wife, Michelle, his closest adviser, Valerie Jarrett, and his most trusted political counsel, David Axelrod.  Many others have offered advice, publicly and privately, only to be "yessed" to death and then summarily ignored.  Mr. Obama has run his own show, serving only his own leftist agenda, not American interests and security.  After seven years of deliberate U.S. inaction and impotence, the Islamic State now leads the global jihad.  And it should surprise no one that the president still refuses to fight the war in any meaningful way — or that he ever will.

President Obama's Imaginary World.  President Obama lives in a world all his own.  It's a world in which he's widely beloved but also misunderstood, a world in which everyone is racist except for those who support him, a world in which his foreign policy has been heroically successful and his domestic policy even more so.  President Obama lives in Fantasyland. [...] Regardless of ISIS' feelings on global warming, they obviously don't sit around in Raqqa lamenting that their plans have been defeated by those dastardly Westerners and their catered diplomatic lunches.  But President Obama says they do.  That's because he crafts his own enemies based on who he wishes they were.  Obama is thoroughly uncomfortable with the idea that those who wish to fight him are members of radical Islam.  He wishes they were right-wing American ideologues.  So he simply plays them off as such.

Why Obama Spared ISIS Oil.  Last week, on the Charlie Rose show, former Obama CIA Director Mike Morell dropped a bombshell that was little noticed by the media.  He said that it seemed the reason President Obama did not bomb the oil fields now controlled by ISIS in Iraq and Syria was that he did not want to cause environmental damage.  Morrell said that "we didn't go after oil wells, actually hitting oil wells that ISIS controls, because we didn't want to do environmental damage and we didn't want to destroy that infrastructure."  If ever a statement by a former administration official offered a glimpse into the loony priorities of the Obama administration, this is it.  We did not bomb the oil fields upon which ISIS depends for the bulk of its revenue because of our concerns about adding to carbon emissions that promote global warming (in the desert!).

Iraqis think the U.S. is in cahoots with the Islamic State, and it is hurting the war.  On the front lines of the battle against the Islamic State, suspicion of the United States runs deep.  Iraqi fighters say they have all seen the videos purportedly showing U.S. helicopters airdropping weapons to the militants, and many claim they have friends and relatives who have witnessed similar instances of collusion.

Obama's Top 8 Idiotic Statements in Paris.  While traveling in Paris, Obama dropped one rhetorical bombshell after another, all laced with toxic doses of ignorance and foolishness.  Here are his top eight:  [#1] Obama Says That The Climate Change Conference Represents "An Act of Defiance That Proves Nothing Will Deter Us."  Yes, clearly ISIS is sitting around waiting for the world to give the go-ahead to further carbon emissions — and President Obama has thwarted their evil plans by refusing to cater to such environmental brutality.

Cloudy with a chance of mass murder.  "Next week, I will be joining President Hollande and world leaders in Paris for the global climate conference," President Obama said ahead of the event that began this week.  "What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be, when the world stands as one and shows that we will not be deterred from building a better future for our children."  One could hardly blame the leadership of the Islamic State if they had a hearty laugh at this peculiar response to its attacks on Paris last month.

Projection:
White House accuses GOP Congress of shirking anti-terrorism duties.  The White House accused the Republican-controlled Congress Monday [11/30/2015] of shirking its responsibility to protect the homeland from terrorists, even as President Obama's top advisers refused to label terrorism as a bigger national security threat than global warming.  Stung by criticism that Mr. Obama lacks a strategy to defeat the Islamic State, White House officials tried to shame Congress into action on homeland security from Paris, where the president is attending a climate change summit with other world leaders in the wake of the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks that killed 130 people in the city.

The Pro-Islamic Policies of Barack Obama.  The question that we need to be asking is not will Obama's pro-Islamic policies kill Americans, but how many will they kill until the American people begin to wake up and realize that our government, our politicians, and our own president represent the greatest threat to our nations very survival?

States Accepting Syrian Refugees
Obama's Fundamental Transformation of America: The Syrian Scheme.  Obama's occasional profession of fondness for the rule of law is hardly consistent, particularly since the Syrian refugees became a thing.  He insists federal law must be followed regarding refugee resettlement, but hypocritically refuses to crack down on states with unlawful sanctuary cities.  For Thanksgiving, Obama compared the mostly male Syrian invaders of Europe to America's pilgrim settlers — nice insulting touch for the holiday!  In response, more than half of the states' governors have rejected Syrian refugees for their jurisdictions.


Obama Spares ISIS Oil Facilities to Save the Earth.  One may be thankful that President Harry S. Truman didn't have to file an environmental impact statement before he dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, acts which shortened and won World War II and saved hundreds of thousands of lives.  If you wondered why our air campaign against ISIS was inept, consider the statement by Mike Morell, speaking on the "Charlie Rose" program Tuesday night [11/24/2015] that we didn't take out the oil facilities that ISIS was using to become the best financed terrorist organization in history because of our concern the environment would be harmed.

Behind Obama's lack of leadership.  President Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed more than 200,000 civilians but stopped a war that had already killed tens of millions and could have wiped out millions more.  In contrast, President Obama has severely restricted bombing of Islamic State targets, on the grounds that taking out such targets could lead to dozens of civilian casualties at locations such as the ISIS command center in Raqqa, Syria. [...] The United States spends $600 billion a year on the military.  What is it for, if it is not to eliminate this existential threat?

Barack Obama plan to defeat ISIL dismissed by US intelligence experts.  President Barack Obama's attempts to destroy Isil have been derided by Western diplomats and his own former intelligence officials.  Mr Obama has insisted that the United States will not change the strategy that he said was already "containing" Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) and would work eventually to "degrade and destroy" it.  But in a series of candid interviews with the Telegraph, Western diplomats and intelligence officials — current and former — have angrily dismissed the approach as a "smoke and mirrors" public relations exercise founded on little substantive or effective action.

Obama's latest excuse for not bombing ISIS.  The former acting director of the CIA, Michael Morell, told a PBS "Charlie Rose" audience the reason America doesn't try to take out certain oil wells in the Mideast — specifically, the ones that help fuel and finance ISIS — is because the White House is afraid of causing collateral environmental damage.

Obama is dangerously nonchalant about ISIS threats.  The leader of the free world urged a broader assault on the Islamic State yesterday and called for more nations to join forces to crush the enemy.  In response, President Obama said he would think about it.  The upside-down quality of the meeting between Obama and French President François Hollande was painful to watch.  The attacks in Paris have energized and emboldened Hollande, but Obama again oozed an air of "this too shall pass."  A week after he shamefully called the Paris slaughter a "setback," he's still in a fog of his own making.

US Air Force bombs 238 ISIS oil trucks in Syria but [only after they] tipped off jihadists.  US warplanes have destroyed 283 fuel tankers that were being used to transport oil to help fund ISIS in eastern Syria.  The huge air raid is another milestone as the US-led coalition intensifies its campaign against the jihadists and focuses on their oil-smuggling infrastructure, estimated to net the group some $500 million a year.  Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said the strike occurred Saturday between Al Hasakah and Dayr Az Zawr in the east.  It came less than a week after another, similar strike destroyed 116 ISIS fuel trucks.

Obama Didn't Bomb ISIS Oil Because of the Environmental Impact.  Obama the Great is now concerned for ISIS and their precious oil supplies and the 'environment'. [...] I wish he believed in America like he believes in global warming and whatever crazy ideas he is coming up with on a daily basis.  Or at least cared as much as he did about golf.

Former CIA Director: We Didn't Hit ISIS Oil Wells to Avoid Environmental Damage.  Former CIA Director Mike Morell stated on Tuesday's Charlie Rose show that the Obama administration "seemed" to back off from bombing oil wells controlled by ISIS, at least in part because such strikes would cause "environmental damage."  [Video clip]  [...] We get it.  Obama cares more about the environment than crushing ISIS.

Does anyone believe anything Barack H. Obama says — especially when the topic is Islamic terrorism?
President Obama: No Credible Reports of a 'Plot on the Homeland'.  President Obama tried to reassure nervous Americans on Wednesday [11/25/2015] that the nation's security services were ready for anything terrorists might throw at them.  Speaking on the eve of Thanksgiving, Obama said law enforcement officials have received no credible reports of "a plot on the homeland" like the horrific Nov. 13 massacre in Paris.

President Obama, a 'tortured genius'.  [Scroll down]  Over the past week, the world witnessed President Obama rationalize his failure to lead in the fight against the Islamic State, or ISIS.  Despite mounting evidence to the contrary, the president insists America's strategy to defeat ISIS is working.  The terrorist attacks in Paris that murdered 130 civilians was merely a "setback."  Sen. Dianne Feinstein, an otherwise staunch ally, declared Mr. Obama wrong:  ISIS is "not contained."  Never has the president admitted he and his top advisers underestimated the terrorist organization they called "JV."

Islam: 'The Strongest Retrograde Force in the World'.  In January 2014, [Barack H. Obama] made the now-infamous remark that he regarded ISIS as merely a "jay-vee" threat.  The months that followed saw that group slaughter hundreds, maybe thousands, in the most public and grotesque manner.  Allied groups in Africa raided schools and villages, shooting, hacking, and raping their way through the populace.  On the morning of November 13 (the anniversary, incidentally, of end of the Ottoman Caliphate), President Obama told George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America that his administration had "contained" ISIS.  That very evening, less than a year after the massacre by ISIS affiliates at the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, a series of carefully coordinated, cold-blooded attacks by ISIS erupted across Paris, leaving some 130 dead and more than 250 wounded.  One of the attacks, at the Stade de France, came within yards of François Hollande, the French president, who was there for a football match.  Some containment.

Also posted under Islam is NOT a religion of peace.

Terrorism Deaths Quadruple Under Obama.  The worldwide number of annual terrorist deaths has more than quadrupled since President Barack Obama was inaugurated in January 2009.  Deaths from terrorism increased 80 percent last year to an all-time-record of 32,658 people killed, compared to 18,111 in 2013.  The number is up about 426 percent from the 7,654 killed by terrorists in 2008 under President Bush, according to the latest report from 'Vision of Humanity.'

Leaderless.  In his memoir, Leon Panetta argued that for all of Barack Obamas strengths, he is missing an essential ingredient of leadership.  He lacks fire, wrote Obama's former CIA director and Pentagon chief.  The president relies on the logic of a law professor rather than the passion of a leader.  Obama has proved Panetta right again and again during his presidency, but never more dangerously so than with his shoulder-shrug approach to ISIS.  Obama called it a J.V. team before it started beheading Americans.  He said it was contained before it attacked Paris.  Now he's calling it a bunch of killers with good social media.

Two bombs a day, doesn't keep ISIS away.  ISIS is on a roll, courtesy of Barack Obama and his entourage of fools and lackeys, what our French allies would call, Les Incompetents.  The ISIS thug state that President Obama referred to as "contained" last week is everything but that.  In fact, ISIS is surging, not sinking.  The White House is unfazed by anything.  They respond to questions and attacks with platitudes about comprehensive strategies, multiple lines of effort, cutting off finances and an airtight coalition.  One, there is no strategy; two, there is no effort; three, ISIS has more money than ever and four, the so-called coalition is anything but that.

Emails show DOD analysts told to 'cut it out' on ISIS warnings; IG probe expands.  Analysts at U.S. Central Command were pressured to ease off negative assessments about the Islamic State threat and were even told in an email to "cut it out," Fox News has learned — as an investigation expands into whether intelligence reports were altered to present a more positive picture.  Fox News is told by a source close to the CENTCOM analysts that the pressure on them included at least two emails saying they needed to "cut it out" and "toe the line."  Separately, a former Pentagon official told Fox News there apparently was an attempt to destroy the communications.  The Pentagon official said the email warnings were "not well received" by the analysts.

Obama vows U.S. borders open to refugees 'as long as I'm president'.  President Obama vowed Saturday [11/21/2015] to keep United States borders open to refugees "as long as I'm president" as he visited a Malaysian humanitarian center and met migrant children, many of whom escaped violence in homelands that include Myanmar, Pakistan and Syria.

How the Left Thinks about the War on Terror.  Are you confused about how Barack Obama thinks about the War on Terror?  How about Hillary Clinton?  What about the editorial page of The New York Times?  If you can't make sense of anything you hear or read, there is a reason for that.  How they really think is rarely ever made explicit and never debated or publicly discussed.

Obama Says He's Personally Going To Destroy ISIS.  Oh, wait, sorry, it seems like Obama is going to outsource everything to other nations rather than showing the leadership that the United States was known for.  Perhaps that is why he blocks 75% of the air strikes against ISIS?

Enough of this Suicidal Religion Nonsense.  [W]hen your president says "people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ," by way of explaining away Islamic terrorism; and your Secretary of State says "There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy" in order to distinguish between the Charlie Hebdo slayings and the Paris theatre massacre, one can only conclude they are stupid.

Obama's Destruction of America.  It is clear that our President has a deep and abiding respect of the Islamic religion to the detriment of our culture, our religions and our way of life.  It is also clear that Obama has no respect for the people of this nation, our laws, and our culture.  It was to help further Islamic interests that Obama withdrew from Iraq as quickly as he did.  With no status of forces agreement that Iraq was willing to discuss with us, he had an excuse to take our military out with the assistance of Iraq Prime Minister Maliki.  Obama knew that Maliki was picked by Iran, specifically picked by Qasem Soleimani of the Iran Revolutionary Guard.  Both Soleimani and Mailki wanted to United States out to further the takeover of Iraq by the Shiite majority of Iran.  That has lead to the growth of ISIS and the outcome as it is today.

U.S. Pilots Confirm: Obama Admin Blocks 75 Percent of Islamic State Strikes.  U.S. military pilots who have returned from the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq are confirming that they were blocked from dropping 75 percent of their ordnance on terror targets because they could not get clearance to launch a strike, according to a leading member of Congress.  Strikes against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) targets are often blocked due to an Obama administration policy to prevent civilian deaths and collateral damage, according to Rep. Ed Royce (R., Calif.), chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Team Obama's latest ISIS 'oops'.  When it comes to US intelligence failures on ISIS, it turns out President Obama's dismissing the Islamic State as a "JV team" was only a minor blip.  As Bloomberg Businessweek reports, the Obama administration realized just days ago that ISIS is one of the richest organizations in the world — with assets totaling billions.  And not just that $500 million a year from smuggled oil, which Team Obama has only now begun to truly target.  (The Pentagon had declined to bomb moving oil trucks, for example, for fear of killing civilian drivers.)

Why Does the Left Continue to Insist that Islamic Terrorism Has Nothing to Do with Islam?  Remember how so many liberals loved — loved — Obama's sophomoric and insidious tirade about not getting on our "high horses" about ISIS's atrocities in the here and now because medieval Christians did bad things a thousand years ago?  They never seem to think that argument through.  Leaving out the ass-aching stupidity of the comparison, it actually concedes the very point Obama never wants to concede.  By laying the barbaric sins of Christians a thousand years ago at the feet of Christians today, he implicitly tags Muslims with the barbarism committed in their name today.

Silence From White House Reflects a Failure Of American Leadership.  If we want to destroy the Islamic State, we can destroy the Islamic State.  Perhaps I am stating the obvious, but I want to state it anyway.  Why?  Because I am not hearing it enough.  I'm certainly not hearing it from the White House, where the original goal of destruction is barely mentioned.  President Obama is listless.  He's also petulant, pointing political fingers at Republicans.  But he doesn't have a trace of a coherent policy to destroy the Islamic State.  Not a trace.

While DC debates religion, refugees, Iraqi Christians feel Uncle Sam's boot.  Amid Washington's raging debate over refugees and religion, more than two dozen Iraqi Christians who crossed into the U.S. from Mexico in hopes of joining their friends and families are being deported after their bids for religious asylum were rejected.  A total of 27 Chaldean Christians, driven from their homeland by Al Qaeda and ISIS, entered the country in April and May, hoping to join the thriving Iraqi Christian community in and around San Diego.  But the door to America is being slammed on the 17 men and 10 women over what their supporters say are technicalities.

Obama owes Christians an apology, says pastor.  Bruce Engelman of Triumph Baptist Church in Fort Worth says Obama has continued to put down Christians.  "He did it at the National Prayer Breakfast the day after a Jordanian pilot was burned alive in a cage.  He lectured us about the Crusades," Engelman recalls.  Engelman says Christians should be tired of the president lecturing people of faith as if his view is always right and the American public wrong.

Obama Officials Trained To Focus On Behavior, Not Religion Or Ideology.  Obama administration counter-terrorism officials have trained domestic Homeland Security law enforcement officers to focus on the behavior of people entering the United States, rather than their political, ideological or religious background.  The training directives from top Homeland Security officials raise questions about the effectiveness of the screening process for Syrian refugees.

Obama Presides Over the Death of Globalism.  In denouncing Republicans as "scared of widows and orphans," and castigating those who prefer Christian refugees to Muslims coming to America, Barack Obama has come off as petulant and unpresidential.  Clearly, he is upset.  And with good reason.  He grossly, transparently underestimated the ability of ISIS, the "JV" team, to strike outside the caliphate into the heart of the West, and has egg all over his face.  More critically, the liberal world order he has been preaching and predicting is receding before our eyes.  Suddenly, his rhetoric is discordantly out of touch with reality.

Sharyl Attkisson: Sources Say Obama Won't Listen to Intel About Islamic Terrorist Groups.  President Barack Obama is not interested in hearing intelligence information about Islamist groups he does not consider to be terrorists — even if they're on the U.S. list of designated terrorists, investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson revealed on the Steve Malzberg Show Thursday [11/19/2015]. [...] "I have talked to people who have worked in the Obama administration who firmly believe he has made up his mind, I would say closed his mind, they say, to the intelligence they try to bring him about various groups he does not consider terrorists even if they're on the U.S. list of designated terrorists," Attkisson said.

Attkisson Source: Obama Is Flat Out Refusing to Hear Intel on Islamic Terror Groups.  Host of Full Measure and investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson dropped a bombshell of information today [11/19/2015] during an interview with Steve Malzberg.  According to sources close to the White House who Attkisson has spoken to, President Obama is now flat out refusing to accept or hear about intelligence surrounding radical Islamic terror groups.

Obama to America: We Don't Need No Stinking Vetting.  Well, my man Ted Cruz, who has now vaulted past Marco Rubio into third place in the latest Fox News poll, has echoed the thoughts of many of us right thinking Americans.  He said in response to Obama's continued want to bring jihadists, I mean refugees, to the U.S.:  "I have to say particularly in light of what happened in Paris, that's nothing short of lunacy."

ISIS-friendly advance warning leaflet
ISIS Oil Tankers Hit for First Time — With 45-Minute Warning.  The spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve said coalition airstrikes targeted ISIS' oil tankers for the first time — with a warning from the sky first. [...] The leaflets, which fluttered to the ground about 45 minutes before the strikes, simply said:  "Get out of your trucks now, and run away from them.  Warning:  airstrikes are coming.  Oil trucks will be destroyed.  Get away from your oil trucks immediately.  Do not risk your life."

The Editor asks...
[#1]  Since when is the military so concerned about civilian casualties during a war?  I'll answer that:  Since the civilians are Muslims and the President of the United States would prefer not to harm his fellow Muslims.  [#2] How does anyone know beyond a reasonable doubt that able-bodied men driving fuel supply trucks on behalf of ISIS are not soldiers themselves, since none of the enemy's soldiers wear uniforms?  [#3] If the truck drivers are killed whether or not the fuel is destroyed, wouldn't that make it more difficult to recruit truck drivers?


Army Generals Blast Obama for Weak Attacks on ISIS Which Do No Damage.  Our lack of response to ISIS is an international embarrassment, thanks to our useless president.  And even top Army generals are blasting him for it.

Obama: Muslim Refugee Restrictions 'Offensive and Contrary to American Values'.  President Obama lashed out at those demanding religious restrictions on refugee admission, calling such suggestions or legislative efforts "offensive and contrary to American values."  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is drafting a bill to block the admission of Syrian Muslim refugees.  Cruz told CNN that Syrian Muslims "should be resettled in the Middle East, in majority Muslim countries."  "We are not well-served when, in response to a terrorist attack, we descend into fear and panic.  We don't make good decisions if it's based on hysteria or an exaggeration of risks," Obama said this morning at a press conference with Philippines President Benigno Aquino.

Tilting at the elusive windmills.  France mourns its dead, and President Obama is getting ready to lead the heads of 196 nations into the city of light in pursuit of his climate change agenda.  Every man to his own idea of what's important.  Despite the manufactured hysteria over the weather, the production of energy is not the most dangerous work of humankind.  The most dangerous barbarians are those who are busy beating their plowshares into swords.  The average American gets that, even if the president doesn't.

Obama's inaction plants doubt he can keep America safe.  President Obama's appallingly tepid response to the Paris slaughter makes him an outlier in a world suddenly determined to crush the Islamic State barbarians.  In one of the worst appearances ever by an American president during a crisis, Obama, meeting in Turkey with other heads of state, called the atrocity a "setback" and urged patience.  Even after French President Franois Hollande gave a rousing speech to Parliament, declaring, "We are in a war against jihadist terrorism, which is threatening the whole world," and urged Obama to join a coordinated effort, the president said no.

Drone strike map
One picture to sum up Obama's idiotic ISIS policy.  Recently the Obama administration was crowing loudly about its success in vaporizing a single, notoriously vicious jihadist with a well-placed Hellfire missile.  Mohammed Emwazi was a British citizen who not only joined the jihadist movement, but became one of its leading public executioners, quickly dubbed by the media Jihadi John.  [Photo]  Note that the location of the drone strike on Jihadi John appears to be but a few city blocks from a large building marked "ISIS Main HQ."  Does the question not immediately arise in your mind why we would target a specific human enemy and yet leave perhaps hundreds of them alive and well to continue to conduct their war against us?


Obama defends his strategy against the Islamic State, saying it will 'take time'.  The carnage of the Paris attacks and the largely stalemated war in Iraq and Syria have prompted heavy criticism of President Obama's handling of the fight against the Islamic State over the past three years.  The questions came in waves Monday at the Group of 20 summit in Antalya, Turkey:  Hadn't Obama underestimated the threat posed by the Islamic State?  Wasn't it time for a new and more aggressive attack plan?  Did he really understand the group well enough to defeat it and protect the United States?

Everybody but Obama knows he needs a new ISIS strategy.  "I think it's now crystal clear to us that our strategy, our policy vis à vis [the Islamic State] is not working, and it's time to look at something else," former Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell remarked Sunday [11/15/2015] on CBS's Face the Nation.  Morell is not some gun-slinging partisan, and his statement was hardly controversial.  In fact, it seems to be one of the few things everyone not on the Obama White House payroll agrees to be true.

Syrians entering US in first six weeks of 2016 fiscal year; 98% Sunni Muslim.  Here is where the 291 Syrians who have entered the US in FY2016 have been placed.  California, Texas, Kentucky, Arizona and Ohio make the top five. [...] As we have reported many times, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees picks most of our refugees and in the case of the Syrians they come from UN camps populated by mostly Muslims.  He has 20,000 chosen for us already.

ISIS Is Islamic and Bruce Jenner is a Man.  ISIS wants a war.  Fools in the West say we should not fight.  We should not give them what they want.  ISIS will fight whether we fight or not.  That President Obama has no strategy and wants to continue his lack of strategy because he just sees ISIS as a group of bitter clingers should give us no comfort.  They want to kill us.  We will either be killed or kill them.  Understanding why they want to kill us leads to solutions on how to defeat them.  Believing that "why" is global warming or colonialism will lead us to insane solutions that are no solutions at all.  Understanding that this is a violent jihad by a group of religious zealots who must be beaten into submission and shown God's will is actually against them is the only way to defeat them.

Obama: I'm not interested in "American leadership or America winning".  Can we please get a Real President, like now?  Because this Obama fellow is rooting for the terrorists.

Obama to continue Patty-Cake strategy on ISIS that guarantees an attack on American soil.  Obama had no answers on how to deal with ISIS today and he really looked like he was being inconvenienced with questions he didn't want to answer.  Bottom line is that he doesn't care!  He's more interested in Gay rights and Climate change as much bigger threats to the United States.

Obama sticks to his plan for at least 10,000 Syrian refugees — unvetted.  [President Obama's] plan to admit at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in the next year, a plan he and aides touted during the weekend's G-20 summit in Turkey, has already prompted numerous members of Congress to urge defunding such efforts or at least suspending them.  House Speaker Paul Ryan has asked all relevant committee chairs to study ways to provide some refugee verifications to weed out possible terrorists.

Obama's Disastrous Press Conference.  [Barack H. Obama is] a remarkable man, in all the wrong ways.  He is the apotheosis of progressivism, the avatar and godling that is the living embodiment of all their cowardices, lies, hypocrisies, self-flatteries, and stupidities.  One self-flattery they're fond of is claiming they have "evidence-based" reasoning, not ideology-based reasoning, and that their minds are supple things that readily incorporate new information and plot new strategies accordingly.  Obama is the ultimate exemplar of this fiction.  He claims that he's always interested in "whatever works" and he's constantly engaging in high-level cognition about the world, and yet no matter what the news, no matter how badly his strategies and ideological priors have been shown to fail, he clings to them with the devotion of a child to his woobie.

Two Days After Paris Attack Obama Administration Transfers Five GITMO Detainees To The UAE.  Last summer we saw the exchange of Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl (someone Rice said served with "honor and distinction") for five top Taliban commanders.  Now, just two days after ISIS carried out the worst terror attack in France since World War II, the Obama administration has transferred five more detainees to the United Arab Emirates.

In desperate times, deception destroys.  In circles of recovery it's sometimes referred to as "the gift of desperation," that moment when it becomes crystal clear to an addict that a change must be made, that returning to the old ways is simply not an option anymore. [...] Hours before ISIS madmen turned Paris into a killing field, our president appeared on "Good Morning America" to calmly assure us the menace they represent had been "contained," even as they were putting the final touches on their imminently savage attacks.  How can he be that clueless?  It's frightening.

Obama's 'patience' merely gave ISIS time to grow.  The Obama administration has tried to spin its timidity and ineptitude in the face of Islamist terrorism as a clever policy of "strategic patience."  With eyes closed and fingers crossed, the president hoped that, miraculously, the mortal threat from ISIS would wither away.  You might as well hope that malignant tumors will cure themselves.  President Obama's approach of delayed and diluted action — ever doing the minimum demanded by domestic politics — has allowed ISIS not only to survive but to expand its appeal, its numbers, its territory and its global impact.

Obama Defends ISIS Strategy, Rejects Blocking Muslim Refugees.  President Obama declared on Monday that his strategy for defeating the Islamic State is working despite last week's horrific attacks in Paris, forcefully rejecting calls for escalating the use of military force in the Middle East or turning away Syrian refugees at home.  At a sometimes tense news conference at the end of an international summit meeting here, Mr. Obama said he would intensify targeted airstrikes and assistance to local ground forces in Syria and Iraq, but it will take time to cripple the terrorist group.  He dismissed critics who faulted his approach, accusing them of trying to profit politically from the episode.

Obama sticks to his unloaded guns and won't send troops to the Middle East.  Americans hoping for an it's-us-or-them declaration about the ISIS terror army from Barack Obama were left unsatisfied on Monday [11/16/2015] as the U.S. president said he would continue to pursue a weaker strategy that leaves America's military might on the shelf.  Calling Friday's terror attacks in Paris a 'terrible and sickening setback,' Obama insisted his goal is to 'reduce the flow of foreign fighters' streaming into ISIS's sphere of influence by addressing the root causes of the terror organization's growth.  'That's what we did with al-Qaeda,' he boasted.

Paris attacks demolish Obama's ISIS is 'contained' boast; Now what?  Less than two days after the deadliest attacks in France since World War II, a dozen French warplanes struck at least 20 targets in Raqqa, Syria, the ISIS capital.  Eager to claim some credit, Obama administration officials leaked word they'd provided the ISIS target intelligence to France.  That leak backfired, however.  If the U.S. had such ample target intelligence, why hadn't American planes already attacked them?  That likely fuels the growing Washington controversy over Obama's ineffective "strategy" to "degrade and ultimately defeat ISIS." [...] Remember how al Qaeda was on the run in 2012?  There was no global war on terror, Obama claimed.

Not difficult:
Francois Hollande is making Obama look like a fool.  No sooner had ISIS claimed responsibility for the butchery than [President François] Hollande got in front of TV cameras and told the traumatized public that the savagery was an "act of war."  He vowed to pound ISIS into submission.  Compare that to the American president's initial reaction.  President Obama, who once ridiculed ISIS (or "ISIL," as he calls it) by comparing it to a junior varsity squad, was loath to point fingers.  "I don't want to speculate at this point in terms of who was responsible for this," he said.

Why Can't the Dems Say 'Radical Islam'?  Saturday night's Democratic presidential debate offered the country a moment of clarity that exposes just how brittle and discredited the worldview of America's elites has become — and it showed that critiques of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's approach to policy are an exposed nerve which will absolutely present a challenge to her in future debates next fall.

Republicans call on Obama to stop containing, start defeating Islamic State.  Frustrated Republicans called Sunday on the White House to get serious about fighting Middle East terrorism in the wake of a series of attacks, culminating in the massacre in Paris.  "First off, you have a strategic failure on behalf of the administration on not having a real plan to fight ISIS," Rep. Devin Nunes, California Republican and chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said on the CBS program "Face the Nation."

Terror's Progressive Accomplices.  Timing, as they say, is everything.  And the most feckless president in the history of the United States, along with his equally bankrupt administration, did not disappoint.  Only hours before the carnage took place, Obama did an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos and gave us an echo of his 2012 campaign "terror is on the run" nonsense.  "I don't think they're gaining strength," Obama declared of the Islamic State.  "What is true is that from the start, our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them. [...]"

Obama Takes Harsher Tone With Republicans Than ISIS At G20.  President Obama took a public shot at Jeb Bush and other Republican presidential candidates during his Monday [11/16/2015] speech at the G20 Summit in Turkey, saying that it is "shameful" to suggest that the United States only admit Christian Syrian refugees.  Bush had told CNN's Jake Tapper Sunday that the United States should focus its refugee support on "the Christians that are being slaughtered" by ISIS.  President Obama called any suggestion to admit refugees based on their religion "shameful" and "not American."

Obama says he's 'too busy' to debate GOP over terrorism.  President Obama showed a flash of anger Monday [11/16/2015] with Republican critics of his anti-terrorism strategy, saying he is "too busy" to engage in a rhetorical debate with them.  "What I'm not interested in doing is posing or pursuing some notion of American leadership, or American winning or whatever other slogans they come up with, that has no relationship to what actually is going to work to protect the American people" and America's allies, Mr. Obama said at a news conference in Turkey.  "I'm too busy for that."

The Editor says...
Too busy doing what?  Planning another vacation?

It's time for Obama to make a choice: Lead us or resign.  President Obama has spent the last seven years trying to avoid the world as it is.  He has put his intellect and rhetorical skills into the dishonorable service of assigning blame and fudging failure.  If nuances were bombs, the Islamic State would have been destroyed years ago.  He refuses to say "Islamic terrorism," as if that would offend the peaceful Muslims who make up the vast bulk of victims.  He rejects the word "war," even as jihadists carry out bloodthirsty attacks against Americans and innocent peoples around the world.

CNN's Jim Acosta Grills Obama on ISIS: 'Why Can't We Take Out These Bastards?'.  During a Monday [11/16/2015] press conference in Turkey, President Barack Obama was grilled by CNN's Jim Acosta about his previous statements downplaying ISIS and why the United States couldn't kill the "bastards."  "I wanted to go back to something you said... earlier when you said you have not underestimated ISIS's abilities.  This is an organization that you once described as a JV team, that evolved into a now occupied territory in Iraq and Syria and is now able to use that safe haven to launch attacks in other parts of the world," Acosta noted.

Defiant Obama vows unchanged ISIS strategy, a long fight, more Syrian refugees to U.S..  President Obama held a revealing and disturbing news conference today [11/16/2015] as he left the G-20 summit in Turkey.  [#1] He lectured his audience on how he will hold firm to his so far ineffective strategy to crush ISIS with a sporadic bombing campaign.  Despite the Paris attacks, he claimed ISIS has been pushed back.  [#2] He vowed not only to continue accepting refugees but to increase the number admitted to the United States, including from Syria. He said they would be thoroughly vetted, but did not explain how or why other administration officials have said such vetting of refugees is impossible.  [#3] He said perhaps 50,000 American ground troops could displace the terrorist army of some 40,000 fighters killing thousands.  But he vowed not to commit any, beyond the 50 Special Ops forces already sent.  He said he would never make such a decision for political reasons.  But he implied others suggest military responses for politics.

Obama Quietly Doubles Processing Centers for Syrian Refugees into the U.S..  As Parisians were being slaughtered by radical Islamists, of whom at least one and perhaps two were migrants, Barack Obama was opening new processing centers which will double the number available to refugees in the Middle East in an effort to speed up and increase the numbers to be admitted.  Most Syrians are screened at U.S. resettlement at centers in Istanbul and Amman, Jordan.  The Obama administration is moving to increase and accelerate the number of Syrian refugees who might be admitted into the United States by opening new screening outposts in Iraq and Lebanon, administration officials told Reuters on Friday [11/13/2015].

Obama, Kerry lost in the clouds.  Hey, all Nero did was fiddle while Rome burned.  Our new emperors are actively conniving to import more arsonists — "migrants" — into our modern-day Rome.  Obama doesn't care that his own FBI director has said publicly we have no way of vetting this next generation of Tsarnaevs.  He just wants to get them over here and onto to the welfare rolls (91 percent of Arab-speaking refugees are on the dole).

Why did Obama declare ISIS 'contained' the day before Paris attack?  On Thursday, President Barack Obama declared in an interview that ISIS had been "contained," asserting that the terror cell had been stalled in Iraq and Syria.  The next day, ISIS claimed responsibility for one of the worst terror attacks in European history, shattering what had been a growing sense of momentum in the global fight against extremists and driving home the frightening ability of ISIS to inspire and possibly coordinate attacks outside their power base in Iraq and in Syria.

Call With 'Refugee Services of Texas' Confirms "Free" Stuff for Incoming Muslims.  Barack Obama recently announced he's raising the refugee cap from 70,000 to 85,000 to make room for 15,000 Syrian refugees.  His plan for next year involves the cap shooting to 100,000.  This means some 45,000 Syrians, most of whom are likely Muslim, will enter the U.S. between now and the end of next year.  [T]he State Department spent about $3 billion on refugee services for the fiscal year that ended September 30th of 2015.  That amount is expected to increase this year.  Again, Obama spent $3 BILLION of our dollars moving foreigners into the U.S. as refugees last year.

Syria refugee crisis: U.S. opens centres to speed vetting.  The Obama administration is moving to increase and accelerate the number of Syrian refugees who might be admitted into the United States by opening new screening outposts in Iraq and Lebanon, administration officials told Reuters on Friday [11/6/2015].  The move comes after President Barack Obama pledged in September to admit an additional 10,000 Syrian refugees in 2016, torn by four years of civil war and disorder.

IMPORTING ISIS: See Where Obama Is Resettling Syrian "Refugees" in the United States.  Mr. Obama's impeccable timing was in full feather this week.  No sooner had he uttered the words ISIS is "contained" and "not gaining strength" than the world watched in horror as Paris bled.  Closer to home, the news is also ominous.  Obama's "first load of 10,000 Syrian refugees arrived in the U.S., where they will be resettled into 180 unsuspecting U.S. communities.

Why Paris Happened.  I am not going to blame Barack Obama entirely for what happened in Paris Friday — but mostly.  And that's not just because he famously called ISIS the jayvee team, when they are now unequivocally the New York Yankees or the Manchester United of terror, repellent as that analogy may be (he started it).  But what is clear from the carnage at The Bataclan theatre and elsewhere in Paris that we will be studying for weeks or months to come is that the West has no leader in our evident civilizational war — no Churchill, no Roosevelt, no de Gaulle, not even a George W. Bush.  It's certainly not Barack Obama, a ludicrous man who thinks the world's greatest problem is climate change in the face of Islamic terror.

Paris attack draws attention to Obama's claim of progress on ISIS.  Friday night's terrorist attack in Paris drew critical attention to President Obama's comments from earlier in the day about recent successes against the Islamic State.  While it wasn't clear who was behind the Paris attacks, early reports said there were shouts of "Allahu akbar" just before the killing began, and other cries including, "This is for Syria."  Other late reports indicated the Islamic State was behind the attack.

Obama's Embrace of Terror States Will Leave a Legacy of Carnage.  The Obama administration's outreach to repressive regimes in Myanmar, Cuba, and Iran, rather than having a moderating influence, has instead allowed them to "entrench their authoritarian systems for the long term, while screening out any liberalizing influence," Jackson Diehl, the deputy editorial page editor of The Washington Post, wrote in an op-ed published Monday [11/9/2015].  Diehl also highlighted how the nuclear deal with Iran similarly failed to moderate the Islamic Republic.  That Iran's supreme leader is pursuing a similar course became clear in recent days as the arrests of two businessmen with U.S. citizenship or residency came to light.

Obama Deepening Syria War as Prelude to More War, Based on Lies.  Outrage and criticism are growing across the political spectrum after Obama, contradicting his repeated past pledges not to put U.S. troops in Syria, decided without congressional or constitutional authority to deploy some 50 Special Forces operatives to aid Syrian jihadists.  At least one U.S. soldier has already been killed, dying last month in what Obama officials claimed was a raid to free prisoners held by the Islamic State (ISIS).  More deaths are likely, as are more troop deployments, according to lawmakers and analysts, potentially setting up a broader war in which the United States could become further ensnared in Syria and beyond.  Thanks in large part to the administration's deceit and machinations in recent years, the whole region is likely to end up in flames — a kind of post-Obama Libya on a much larger scale.  And Obama's Republican and Democrat enablers in Congress, despite voicing some complaints and concerns, have done practically nothing to stop it.

When will Obama defend Christians and defeat radical Islam?  Radical ISIS snakes sliver outside Damascus, just miles from where God revealed himself to the Apostle Paul.  The dead bodies of decapitated ISIS victims are rotting in Palmyra, the ancient city that Chronicles tells us was built by King Solomon.  ISIS black flags now wave on the same streets where the Lord commanded Jonah to witness to the people of Nineveh.  In the ancient Christian village of Sadad, an armed Christian militia will soon clash with ISIS jihadists that have overrun a neighboring city.  Sadad is home to many Christian churches and its people even speak Christ's native tongue:  Aramaic.  While President Obama sits silently, the same soil that sustained our Biblical forefathers is now stained with blood.  Anyone who who defies these evil Islamic radicals risks death.  The White House abandons Christians and denies, disguises and hides the existence of Radical Islam, but I will not!

Putin More Effective At Fighting ISIS Terrorists Than Obama?  Russia's President Vladimir Putin faces a major test if an investigation finds that Islamic State terrorists were responsible for bombing a Russia jetliner six days ago.  Not just on the battlefield, but also in the court of public opinion.

Ralph Peters: Obama Hates America, Doesn't Care About American Casualties or Defeating ISIS.  Lt. Col. Ralph Peters was on the O'Reilly Factor Thursday night [11/5/2015] to discuss the low marks the American people are giving President Selfie-Stick on foreign policy.  A new AP poll shows that 61% of the us disapprove of the way Ovomit is handling ISIS.  58% disapprove of the way he is handling foreign affairs.  Although I would think a healthy and sane country would disapprove of such an obviously incompetent and corrupt boob in even higher numbers, (in the 90%-95% range) O'Reilly seemed to think 58% and 61% were significant.  He began by asking Peters if he thought it was an ISIS bomb that blew up the Russian plane over Egypt.  Peters responded without hesitation, "Yes."

FBI Kills Youth Anti-Radicalization Program over Muslim Groups' Bias Claims.  This week the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) suspended a new internet program aimed at preventing the radicalization of youth because Muslim and Arab rights groups determined that it discriminates against Muslims and will lead to bullying, bias and religious profiling of students.  The interactive website ("Don't Be a Puppet") was created by the U.S. government as a tool for the nation's schools to prevent susceptible youth from getting recruited online by terrorists.  The ultimate goal is to combat a growing epidemic of violent extremism by keeping youth from falling prey to online terrorists.  The new internet program was supposed to go live on Monday [11/2/2015] but, like a good lapdog, the FBI nixed it after Muslim rights groups whipped out the discrimination card.

Bill Maher & Dem Congresswoman: It's 'Crazy' That Obama Won't Say 'Islamic Extremism'.  Last night [10/30/2015] on "Real Time," HBO host Bill Maher described himself as a "proud liberal," but said it's "crazy" that President Obama and his administration won't criticize Islamic practices or use the term "Islamic extremism."  Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) agreed, saying that "words mean things" and are important to identifying and defeating the enemy.

John Kerry: Middle East is Home of Forward-Looking Populations.  John Kerry, the Man Who is Always Wrong, took to the stage to offer up some bizarre ramblings about foreign policy.  ISIS, which he refuses to call by its name, will only be defeated when the Syrian War ends, he claimed.  Also, he said, "The Middle East today is the home of populations that are energetic, youthful, forward-looking.  It is in them that we place our faith."

Obama admin helps Muslims win big religious liberty lawsuit; why not Christian bakers?  When a couple of Muslim truck drivers are fired for refusing to haul beer on religious grounds, they're awarded $240,000.  When a couple of bakers refuse to bake a same-sex wedding cake on religious grounds, they're the ones being forced to pay big.  In the case of the Muslim truck drivers, the Obama administration's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission stepped in and won the case for them.

Mr. President: Too Much Balance Leads to Violence.  On Friday [10/16/2015], President Obama once again demonstrated his tone-deaf approach to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.  At a press conference, he spoke of the solution to the current tensions would come only when the leaders of both sides "tamp down rhetoric that may feed violence or anger or misunderstanding."  But, of course, the incitement to violence isn't coming from both sides.  It's coming solely from a Palestinian leadership and official media that continues to spread lies about Israelis seeking to harm the mosques on the Temple Mount and treating those who seek to murder Jews as "our boys" that are being "executed" by Israeli forces.

Obama and Cameron ratting out their citizens to Islamists.  If radical Islam cannot force infidels to convert on penalty of death or penury, the deadly policies of President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron will force dissenters out of the arena of resistance.  If this were just a game rather than real life, the score would be radical Islam 1, citizens 0.  Rendering them to cricket status is basically what Obama and Cameron are doing to the citizens of both nations, however, this time they're not doing it "for the children" but for the legislated hypocrisy of "inclusion" and government-enforced "tolerance".

How Obama Ushered in the New Age of Christian Martyrdom.  Everywhere that U.S. leadership helped Islamic jihadis topple secular autocrats in the name of "democracy and freedom," indigenous Christian minorities are forced either to convert to Islam or die.  Many are accepting death.  Most recently, on August 28 near Aleppo, the Islamic State (IS or ISIS) tortured, mutilated, publicly raped, beheaded and crucified 12 Christians for saying they "would never renounce Christ" for Muhammad.  The jihadis took one group in front of a large crowd.  They cut off the fingertips of a 12-year-old boy, who steadfastly refused to submit to Islam.  They "severely beat him, telling his father they would stop the torture only if he, the father, returned to Islam."  He refused, so they "also tortured and beat him and the two other ministry workers.  The three men and the boy then met their deaths in crucifixion."

5 Obama Scandals The Mainstream Press Is Ignoring.  A little more than a month ago, the Daily Beast reported that 50 intelligence analysts said their reports on the Islamic State had been watered down to suit the White House's spin, and that pressure to do so had come from senior military and intelligence officials.  If true, it means that the White House actively engaged in an effort to mislead the public about its war on this increasingly dangerous terrorist group.

So why did federal prisons remove all pork from the menu?  Did inmates stop liking bacon, or something?  Did pork products spike in price so much that the pork-laden government had to cut back?  Why in the world would the federal prison system eliminate all pork products?

Finally, the government has decided to eliminate pork — from the menu in federal prisons.  The nation's pork producers are in an uproar after the federal government abruptly removed bacon, pork chops, pork links, ham and all other pig products from the national menu for 206,000 federal inmates.  The ban started with the new fiscal year last week.  The Bureau of Prisons, which is responsible for running 122 federal penitentiaries and feeding their inmates three meals a day, said the decision was based on a survey of prisoners' food preferences:  They just don't like the taste of pork.

The Editor says...
Since when has it mattered if prisoners enjoy their meals?  Prison time is punishment, it's not a picnic.  And since when have grown men developed a distaste for bacon?  Exactly the reverse trend is underway, if popular television advertising is any indication.  No, the official cover story is transparently false.  This change has nothing to do with the prisoners' preferences.  What we see here is the Obama administration appeasing the Muslims, applying halal rules to the prisoners' diet, and then lying about it.

An Incoherent Syria War Strategy.  The Obama administration's $500 million initiative to train and arm so-called moderate rebels to take on the Islamic State never seemed promising when it was rolled out last year.  Having acknowledged that this plan has failed — largely because Syrian opposition groups are more interested in taking on President Bashar al-Assad — the White House on Friday [10/9/2015] unveiled a plan that is even more incoherent and fraught with risk.

Obama Administration Ends Pentagon Program to Train Syrian Rebels.  After struggling for years to identify groups in Syria that it can confidently support, the Obama administration on Friday abandoned its effort to build a rebel force inside Syria to combat the Islamic State.  It acknowledged the failure of its $500 million campaign to train thousands of fighters and said whatever money remained would be used to provide lethal aid for groups already engaged in the battle.  Senior officials at the White House and the Pentagon said the strategy to pull fighters out of Syria, teach them advanced skills and return them to face the Islamic State had failed, in part because many of the rebel groups were more focused on fighting the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad.

What Really Drives Obama's Destructive Mideast Policy?  Obama is a de facto atheist.  He deifies himself more than anyone else.  But there's an important distinction here almost universally missed by liberals and conservatives:  Obama isn't religiously Muslim.  But there's every indication he's culturally Muslim.  Having lived in the Islamic country of Indonesia between the ages of 6 and 10 with a Muslim stepfather, it's likely that Obama's earliest memories are of life in a Muslim culture.  He also has characterized the Muslim call to prayer as "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset" (and recites it with an authentic accent) and has avoided Christian events while trumpeting his Muslim heritage.  Yet however much this influences his thinking, it pales in comparison to something else that characterizes him and virtually all leftists.  Hatred for the West.

Our 'Baghdad Bob' president.  Baghdad Bob now seems to be the model for the Obama White House.  Ramadi falls to the Islamic State?  No bother, we are winning! [...] One is tempted to assume, is hopeful even, that the president and his spokesmen don't believe what they are saying.  It is less frightening to imagine this is ham-handed excuse-mongering for a failed foreign policy than to imagine Obama thinks things are going swimmingly. [...] This is the bizarre parallel universe in which U.S. marginalization is good, chaos is nothing to worry about, the worst human rights offenders are our partners and traditional U.S. allies (Israel, Sunni states, even Turkey) will just have to lump it.  It's a world in which the system of nation-state sovereignty is subsumed to zones of influence — without the United States getting a zone.

Wanted: A President of Good Character.  [Scroll down]  We are told by one of the great truth-tellers of our age, Admiral James Lyons, that our intelligence agencies have long been penetrated by radical Muslim cults, going back some forty years.  Two hundred flag-rank officers recently signed a statement pointing to the national security disaster of surrendering to the mullahs, and the media mob barely made it a one-day story.  They were too busy celebrating Mohammed the 13-year old bomb faker.

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The clockboy story may have been carefully timed and planted in the excessively-compliant news media in order to distract the public's attention from something.  Any time there's a sensational announcement in the press (e.g., water allegedly discovered on Mars), look on the back pages of the newspaper for something far more important that the media is actively suppressing.  This wouldn't even be worth mentioning except for the fact that the Obama administration is known to have manipulated the news media for the last six years.

Inmates, industry decry feds pulling pork from menus.  The Federal Bureau of Prisons is going whole hog in cutting pork from its menu.  With this month's start of fiscal year 2016, there will be no bacon, no pork chops, no pork roast, no pork sausage — no pork-related food at all — served to the nation's 205,723 federal inmates, including those at FCI Fort Worth or FMC Carswell.  While there have been grumblings from some inmates' family members that the prohibition had to do with Muslim or Jewish dietary restrictions, Bureau of Prisons spokesman Ed Ross said that isn't the case.  A woman whose son is in federal prison in Fort Worth says he has complained about the lack of pork, saying he had heard it was because of complaints from Muslim inmates.

Were ISIS intelligence assessments modified to paint a better picture?  ISIS intelligence assessments have been modified to use measures such as the number of sorties and body counts, something that has not been widely used since Vietnam, to paint a more positive picture of the progress made by the U.S. government strategy, according to sources familiar with allegations made by analysts at Central Command (CENTCOM.)  Critics say this "activity based approach" to battle damage assessments does not present a comprehensive picture of whether ISIS is being degraded, nor does it reflect its resiliency.

The Most Dangerous Man In the World.  ...is neither Russia's Vladimir Putin nor China's Xi Jinping, nor at this time, Ayatollah Khamenei — it's none other than America's Barack Hussein Obama.  This is not because of any aggressive, risk-laden actions he has taken, far from it.  It is because of those he has failed to take at critical times to credibly dissuade strategic competitors and potential aggressors, such as Russia and China, from actions that may suddenly compound into destabilizing confrontations, even war.  When the Middle East cauldron spawned the barbaric ISIS, Obama's indecisive, pusillanimous response allowed this Islamic malignancy to rapidly metastasize, compounding and accelerating an existing refugee problem that will involve America.  Additionally, throughout his tenure, overt actions Obama has taken served to steadily and materially, degrade American military capabilities, while enemies grow stronger.

Obama administration admitted 1,519 foreigners with terrorist ties into the U.S..  Judicial Watch reports that the Obama administration has granted asylum or residency to 1,519 foreigners with terrorist ties.  This information comes from an annual report to Congress by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  More than half of the terror supporters granted asylum or residency by Team Obama provided material support to terrorist organizations, according to the USCIS report.  Other received military-type training from a terrorist organization (nine fall into this category), voluntarily provided medical care to members of a terrorist group, or solicited funds or recruited individuals for membership in a terrorist organization.

House report: Obama failed to stop people from joining ISIS.  The Obama administration has failed to stem the tide of jihadi fighters into Iraq and Syria, and more than 250 Americans have travelled overseas to join the Islamic State since 2011, according to a House Homeland Security report released Tuesday [9/29/2015].  The report found that nearly 30,000 people had travelled to Iraq and Syria since 2011, including 4,500 Westerners.  Authorities failed to prevent many Americans headed for the Islamic State from reaching their final destination, the report found.

Obama's failure to lead has cost lives and set back America in the world.  President Obama's abdication of responsibility in Syria is generating a mounting toll of death and displacement — and diminishment of America's global standing.  After pledging to degrade or destroy ISIS, the President has exhibited either steadfast resolve to let Syria burn or impotence in the face of conquest by an avowed enemy of the U.S.  Take your pick.

Obama Admin to Spend Hundreds of Thousands to Bribe Minnesota Somali Immigrants Not To Become Terrorists.  Now the Obama administration is attempting to throw tax dollars at would-be Somali terrorists in Minnesota to bribe them into staying away from terrorism.  Think that'll work?

The American Refugee Resettlement Scam.  President Obama and his rancid leftist allies have subjected America to a blizzard of lies.  Nothing that leaves his mouth even remotely parrots the truth, but typically stands truth on its head.  The propaganda infrastructure spanning media, Hollywood, non-profit institutions and the halls of academia then erects a virtually impenetrable wall of disinformation to advance the lie.

Dozens of spies insist their reports on JV team were altered to please president.  This will no doubt come as shocking news... to Barack Obama and his press secretary.  A new report claims that scores of intelligence analysts (read: spies) have begun talking out of school and are complaining that their reports on major terror groups have been "inappropriately altered" to paint a brighter picture before being passed on to the President and other leaders.  Who could have possibly suspected that this was going on?

Spy Report Book-Cooking Howls For Reform.  Fifty intelligence analysts whose job is to honestly assess what's going on in the Middle East have charged their reports about Islamic State's rise were systematically altered by senior officials to the opposite of what they meant:  "Happy talk" about the terror group being "on the run" and merely a "JV" version of al-Qaida, according to a report in the Daily Beast.  In a letter to the Pentagon Inspector General's Office, the analysts said their reports were corrupted to further the White House's narrative that the Middle East was little more than George Bush's war, and President Obama's premature pullout from Iraq and Afghanistan amounted to "victories."  It wasn't, and they didn't.  The shambles of the Middle East and the surprise rise of Islamic State show that something different was going on, and now we know it had a name:  Obama's Domestic Political Priorities.

Obama wants U.S. to prepare for 10,000 Syrian refugees next year: White House.  President Barack Obama has directed his administration to prepare to take in at least 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next year, the White House said on Thursday [9/10/015].  It is the first specific commitment the United States has made toward increasing its acceptance of refugees from the war-torn country.  Since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011, the United States has taken in 1,500 refugees, with 300 more expected to be cleared by October.

DHS grants temporary legal status to Yemeni citizens.  The Obama administration Thursday announced it will grant legal status and halt deportations for potentially thousands of citizens of Yemen, saying the security situation on the ground there is so bad that the U.S. has a moral obligation to protect people.  Applicants must undergo a security screening and must prove they were in the U.S. as of Sept. 3 in order to qualify.  They will win an 18-month reprieve from being kicked out of the U.S.  "Individuals with certain criminal records or who pose a threat to national security are not eligible," the Homeland Security Department said in a statement announcing the move.  The department predicted between 500 and 2,000 people are likely to qualify for the stay of deportation.

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Why are we harboring people from Yemen — the country that (in my opinion) facilitated the bombing of the USS Cole?  If I didn't know better, I would say the government, led by Barack H. Obama, is importing Muslims primarily because they are Muslims.  If they are here only temporarily, why can't they be housed somewhere in Guam, where they would be much less likely to  escape  blend in to the population and remain here permanently?

U.S. to Accept 5,000 to 8,000 Syrian Refugees Next Year.  According to Agence France-Presse, the United States will accept between 5,000 and 8,000 Syrian refugees in 2016.  This is a modest number when measured on the scale of mass migration — a veritable drop in the bucket compared to the tide sweeping through Europe — but still much larger than what Americans were previously told to expect by their government.  Previous statements spoke of less than 2,000 Syrian refugees this year, and an increase of only "a few thousand" in 2016.

Politics May Be Behind Military's Skewing IS Intelligence.  America would obviously stop being America if the military were not subordinate to our elected leaders.  But what about the flip side of the equation, as when an administration cows elements of our armed forces into such submission, they pretend a president's misguided military strategy is working when it's failing?  The New York Times reports that the Pentagon's inspector general has launched an investigation into whether officials at CENTCOM, which oversees our efforts against the Islamic State, "were improperly reworking the conclusions of intelligence assessments prepared for policy makers, including President Obama," according to several government officials who spoke to the Times anonymously.

The immigrant invasion no candidate is talking about.  With immigration front and center in the political debate, I've yet to hear any candidate address the significant threat to our national security otherwise known as importing hordes of Muslims.  Nor is anyone talking about the infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood into every arm of our government.  Why the silence on these matters of utmost importance?  Surely with a small group of candidates fearlessly bucking political correctness and the establishment, we should have at least a couple of them putting these issues front and center.  But no one is.

Government Report: U.S. Fight Against Islamic State Disorganized, Incoherent.  The U.S.-led fight against the Islamic State (IS) suffers "from a lack of coherence" and is often operated in a disorganized fashion, harming efforts to effectively combat the terrorist force, according to a new report by the government.  As the United States and 21 other nations attempt to push back IS forces operating in Iraq, the new report warns that the war effort is being undercut by a lack of coordination and, in some cases, efforts that "contradict" one another, according to a report by the Congressional Research Service that was not made public but was released by the Federation of American Scientists (FAS).

Obama lawyers intervene to protect PLO funds in terrorism cases.  In an unusual legal move, the Obama administration has taken the legal side of the Palestinian Authority and Palestine Liberation Organization in a federal court case that American terrorism victims' families had already won.  Lawyers for the Justice and State Departments are arguing that the PA and PLO should not have to post a bond showing they can pay the massive damages during their appeal in U.S. federal court.

Obama Willfully Supporting Al-Qaeda And The Muslim Brotherhood — On The Glazov Gang.  It doesn't get any more explosive than this: a high-ranking former Obama administration official charging that the administration made a conscious decision to support al-Qaeda — so where is the mainstream media?  Brad Hoff reported in Foreign Policy Journal last Friday [8/14/2015] that "in Al Jazeera's latest Head to Head episode, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency Michael Flynn confirms to Mehdi Hasan that not only had he studied the DIA memo predicting the West's backing of an Islamic State in Syria when it came across his desk in 2012, but even asserts that the White House's sponsoring of radical jihadists (that would emerge as ISIL and Nusra) against the Syrian regime was 'a willful decision.'"

Obama's Betrayals: Willfully Supporting Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.  It doesn't get any more explosive than this: a high-ranking former Obama administration official charging that the administration made a conscious decision to support al-Qaeda — so where is the mainstream media? [...] One has to pause and consider the source for all this.  Mehdi Hasan is a highly suspect analyst and Foreign Policy Journal appears to be a pro-jihad paleocon publication, and Al Jazeera is certainly a pro-jihad propaganda outlet.  All that is noted, but if this transcript is accurate, former DIA director Michael Flynn is confirming that the Obama Administration knowingly decided to support al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria, and directly enabled the rise of the Islamic State.  And given the Obama Administration's general stance toward the global jihad and Islamic supremacism, what would be unbelievable about that?

Obama Stands With Terrorists Against Terror Victims.  When Obama took office, his first phone call to a foreign leader was to the head of a terrorist group.  "This is my first phone call to a foreign leader," Obama told the PLO's Abbas.  "And I'm making it only hours after I took office."  Obama repeatedly bent, twisted and mutilated existing laws to keep the money flowing to the PLO's Palestinian Authority. When Hamas and the PLO temporarily reconciled, Obama sent them money anyway.  When Congress froze aid after the PLO defied the peace process by trying to join the UN, he signed a waiver claiming that aiding the terrorist network was "important to the security interests of the United States."

Raymond Ibrahim on Why Obama Ignores Christian Genocide.  The persecution and slaughter of Christians throughout the Middle East has become a major humanitarian crisis, with Pope Francis warning that the atrocities border on "genocide," according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.  Yet critics say the U.S. State Department just apologizes for the terror and never seems to find a good reason to go to bat for Christians.  One reason, a prominent Middle East expert explains, is that the U.S. State Department, as well as other government offices, "are infiltrated by Islamists and their sympathizers."

Why the Obama team can't make national-security decisions.  Fact is, President Obama has a long history of ignoring military advice.  Forget older debates, when the president ignored the military (and even the State Department) on his pullout from Iraq, his "surge" in Afghanistan and giving serious help to the rebels early on in the Syrian civil war.  Obama is shutting out the professionals right now on anti-ISIS policy.

Playing Dumb About Radical Islam.  President Obama's longstanding refusal to say that the U.S. is at war with radical Islam was unaffected by the murder of four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga.  The president described the killer, Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, as "a lone gunman," while his secretary of defense, Ashton Carter, was apparently mystified by what he termed a "senseless act of violence."  Carter must have been aware of what the press was already reporting, that Abdulazeez had been blogging about radical Islam and showing other signs that his ultimate goal was jihad.  Was the SecDef simply playing dumb, or was he following the example of a president who has sidestepped every opportunity to denounce radical Islam by name?  A clue to Obama's reticence came last February when Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson revealed that the president had been asked by Muslim leaders in America to avoid linking Isis with Islam — presumably to prevent a violent Muslim sect from being associated with the religion in whose name it wages war.

Obama Administration Modifies U.S. Oath of Allegiance to Accommodate Muslims.  The Obama administration recently made changes to the Oath of Allegiance to the United States in a manner very conducive to Sharia, or Islamic law. [...] The new changes further add that new candidates "May be eligible for [additional?] modifications based on religious training and belief, or conscientious objection arising from a deeply held moral or ethical code."  These changes serve incoming Islamic supremacists especially well.  For, while Islamic law allows Muslims to feign loyalty to non-Muslim "infidel" authorities, it bans Muslims from living up to the pretense by actually fighting or killing fellow Muslims on behalf of a non-Muslim entity, such as the United States. [...] Now, in direct compliance with Islamic law, the Obama administration has made it so that no Muslim living in America need ever worry about having to defend her — including against fellow Muslims or jihadis.

Obama Gets Serious About ISIS, Sends Terrorists to Therapist.  Finally Obama is cracking down on ISIS.  No more Mr. Nice Appeaser.  You plot to behead Americans.  You go right to the therapist's office.

Report: Obama Admin Taking the Side of Palestinians Over U.S. Citizens in Terror Case.  The Obama administration is reportedly mulling an intervention next week in a civil lawsuit involving the Palestinian leadership and American victims of Palestinian terror.  Guess which party the administration is siding with?

Conservative anchor, 22, becomes viral star with passionate rant against Obama.  A conservative news anchor has been catapulted to internet celebrity status after a video of her blasting President Barack Obama's efforts in the fight against terrorism went viral.  Tomi Lahren, host of One America News Network's On Point with Tomi Lahren, called out Obama's administration for their 'half-way, half-baked, tip-toe, be-friendly-to-Jihadis mentality' in a passionate speech that has been viewed more than 755,000 times on YouTube. [...] Lahren, who comes from a family of Marines, said that 'radical Islam is becoming the rule, not the exception.  Yesterday's moderate is today's terrorist'.

White House Celebrates Muslim Holiday on Day Muhammad Murders Four Marines.  President Barack Obama sent a celebratory message to Muslims around the world on the White House Twitter account nearly two hours before his first tweet on the subject of four dead Marines killed by an Islamic gunman.  "From my family to yours, Eid Mubarak!" -@POTUS to Muslims celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr," the White House tweeted.  This message was tweeted at 4:48 p.m. according to the White House Twitter feed.

Disarming America.  As the Obama administration has made abundantly clear, reducing global commitments take precedence over maintaining military strength.  His pie-in-the-progressive-sky decision to remove all American troops, as he put it, from a "sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq, with a representative government," in 2011 led directly to the rise of ISIS, a "JV team" that has flourished, even as that flourishing puts the lie to Obama's insistence he would "degrade and destroy" this band of ruthless and barbaric Islamist savages.  That promise has now morphed into a "generational struggle" against a "nimble" and opportunistic" army the president still refuses to attribute to Islam.

The Myth of Muslim Radicalization.  [I]f you're about to be beheaded by a masked ISIS Jihadist, a specialist in cultural sensitivity isn't going to help you much.  Western governments nevertheless keep rolling out their culturally sensitive approaches to fighting ISIS.  The key element in Obama's strategy for fighting ISIS isn't the F-15E Strike Eagle, it's a Twitter account run by a Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer which claims to "Counter Violent Extremism" by presenting moderate Islamists like Al Qaeda as positive role models for the Islamic State's social media supporters.  So far 75% of planes flown on combat missions against ISIS return without engaging the enemy, but the culturally sensitive State Department Twitter account has racked up over 5,000 tweets and zero kills.

You Can't Keep Up with Obama's Incompetence, Corruption, and Hyperactivity.  Like a Malibu firefighter encircled by blazing brush, I can't decide where to aim my hose.  I spent most of Wednesday [7/8/2015] trying to pick which of that day's Obama-fueled infernos to douse.  I awoke to the news that Obama has fallen way behind on his promise to train moderate Syrians to fight ISIS.  After budgeting some $500 million to instruct and equip 3,000 anti-ISIS troops by year's end, Obama, in fact, has unleashed 60 such combatants.  That's 2 percent down, 98 percent to go.

Obama is his least inspiring when he's talking about combating terrorism.  The president is his least inspiring when he's talking about combating terrorism, and Monday [7/6/2015] was Exhibit A.  His tone and body language never conveyed resolve.  Even worse was what he said.  "Ideologies are not defeated with guns, they are defeated by better ideas and more attractive and more compelling vision," he declared.  That's ridiculous.  Islamic State is not following a rational script drawn up by a debating society.  It's an army of bloodthirsty jihadists with no compunction about killing anyone and destroying anything that stands in their way.

The Most Idiotic Comment in Presidential History.  On Monday, President Obama spoke about his new strategy to take on the terrorist entity Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.  In doing so, he explained that the battle against that terrorist group — a group he had once termed "JV" — would amount to a "generational struggle."  Why would defeating a ragtag army of primitives take generations?  Because, Obama explained, "This is not simply a military effort.  Ideologies are not defeated by guns.  They're defeated with better ideas."  To cap off this airsickness bag of gobbledygook, Obama then concluded, "We will never be at war with Islam."

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If Obama were a self-proclaimed Muslim, and everybody in the world knew he was a Muslim, what would he say or do that's any different from what he's routinely saying and doing today?  Nothing.  Therefore it is safe to surmise that Barack H. Obama is a Muslim.

The Staggering Cost Of A Largely Failed Fight Against ISIS.  President Barack Obama has presided over billions spent battling the Islamic State, despite, by his own admission, lacking a clear and complete strategy to defeat the terror group.  War against Islamic State has cost a total of $2.91 billion, averaging $9.2 million per day, according to the Pentagon.  More than 50 percent of the cost is directly tied to airstrikes, The Hill reports.  Republican Sen. John McCain has criticized the campaign against Islamic State as too weak, noting that 75 percent of airstrike missions return without firing a weapon.

Obama has not severed his ties with the Muslim Brotherhood.  US President Barack Obama, who has not severed his links with the Brotherhood, is apparently not giving enough weight to the decisive role played by Egypt in the fight against radical Islam.  Far from granting the country the military and economic assistance it needs, he only recently restored the supply of a measure of military assistance, while still refusing to let Egypt get sophisticated equipment that would make it easier for the army to engage in guerrilla-type warfare in the difficult Sinai terrain.

Obama on ISIS Threat: "Ideologies Are Not Defeated With Guns, They Are Defeated By Better Ideas".  After consulting with military leaders at the Pentagon this afternoon [7/6/2015] President Obama held a press conference on the growing threat of ISIS.  President Obama declared the United States "will never be at war with Islam."  Obama also said, "ideologies are not defeated with guns but better ideas."  "We'll constantly reaffirm through words and deeds that we will never be at war with Islam," President Obama said Monday afternoon.  "We are fighting terrorists who distort islam and its victims are mostly Muslims."

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If Obama had been president in 1943, we'd all be speaking Japanese now.

Did Obama Reopen Middle Eastern Slave Markets by Executive Order?  Wednesday [7/1/2015], President Obama publicly announced that he is issuing an executive order that the U.S. government will no longer criminally prosecute families of American hostages for paying ransom.  In so doing, he created a public market for the selling of American citizens — and raised the price on their heads considerably.  In real life, no American family has ever been prosecuted for paying ransom; but apparently the president wants to make sure that the terrorists know for sure, and that they can get their money without that nasty FBI getting in the way.

Obama's Contradictory, Appalling New Hostage Policy.  President Obama Wednesday announced a new policy regarding U.S. hostages that is designed, albeit not purposely, to get more Americans kidnapped and killed.  The policy, in short, is that while the government still may not ransom hostages, private citizens can — even though it's against the law — and will be aided by the government in their "communications" with the terrorists.  Obama said as much during an appearance at the White House, and White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said it was only "likely" that the administration would at least try to dissuade families from paying ransoms and did not deny a reporter's statement that the government was giving its "tacit approval" to the practice.

US aim for 'zero civilian casualties' draws criticism.  U.S. and coalition air forces are aiming for zero civilian casualties in airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), frustrating some lawmakers who say the military campaign is progressing too slowly.  While officials say they can never be absolutely certain of who's on the ground, U.S. and allied forces are refraining from airstrikes against ISIS if there's a risk of even one civilian casualty.

Allen West: Obama Made 'Greatest Military Blunder World Will Ever Know' in Iraq.  Last week, Obama admitted at a G-7 summit in Germany that the U.S. still lacks a "complete strategy" for training Iraqi forces to defeat ISIS.  But [Lt. Col. Allen] West, who served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, says that the commander-in-chief needs to admit he made a mistake before he can turn the volatile situation in Iraq around.  "And I think one of the most important things is the president needs to stand up and be forthright and say he got it wrong.  That's the start to having an effective strategy, is admit that he had it wrong in the first place... Getting it wrong is a president that probably made the greatest military blunder that the world will ever know," the former congressman said.

Pentagon Official Reacts Angrily to Obama's ISIS Strategy Claim.  According to Fox News, a military official is taking issue with the president's claim that he is waiting for a plan from the Pentagon to come up with a complete strategy to degrade and defeat ISIS.  On Special Report tonight [6/8/2015], Charles Krauthammer noted that Obama occasionally stumbles on the truth, as he did when he admitted that his administration does not yet have a strategy to defeat ISIS; but as is always the case with this president it's never his fault when something goes wrong. [...] Meanwhile, an overwhelming majority of the Americans agree with Obama that he has no strategy to defeat ISIS.

Pentagon spokesman:  Hey, we have a strategy against ISIS.  Pentagon spokesman Admiral John Kirby appeared on Morning Joe today [6/9/2015] to walk back Barack Obama's contention that we don't have "a complete strategy" against ISIS yet — after a full year of ISIS territorial gains and genocide in Iraq and Syria.  Kirby said that we "absolutely" have a strategy, but offered up aspirational goals rather than the plan to achieve them.

State Dep't Explains Obama's 'We Don't Yet Have a Complete Strategy' Remark.  President Obama was talking about the training and equipping of Iraqi forces when he told reporters on Monday [6/8/2015] that he doesn't have a "complete strategy" in place, said State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke.  "If you watched and if you read the transcript of what the president said, I think it should be clear that he was speaking about how to accelerate and optimize the training and equipping of Iraqi forces, including the integration of Sunni fighters, and not the overall strategy to fight — to fight ISIL," Rathke said at Monday's State Department briefing.

Obama's Recent Out-Of-Touch Remarks: What Planet Is He On?  Nothing prevents Obama aides from declaring his strategy a "success," even as Ramadi fell.  That's a mere "setback," as in the Mosul setback and the Fallujah setback.  We're setbacking ourselves to victory.  The setbacks occur because ISIS is "nimble, and they're aggressive, and they're opportunistic."  No kidding.  Wait till these JV guys play varsity come fall.  As opposed to, say, the brave pilots who venture out hunting IS targets with no ground support, then must circle an hour or so awaiting White House permission to attack each target.  Three of four U.S. planes return with ordnance undropped.

US Embassy moves Fourth of July Celebration to June 4 'out of respect for Ramadan'.  In a mind-boggling gesture of official US Government dhimmitude, the US Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia celebrated our sacred Independence Day holiday on June 4, so as to avoid any conflict with the month-long Ramadan celebration. [...] Perhaps the pipe dream of peddling electric motorcycles to one of the world's biggest petroleum exporters that happens to have a pretty large conventional motorcycle industry of its own took precedence over our national dignity?

Gohmert: 'If There's a God, As the Bible Talks About, There'll be Price to This Nation For Acting in Such a Way'.  Rep. Louie Gohmert (R.-Texas) said on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday [6/4/2015] that God may make the United States pay a price because, Gohmert said, the Obama administration has been telling people in Africa it will help them counter radical Islam but only if they abandon their Christian views on abortion and same-sex marriage.  "Only if you will violate your Christian beliefs will we be willing to come help you," Gohmert said, summarizing his understanding of the administration's view.  "If there is a God as the Bible talks about, there will be a price to this Nation for acting in such a way."

Where is Obama's own 'will' to fight Islamic State?  After the Islamic State captured the key Iraqi city of Ramadi last week, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter blamed the stunning loss on "a failure of the Iraqi forces to fight."  Allied air strikes were "effective," he said, but the Iraqis lacked the will to confront the Islamic State.  That careless TV sound bite sums up why the administration's efforts to degrade and defeat the Islamic State are stalling.  You'd never know from Carter's complaint that U.S. tactical and strategic errors, including an ineffective air campaign, contributed mightily to the debacle.

White House Excuse for Ramadi Defeat: Lack of Diversity.  White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest Tuesday [5/26/2015] exculpated Obama's Iraq strategy and instead blamed Iraqi leaders' failure to integrate their armed forces for the dramatic loss of Ramadi to ISIS. [...] It's not unreasonable to question the commitment of Iraq's largely Shiite force to defending Sunni areas like Ramadi its ability to relate to the local population.  But this isn't enough to explain the catastrophic failure of Obama's policy.

U.S. Saw Islamic State Coming, Let It Take Ramadi.  The U.S. watched Islamic State fighters, vehicles and heavy equipment gather on the outskirts of Ramadi before the group retook the city in mid-May.  But the U.S. did not order airstrikes against the convoys before the battle started.  It left the fighting to Iraqi troops, who ultimately abandoned their positions.  U.S. intelligence and military officials told me recently, on the condition of anonymity, that the U.S. had significant intelligence about the pending Islamic State offensive in Ramadi.  For the U.S. military, it was an open secret even at the time.

Democrats Want Obama To Relocate 60,000 Muslims From ISIS Central Into US.  Democrats are demanding that Obama move to bring in 60,000 Syrian refugees and resettle them in America, with most likely the majority being Muslim. [...] Look I can see why one might want refugees to be taken care of in such awful situations, but why [...] does America have to do everything all the [...] time?  You're telling me that in all the 57 Muslim states, not one is willing to take these refugees on so we have to?

Obama's fecklessness on Islamic terror.  The stirring speeches of yesteryear inspired us then, and still do.  In times of grave danger, great leaders rallied their nations with appeals to duty and visions of victory. [...] "I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in battle.  We will accept nothing less than full victory!" Gen. Dwight Eisenhower said in his D-Day address to Allied troops.  Then there is Barack Obama.  After the Islamic State won major battles in Iraq and Syria last week, he said:  "I don't think we're losing."

Obama Gift-Wraps Hard-Won Ramadi To Islamic State Jihadists.  'The Cemetery of the Americans."  That's what graffiti said in the western Iraq city of Ramadi when I first embedded there in 2006.  Indeed, my two journalist predecessors in Camp Corregidor were both shot by snipers.  Within weeks, the first SEAL to die in Iraq would be killed, another mortally wounded.  My own public affairs officer was killed, and later the first SEAL to win the Medal of Honor in Iraq would die there.  It was the hardest-fought battle of the war, but we won.  That was then.  This is now.  Now President Obama has handed the city back to terrorists, gift-wrapped.

More don't believe Obama, see ISIS winning.  Despite mounting evidence to the contrary, President Obama has claimed anew the United States is not losing in his war on ISIS.  But now comes a new public opinion poll showing that, once again, a growing number of his countrymen do not believe the commander-in-chief.

3 Years After He 'Ended the War': Obama Declares Iraq a 'National Emergency' for U.S..  President Barack Obama sent a message to Congress yesterday giving notice that he was extending the "national emergency" the United States has experienced as a result of the problems in Iraq since 2003, when the U.S. first invaded that country and removed the regime of Saddam Hussein.  President Obama pulled the last U.S. troops out of Iraq at the end of 2011.  Then — while running for reelection in 2012 — he repeatedly stated at campaign rallies that he had "ended" the war in Iraq.

Obama White House declares war with ISIS a 'success,' but for whose side?  Last weekend an unspecified number of American Special Ops boots landed on the ground in Syria and killed a senior ISIS commander and about a dozen others.  The same weekend a relatively small number of ISIS troops captured Ramadi, the major provincial capital of Iraq's Anbar Province.  This despite allied air power.  And the world watched the flight of thousands of U.S.-trained Iraqi troops, abandoning additional fleets of U.S. military vehicles to the enemy.  Obama's press secretary was asked if this sort of event constituted the kind of "success" the administration has touted against ISIS?  "Overall, yes," said Josh Earnest, earnestly.

The U.S. State Department Is Now Al-Qaeda's Command And Control Center.  The United States is "deeply concerned" about an Egyptian court decision to seek the death penalty for former President Mohamed Morsi, a State Department official said on Sunday [5/17/2015]. [...] While Russia recognizes the Muslims Brotherhood as "terrorist organization," the U.S. State Department refuses to do the same.  Morsi was a proven terrorist in a court of law and now as it seems that the United States is defending and is attempting to protect terrorists.  It seems that the State Department has become the emergency Command and Control Center for the very mother that bore Al-Qaeda:  the Muslim Brotherhood.  Now that they await their turn to visit the gallows, the State Department acts as an emergency A-Team unit to rescue it?

Obama the Magnificent.  You have to give President Obama credit:  he is a transformational figure, and the American media are loath to give him the credit he deserves.  Of course, the transformation he has had in mind and has partially accomplished had to be covert, for the American voters would never have chosen this course knowingly.  For the scope of the change he has wrought, as well as the cleverness of his strategy, sooner or later the Islamic world is bound to proclaim him, "Obama the Magnificent."

1.6 Million Immigrants from Predominantly Muslim Countries Since 9/11.  How many people in this country are aware of the fact that immigration from Islamic countries has doubled since 9/11?  According to data Conservative Review collated from the DHS Yearbook of Immigration Statistics, the U.S. has issued 1,628,854 green cards to immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries from 2001-2013.

Obama DHS busted shipping busloads of Somali Muslims into California.  Caught on video, a driver for a DHS transport bus told some folks at a California gas station that he was transporting Somali and African immigrants to detention centers in Victorville, CA.  [Video clip]

'A [Really] Royal Snub'.  Saudi Arabia's decision to send its crown prince rather than its king to a summit of Gulf leaders at Camp David this week is no small snub, Bruce Riedel of Brookings argues:  It was timed and orchestrated to demonstrate as much dissatisfaction as possible with President Obama's behavior toward Saudi Arabia and, to a lesser extent, all the Sunni Gulf states.

Andrea Mitchell: Saudi Snub So 'In Your Face' It Can't Be Spun.  On today's [5/12/2015] Morning Joe, Andrea Mitchell acknowledged the undeniable:  that the last-minute decision by Saudi King Salman not to attend the White House summit, after previously having informed John Kerry that he would be there, was such an "in your face" snub, so embarrassing to Kerry and the Obama White House, that "I don't see any way that they can spin it."

DHS Secretary: Counter-Terror Narrative 'Not Necessarily a Government Objective'.  The "effective use of social media" by Islamic extremists poses new and serious threats to the U.S. homeland, but "it's important to remember that a lot of the counter-narrative needs to come from within the community," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told ABC's "This Week" on Sunday [5/10/2015].  "And so, when I meet with community leaders, I am asking them, what are we doing to counter this narrative?  It is slick.  It is effective," Johnson said, referring to the terrorists' Internet recruitment.

McCaul: DHS Spending 'More Money' on Climate Change Than Combating Violent Extremists.  Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, says the current "threat environment" is as high as he's ever seen it, and although the U.S. has "done a very good job" in preventing terror attacks in the U.S., he doesn't think the Obama administration "has done enough" to counter "homegrown violent extremism."  McCaul noted that President Obama's budget "allocates zero dollars towards combating homegrown violent extremism.

President Obama's words-in-the-wind leadership.  Does President Obama have his fingers crossed behind his back whenever he's making promises about Syria?  The Pentagon said late last week that it had finally begun training Free Syrian Army fighters — eight months after Obama announced that America would do so as part of his strategy to "degrade and ultimately destroy" ISIS.  Worse, the news was surely prompted by a Los Angeles Times exposé just days earlier — which revealed that no training had begun, 11 months after the president announced a $500 million program for Syrian opposition fighters

World War O.  Obama pledged in his 2013 inaugural address that "a decade of war is now ending," but the numbers suggest otherwise.  The U.S. takes regular lethal action in at least five countries.  U.S. troops are deployed in three conflict zones.  And America is directly involved in a pair of Arab civil wars.

U.S. Offers Its Own Catch-'N'-Release Plan For Terrorists.  You've heard of the Saudi Arabian terrorist "rehab" program, where ex-Gitmo detainees are sent to finger-paint, then released where they just rejoin the jihad?  The U.S. is trying its own version of that insanity.

Saudi Arabia Rents U.S. Military, Courtesy Barack Obama.  After killing hundreds of Yemenis, including many civilians, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) announced that it was halting its bombing campaign.  Now Operation "Restoring Hope" is to begin.  A cynic might wonder if that is the hope of the Saudi king for more subjects to rule and plunder.  No doubt the KSA will kill more Yemenis for no cause before the war truly ends.  Apparently incapable of resisting the temptation to meddle in the Middle East, the Obama administration is part of Saudi Arabia's ten-member "coalition" against Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Obama to host Persian Gulf leaders at Camp David in May.  President Obama will host leaders of Persian Gulf nations at the White House and at Camp David next month, the White House said Friday [4/17/2015].  Mr. Obama will meet with leaders from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries — Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates — on May 13 in Washington and then host them at Camp David on May 14.

New 9/11 Vowed As Obama Yawns.  The Islamic State has called on its supporters to carry out another 9/11.  With the arrest of several IS suspects in the past two weeks, the threat shouldn't be taken lightly.  So why is the White House playing it down?

Decoding the Obama Doctrine.  Is this a random series of errors by an incompetent leadership or does some grand, if misconceived, idea stand behind the pattern?  To an extent, it's ineptitude, as when Obama bowed to the Saudi king, threatened Syria's government over chemical weapons before changing his mind, and now sends the U.S. military to aid Tehran in Iraq and fight it in Yemen.  But there also is a grand idea and it calls for explanation.  As a man of the left, Obama sees the United States historically having exerted a malign influence on the outside world.

Why aren't we hitting the Islamic State harder?  The president has made clear he does not want Congress or anyone else to tie his or her hands as he does battle.  "We believe it's important that there aren't overly burdensome constraints that are placed on the commander-in-chief," spokesman Josh Earnest said in February, stressing that Obama needs "the flexibility to be able to respond to contingencies that emerge in a chaotic military conflict."  But it appears the president is putting overly burdensome constraints on himself.  As of the third week in March, the U.S. had flown about 12,000 strike sorties against the Islamic State — that is, fighter and bomber missions intended to drop bombs or fire missiles against Islamic State targets.  Of those, about one in four — just 25 percent — actually dropped bombs or fired missiles.  The rest returned to base without attacking any targets.

The WH's Response to Kenya Massacre Is Logically Consistent — and Utterly Absurd.  What caused nearly 150 deaths at Kenya's Garissa University College last week?  The Associated Press summarizes:  "The attackers separated Christian students from Muslim ones and massacred the Christians."  Yet here is what the White House had to say in response: [...]

Obama's big success.  Does President Obama still believe that Yemen is one of his biggest Middle East success stories?  Thursday's [4/2/2015] prison break in eastern Yemen, where masked gunmen freed a top al Qaeda commander and 270 terrorists, was just the latest nightmare in a seemingly uncontrollable downward spiral into chaos.  The same week, China became the latest nation to evacuate its citizens from the war-torn country — only the second time its military has ever rescued its nationals from a danger zone.

Obama Has Allowed 600,000 'Unscreened' Immigrants from Dangerous Muslim Nations to Enter USA.  Obama likes to pretend he has kept the nation safe and is quick to remind everyone that "he" killed bin Laden.  But with this huge flood of immigrants from dangerous Muslim nations, it is clear he's opened the gate for terrorists to flood our nation.

Obama's race to chaos.  If you're confused about the Saudi Arabia-led air attacks against Islamist rebels in Yemen and can't tell one group of head-choppers in Iraq and Syria from another, don't despair.  All you need is imagination.  Close your eyes and imagine that those countries and terrorists have nuclear weapons.  Imagine their barbarism going nuclear as they blow up cities, wipe out ethnic and religious groups and turn the region into cinders.  Now open your eyes and realize you've seen the future, thanks to President Obama's policies.

Jeh Johnson's malfeasance.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson declared Monday [3/23/2015] that "reading the Quran" reminds him of "quintessential American values."  The Muslim Brotherhood-aligned influence operation he addressed was pleased.  The rest of us should be alarmed. [...] Mr. Johnson is not the first American official to exhibit such willful blindness.  Truly peaceable Muslims are not the problem.  But suggesting that shariah isn't either is malfeasance, and will get more of us killed.

Colonized by the Muslim Brotherhood.  [Scroll down]  The hostile, conquered government in Washington strangles our liberty each time Obama, like a self-crowned emperor, passes new regulatory laws without Congress.  Each of these trends is related to the predominant problem in America today:  the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood to a place of eminence in American government — the Executive, the Presidency.  The People's office, established by Article II of the Constitution, is now either occupied by a Muslim Brother in Barack Hussein Obama, or a man who happens to go along with their every policy at every turn.

Who Are the Muslim Brotherhood-Linked Leaders Obama Met?  The White House has released the names of senior American Muslim leaders that President Obama met with personally last week.  The list of names was included on the transcript of the White House daily press briefing on Thursday [3/19/2015], despite journalists having requested the information much sooner.  Prior to that, the White House had refused to name the leaders.  Of course, there is nothing wrong with the President meeting with representatives from any faith community and with the Muslim community in particular.  Yet some of the individuals who met with the President have alarming links to the Muslim Brotherhood and organizations that have funded terrorism.

Egypt Fights ISIS — Obama Cuts Off Egypt.  Again, those disturbing questions about whose side the president is on.  A disturbing report by Avi Issacharoff, one of Israel's leading Middle East analysts, notes that Egypt is now under assault by ISIS from two directions — from its own Sinai Peninsula to the northeast and from the state of Libya, or what's left of it, to the West.  It was last month that 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians living in Libya were kidnapped by ISIS and subjected to a mass beheading on a beach.  In response to that violent episode, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ordered airstrikes against ISIS in Libya. [...] The Obama administration has held a deep grudge against the government ever since Sisi, backed by a massive popular revolt, overthrew Egypt's short-lived Muslim Brotherhood regime in July 2013.

Global plaudits for Israel's reelection of Netanyahu, but guess-who opts out again.  Global reaction to the come-from-behind, convincing reelection of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quick, thanks to Twitter, and almost universally delighted Wednesday.  Save for one disturbing and unexplained mystery.  Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron chimed in even before all votes were counted.

Obama Strikes Back — Administration Reconsidering Position of U.S. as Shield of Israel.  Every policy advisor in the White House has the same outlook toward Israel; they view our relationship with the Jewish state as the basis for our needed mid-East interventions.  According to U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power's belief Israel is an occupying force which should be viewed as adversarial to U.S. policy.  Power's opinion is shared by the overall White House foreign policy team.  Now that Benjamin Netanyahu has won re-election, the most damaging thing the administration can do is to threaten removal of our protective relationship — which would signal to Hamas and other terror groups that it's open season to attack.

Obama Administration: "The U.S. has great respect for the religious importance of a fatwa".  The White House says they have respect for Islamic religious fatwa's, yet the same White House is suing several Christian organizations who don't comply with the various constructs of the Obama decrees.

Obama and the Jihadis: Blind Hatred Meets Self-Hatred Meets Alienation.  President Barack Obama made two appalling statements recently.  First, he characterized the Jewish victims of Islamo-terrorism in the Parisian Kosher market as merely victims "... of violent, vicious zealots who ... randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris."  Then he chastised Americans for hastily condemning Islamic terrorism by comparing Islamist violence to "terrible deeds" perpetrated by Christians during the Crusades and the Inquisition. [...] In truth, Obama's comments were outrageous by any measure.  They reflect at worst a callous indifference to wanton and violent anti-Semitism, as well as to the barbarously heinous murders being perpetrated by Islamic terrorists.  At best, they reveal merely ignorance, willful blindness and gross insensitivity.

A Wasted Opportunity To Lead In The Middle East.  A dispassionate observer might just ask which side the U.S. is on in the global war on Islamic State terror, given the recent string of decisions coming out of the Obama administration.

Radical Islamists Attack Secretary Kerry's Jobs For Jihadists Program.  In 2013 Secretary of State John Kerry first promoted the Jobs 4 Jihadists program encouraging Western investment in Mid-East companies to stimulate the economies and create jobs for radical extremists.  Last month State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf expanded on that belief and took considerable flak for promoting the position of her boss.  Reports are now surfacing that Jihadists are specifically targeting Western Companies for violence and attacks.  This obviously could become problematic for Secretary Kerry's jobs program.

Mr. President, America is fighting a war on jihadists, not poverty.  Now we know why apocalyptic jihadists rule vast stretches of the Middle East, beheading and burning alive all who oppose them.  Because it's too hard to start a business in Syria.  At least that's the verdict of State Department spokesperson Marie Harf, who declared earlier this week that fighting the Islamic State terror group, or ISIS, means focusing on "root causes," like economic conditions that make it easier for young Muslim men to "pick up an AK-47 instead of trying to start a business."  She was roundly mocked for this statement, but was only giving voice to the president's own ideology.

Defense Intelligence Told NOT to Update Obama on bin Laden Documents.  The documents SEAL Team Six confiscated the night they killed Osama bin Laden, in his Abbottabad compound, were deep-sixed by the Obama administration.  Not interested, al-Qaeda's decimated, the war's over.

'Knives are out': Hawaii Dem faces backlash for taking on Obama over 'Islamist' extremism.  She was Hawaii's golden girl after winning a seat in Congress with support from top liberal groups, but now that Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has been critical of President Obama, her political reputation in the bluest of blue states is taking a hit.  That isn't stopping the twice-deployed 33-year-old Army veteran from continuing to challenge the president, her home state's favorite son, over his refusal to identify terror groups like the Islamic State as driven by "radical Islam."

Dem Rep Under Fire for Criticizing Obama.  Democrat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii is taking heat from Democrats for her strong criticism of President Barack Obama's handling of the Islamic State threat.  Although she is a Vice-Chair of the Democrat National Committee, she may face a primary fight to keep her seat in 2016. [...] Gabbard, who served two deployments in Iraq, criticized Obama's refusal to use the term "Islamic extremism" when discussing terror attacks by the Islamic State.

'Telegraphing' of plan to retake Mosul not unprecedented, may be strategic.  Within hours of the announcement by an unnamed U.S. military official that plans were underway to retake the key Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS, the criticism began.  "That is pretty amazing that that information's out there," retired Gen. Jack Keane, former Army vice chief of staff and a Fox News military analyst, said Friday [2/27/2015].  Top Republican senators also demanded answers, saying the disclosure has put the mission at risk.  "Never in our memory can we recall an instance in which our military has knowingly briefed our own war plans to our enemies," Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said in a letter to President Obama.

When Obama refused to blame Islam for terrorism.  That President Obama won't call it Islamic terrorism; that he believes we shouldn't be on a "high horse" because America and Christians have done bad things; that Muslims are victims of "bigotry and prejudice"; that his State Department says it's the lack of jobs, not religion, that fuels ISIS, should come as no surprise.  After all, he said the same thing about 9/11.  In 2004, Obama released an update of his 1995 memoir, "Dreams from My Father," with a little-noticed new preface about the attacks.

Obama Praises Qatar, No. 1 Sponsor of Hamas, for Partnership Against Terror.  President Obama on Tuesday [2/24/2015] praised the emir of Qatar for the Gulf State's partnership against terrorism, less than a year after a senior U.S. Treasury Department official raised concerns about Qatar's open support for Hamas and financing of jihadists in Syria.  "Qatar is a strong partner in our coalition to degrade and ultimately defeat ISIL [the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS] and I express my appreciation to his highness for the work that they have done in coordinating with other members of this coalition," Obama said alongside Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani in the Oval Office.

Bloodthirsty? Try Liveshot's menu.  Leave it to John Forbes Kerry to identify one of the root causes of terrorism — the lack of gourmet dining opportunities in the Islamist terrorist, I mean "violent extremist," community.  This blindingly brilliant insight from America's Gigolo came last week at the White House Don't-Call-It-Islamic-Terrorism Conference.  This is the confab where Obama again mentioned America's Muslim founding fathers.  You know, like Osama Ben Franklin.  Then they floated their Jobs for Jihadis program for the genocidal ethnic cleansers, I mean aspiring rappers, who are turning their lives around.  You've surely seen the list of proposed new Islamist anti-poverty agencies:  Be-Head Start, the Jobs Corpse, etc.

The President's First Insult.  President of the United States of America Barack Obama had not been president for more than ten minutes when he slapped American Jews in the face (and by extension Israel and all Jews). [...] In fact, although the settling of the original Thirteen Colonies was almost exclusively the handiwork of Christians from northern Europe, by the time of the American Revolution there were already six Jewish communities, one in each of the major colonial cities. [...] In American cities every December, merchants decorate their shop windows with "Merry Christmas" & "Happy Hanukah" signs.  The country has most definitely been a Judeo-Christian enterprise.  Muslims, by contrast, played no role in the making of America.  There is no evidence of a Muslim presence before the 20th century.  Yet here on that January day was the brand new American President orating that the U.S. was "a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus..."  In this formulation, the Jews have been bumped back to third place, elbowed, so to speak, aside by Muslims who take their place.

Jordan furious over Pentagon leak on secret anti-terror training camp.  The Pentagon let slip that one of its training camps to help fight Islamic State terrorists is in Jordan — information the pro-U.S. kingdom had specifically requested be kept private, and the latest gaffe in a series of sensitive leaks coming out of the Department of Defense.  In order to hide its flub, which was first announced to reporters during a briefing last week, the Pentagon has scrubbed its public transcripts of any mention of the training camp.

The President and 'Violent Extremism'.  Regarding Islamic violence — the greatest world evil since Nazism and Communism — the president of the United States, his administration, and the left generally live in a make-believe world, a world of denial.  In their world, Islam is today, and has always been, a religion of peace; Muslims are threatened by Islamophobia; Christians are wiped out by "violent extremists;" European cartoonists incite radical Muslims to murder them; fundamentalists of all religions are equally problematic; the hundreds of millions of Muslims who support violent Islamists have nothing to do with Islam, but the Inquisition was conducted by normative Christians; and slavery was defended in the name of Christ, but no mention is made of the far more ubiquitous (and ongoing) slavery in the name of Allah or of the fact that the movement to abolish slavery in the West was due entirely to Christians.

White House Whitewash: Koran Verse Featured at 'Extremism' Summit Edited Out Call to Crush Jews.  Penny Starr of CNSNews.com has reported that the second day of this past week's White House summit on "Countering Violent Extremism" was initiated by an unidentified "Muslim prayer" exclusively:  "no other religious text was presented during the portion of the event that was open to the press."  Imam Sheikh Sa'ad Musse Roble, president of the World Peace Organization in Minneapolis, recited a "verse from the Koran" in Arabic.  An English translation of the verse was read next by Imam Abdisalam Adam of the Islamic Civil Society of America.

Obama's Fight Against the Ideology-With-No-Name.  The terrorists are animated by an ideology, and we cannot understand what Obama called "the nature of the enemy" without knowing this ideology.  You cannot go into a war of ideas without understanding the ideas you are at war with.  Yet, throughout the two speeches, he never mentions the substance of the enemy's ideas once.

Obama Is Taking the Side of the Terrorists.  The nonsensical counter-radicalization conference and State Department spokeswomen's blatherings aside, an even bigger problem is that in the war between the Moslem governments we were allied with and the terrorists, Obama has consistently taken the side of the terrorists.

Aiding Islamic Terrorists Is Our Foreign Policy.  Obama says that we are not fighting a war on Islam.  What he leaves out is that under his administration the United States is fighting in a civil war that is taking place within Islam.  It's not a conflict between the proverbial moderate Muslim and the raging fanatic.  That was an outdated Bush era notion.  Instead Obama has brought us into a fight between Muslim governments and Muslim terrorists, not on the side of the governments we were allied with, but on the side of the terrorists.

Louisiana Governor: ISIS threat reveals Obama's failure as commander in chief.  President Obama has shown the country that he is incapable of being commander-in-chief of the United States of America.  One of the defining military challenges of our time is the spread of radical Islamist terrorism, and President Obama has focused more on criticizing America and lecturing the American people than on devising a plan to hunt down and kill these extremists.  Every day, Islamic State is expanding its atrocities, killing more innocent people, all while the president and his administration are refusing to admit we are at war, giving us history lessons about the Crusades, refusing to call out radical Islam as the root problem, and contending that jobs programs are the key to defeating terrorism.

Does Obama Love America or Islam?  Love, of a person or of a country, is not judged by what we say. It is judged by what we do. [...] What are the things that Obama is passionate about?  In his first days in office, he signed a number of executive orders.  Of his first five orders, three involved Muslim terrorists captured and held in Gitmo.  His third executive order was about the "humane" treatment of terrorists.  His fourth executive order sought to close Gitmo.  Like the man who can't wait to get away from his wife so he can call his mistress, Obama made his priorities clear from the start.

Obama kept reform Muslims out of summit on extremism.  The White House excluded members of a prominent group of reformist Muslims from its terror summit this week, apparently because President Obama rejects their argument that such groups as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria are actually motivated by Islam.  A group of 23 prominent Muslim reformers signed a full-page ad in the Sunday New York Times on Jan. 11 asking "What can Muslims do to reclaim their 'beautiful religion'?"  But Obama and officials throughout his administration deny any connection between Islam and the terrorists beheading and burning their victims in a reign of terror in the Middle East.

Washington vs. Obama.  Unlike [George] Washington, who put forth that the president should set policy, the current president cannot figure out how to fight the terrorists.  At a news conference in August, President Obama stated, "I don't want to put the cart before the horse.  We don't have a strategy yet."  Congressman Tom Rooney does not disagree with President Obama, "The president still hasn't given us a winning strategy to defeat ISIS.  He withdrew from Iraq too quickly, without leaving behind any forces to maintain stability, and that's turned into a disaster.  I am very concerned about the general feeling of detachment we're seeing from the president."

The Defenders of the Faith Apologize for America.  "Defender of the Faith" is one of the British sovereign's titles.  Of course, Britain has an official faith, the Church of England.  The United States has no state religion, and if it did, it wouldn't be Islam.  Nevertheless, Barack Obama and his minions have set themselves up as official interpreters and defenders of the Muslim faith.  This doesn't stop with insisting that Islam has nothing — nothing! — to do with Islamic terrorism.

Silly Denials Of Islamic Terrorism Bring A Silver Lining.  Ever since the Paris attacks, when Muslim terrorists shouted "Allahu akbar" as they slaughtered people in the name of their god, the Obama administration has continued to twist itself into lexicological pretzels, insisting that Islam had nothing to do with those attacks or any others committed by self-declared mujahedeen around the world.  Indeed, the just-concluded White House summit on "Countering Violent Extremism" is a perfect example of the rhetorical and logical cul-de-sac President Obama has crashed into.  It was a community-organizing confab dedicated to a problem the community organizer in chief refuses to acknowledge exists.  He found himself arguing that Islamic terrorism is an oxymoron, like "jumbo shrimp" or "good flan."

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What's wrong with flan?  I like flan.

Obama: Islam 'Woven into the Fabric of Our Country Since Founding'.  In his bloviating speech on Thursday [2/19/2015] at his summit on countering violent extremism, President Obama bent over backwards to make nice with Islam.  Not only were terrorists not Muslim, President Obama stated, but Islam played a crucial role in America's founding.  "Here in America," Obama stated, "Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding."  Obama seems significantly more comfortable with this characterization of the historic role of Islam than he is with the non-fictional actual historic role of Christianity and Judaism in the American founding.

Obama Opens 'Extremism' Summit With Muslim Prayer, No Other Faiths Allowed — Biden Says Christians Are Murderers.  We are learning more and more about Obama's supposed conference on "extremism" and one thing we've discovered is that Obama had the thing opened up with a Muslim prayer.  But no other religions were allowed to participate in the event.  Worse, Vice President Joe Biden was then heard saying that it is Christians who are the violent murderers.

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State Dept. Blog: 'The Solution To Violent Extremism Begins in Your Community'.  It's the 1930s all over again, brought to you by people on record trying to reassure us with "Never Again."


Find the 'Countering Violent Extremism Summit' at the Intersection of Islamists and Leftists.  You may understandably think of it as an ISIS jobs fair, but the ongoing confab in Washington is officially known as President Obama's "summit" on "Countering Violent Extremism."  That being the case, many Americans seem surprised at the appearance of Salam al-Marayati, leader of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC).  After all, the White House is having a public hissy fit over the upcoming speech to Congress by Obama's bête noire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  An odd time, one might think, for the POTUS to be so chummy with a Muslim activist best know[n] for theorizing, right after the 9/11 attacks, that "we should put the State of Israel on the suspect list."

White House Summit on Violent Extremism Opens With Muslim Prayer — No Other Faiths Represented.  A Muslim prayer was recited at the start of the second day of the White House summit on "Countering Violent Extremism," but no other religious text was presented during the portion of the event that was open to the press.  Imam Sheikh Sa'ad Musse Roble, president of the World Peace Organization in Minneapolis, Minn., recited a "verse from the Quran" following remarks by Obama administration officials and Democratic members of Congress.

None Dare Call It 'Islam'.  First of all, Islam has not "been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding," as Obama said yesterday in his speech about combatting terrorism. [...] Every American should attend to what Obama has said about combating terrorism.  Here he is last September:  "Now let's make two things clear," he said.  "ISIL is not 'Islamic.'  No religion condones the killing of innocents."  "ISIL is not 'Islamic.'"  Really?  Was the Ayatollah Khomeini "Islamic?"  How about Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Erdogan:  is he "Islamic"?  A few years ago, Erdogan told the world that the phrase "moderate Islam" is "ugly" because "Islam is Islam."  Democracy, he said, is just an express stop on the train whose destination is Islam.  Who, in fact, speaks for Islam?  Who gets to say what it is and isn't?

Obama lies by omission.  The see-no-evil president doesn't glimpse Islam as the common denominator behind recent ugliness from Libya to Syria to Nigeria and points beyond.  The speak-no-evil president dare not name the religion as the inspiration for vile acts but instead maintains that a perversion of the message of the Warrior Prophet motivates them.

Obama 'looks scared' to call terrorists Islamic says ex-CIA director.  The former director of the CIA said Thursday [2/19/2015] that President Obama "looks scared" to called members of al Qaeda, the Islamic State group and other terrorist organizations "Islamic."  When asked by CNN host Don Lemon if Mr. Obama was too politically correct, Mr. Woolsey said, "The President is sort of a world champion of political correctness, and I think that he's let it really run too far here.  It might be different if he was taking a stern position in the Middle East and [other places] that are causing huge problems," Mediaite reported Thursday [2/19/2015].  Mr. Lemon then asked, "Does it affect the strategy?  The president said that we have to address the root causes of radicalism — poverty, the lack of education and so on."

WH on Comey Snub: Didn't Want Terror Summit to Be 'Overly Focused on Law Enforcement'.  White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Friday [2/20/2015] that FBI Director James Comey was not invited to the White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism, because they didn't want the perception that the conference "was overly focused on law enforcement tactics."  "We wanted to make sure that there wasn't a perception that this conference was overly focused on law enforcement tactics.  Certainly law enforcement is a very important role to play.  That's why we had the nation's top law enforcement official in attendance," Earnest said.

F.B.I. Chief Not Invited to Meeting on Countering Violent Extremism.  The White House did not invite the most senior American official charged with preventing terrorist attacks — the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey — to the three-day conference this week on countering violent extremism in the United States and abroad because the administration did not want the event too focused on law enforcement issues, according to senior American officials.

Obama's "Violent Extremism" Summit: An Exercise in Community Organizing.  Andy McCarthy points out that, even as the White House throws "a public hissy fit" over the upcoming speech to Congress by Benjamin Netanyahu, it chooses to be "chummy" with Salam al-Marayati, the Muslim activist best known for saying, right after the 9/11 attacks, that we should put the State of Israel on the suspect list.  You have to hand it Obama, he knows who his friends are.  It's America's friends that he hasn't a clue about, and that's giving him the benefit of the doubt.

Will It Take The End of the World For Obama To Recognize ISIS As 'Islamic'?  Doing a verbal tap dance around Islamic theology and extremism, even calling it "whatever ideology," Obama and his policy team have it completely wrong.  We have to own the issue of extremist Islamic theology in order to defeat it and remove it from our world.  We have to name it to tame it.

Obama rejects as [an] 'ugly lie' [the] notion that [the] West is at war with Islam.  U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday [2/19/2015] urged countries to tackle violent Islamist militancy around the world and rejected as "an ugly lie" suggestions that the West was at war with Islam.

Imam Obama defends "true peaceful nature of Islam".  Far superior at cover-up and lie spreading than any garden variety Muslim cleric, Obama tried today [2/18/2015] in an op-ed published in the Los Angeles Times to have all believe that even in the face of thousands of Christian and Jew deaths at the hands of now rampaging radical Islamist terrorists, the "true peaceful nature of Islam" is worthy of defense by the current occupant of the Oval Office.  How do you say "Horse Hockey" in Arabic?  Because, according to this squatter on the White House who tries to con the world he personally put al Qaeda on the run, groups like ISIS promote a a "twisted interpretation of religion that is rejected by the overwhelming majority of the world's Muslims."

Obama: 'Islam Has Been Woven Into the Fabric of Our Country Since Its Founding'.  We hear a lot about the United States' Judeo-Christian heritage, but according to President Obama, "Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding."  That's what the president told a White House conference on "countering violent extremism" on Wednesday [2/18/2015].  Obama has said similar things in the past: [...]

Obama: Media Gives 'Very Distorted Impression' of Muslims.  President Barack Obama blamed the media Thursday in a speech as part of the White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism for offering a "distorted impression" of Islam.  "In some of our countries, including the United States, Muslim communities are still small and relative to the entire population, and as a result, many people in our countries don't always know personally somebody who is Muslim.  So the image they get of Muslims or Islam is in the news, and given the existing news cycle, that can give a very distorted impression," he said.

The Editor says...
Yes, I would say a long list of "isolated incidents" might give someone a vivid impression of what Islam is all about, and it certainly does not point to a "religion of peace."  Mr. Obama pretends to understand Islam better than Ayatollah Khomeini, who once said, "People cannot be made obedient except with the sword."  Does Nidal Malik Hasan understand Islam less clearly than Obama does?  How about all those people who are (still) out to get Salman Rushdie — do they misunderstand Islam?  I think they do, and I think Barack H. Obama understands Islam better than he would have us believe.

Obama dances around reality as ISIS plays the tune.  After months of taking flak for his lack of a coherent strategy to combat ISIS, President Obama came up with an answer.  Unfortunately, it's "Let's pretend."  In a speech to a conference Wednesday as well as an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, our president did set forth an agenda for countering what he insisted on calling "violent extremism."  But his approach puts the top priority on the West acknowledging the terrorists' economic and political grievances.  That won't convince anyone that Obama understands the nature of the threat.  Nor will it do much to convince groups like ISIS that he's serious about defeating them.

U.S. Won't Back Egypt's Attacks on ISIS.  The Obama administration was given multiple chances Wednesday [2/18/2015] to endorse a long-time ally's airstrikes on America's biggest enemy at the moment, the so-called Islamic State.  Over and over again, Obama's aides declined to back Egypt's military operation against ISIS.  It's another sign of the growing strain between the United States and Egypt, once one of its closest friends in the Middle East.

To Fight Extremism, Obama Calls on US to Embrace Its Muslims.  In the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama has argued the U.S. has one thing going for it that Europe doesn't:  a long tradition of warmly embracing its immigrants, including Muslims.

State Department blames uptick in recent ritual human sacrifices on global unemployment rates.  I can't believe that I have to write this, but here goes:  no, people do not burn other people alive, or slit their throats in a mass human sacrifice, or set up slave markets, or crucify other people, or throw them off buildings, or any of the other things that death cultists do, just because those death cultists don't have access to better jobs.  Those death cultists like their jobs.  It feeds something in their souls.  You'd think that the State Department would know better... well, no, not really:  but they used to be better at hiding that.  Six years of this administration's reverse Midas touch is taking its toll.

A Lying in Winter.  Can you see it now?  It's all there in bureaucratese.  [Marie] Harf wasn't speaking out of turn; no loose cannon.  Harf came on the Chris Matthews show to deliver a message.  They're going to uplift those poor misguided people if they have to spend your last dollar to do it.  If the public misunderstood Harf it was only because it sounded so ridiculous most thought she had lost her mind.

At summit on 'violent extremism' (by nobody in particular) Obama stresses need to placate Muslims.  Ever since the day after 9/11, our leaders have been cautioning us against blaming all Muslims for the acts of terror done in the name of Islam.  And the fact is that there have been remarkably few hate crimes against Muslims, to the great credit of the American people.  Jews are far more risk of hate crime, in fact.  This disproportionate concern for "unfair target[ing]" and desire to exempt all Islamic institutions from scrutiny rests on the dogmatic assertion that there is absolutely nothing in Islam for  infidels  non-Muslims to worry about.

Obama: 'Notion That The West Is at War With Islam Is An Ugly Lie'.  Speaking again at the White House Summit to Countering Violent Extremism [2/18/2015], President Obama asserted that the notion that the United States is at war with Islam is "an ugly lie."  He encouraged all Muslim leaders to directly challenge the notion that somehow the West was at war with Islam. [...] Obama criticized those who referred to Islamic State terrorists as Islamic, arguing that they were only offering the terrorists legitimacy.

Obama: Extremists Have "Legitimate Grievances".  As the White House kicks off day-two of a summit on combating generic violent extremism, President Obama has published an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times titled, "Our fight against violent extremism."  While the administration has overtly refused to specifically name "Islamic" terror, the piece finally acknowledges (albeit inadvertently) the regular existence of violence inside Islam.  Still, Islamic extremism isn't specifically named and won't be during the three-day conference at the White House this week.

Obama defends the 'true peaceful nature of Islam'.  President Obama defended the "true peaceful nature of Islam" on Wednesday — saying terrorist groups like ISIS promote a "twisted interpretation of religion that is rejected by the overwhelming majority of the world's Muslims."  In an op-ed published in the Los Angeles Times, the commander-in-chief provided a possible preview of a speech later at a White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, in which community leaders from across the country gathered to discuss how to protect people from "extremist ideologies."  "The world must continue to lift up the voices of Muslim clerics and scholars who teach the true peaceful nature of Islam," Obama wrote.

State Dept. Official: ISIS Terror Motivated by Joblessness.  Study after study has proven that there is no connection between Islamist terrorist recruitment and poverty, unemployment and lack of education.  This was the conclusion of a survey of 400 Al-Qaeda members all the way back in 2004, as well as the determination of a Queen Mary University survey published last year.  Simple observations and basic logic falsifies this Marxism-rooted theory that terrorism is basically the result of class warfare and social inequality.  The top terrorists are highly educated and usually come from the middle class or higher.  And, obviously, the purpose of having a job is to improve one's life.  Joining a terrorist group isn't exactly a promising career choice.  The issue here isn't the errors made by Harf.  It's the fact that this discredited premise continues to permeate the national security apparatus over a dozen years after the 9/11 attacks.  Harf wasn't speaking off the cuff.

Krauthammer: Obama Sounds Like Christians Killed Muslims.  "[President Obama] sounds like a community organizer talking about outreach to communities.  If you listen to the president today, and his emphasis on Islamic grievances, on reaching out, on making Muslims feel comfortable and not excluded, you would think that we are responding to the execution, the beheading of 21 Muslims on behalf of 21 extreme Christians somewhere in the world.  It is so divorced from reality, as if the problem is the lack of understanding of the Muslim grievances, particularly in the Middle East.  We talk about root causes as if that's going to make any difference whatsoever. [...]"

Obama at extremist summit: 'We are not at war with Islam'.  The White House found itself on the defensive Wednesday over the administration's downplaying of Jewish and Christian victims of Islamist terrorism, as President Obama hosted a summit seeking to gloss over Muslim connections to violent extremism.  Mr. Obama told the conference that the U.S. is not at war with the Muslim world but it needs to counter the religious ideology that groups such as al Qaeda and the Islamic State are using to recruit young fighters.  And he defended his avoidance of the term "radical Islam" to describe terrorists.

Obama's op-ed in the LA Times, for what it's worth:
President Obama: Our fight against violent extremism.  [Scroll down]  That pluralism has at times been threatened by hateful ideologies and individuals from various religions.  We've seen tragic killings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin in 2012 and at a Jewish community center in Kansas last year.  We do not yet know why three young people, who were Muslim Americans, were brutally killed in Chapel Hill, N.C. But we know that many Muslim Americans across our country are worried and afraid.  Americans of all faiths and backgrounds must continue to stand united with a community in mourning and insist that no one should ever be targeted because of who they are, what they look like, or how they worship.

The Editor says...
Thank you, Imam Soetoro.  Unfortunately, Colleen Hufford and Brendan Tevlin are unavailable for comment.

Biden: Muslim Immigration Not Going to Stop.  Obama tried to counter the Paris Unity March, which his administration boycotted, with a seminar on "Countering Violent Extremism".  CVE continues to mean pandering to the Muslim Brotherhood and refusing to deal with Islamic terrorism.  Obama is claiming that the solution is to teach the true peaceful nature of Islam while continuing to push the lie that the Chapel Hill killings targeted Muslims.  Biden is cheerleading all that Muslim immigration.

The 'Jobs For Jihad Delinquents' Program.  Instead of killing jihadists, keeping them off of our soil, locking up their poisonous spiritual agitators and shutting off their terror-funding pipelines, President Obama called on America and the world to "invest" in unnamed immigrant "communities" vulnerable to unnamed extremism.  Some of the most generous welfare states on the planet have suffered horrific jihad attacks this year.  Liberal Denmark's soft-on-jihad rehab program has been a disaster.  But that hasn't stopped State Department spokes-babbler Marie Harf from mewling incessantly about "combating poverty" to combat ISIS.

Obama seeks to defeat terrorism by wishing it away.  The White House is holding a three-day "summit" on "countering violent extremism."  If there was ever need of more evidence that Barack Obama just doesn't understand the problem, one need look no further than his op-ed in today's Los Angeles Times on the subject.  Let's look at this rather amazing literary effort section by section.

The Editor says...
One thing is certain:  If it's anything close to an "amazing literary effort," Barack H. Obama didn't write it.

White House Summit Features Muslim Leader with Record of Defending Terror Groups.  The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) posted a picture on Twitter confirming that its President, Salam Al-Marayati, is in attendance at the White House's Countering Violent Extremism Summit, which kicked off on Tuesday [2/17/2015].

Egyptian Government Outraged That White House Hosted Muslim Brotherhood Terrorists.  The peerless Middle East Media Research Institute, better known as MEMRI, serves up another major story certain to be ignored by our betters in legacy media.  To wit:  the government of one-time ally Egypt is outraged that the Obama administration is fomenting civil unrest — again — in that country by propping up the Nazi-aligned terror group known as the Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt: U.S. State Department Hosting Of MB Delegation — A Slap In The Face Of The War On Terrorism.  Several members of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) recently reported on their social media accounts that a delegation of MB members had visited the U.S. State Department on January 27, 2015 and met with officials from the State Department and White House, as well as with members of Congress and representatives from American research institutes.  According to the MB reports, the purpose of the meeting was to recruit support for their opposition to the 'Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi regime in Egypt."  On its part, the American administration was embarrassed by the publication of the visit, but openly acknowledged it a few days later.

Barack Obama Refused to Share Intel With Egypt and Jordan.  The Egyptian government asked the Obama administration for information on ISIS targets after 21 Coptic Christians were brutally executed.  Obama refused.  Egypt wants to defeat ISIS.  Jordan asked for intel and drone support but Obama refused.  They have been bombing ISIS and want to defeat them.  The Kurds have begged us for support and they can't get it.  Barack Obama won't help the Nigerians who are fighting Boko Haram.  When Obama "freed" Libya all the U.S.-backed government in Libya wanted was training for their military and police.  Obama refused.  Even though ISIS made it clear that they were killing the innocent Coptic Christians because they were Christians, Obama refused to acknowledge it today [2/16/2015] in the White House statement.

Cicero and Obama.  [Scroll down]  We now know that Obama recently met with men who call for the destruction of the United States.  In fact, there is no pretense anymore as Obama maintains that one of his duties is to protect and defend Islam while serving in the White House.  In fact, he has stated that he "considers it part of [his] responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear."  (Apology Tour Speech at Cairo University in June 2009).  Yet, that 'responsibility' has never been part of the job description of President of the United States, but Obama [has made] it a goal to make certain Islam is defended at all cost.

Obama flashes the Muslim gang sign
Obama and the Muslim Gang Sign.  Is President Obama a Muslim?  A lot has been written about this, but if photographs speak louder than words, then a photo taken at last August's U.S.-African Leaders' Summit in Washington D.C. might shed considerable light. [...] Maybe it was Obama's idea of a joke, but that is unlikely.  The finger in the air was a position statement brazenly stated.  His entire administration has been a promotion of Islam at home and abroad, and just cataloging the evidence would fill a book.  He has made this country cozy for Islam, from ordering NASA to make Muslims feel good about themselves to calling ISIS beheading victim Peter Kassig by the Muslim name that he had adopted in the vain hope of saving his life. [...] Obama is comfortable with Islam's extreme.  He arms such people throughout the Middle East.  He has let them into our government.


What does this weird hand sign flashed by President Obama mean?  Is this hand sign, flashed by President Obama at the recent U.S.-African Leaders Summit, just a random gesture?  Or does it have a deeper meaning?

Obama defends Islam at all cost.  It seems like a long time ago that Colleen Hufford was the victim of a savage jihadist attack when a devout Muslim sliced off her head.  But it was just a few months ago.  And if you recall, after the attack Obama had no comment.  None.  At least not about Colleen Hufford.  Or jihad.  He did, however, have a comment that was so important the message was hand-delivered and read aloud to members of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City where Obama expressed his sympathy for what a rough month the Muslim community had following the attack while offering thanks to all of them.  Beyond that, Obama remained silent on the matter, deferring to the FBI. [...] Whoever would have imagined that the President of the United States would be facilitating terror?  And whoever would have imagined that such a person would be elected not once.  But twice.

The Word for this Administration: Islamisant.  The president is usually quick to describe violent extremist attacks by "random folks."  We are surprised that he did not call the murder of the twenty-one Egyptian Copts "workplace violence."  After all, weren't they kidnapped from their place of employment?  The Obama administration infamously called the murders at Fort Hood in 2009 workplace violence.  They were carried out by a jihadist who for years had been spewing violent Islamist threats, and who had been protected by Pentagon bureaucrats who were more interested in a false notion of diversity than in security of our troops.  Islamisant is a fair characterization of President Obama's attitude from Day One.  He boasted to The New York Times in 2006 that he could still recite the Shahada — the Muslim call to prayer.  He learned it as a boy in Indonesia.

Marie Harf: I'm "too nuanced" for you.  Touting the rollout of Great Society liberalism worldwide as the answer to religious fanaticism betrays a mind-boggling stupidity.  Jobs programs don't quite cut it when you're in the 72 virgins business.  This is where the administration's comprehensive denial of the motive forces driving the terrorists is key.  They aren't looking for work.  They aren't looking to get rich.  They aren't looking for early childhood education.  They aren't looking for daycare programs.  They've got something else on their mind, something else that is taboo to speak of in the higher reaches of the Obama administration.

If there's one thing this country needs, it's more Syrians!
U.S. Expects to Quadruple the Number of Syrian Refugees Brought Here.  The United States has "a long tradition of welcoming refugees," and it expects to welcome thousands more of them from Syria in 2015 and 2016, despite concerns about foreign fighters, the State Department said.  "The United States has admitted 524 Syrians since 2011.  We're likely to admit 1,000 to 2,000 Syrian refugees for permanent resettlement in Fiscal Year 2015 and a somewhat higher number, though still in the low thousands, in Fiscal Year 2016," spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Friday [2/13/2015].

Appeasement:
Vice President Joe Biden Calls for Steps 'Beyond Force' to |Fight Islamic Extremism.  Vice President Joe Biden kicked off a three-day White House summit on combating violent extremism with a call for "answers that go beyond force."  "We need answers that go beyond a military answer," Biden told a group of 40 participants in a roundtable meeting at the White House.  The meeting's agenda was to identify effective local strategies to counter extremist messages targeting vulnerable minority youth in American cities, officials said.

Obama White House Partners with ISIS-Linked Group.  A Boston-based hub of terrorism associated with a top Islamic State propagandist and producer of hostage-beheading videos will receive the red carpet treatment at an anti-terrorism conference at the Obama White House this Wednesday [2/18/2015].  The so-called Summit on Countering Violent Extremism comes as President Obama seeks formal authorization from Congress to wage war against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL).  The terrorist-friendly Islamic Society of Boston (ISB), which is a known front for Islamist terrorist groups, operates mosques in and around Boston.

President Obama, America's Nero.  Like Nero of ancient Rome, Obama fiddles, takes selfies and does Internet interviews while the world burns.  Is he trying to distract himself, or us?  To use a sports analogy, is he trying to "run out the clock" and leave office before terrorist fires consume us?  We have a president who is mismatched to the times in which we live.  He is unserious when seriousness is required.  The tyrants of the world have taken notice and rightly calculated they can pretty much do what they want without paying a heavy penalty.

Kamikaze Nation.  The United States is under direct and sustained attack by the combined forces of the tyrannical far left and radical Islam, punctuated by humiliation abroad and despair at home.  We are losing because unlike Walter Mitty, whose delusions were confined to his own head, Barack Obama has been permitted to play out his most destructive leftist and pro-Islamic fantasies in real-time from the most powerful office on the planet.

As Jordan, Egypt bomb ISIS, Obama holds a summit on extremism; He plans 2 speeches.  Whenever Barack Obama needs the appearance of taking action on some hot issue in the news, he calls for a summit of some kind.  Gun violence.  Bullying.  Healthy eating.  Oh, look!  Another one begins today in Washington:  The White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism.  It's so very important that Obama will throw not one but two speeches at it during the next three days.

A Closer Look at the White House Statement On The Murder of Egyptian Coptic Christians.  The White House released a statement yesterday [2/15/2015] regarding the brutal murder of the Coptic Christians in Egypt.  Within the statement itself you'll note the absence of the word "Christian" which continues the administration's avoidance narrative: [...]

'Islamic extremism' off limits at White House terrorism summit.  The White House will kick off a three-day summit Tuesday on combating violent extremism on social media — but the administration won't focus on Islamic extremism and won't even mention the term.  "You can call them what you want; we're calling them terrorists," a senior Obama administration official said Monday [2/16/2015].  The determination not to mention Islam or Muslims comes as ISIS continues its murderous spree in the name of Islam, most recently beheading 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya.

Obama's weak and unnecessary war authorization.  President Obama has asked Congress to authorize the use of force against the Islamic State, declaring in his State of the Union address "We need that authority."  No, he doesn't.  Obama has been using force against the Islamic State for six months now.  Between his inherent authority as commander in chief and two existing authorizations for the use of military force, he has all the authority he "needs" to defeat the Islamic State.  What is holding Obama back is not the lack of congressional authorization but his own stubborn unwillingness to employ the kind of force his military commander says is necessary to win.

What a Statesman would do Today.  Obama's basic triviality as a human being and politician comes from his failure to understand the difference between civilization and barbarism.  Time and time again, Obama can't understand the most basic needs of daily life:  Security rather than anarchy, liberty rather than oppression, basic morality rather than sadistic murders against innocent scapegoats.  Churchill would recognize ISIS in about five seconds.  Reagan would, too.  But Obama is still trying to pretend all those snuff videos aren't real.

Obama Goes Golfing AGAIN as World Mourns Christian Martyrs.  As the international community mourned the deaths of 21 Egyptian Christians who were beheaded in an Islamic State (ISIS) video released on Sunday [2/15/2015], President Barack Obama spent the day golfing in Palm Springs, California.  Obama also played golf on Sunday when the videotaped slaughter of Coptic Christians went viral globally.

On Terrorism, Our President Is Tone-Deaf.  I am the last person to suggest that the President of the United States needs to issue a statement every time someone gets shot in a foreign country.  But in the context of the administration's wrong-footing of the Charlie Hebdo/Paris deli attacks, its response to the murders in Copenhagen is puzzling.  President Obama is busy fundraising and golfing in California.  To date, he has been silent on the Danish terrorist attacks.

State Department on Islamic State: We can't win 'by killing them' — need to get them jobs.  Marie Harf, a spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department, said America can't win against the Islamic State "by killing them" and ought instead to focus on addressing what she claimed was the root problem — their poor economy — and help them get jobs.

The Editor says...
Wars have been fought for centuries, and in every case of which I am aware, they were won or lost based on destruction and annihilation.  Job fairs won't win a war against ruthless 7th-century murderers.

Top Ten Jobs for Jihadists.  [#1] Wal-Mart Greeters: Who better to meet and greet shoppers — and urge them to load their shopping carts to overflowing — than hooded and black-robed jihadists who will decapitate anyone who dares to oppose them?

U.S. Expects to Quadruple the Number of Syrian Refugees Imported into U.S..  Far be it from me to challenge the genius of the Hillary/Kerry State Department, but one wonders whether Psaki needs a fungo-sized konk in the noggin from our legendary clue-bat.  According to State Department spokeserson Marie Harf, ISIS can be stopped in its tracks with a unique military strategy:  offering the burgeoning Caliphate members entry-level jobs.  Say, changing oil at JiffyLube or refilling the  troughs  buffets at Golden Corral.  Of course, an accurate representation of ISIS' goals would require candor and resolve, which is why you'll never hear a peep about any of that from the most transparent administration evah.

Obama's underwhelming Islamic State war powers request raises doubts.  The administration's strategy would authorize military force to defeat the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, for three years but would limit American boots on the ground to specific roles, such as rescue operations or commando missions.

ISIS Upset with Obama, Kerry, 'Heretics' for 'Slogan' That Islam Is Religion of Peace.  The new issue of ISIS' magazine released today [2/12/2015] takes issue with Western leaders who assert that Islam is a religion of peace.

Why Did Obama's FBI Just Release Chicago Bomb Plotter and Narco-Terrorist Emad Karakrah?  Several years ago the FBI had arrested Emad Karakrah and charged him with a series of crimes.  Karakrah was involved in several plots and crimes including narco-terrorism and a 2009 plot to bomb Oprah Winfrey's Chicago TV studios.  But for some inexplicable reason, the FBI just released this dangerous man out of prison.  This guy has a long history of terrorist activities.  Karakrah was involved in a far-reaching narco-terrorism plot according to extensive reporting by Judicial Watch and when he had a ISIS flag waving from his car — the same car he threatened to use as a bob [sic] carrier.  But now, for some inexplicable reason the FBI announced that on January 7, Karakrah reached a plea deal and was released from jail.

Expert: FBI 'neutered' by Muslim Brotherhood.  A veteran national-security specialist disputes FBI Director James Comey's contention that restrictions on information-gathering are the main hindrance to uncovering ISIS conspiracies in the U.S.  Clare Lopez, who served in the CIA for 20 years and is senior vice president for research and analysis at the Center for Security Policy, said the problem isn't with working-level FBI agents, who know the jihadi threat is "nurtured" in mosques.  The hindrance is from "higher-level" FBI management and the national security leadership, she insisted.  She said the FBI for too long has allowed itself "to be influenced by operatives of the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates whose objective is to neuter U.S. national security defenses."

Obama's Unconstitutional Attempt to Shift the Blame for His Losing ISIS Strategy.  On Wednesday [2/11/2015], President Obama proposed for Congress's consideration an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) against the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL).  The jihadists are already being fought — albeit not nearly vigorously enough — under existing AUMFs.  So Obama's proposal, which would gratuitously repeal one of the prior AUMFs, is unnecessary.  It is, in addition, so pathetic a concoction of lawlessness and aimlessness that, in a healthier political climate, Congress would not give it the time of day.

ISIS Agrees to Three-Year War.  ISIS commanders today announced that they had agreed to President Obama's time limit of three years for the war between the Islamic state and the United States and its allies.  "We think three years is enough time to decide who's best," an ISIS spokesman said today.  "There is much wisdom to Obama's approach.  It's kind of like a soccer match.  At some point, you have to call time, and whoever is ahead is the winner."  President Obama's proposed authorization of military force lasts for three years, after which the next president would have to try to extract a new authorization from Congress if he decided to continue the war.

White House omits Jews as ISIS targets in war proposal.  Bipartisan criticism of President Barack Obama's proposed authorization of force against ISIS mostly has to do with the use of U.S. troops and limits on the commander-in-chief.  But one Republican lawmaker noticed something else that he calls quite troubling — omission of the word "Jews."  Freshman Lee Zeldin is the only Republican Jewish member of Congress, and says it immediately leapt off the page that the President's proposed resolution specifically singles out several ethnic groups threatened by ISIS:  Iraqi Christians, Yezidis and Turkmens, but says nothing about Jews.

Were These People Not Christians?  The White House Sunday issued a statement condemning the barbaric beheadings of more than a dozen Egyptian Coptic Christians, but somehow the statement failed to note that that they were killed because they were Christian — or even that they were Christian at all. [...] President Obama's determination to portray Islamist terrorism as merely "extremism" untethered from any religious motivation has now crossed the line from absurdity into profound offensiveness.

No Mention of 'Christians' In White House Statement Condemning ISIS Beheadings.  On Sunday night [2/15/2015], White House press secretary Josh Earnest issued a statement condemning the actions of Islamic State Militants after they released a video of the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians.  The statement from the White House described the victims as "innocents" and "citizens," but made no mention of the victims' faith.  "The United States condemns the despicable and cowardly murder of twenty-one Egyptian citizens in Libya by ISIL-affiliated terrorists," the statement read, offering condolence to the victims families.  The ISIS video was directly targeted at Christians, citing their faith as the reason for their death.

When Muslims are victims, Obama is very quick to speak on their behalf.
Obama says N.C. shooting victims may have been targeted as Muslims.  Although police haven't determined yet whether three Muslims in North Carolina were murdered in a parking dispute or because of their religion, President Obama suggested Friday [2/13/2015] that they were victims of a hate crime.  "No one in the United States of America should ever be targeted because of who they are, what they look like, or how they worship," Mr. Obama said, saying he and first lady Michelle Obama were offering condolences to the victims' families.

Obama Announces FBI Probe Into Chapel Hill Shootings.  President Obama issued a statement announcing that a FBI probe had been launched to investigate the Chapel Hill shootings which claimed the lives of three Muslims.  "No one in the United States of America should be targeted because of who they are, what they look like or how they worship," said Obama.  This stands in sharp contrast to Obama's assessment in his interview with Vox that last month's attack in a Jewish grocery store in Paris which claimed the lives of four Jews was random.  This despite the fact that the man responsible for the killing called a radio station and stated, "I targeted them because they were Jewish."

Former Obama DIA Chief: Administration 'Struggling to Define' Threat of Islamic Extremism.  President Obama has sent a proposal to Congress for the authorization of military force to fight against the threat of IS.  Flynn said the president had used the term "Islamic State."  This action recognizes that there is a faction of radical Islam that wants to commit terroristic threats.  "If the enemy is calling themselves that, why are we having such a difficult time defining that," Flynn said.

Muslim Brotherhood: White House Official Met Us at State Department.  A Muslim Brotherhood member who recently was hosted at the State Department along with several of the Islamist group's key allies now claims that a White House official also was present in that meeting, according to recent remarks.  Abdel Mawgoud al-Dardery, a Brotherhood member and former Egyptian parliamentarian, was in the United States late last month along with a delegation of fellow Brotherhood leaders and allies.

White House Stalled ISIS Rescue. Foley, Sotloff, and Mueller Died.  The U.S. did not think British intelligence was good enough to act on and waited a month to launch a mission to rescue ISIS's hostages.  By then it was too late.

Report: White House had intel for seven weeks before launching rescue attempt for Kayla Mueller and other hostages.  We already knew they'd dragged their feet in greenlighting a rescue mission for the hostages.  After James Foley was murdered last summer, a defense source told Toby Harden that he'd heard the White House had waited nearly 30 days to say okay after special ops told them they were ready.

The Editor says...
This is exactly the behavior one would expect if Obama were a Muslim himself.  Which is why I believe he is a Muslim.

Obama White House dithered for nearly a month before launching rescue.  The United Kingdom gave the Obama administration intelligence in June 2014 about where in Syria the ISIS terror army was holding its American captives, but the White House dithered and missed its opportunity to rescue them, according to a shocking report published Thursday [2/12/2015].  U.S. and British officials said the administration sat on the information for nearly a month before launching a military raid to recover American aid worker Kayla Mueller and journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff.  By the time a rescue was mounted on July 4, 2014, the hostages had been moved.

Details emerge on Kayla Mueller's capture, captivity at ISIS hands.  Fox News first learned details about Mueller's capture and captivity last fall, and, at the request of U.S. officials who cited national security concerns in ongoing efforts to secure her release, agreed to hold off on reporting them.  A similar request was made by a spokeswoman for the family and agreed to by Fox.  Following the confirmation Tuesday of Mueller's death, Fox News can now report those details, though some specifics are still deemed too sensitive for publication.

Obama's Minions Defend Him For 'Random Shooting' Deli Remark.  Four Jews were murdered because of their faith, but Obama, in one devious sentence, reduced the heinous nature of the attack to something akin to "workplace violence."  (Sound familiar?)  He couldn't even bring himself to say the word "kosher."

Obama Knew Location of U.S. Hostages; Waited 7 Weeks to Order Rescue that Failed.  Here is Fox News' Catherine Herridge reporting that President Barack Obama had actionable intelligence in May 2014 as to the whereabouts of hostages held by ISIS — down to the location, including the building and the floor plan of the building.  Yet, Obama waited seven weeks to order the rescue attempt!  As you remember, by the time Obama got around to giving the go-ahead for the Special Forces rescue attempt, the hostages had been moved.  [Video clip]

Anti-Semitic horrors don't exist in Obama's world.  At Tuesday's press briefing, White House mouthpiece Josh Earnest said something disgusting — I don't know how else to describe it — about the massacre at the Hyper Casher kosher supermarket in Paris one month ago.  "The individuals who were killed in that terrible, tragic incident," Earnest droned, "were killed not because of who they were but because of where they randomly happened to be."  Take it from someone who keeps kosher:  Nobody "randomly" happens to be in a kosher supermarket, not even in Manhattan.

Obama's Fundamental Transformation of America now global.  Lib-left world 'leaders' , soft as fleece on Islamic terrorism, go out of their way to hide the meaning of Islamic terrorism under a wooly blanket called "extremism".  The upside-down world they create leans heavily on projection and distortion in which they add insult to injury by smearing their perceived dissidents as "extremists" and watch with glee as the mainstream media repeat the smears.  As bad as it is, count on it getting much worse.  By the end of 2015, President Barack Obama's high-handed influence on elections in other countries aims to add fellow Islamic deniers to the Western world roster.

President Compares Islam to Christianity.  It is important to analyze these words — because the president of the United States spoke them in a major forum, and because what he said is said by all those who defend Islam against any criticism.  Referring to Islamic violence, the president accuses anyone who implies that such religious violence "is unique to some other place" — meaning outside the Christian West — as getting on a "high horse."  Is this true?  Of course, not.  In our time, major religious violence is in fact "unique to some other place," namely the Islamic world.  What other religious group is engaged in mass murder, systematic rape, slavery, beheading innocents, bombing public events, shooting up school children, wiping out whole religious communities and other such atrocities?

More about Obama's offensive speech at the National Prayer Breakfast.

If it bleeds, it leads... to denial by Obama.  John [Hinderaker] did a great job of ripping President Obama's pathetic musings on terrorism, as served up to Matthew Yglesias of Vox.com.  I want to focus on Obama's claim that the media "absolutely" sometimes overstates the level of alarm people should have about terrorism.  Obama offered no evidence to support this claim.  He merely asserted it, adding that he doesn't blame the media for following the "the famous saying... if it bleeds, it leads."  That's big of him.  But in what instances does Obama believe the media gave inordinate coverage to terrorist blood-letting?  ISIS's beheading of hostages?  The murders at Charlie Hebdo and the kosher deli in Paris?

Obama's meeting with Muslim leaders included president of Hamas-tied ISNA, other Islamic supremacists and subversives.  [Scroll down]  Let's look at this group.  What are they working on?  They claimed victory in pressuring the already Sharia-compliant LAPD into changing the way it handles Islamic suspicious activity reports.  Is counterterror the focus of any of the work MPAC is doing?  Go to their website, mpac.org.  Is there even one word addressing the tens of thousands of jihad attacks, the oppression of non-Muslims in Muslim countries under the Sharia, Islam's misogyny and dehumanization of women?  Is any of that worthy of mention on their website?  No.  Their objective is to impose Islam upon the secular marketplace.

The Muslim Brotherhood Comes To The White House.  The Obama White House has finally released the names of the fourteen Muslim "leaders" who met with the President this past week.  Among the group — which included a comedian, along with a hijab-wearing basketball player and a handful of left wing activists — were a select few individuals with disturbingly close ties to the global Muslim Brotherhood.

No Thanks to Obama, the World Is Finally Figuring Out How to Fight ISIS.  Yes, it's unfortunate that the US has a president, Barack Obama, who consistently sees things from the Muslim point of view. [...] With a pro-Muslim commander-in-chief, and with the administration insisting that "climate change" is the greatest threat we face, it shouldn't be a surprise that the villainous Islamic State is on the march in the Middle East.

Obama's Fanaticism.  On the one hand, we discover that Obama warmly welcomes "Muslim leaders" including "members of known jihadist groups."  And on the other, he "stuns and horrifies Americans, and indeed Christians around the world not to mention victims of Islamist horror" with his bigoted rant at the National Prayer Breakfast.  At what point can it be definitively acknowledged that Obama's loyalties are not with the United States?  Moreover, this man's disregard for humanity is breathtaking and terrifying.

Obama Calls Terror Attack on Paris Jews 'Random' Shooting.  President Barack Obama has called the terror attack on Jews in a kosher supermarket in Paris last month an act of random violence, rather than a terror attack or an antisemitic attack. [...] The president calls the attackers "violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris."

Taqiyya? State Dept. admits lying about meeting with Muslim Brotherhood.  So anyway this non-terrorist group was hosted by the State Department, and in typical Obama administration fashion, the circumstances of the meeting were fabricated.  As the Free Beacon writes, "The State Department admitted on Monday that it misled reporters about a recent delegation of Muslim Brotherhood leaders and allies who were hosted for a meeting with officials at Foggy Bottom."  I love the way it says "misled," the kinder, gentler way to say taqiyya.

Barack Obama: What the heck is wrong with you?  Barack Obama was asked about [the] gruesome murder that the Islamic savages filmed and then released on Tuesday [2/3/2015].  The photo-op president of the United States was in the middle of another Obamacare promotional event when a journalist asked him about the death of the Jordanian pilot.  Mr. Obama, instead of reacting with the horror that real Americans or even any sane individual has over this shocking murder, seemed to be seriously irritated that someone would dare interrupt his photo-op.

Obama changes objective in war on ISIS from 'destroy' to 'defeat'.  President Obama is changing the objective in the war against the Islamic State from "destroy" to "defeat."  Military analysts say there is a big difference.

Revealed: Names of Seven American Muslim Leaders at White House 'Anti-Muslim Bigotry' Meeting.  The White House has still refused to name the "American Muslim leaders" with whom President Obama met to "discuss a range of domestic and foreign policy issues."  According to a White House statement on the President's meeting, the domestic issues discussed were the "Affordable Care Act, anti-Muslim violence and discrimination, the 21st Century Policing Task Force, and the upcoming White House Summit on Countering Violence Extremism."  On the foreign policy front, "the President discussed the need to continue countering ISIL and other groups that commit horrific acts of violence, purportedly in the name of Islam," while also congratulating Muslims on their "remarkable contributions" to America.  Breitbart News has uncovered the names of seven of the American Muslim leaders in attendance.

The Editor says...
When has Obama ever met secretly with a group of Christian leaders?

Day Before Denouncing Christianity, Obama Held Secretive Meeting With Islamic Leaders.  Yesterday [2/5/2015] Obama once again made good on his promise to "stand with the Muslims" when he responded to the latest ghastly atrocity by the Islamic State by absurdly blaming Christianity for slavery and denouncing the Crusades.  On the previous day, he attended a religious meeting more to his liking. [...] Considering the malevolent ultra-radicals he openly consults with (e.g., Al Sharpton) and even appoints to positions of great power (e.g., Eric Holder), the imagination balks at who must have attended this meeting for the Regime to want it kept secret.  Members of the terror umbrella group the Muslim Brotherhood were likely present, given Obama's record of support for it at the expense of Western interests.

Islam, history and the failure to recognize a world threat.  If you don't know which side the president is on, you should probably be forgiven.  It often appears HE doesn't know which side he is on.  Last week had to be an all-time low not just for this president, but for any president in history, in terms of looking weak and vacillating, if not downright pusillanimous, in the face of the enemy.  The enemy, in case you need a scorecard, is Islamic expansionist jihad.  The tactic is terrorism waged with shameless barbarity, and the goal is worldwide domination in the form of a Sharia-law-based caliphate.

Muslim Group's Enthusiastic Invitation to Obama After Christianity Comments.  The nation's largest Muslim group is inviting President Barack Obama to visit an American mosque, enthusiastically embracing the president's controversial comments at the National Prayer Breakfast this week comparing past Christian misdeeds to the Islamic State. [...] Obama met with 15 Muslim leaders at the White House Wednesday [2/4/2015], but the White House has not yet released the names, only that they were "American Muslim leaders."

Whether a Civilization Endures is Determined by How it Confronts Evil.  Are Americans becoming complacent to the violence in our midst?  Obama certainly appears to be.  In the fight of good versus evil, he is siding with evil.

'Strategic Patience': White House Unveils National Security Strategy.  President Obama issued a national security strategy to Congress this morning calling for "strategic patience" to face challenges ranging from rampaging terrorists to Vladimir Putin on the march.  "America leads from a position of strength.  But, this does not mean we can or should attempt to dictate the trajectory of all unfolding events around the world," Obama wrote in the preface of the report.  Global challenges, he added, "require us to take our responsibilities seriously and make the smart investments in the foundations of our national power."  The 35-page document mentions "Islam" just twice — in spelling out the formal name of ISIL, and stating, "We reject the lie that America and its allies are at war with Islam."

Appeasement as Narcissism.  Members of the Obama administration have insisted that the Taliban are not terrorists.  Those responsible for the recent Paris killings are not radical Islamists.  The Muslim Brotherhood is largely secular.  Jihad is a "legitimate tenet of Islam."  And "violent extremism," "workplace violence" or "man-caused disaster" better describe radical Islamic terrorism.  Domestic terrorism is just as likely caused by returning U.S. combat veterans, according to one report by a federal agency.  What is the point of such linguistic appeasement?

The White House Won't Reveal Who Attended Obama's Secret Meeting With Muslim Leaders.  President Obama met with American Muslim leaders this afternoon, according to the White House schedule, but so far the administration is unwilling to reveal who attended the meeting, which was closed to the press.  The White House released a readout of the meeting explaining that Obama discussed "a range of domestic and foreign policy issues" including Obamacare, police fairness, anti-Muslim discrimination, and the upcoming Summit on Countering Violence Extremism.

Update:
Obama quietly hands out names of Muslim leaders he met with privately.  The White House has finally divulged the names of American Muslim leaders who met with President Obama this week, including Imam Mohamed Magid, who has advised the administration on formulating responses to incidents that Islamists consider offensive.  After stonewalling journalists for two days about the names of the participants at the meeting Wednesday [2/4/2015], the White House quietly attached the list of attendees to the end of its daily press briefing transcript Thursday evening [2/5/2015].

Obama denied request from Jordan for Predator drones in Islamic State fight.  The Obama administration this year turned down a request from Jordan for Predator spy drones that would help it locate targets in the war against the Islamic State.  The refusal, disclosed by a House Armed Services Committee member, has gained attention since Jordan has emerged as a critical player in a U.S.-led coalition to destroy the Islamist terrorist group in the days after it released a video of its execution by fire of a captured Jordanian military pilot.

Do ya think? Obama says ISIS 'appears only interested in death and destruction'.  Now, we all know by now Barack Hussein Obama prides himself on being cool and aloof.  Last summer when ISIS beheaded an American, Obama denounced it at a brief photo-op it, then played a long round of fist-bumping golf with pro athlete pals.  Obama skipped the funeral of the first U.S. general killed in combat in decades because he was on vacation. [...] No wonder we've never seen Obama donate blood.  He doesn't have any.  Or passion.  Or humanity.

Islamic extremist terrorism: The scourge that Obama dare not name.  To the average person, it's pretty clear we're at war with Islamic extremists.  Yet, to hear President Obama tell it, we are not technically at war, and even if we are, he wants you to believe religion has little to do with it.  He and his surrogates have repeatedly refused to say the words "Islamic extremism" or "radical Islam" when describing our enemies in groups like Al Qaeda, Jabhat al-Nusra, ISIS and Boko Haram, just to name a few.

Obama's Response to ISIS Murders: Better Stick to the Golf.  [Scroll down]  The clue to Obama's dreamy bemusement lies in the words: "whatever ideology they are operating off of, it's bankrupt."  Go on Barack, take a quick stab at that ideology thing.  Are they — Islamic State — really an ideological terrorist cover for Presbyterianism?  Radical Quakers?  Mormons, Jews, Hindus or pastafarians?  Is that their political/religious orientation?

Obama To Host American Muslims At The White House — Closed To The Press.  President Obama plans to meet with American Muslim leaders at the White House, the day after a video of a Jordanian pilot being burned alive was released by Islamic State terrorists.  The meeting will take place later this afternoon [2/4/2015], according to the White House, but it will be closed to the press according to the schedule.  Photographers will also be blocked from the event.

State Department admits it lied about Muslim Brotherhood visit.  This is a serious and shameful incident that the mainstream media can be counted on to brush aside.  The Muslim Brotherhood is the central Sunni coordinating mission for jihad, the conquest and subjugation of the world to the dictates of sharia law, and the supremacy of Muslims over infidels.  The Egyptian government has identified the MB as a terrorist organization. [...] By falsely claiming that Georgetown University sponsored and funded the delegation, the State Department attempted to legitimize its visit with a veneer of academic respectability, making it seem like a courtesy call since they were already in the neighborhood.

State Dept. Misled Reporters About Meeting with Muslim Brotherhood.  The State Department admitted on Monday [2/2/2015] that it misled reporters about a recent delegation of Muslim Brotherhood leaders and allies who were hosted for a meeting with officials at Foggy Bottom.  State Department spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki claimed last week that the controversial delegation of key Brotherhood leaders and allies had been "organized and funded by Georgetown University."  However, the university denied this is the case when reached by the Washington Free Beacon.

Allen West To Congress: Censure Obama For Being 'Islamist Sympathizer'.  "Well, this is what happens because weakness is enticing for your enemy and let us go back and remember even in 2009 when President Obama went to speak in Egypt at that university there in Cairo he requested for the Muslim Brotherhood members to be front and center for his speech.  So you know there comes a time when we really have to honestly say, you know, whose side is President Obama on?" West said.

"If we can't name the enemy we cannot begin to deal with it."
The Administration's Epidemic Speech Tic.  [Scroll down]  "This follows a series of semantic exercises in which the shoe bomber is dismissed as 'deranged' and the Fort Hood shootings are described as a "workplace incident'.  The great cartoonist Ramirez mocked this linguistic legerdemain this week, but it's not really funny.  I think it's a serious speech tic and it seems to be catching.  "Why would the administration think calling these monsters 'insurgents' could disguise the terrorist nature of their acts?  What distinguishes them from 'terrorists' attacking civilians, our troops, our contractors, our interests and allies in particularly brutal fashion?

What Are the Metaphysics of Islamic Denial?  After six years, it is no surprise that the Obama administration does not see the Taliban as "terrorists" or that it will not associate "violent extremism" with radical Islam or just Islam.  After all, when Maj. Hasan murdered U.S. soldiers it was nothing more than "workplace violence," as if he were a disgruntled post office employee of the 1970s.  Our two top intelligence chiefs assured us that the Muslim Brotherhood was "largely secular" and that jihad "was a legitimate tenet of Islam."  Add in "workplace violence" and the old "overseas contingency operations."  Do we remember that Ms. Napolitano's Department of Homeland Security warned us about right-wing returning veterans as the most likely to terrorize us? When someone blows up people at the Boston Marathon, beheads a woman in Oklahoma, or puts a hatchet in a NYPD officer's head, he is not a terrorist or proselytizer fueled by Islamic hatred of non-Muslims as much as mentally confused.

Obama Does Have a Strategy.  The Obama administration has not formulated a consistent strategy to cope with the advance of second-generation Islamic terrorism.  It is confused by the state upheavals in the Middle East.  It is surprised by the aggression of Putin's Russia and the ascendance of an autocratic China.  Our allies in Europe, much of democratic Asia, and Israel all worry that the U.S. is rudderless, as it slashes its military budget and withdraws from prior commitments.

Obama Downplays Terror Threat.  The president has been under intense scrutiny for how he has handled the Islamic State.  His downplaying of their threat to national security, calling them a "JV squad" has provider fodder for Obama's critics.  In his interview with Fareed Zakaria, the president offered a line of thinking that could not be any more different than that of his predecessor.

Obama: We Should Stop "Overinflating" Importance Of Terror Groups As If "They Are An Existential Threat" To U.S..  [Quoting Barack Hussein Obama] ["]When you look at ISIL, it has no governing strategy.  It can talk about sitting up the new caliphate but nobody is under any illusions that they can actually, you know, sustain or feed people or educate people or organize a society that would work.  And so we can't give them the victory of overinflating what they do, and we can't make the mistake of being reactive to them.["]

The Editor offers a rebuttal...
Islamic terrorists have no interest in developing the ability to "feed people or educate people or organize a society" because they have a myopic worldview based on perpetual outrage, destruction and death.  Building cities and schools is the least of their concerns.  School work isn't necessary for cradle-to-grave warfare.

Obama Dithers While Terrorism Escalates.  Islamists were responsible for 80 percent of 17,958 deaths from terrorism worldwide in 2013, according to the Global Terrorism Index of the Institute for Economics and Peace, an Australian think tank.  Deaths from terrorism have risen 500 percent since 9/11/2001, with the major players being the so-called Islamic State in the Middle East, Boko Haram in Africa and al-Qaida.  Islamists kill someone somewhere every five hours, on average, says the Religion of Peace website.

Homeland Security Adviser Mohamed Elibiary Goes on Hate-Filled Anti-Christian Rant.  Obama administration Muslim adviser Mohamed Elibiary is no stranger to regular PJ Media readers.  In September, Elibiary was unceremoniously removed from his fellowship position with the Department of Homeland Security, which he tried to spin as a "resignation," but letters sent to members of Congress by DHS officials indicated he would not be reappointed.

Obama Is Openly Colluding with the Enemy.  We are in the middle of a hot war in the Middle East, with constant terror attacks all over the world, including the United States, Europe, and Asia.  The enemy is called violent Islam, or radical Islam, or fascist Islam, or reactionary Islam, or merely "orthodox Islam."  We constantly waste time quibbling about the name.  But we know the enemy by now. [...] Obama's half-brother Malik Obama is a big Muslim Brotherhood money man.  The MBs have espoused jihad against the modern world since 1928, when their organization was founded.  Malik "oversees Muslim Brotherhood investments worldwide," and that means buying up politicians, like you-know-who.  Malik is also a funder of Hamas, which has an identical war theology to ISIS's.

Obama says terrorists not motivated by true Islam.  Criticized for avoiding the phrase "Islamic extremism," President Obama said he doesn't want to alienate the majority of peace-loving Muslims as the U.S. fights to defeat terrorist networks around the world.  "I think that for us to be successful in fighting this scourge, it's very important for us to align ourselves with the 99.9 percent of Muslims who are looking for the same thing we're looking for — order, peace, prosperity," Mr. Obama said on CNN.  "And so I don't quibble with labels."

Obama once again refuses to call battle with terrorists a war against radical Islam.  President Obama has again refused to call the battle with terrorism in the Middle East a war against radical Islam.  In his latest interview, the Commander-in-Chief agrees certain factions have perverted the religion having embraced a 'nihilistic, violent, almost medieval interpretation of Islam'[.]  But he insists that such labels hurt efforts to root out radical ideologies in Muslim communities which have been tainted by groups such as ISIS and Al Qaeda.

Is Obama Trying to Kill President Bush?  It's still unclear whether there is any Gitmo terrorist that Obama will not free.  Outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has said that the White House pressured him to free more Gitmo terrorists faster.  White House reports suggested that Obama fired Hagel because he had been moving too slowly on freeing terrorists, making him guilty of thwarting Obama's plot to close Gitmo.  That would make Hagel the first Secretary of Defense to be fired for failing to undermine national security.

Muslim Brotherhood Nazis Call for "Long, Uncompromising Jihad" After Meeting with Obama State Department.  It couldn't be more obvious to me that Obama and his Administration are in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood.  This past week, they held a confab at the State Department concerning their ongoing efforts to oppose the current government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, who rose to power following the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi, an ally of the Brotherhood, in 2013.  And that just [angered Obama] to no end.  Not hard to tell where his allegiances lie and they certainly aren't with Israel.

State Dept Won't Call Taliban Murder of American Contractors 'Terrorism'.  In the latest round of verbal gymnastics over the Taliban, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki refused to categorize the murder of American civilians at Kabul International Airport an act of "terrorism."  The Taliban claimed responsibility for that attack on Friday [1/30/2015], which killed three civilian contractors working for the U.S. government and wounded one other.  The gunman was reportedly a member of Afghan security forces who turned his weapon on his colleagues before being killed.

Why Obama Needs to Pretend the Taliban Aren't Terrorists.  No doubt because of my background investigating, prosecuting, and studying terrorism, the cynical claim by White House spokesmen that the Taliban is not a terrorist organization has annoyed me even more than the Obama administration's nonstop lying usually does.

Open Jihad Declared in Egypt Following State Dept. Meeting with Muslim Brotherhood-Aligned Leaders.  The Muslim Brotherhood called for "a long, uncompromising jihad" in Egypt just days after a delegation of the Islamist group's key leaders and allies met with the State Department, according to an official statement released this week.  Just days after a delegation that included two top Brotherhood leaders was hosted at the State Department, the organization released an official statement calling on its supporters to "prepare" for jihad, according to an independent translation of the statement first posted on Tuesday [1/27/2015].

State Dept: Muslim Brotherhood US Trip 'Organized and Funded' by Georgetown University.  An official U.S. State Department transcript revealed that Georgetown University had "organized and funded" a recent trip for members of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood to the United States.  While in the United States, the Brotherhood operatives met with top State Department officials in the Obama administration.

Drift and Delusion at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  In the Middle East, we aren't winning against the Islamic State terrorist group, as the president claimed.  We may have killed many thousands of its fighters and much of its leadership, but new groups inspired by the movement are mushrooming daily in West and North Africa, the North Caucasus, and likely Afghanistan and Central Asia as well.

Obama's Taliban Tools and Treachery.  Washington is awash in conflicting reports this week that the Pentagon may — or may not — charge Taliban tool Bowe Bergdahl with desertion.  I first reported on Bergdahl's betrayal and abandonment of his post in July 2009.  A military source tells me that the Obama administration has "slow rolled" the investigation and prosecution — while withholding vital intelligence gathered from Bergdahl's debriefing last summer.  As the Obama administration dithers on the desertion charges, at least one of the five Taliban terrorists the president exchanged for Bergdahl has reportedly returned to jihad.  The news comes this week as the White House adamantly refuses to call the Taliban a terrorist group.

Behind the White House's defense of the Taliban.  [T]he Obama administration today [1/28/2015] claimed that the Taliban is an "armed insurrection" — you know, kind of like George Washington's Continental Army — not a terrorist group.  It is therefore materially different, spokesperson Eric Schultz argued, from ISIS.  Thus, it is okay for the U.S. to swap prisoners with the Taliban (see Bergdahl, Bowe), but not okay to make concessions to ISIS in exchange for prisoners.

White House: Taliban are not terrorists.  I suppose that if Daniel Patrick Moynihan was right and we can define deviancy down, there is really no good reason why terrorism can't be defined down, too.

Muslim Brotherhood-Aligned Leaders Hosted at State Department.  The State Department hosted a delegation of Muslim Brotherhood-aligned leaders this week for a meeting about their ongoing efforts to oppose the current government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, who rose to power following the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi, an ally of the Brotherhood, in 2013.  One member of the delegation, a Brotherhood-aligned judge in Egypt, posed for a picture while at Foggy Bottom in which he held up the Islamic group's notorious four-finger Rabia symbol, according to his Facebook page.  That delegation member, Waleed Sharaby, is a secretary-general of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council and a spokesman for Judges for Egypt, a group reported to have close ties to the Brotherhood.

HE Stands With THEM.  "Islamic Terrorism" is a euphemism this Administration will not use even ordering the military to delete such references in manuals.  We may not identify our enemy but they clearly identify us when chanting "Death to America".  Strangely, the Obama Administration prefers phrases like "overseas contingencies" and "workplace violence" to protect what must be the brass unblemished image of Islam in the President's mind.

As Obama bows to the new Saudi King, he quietly unveils plans to kill off the crucial Trans-Alaska pipeline.  It's bad enough that President Obama doesn't have time to get to Paris for a global protest against terrorism after the Charlie Hebdo attack but can meet and greet the San Antonio Spurs.  But then he privately slams an invitation by Congress to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, our only true ally in a terror-stricken Middle East, with whom he has no time to speak, while he travels to Saudi Arabia to meet with new Saudi King Salman and extend our condolences on the death of King Abdullah.  And the way to Riyadh, Obama gives the Saudis a gift in the form of the proposed wilderness designation of three energy-rich areas of Alaska:  1.52 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge's coastal plain, 5.85 million acres of the Brooks mountain range and 4.92 million acres of the Porcupine Plateau.

Al Qaeda agent floated in swap for US prisoners?  Over the last several decades, there has been a long tradition of U.S. foreign policy officials making clear to our friends and enemies that we do not negotiate with terrorists.  The customary belief from national security experts is that negotiating with the bad guys in any way will encourage more bad guys and more bad behavior. [...] The Obama administration, however, while periodically claiming it doesn't negotiate with terrorists, has done it.

Pentagon Sponsors Essay Contest to Honor Late Saudi King.  Obama administration officials have been effusive in their praise for late Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz who died last week at the age of 90.  Now comes word that chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin E. Dempsey is establishing a "research and essay competition" at the US military's National Defense University to honor the long-time U.S. ally.

Obama's silence on radical Islam puts all of us in danger.  Last night [1/20/2015] during the State of the Union address, President Obama refused to acknowledge that Islamic extremism is even a thing.  Instead, he said the greatest threat facing America is climate change.  Fox News' Todd Starnes sounded off Wednesday in his "American Dispatch" saying, "Okay, Mr. President.  Let's talk about climate change for a moment.  What do you think is going to happen to the ozone when Al Qaeda explodes giant nuclear bombs in American cities?  Good luck growing those radioactive butter beans.  The fact is, President Obama is in denial — and he's putting the lives of our families in jeopardy."  [Video clip]

Obama: We've achieved victory in Europe.  NATO: The fighting's never been worse.  Let's review what is probably going to be remembered as Barack Obama's most tone-deaf and imprudent statement amid an ocean of similarly ill-considered assertions in Tuesday's State of the Union.  Not merely the president but everyone who wrote and vetted the 2015 State of the Union address thought it was a great idea to take a victory lap over the White House's approach to the crisis in Europe precipitated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

King Abdullah "Could not Stand President Obama".  Uh oh.  Somebody got the wrong idea about a friendship they were having.  That would be President Obama, who said, as part of an obsequious statement lamenting the passing of Saudi Arabian King Abdullah, "As our countries worked together to confront many challenges, I always valued King Abdullah's perspective and appreciated our genuine and warm friendship."  According to Richard Engel of NBC News, Abdullah's feelings were not warm, and if they seemed that way to Obama, they were not genuine.

A-10 Warthog ISIS-Killer Axed by Uber-Competent Commander-In-Chief.  The venerable A-10 Warthog, designed to stop Soviet tanks, and the perfect weapon to "degrade and destroy" the Islamic State, as President Obama promised, faces a budgetary chopping block. [...] Dubbed the "Warthog" because of its decidedly un-sleek profile, the A-10 has been found to be useful in another capacity in Iraq — attacking IS forces that don't want to be on the business end of the Warthog's 30 mm cannon as it flies low and slow over the battlefield.  As Iraqi News reported last week after an A-10 sortie against IS forces near Mosul:  "The aircraft sparked panic in the ranks of ISIS and bombing its elements in spaces close to the ground."

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Check your Muslim Privilege.  Barack Obama has led the way in granting and promoting Muslim privilege.  Others have followed.  It is high time it stops. [...] Islam is a supremacist religious creed that denigrates all other religions.  Now others seem to agree, or are certainly acting in ways that show sympathy for that point of view.  It starts at the top.  Barack Obama has used the powers of his office to protect and promote Islam.  Examples abound: [...]

A fantasy for tweens.  [Scroll down]  And as for "turning the page," what about American involvement in Iraq?  The centerpiece of his State of the Union last year was extensive back-patting about pulling all our forces out of Iraq.  And last night?  He called on Congress to give him a new authorization for the war against the Islamic State — a war that is being fought in... Iraq.

'It's not Islam!' they say — but it is.  How can you draw on the lessons if you're confused and cannot define what you're fighting?  And don't look for clarity and guidance from the White House.  President Obama has been in denial from day one.  Not only was he absent from the Parisian boulevard parade of world leaders he has been MIA on Islamic terror since he took office.  The best he came up with over the French terrorist attacks was to pledge to stand with his allies against the "scourge" of terrorism.  Well good for him for his vacuous words.  What scourge would that be, Mr. President?

Obama Releases Convicted terrorist al-MarriLong War Journal reports that the Obama administration has released Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri from a U.S. prison — not from Gitmo, but from a civilian jail after a federal terrorism conviction.  Al-Marri is an al-Qaeda operative who was planted as a "sleeper" in the United States by Khalid Sheikh Mohamed to await instructions on carrying out a second wave of attacks after the 9/11 atrocities — against water reservoirs, the New York Stock Exchange, U.S. military academies, and other targets.

Missing the answer to terror attacks: Guns.  Over four million people including 50 world leaders showed up in Paris to rally against the murders and for free speech yet the main gist of subsequent commentary was to criticize the absence of President Obama.  Given his abhorrence of the word jihad, I never expected him to participate in any event that was critical of Islam.

Obama's Solution: Greater Islamic Integration.  He [Obama] said, "Our biggest advantage is that our Muslim populations, they feel themselves to be Americans.  There is this incredible process of immigration and assimilation that is part of our tradition," he said.  "There are parts of Europe in which that is not the case and that's probably the greatest danger that Europe faces."  Besides the fact that it sounds annoyingly arrogant, that is patently a false statement.  America has Islamic encampments right now that number just over 100 locations.

Why Obama Can't Say 'Radical Islam'.  Following the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris this month, White House spokesman Josh Earnest briefly became an Islamic theologian.  At issue was why U.S. President Barack Obama's administration, unlike the leadership of France, wouldn't describe the murderers as adherents to "radical Islam." [...] It's easy to see the absurdity in saying that men who shout "Allahu Akhbar" before they murder Jews, cartoonists and French policeman are not radical Muslims.  But Earnest was not freelancing, he was articulating a longstanding U.S. policy, not only for Obama but also his predecessor, George W. Bush.  Both administrations have said repeatedly since Sept. 11, 2001, that radical Islam is not Islamic.  There is a reason for this:  The long war against radical Islamic terrorists requires at least the tacit support of many radical Muslims.

Dem Rep Gabbard: Obama Admin 'Refuses to Recognize Who Our Enemy Is'.  Representative and Iraq War veteran Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) argued that the Obama administration "refuses to recognize who our enemy is" on Friday's [1/16/2015] "Situation Room" on CNN.  "It sickens me, Wolf, like so many other people who I served with and service members, who served both in Iraq and in other places, unfortunately we lost friends there who paid that ultimate price, and what is so frustrating now as we look at the situation there, our administration refuses to recognize who our enemy is.  And unless and until that happens, then it's impossible to come up with a strategy to defeat that enemy.["]

Dem Rep.: 'Frustrating' WH 'Refuses to Recognize' Radical Islam as Threat.  One common refrain this week among conservatives is that President Obama and the White House have a very steadfast resistance to referring to terrorists like the ones in Paris as "Islamic extremists" or "Islamic radicals."  Josh Earnest argued it's a matter of "accuracy," but the administration hasn't provided much of an explanation beyond that.  And now, Democratic Congresswoman and Army veteran Tulsi Gabbard is joining in on that criticism, telling Wolf Blitzer on CNN today, "It's frustrating how, as we look at the situation there, our administration refuses to recognize who our enemy is."

Obama Doesn't Get Islamic Terrorism.  When 44 world leaders joined 1.6 million Parisians to condemn Islamist terror last Sunday, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were watching football.  Secretary of State John Kerry was in India (where it's been unseasonably cold), to give a speech on global warming.  Attorney General Eric Holder was in Paris but didn't attend because he was in "high-level meetings," aides said.  With whom?  Nearly every prominent French official was at the rally. [...] It's appalling if the White House didn't grasp the symbolic importance of U.S. participation, more appalling if the snub were deliberate.

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Religion that dare not speak its name: British PM warns of global 'Islamist extremist terrorist threat'.  Barack Obama pointedly refused to call ISIS terrorists Muslims today [1/16/2015] as he spoke at a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron.  Standing just a few feet away, Cameron warned of a global 'Islamist extremist terrorist threat,' condemning the perversion of Islam in the strongest possible terms three times and using the word 'poisonous' to describe the radicalized ideology five times.  Keeping with his administration's policy to label foreign fighters as 'terrorists,' Obama would not refer to the religion of ISIS militants during the White House news conference but at one point called them 'fanatics.'

Obama vs. Cameron: British PM takes hard line on 'Islamist' extremists, Obama avoids I-word.  "Poisonous ideology."  "Radical, death cult of a narrative."  British Prime Minister David Cameron was unsparing in his condemnation of Islamist terrorists on Friday, as he stood beside President Obama in the White House.  Like French officials last week following the deadly attacks in Paris, the PM bluntly described the problem as a "very serious Islamist extremist terrorist threat."  Obama?  The U.S. president stayed the rhetorical course.

Obama whispers "bang-bang" to terrorists.  Iraq, where trainees lack weapons and ammunition, is the site of America's most robust anti-terrorist activity.  Elsewhere, our efforts are even more pathetic.

The Conversation Obama Doesn't Want to Have.  Could this argument be any dumber?  The Obama administration has forced America and much of the world into a debate no one wanted or needed.  Namely, does Islamic terrorism have anything to do with Islam? [...] White House spokesman Josh Earnest says, "We have chosen not to use that label [of radical Islam] because it doesn't seem to accurately describe what happened."  What happened was the slaughter last week at the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo.  The sound of the terrorists' gunfire was punctuated by shouts of "Allahu akbar!" and "We have avenged the prophet Mohammed!"

Obama's Islam Psychosis.  If President Obama believes that terrorists who identify as Islamic aren't true Muslims, why does he treat them as if they are?  Media are fixated on the Obama administration's latest ridiculous refusal to admit any link between Islam and terrorism, despite video of the Paris mass murderers shouting, "We have avenged the Prophet Muhammad!"  The point here is not about Islam per se.  It's about the irreconcilability of Obama's words with his actions.

Obama says Europe should integrate Muslims to curb terrorism.  President Obama warned Europeans "not to simply respond with a hammer" in working against radicalization among its Muslim populations, and argued that the United States had an advantage on this front because American Muslims are better integrated into society.  "Our Muslim populations, they feel themselves to be Americans.  There is, you know, this incredible process of immigration and assimilation that is part of our tradition that is probably our greatest strength," Obama said Friday [1/16/2015], as he stood next to British Prime Minister David Cameron at a news conference.

U.S. Military Not Taught Ideology of Islamic Jihad, 'Our Nation Is In Great Peril,' Says CSP.  Center for Security Policy (CSP) official Tommy Waller, who fought against Islamic jihadists "on their turf" in Afghanistan and elsewhere, said his military training did not include instruction in the ideology of the enemy, a deliberate omission that puts America in "great peril."

Obama Administration Undermines Muslim Reformers with Excuses for Radical Islam.  On Tuesday [1/13/2015], White House press secretary Josh Earnest explained that the Obama administration would not be using the phrase "radical Islam" to describe the ideology motivating the Charlie Hebdo terrorists.  "These are individuals who carried out an act of terrorism," he tut-tutted, "and they later tried to justify that act of terrorism by invoking the religion of Islam in their own deviant view of it... we have not chosen to use that label because it doesn't seem to accurately describe what had happened."

Obama's father was "born a Muslim," which means Barack H. Obama was, too.
Obama: 'My Father Was Born A Muslim'.  As President Obama faces harsh criticism for his handling of the Islamic terrorist attack in Paris, a review of his personal statements about religion presents a window into his view of the Muslim faith, which he acknowledged his father was born into.  Obama drew fire for not appearing at an anti-terrorism unity march in Paris after the attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.  White House press secretary Josh Earnest said that it was "not accurate" to call the Hebdo attack an act of "radical Islam."

Obama White House Gives Two Reasons for Avoiding the Term 'Radical Islam'.  Why is the Obama White House bending over backwards to avoid talking about "radical Islam," using the term "violent extremism" instead?  "I think the reason is two-fold," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told a reporter who asked that question at Tuesday's [1/13/2015] press briefing.  "The first is accuracy.  We want to describe exactly what happened.  These are individuals who carried out an act of terrorism (in Paris), and they later tried to justify that act of terrorism by invoking the religion of Islam and their own deviant view of it."

Josh Earnest: Obama Will Try To Stop 'Anti-Islam' Articles.  Wait a minute. Obama didn't try to stop 'journalists' from reporting on the Democrat Senate staffers' (mendacious) CIA 'Torture' report.  In fact, he cheered them on.  Even though every responsible grown up in the military and elsewhere said it could bring about retaliatory terrorist attacks. [...] In fact, it's hard to remember anytime that Obama objected to any media actions that put our soldiers or Americans in general at risk.

White House: Obama Will Fight Media To Stop Anti-Jihad Articles.  President Barack Obama has a moral responsibility to push back on the nation's journalism community when it is planning to publish anti-jihadi articles that might cause a jihadi attack against the nation's defense forces, the White House's press secretary said Jan. 12. [...] The unprecedented reversal of Americans' civil-military relations, and of the president's duty to protect the First Amendment, was pushed by Earnest as he tried to excuse the administration's opposition in 2012 to the publication of anti-jihadi cartoons by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

The White House violence incentive system.  If the Government things exercising the first Amendment rights guaranteed by our constitution will upset violent fanatics said government will do what it can to prevent said people from doing so.  Apparently Baptists, Catholics, Mormons, Hindus, Sikhs, Jews and other assorted religious groups have been doing it all wrong.  If we would only ignore what our religions actually say and mimic the actions of the significant minority of well-funded Muslims who are willing to commit violence to keep people from insulting or blaspheming our relative religions, our government would lead the charge to make sure we were never insulted in media, film or on TV again.

There is just something creepy about this administration and a certain religion.  Years ago, Obama misspoke about "my Muslim faith", a misspeak which most people don't normally get caught in and on a topic that usually creates little personal confusion.  George Stephanopoulos, quickly corrected him, grabbed the words from mid air, unrang the bell.  But did he?  Obama's first major speech was off continent in Cairo, Egypt.  It was, in essence, an apology to the Muslim world.  Then there was the out of the ordinary mandate for our NASA program to reach out to Muslim countries[.]  Obama, the self proclaimed student of history, created the glorifying rhetoric of the Muslim Golden Age.

What's Obama's problem calling radical Islam radical Islam?  The absence of President Obama or a senior U.S. representative in Paris Sunday at history's largest anti-terrorism march was an instant embarrassment of major international proportions. [...] Press secretary Earnest declined to use the word "mistake."  He refused to say what Obama was doing during the march, just as the White House refused to reveal what Obama was doing during the long deadly night of Benghazi.  And he refused publicly to name the responsible staffer.  Earnest suggested security was a concern.  But Joe Biden wasn't busy.  Security was already in Paris for Atty. Gen. Eric Holder.  And the Secret Service says no one ever asked about a Paris trip.

White House Lies About France Terror to Preserve PC View on Islam.  It is common for White House spokespeople to spin the facts — to find the interpretation that best flatters the president.  It is rare, but not unheard of, for White House spokespeople to lie about facts that are not yet fully known to the public.  It is extraordinary for White House spokespeople to lie about facts that everyone already knows.  Yet that is exactly what Josh Earnest did on Tuesday, when trying to explain why the Obama administration strains to avoid mentioning radical Islam.

After Paris, Why's Obama Still Freeing al-Qaida Terrorists?  U.S. intelligence has linked two of the Paris terrorists to al-Qaida in Yemen while warning of new terrorist threats against America.  So why would Obama dump more al-Qaida detainees onto the Muslim street?

Countering jihadis with US teach-ins.  Talk about bringing a knife to a gun fight:  As Islamists lure new followers to their side by killing, the Obama administration plans to counter them with... teach-ins, more or less.  Days after last week's atrocities in Paris, the White House announced a February summit to develop strategies to counter the allure of ISIS and the various al Qaeda branches.  Actually, the White House never mentioned these jihadis. Instead, it defined the summit as an effort to "prevent extremists and their supporters from radicalizing, recruiting and inspiring individuals and groups in the United States and abroad from committing acts of violence."

Obama Tries to Co-opt the Charlie moment.  [Scroll down]  Obama has steadfastly refused to name the enemy for what it is:  Muslim Holy War (jihad), which leads to barbaric mass murder of children, women and men in Syria, Kenya and Paris.  Jihad is run by the two radical wings of Islam, the Iranian brand led by Khomeinist mullahs, and the Saudi branch led by Wahhabi imams.  They both preach the same 7th century war theology every single Friday in mosques all over the world [...] Obama's closest political allies, including Jerry Wright, Bill Ayers, and Code Pink have all acted to whip up anti-American hatred and support for the Muslim Brotherhood against Egypt's peace forces, including Presidents Mubarak and Sisi.  Obama's career-long cover-up for the Jihad War campaign disqualifies him from leading any effort against the forces of jihad.

Obama absent as world leaders gather in Paris to protest Islamic terror.  An impressive array of world leaders is gathered in Paris to march in solidarity with the victims of Islamic terror.  British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and even Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas found it important enough to stand up to those who would kill the critics of Mohammed to come to the City of Light.  But not President Obama.  Even though he has no activities at all on his presidential daily schedule, he is too busy to make time.

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US tempers criticism of Muhammad cartoons after Paris attack.  The Obama administration on Tuesday [1/13/2015] tempered its views on caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, refusing to criticize a satirical French magazine for publishing such images less than a week after a deadly attack on its headquarters.

White House: Inaccurate to use phrase 'radical Islam' to talk about terrorists.  The White House tried to explain Tuesday [1/13/2015] why it has refused to use the term "radical Islam" in describing the Islamist terrorists responsible for last week's Paris attacks and other acts of violence across the globe.  White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the administration doesn't want to legitimize those terrorists or the "warped" view of Islam they hold.  Also, Mr. Earnest said, the phrase "radical Islam" simply is not an accurate way to describe the enemies of the U.S., France and other nations across the globe.

Obama Handcuffs America in War on Terrorism.  From the beginning of his term in office, Obama has evidenced a deep moral confusion, a distorted worldview perhaps based on a bizarre upbringing.  It's not that he doesn't distinguish between good and evil; it's that he often doesn't clearly recognize which is which.  He professes to be a Christian, yet his behavior screams otherwise.  Even if he actually is a Christian, he undeniably has a nostalgic attraction and sympathy for Islam, which, among other things, obscures his grasp of the enormity of the threat the world faces from Islamists.

White House: Obama Will Fight Media To Stop Anti-Jihad Articles.  [Scroll down]  Obama's willingness to pressure media outlets, to quit defending First Amendment rights and also to mollify jihadis, reflects Obama's overall policy of minimizing conflict with militant Islam.  Throughout his presidency, Obama has tried to shift the public's focus away from the jihadi threat toward his domestic priorities.  He also repeatedly praised Islam and Muslims, and criticized criticism of Islam.  "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam," he told a worldwide TV audience during a September 2012 speech at the United Nations.

Is the White House a 'Sleeper Cell'?  [Scroll down]  It would certainly explain Obama's not going to France, which was a decision that hurt the USA, hurt the effort against Islamic terror and hurt the president's already tarnished reputation into the bargain.  There are so many other things that the existence of a White House "sleeper cell" would explain that I couldn't even begin to count them.  And as you know, a cell doesn't have to be violent to be active.

White House to Host Home-Grown Terrorist Summit.  President Obama is correctly noting the increasing danger of home-grown radicals.  Of course, the announcement nowhere mentions Islamist radicalism, which is in fact the threat.  I mean, if there's going to be a discussion panel of rooting out potential terrorists attending Reform Jewish Hebrew day schools, then they're wasting their time.  In Europe, it's not clear how this works, with Muslim states and Sharia law already established within these nations.  In the video [in this article], terrorism expert Steve Emerson says that Europe may be finished.  And no doubt, Sharia law will be coming here, unless the problem has a name.

Obama's remarks on Paris shooting 'Shariah-compliant'.  Shariah is Islamic law, the moral code of Islam that encompasses all realms of life, from the personal to the criminal, economic and political.  In addition to Obama's comments Wednesday in the immediate aftermath of the Paris shooting, Brighton referenced his speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York Sept. 25, 2012, in which he said, "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam."

'Our President Should Have Been There'.  Many of our allies gathered together in Paris yesterday in an admirable display of determination.  Our President should have been there, because we must never hesitate to stand with our allies.  We should never hesitate to speak the truth.  In Paris or anywhere else in the world.

'You can keep your freedom, if you like your freedom' (or maybe not).  [Scroll down]  Take this stupefying comment from French President Francois Hollande after the two hostage crises ended on Friday [1/9/2015]:  "[W]e must demonstrate our determination to fight against anything that can divide us...  Not to be divided means we must not make any confusion concerning these terrorists and fanatics that have nothing to do with the Muslim religion."  Well, yeah, OK, they had nothing to do with the Muslim religion in the same sense that Adolf Hitler had nothing to do with the Nazi Party.  They acted because of their strong Islamic faith; they shouted Muslim slogans while carrying out their deadly missions; they were trained by Islamic terror groups in the Mideast; and they are supported by millions of Muslims worldwide.  But yet they had "nothing to do with the Muslim religion."  Well, at least one person agrees with Hollande.  In September, President Obama declared that "ISIL is not Islamic."

Obama Will Hold Summit on 'Countering Violent Extremism' — Not Radical Muslim Terrorism.  White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced in a written statement today that President Obama will host a "Summit on Countering Violent Extremism" — not radical Muslim terrorrism [sic] — on Feb. 18 and that the event will be held "in light of recent, tragic attacks in Ottawa, Sydney and Paris."  The statement said one "theme" of the summit would be "religious leader engagement," but made no mention of radical Islamic terrorism.  It also made reference to "foreign terrorist fighter recruitment" generically, but made no specific mention of radical Islamic terrorist groups recruting fighters in Western nations.

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Islamic terrorists are waging a religious war against America, a fight to the death, and Obama intends to counter it with a PowerPoint presentation about workplace violence and "extremists," presented to a group of carefully-screened and friendly faces.

Obama Imported 300,000 Muslims Into the US in 2013.  The idea that America has better assimilated its Muslims than the UK and Europe is ridiculous on its face.  It's a matter of numbers.  The only difference between the US and France, the UK and the rest of that doomed continent is that they began importing Muslims decades earlier than the US.

6 Times the Obama Administration Said Its Job Was to Promote Islam.  On Thursday, White House press secretary Josh Earnest announced that the Obama administration would prioritize fighting Islamophobia in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo in France. [...] This, of course, is not the first time the Obama administration has discovered a duty to illuminate the inherent beauty and wonder of Islam.  Over and over again, the Obama administration, in high culturally imperialist dudgeon, has attempted to explain to the world the true meaning of Islam.

Islam is the Most Violent Religion in the World, But Let's Keep Calling it 'Peaceful' Anyway.  And here we are again.  You might recognize this place.  We've been here frequently over the past, say, 1,500 years or so.  It's the place where the whole world stands in dumbfounded shock after witnessing unspeakable brutality at the hands of Islamists.  Maybe we should stop being so surprised. [...] Muslims just gunned down 12 people over a cartoon this morning, and what do we immediately hear?  Islam is a religion of peace.  A White House spokesman came out within hours of the attack and spent about 40 seconds condemning the violence before immediately repeating this same slogan.  While another dozen bodies lay dead in the street, we're told that it all happened at the hands of a "peaceful" religion.

Congress waits for Obama's rules for war against Islamic State.  Republicans said Thursday [1/8/2015] that they expect the White House to write a set of rules governing the war on terrorism and share it with Congress in the near future, kicking off a debate about redefining the war to go after the Islamic State.  That would end weeks of haggling between Congress and President Obama, who has said he is eager for more authority but has been reluctant to lay out his exact wishes.

SEAL Vet Lawmaker: Obama's Foreign Policy Incites Terrorists.  Freshman Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT), a former Navy commander and Congress' only SEAL veteran, said Obama's foreign policy fueled the terrorist attack on the Paris offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead on Wednesday.  "When America doesn't lead — and this administration is not leading — then it fuels and it gives hope to Islamic fundamentalists," Former Navy Commander Rep. Zinke told Breitbart News.

Does The Obama Administration Have a Strategy to Fight Islamic Terrorism?  As the terror attacks in Paris continue to unfold, many are asking how the United States has prepared to prevent similar attacks from happening on American soil.  Does the Obama administration have a clear strategy about how to fight the war on Islamic terror?  The answer seems to be no.  "We have no strategy," General Jack Keane said during an interview on Fox News Friday morning.  "They have not defined the enemy in terms of radical Islam."

After Paris, Will Obama Continue to Close Gitmo?  Of all the lies Barack Obama has told — and they are almost uncountable, in the thirties on Obamacare alone — by far the most dangerous for you, dear reader, and for almost anyone in the Western world, are the statements he has made about Islamic terror (when he has even admitted it existed).  How many times has he told us that al-Qaeda was defeated or on the run?  Or that ISIS — now in control of territory the size of Indiana and initiating educational systems for six year olds while turning scores of women into sex slaves — is the jayvee team?

Obama White House can't admit Paris attacks 'Islamic terrorism'.  They shouted in Arabic "Allahu Akbar" (Allah is Greatest) and "We are avenging the Prophet Mohammed" as they sprayed their victims with hundreds of bullets from their semi-automatic weapons.  Their "victims" were the top editorial cartoonists of the satirical Charlie Hebdo magazine, who had dared to practice their right of free speech.  Their offense?  Publishing cartoons deemed "offensive" by Muslim leaders around the world.  The perpetrators?  Islamic terrorists.  Yet in the immediate hours after the murders in Paris, the response from western leaders was scurrilously predictable in their refusal to describe the attack as an "Islamic terrorist attack."

Obama should stand tall to Islam.  [Scroll down]  But recognizing that many, indeed no doubt most, Muslims are peaceful and even respectful of other religions does not require giving Islam a pass for the transgressions by its followers against decency and order.  George W. Bush, standing in the smoking ruins of Sept. 11, famously called Islam "a religion of peace" before all of the 2,996 bodies were recovered.  Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, lectured her constituents against succumbing to "Islamophobia."  But such exhortations by leaders in the West inevitably lapse into inane apologies for what makes Western civilization the fount of the freedoms of the modern world.

White House couldn't be sure at first if Paris bloodshed was a 'terrorist attack'.  White House Press Sec. Josh Earnest initially responded to the horrific attack in Paris on Wednesday like an automaton.  In an appearance on CNN at 8:45 a.m. ET, Earnest robotically began by condemning this episode of "violence" and touting the efforts of the administration to counter the impression that Islam is a violent ideology — a staple of all Western counterterror campaigns since September 12, 2001.  "You keep using the word violence," CNN anchor Chris Cuomo interjected.  "This is an act of terrorism."

Why It's So Hard for Obama to Call Terrorism Terrorism.  Notwithstanding the incontrovertible, seemingly undeniable evidence that the terrorist attack against Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris was a terrorist attack, the Obama White House initially engaged in its maddening practice of refusing to state the obvious for fear of offending Muslims.  As the Weekly Standard's Daniel Halper reports, Obama spokesman Josh Earnest insisted on labeling as "an act of violence" the murder of a dozen people by Allahu-Akbar!-screaming gunmen.  When CNN pointed out that French President Francois Hollande had, without hesitation, described the atrocity as an "act of terrorism," Earnest spluttered that "if based on this investigation it turns out to be an act of terrorism, we would condemn that in the strongest possible terms, too" — but he declined to draw that conclusion.

Flashback: WH Condemned Judgement of 'Deeply Offensive' Charlie Hebdo.  On September 19, 2012 at the White House daily press briefing then press secretary Jay Carney condemned the judgement of Charlie Hebdo magazine for publishing "deeply offensive," anti-Islamic cartoons.  Partial transcript as follows: [...]

The Future Should Belong To Those Who Can Slander The Prophet of Islam.  On September 9, 2012, Egyptian demonstrators in Cairo scaled the walls of the U.S. Embassy and pulled down the American flag, threatening the lives of those inside to protest a film they claimed was insulting to the prophet Mohammad.  Reacting to this attack on our sovereignty and the lives of our citizens, the administration acted in the most un-American way imaginable, sending out this preposterous message:  ["]The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims — as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions.["]

Republicans Must Investigate Where the Media Fear to Tread.  The failure of the House to investigate the Muslim Brotherhood lies at the feet of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), who denounced his fellow Republicans when they sought a probe of Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin's controversial foreign Muslim connections.  Boehner was also slow to embrace a special committee to investigate Benghazi.  Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy notes that the Muslim Brotherhood's influence is so pervasive within the U.S. government and civil institutions "that a serious, sustained and rigorous investigation of the phenomenon" is in order.

I wonder how many more Muslims are now working in DHS?  The Obama Regime is crawling with high- and mid-level Muslim personnel, many of them members of the designated (by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, & Bahrain) terrorist organization, the Muslim Brotherhood.

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'Christians Are Being Slaughtered' But Obama Called ISIS 'Junior League'.  Christians are being "butchered" in Iraq and Syria by the Islamic State and we knew this was coming starting last year, but President Barack Obama called ISIS "junior league or something JV," said Rev. Franklin Graham, adding that the president "absolutely" must be more vocal and speak out in defense of Christians being persecuted in the Middle East.  In an interview on The Kelly File, host Megyn Kelly noted to Rev. Graham that "we're now engaged in a war over there" against ISIS and "the president is taking some action."

DOD: 'We're Not Going to Target Taliban Simply by Virtue of the Fact That They're Taliban'.  As the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan ends on Dec. 31, American troops will still conduct counter-terrorism operations, but only if the terrorists "directly threaten our people or our allies," Pentagon spokesman Admiral John Kirby told reporters on Tuesday [12/16/2014].  "And we've also said that we're not going to target Taliban simply by virtue of the fact that they're Taliban.  So being a member of the Taliban doesn't — doesn't mean that the United States is going to prosecute operations against you for that reason alone."  Kirby said any member of the Taliban who "undertakes missions against us or our Afghan partners" will face a military response.

Obama 2012: My Administration Is Negotiating with the Taliban.  From Bagram Airfield, the U.S. Air Forces Central Command in Afghanistan, May 2012 President Barack Obama said his administration was "pursuing a negotiated peace," with the Taliban. [Video clip]

Obama Fails to Blame Taliban for Mass School Murder in Pakistan.  President Obama's statement condemning the mass murder in a Pakistan school fails to blame the perpetrators, the Taliban.  Here's Obama's full statement: [...]

Condemning Taliban by name too embarrassing for Obama.  The Taliban outdoes even the Islamic State in its latest atrocity extravaganza.  In deploring the attack, the president conveniently omits mention of the group he led the U.S. in surrender to. [...] The explanation is obvious.  This president withdrew our troops prematurely from Afghanistan, which in 2008 he called "a war that we have to win," but couldn't because "we lack the resources to finish the job because of our commitment to Iraq."  But President Obama first lost in Iraq, then lost in Afghanistan too, where the Taliban are now poised to return to power — the very same group that helped al-Qaida attack America on Sept. 11, 2001, killing 3,000 innocent people.

The Obama Doctrine.  The president has backed Muslim Brotherhood (MB) policy objectives in the Middle East and North Africa every step of the way.

State Dept. Has Not Cancelled Passports of Any 'ISIS or Foreign Fighters' Returning to U.S..  The United States must use "all of the tools at our disposal" to deal with the threat posed by Americans and other Westerners who go to Syria and Iraq to fight with ISIS, a State Department official told Congress on Tuesday [12/2/2014].  But so far, that does not include revoking the passports of U.S. citizens who have traveled to Syria to fight with ISIS.

Catch and release: Two terrorists set free into U.S. by Homeland Security Dept..  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson acknowledged Tuesday that his department had to release two men who admitted they were part of a terrorist group from Turkey, after a judge ordered them to be let out — a decision he said he disagreed with.  Earlier this year, Mr. Johnson had told Congress that four men who were caught crossing the southern border and who claimed to be part of a Marxist terrorist group would be deported.  But Tuesday [12/2/2014] he told the Homeland Security Committee that two of them remain in U.S. custody, and two others were released into the U.S. and then fled to Canada, where they are seeking asylum.

Obama Admin Wants Hamas Ally Qatar to Remain Chief Broker in Peace Process.  The Obama administration is pressing for the Qatari government to remain a chief broker in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process despite the country's longstanding financial support for the terror group Hamas, according to recent correspondence from the State Department to lawmakers on Capitol Hill.  Qatar — which has come under harsh criticism by lawmakers in recent months due to its longtime financial support for Hamas — has promised the Obama administration that it will not allow the terror group to benefit from a new $150 million cash infusion that is meant to go toward reconstruction efforts in the Gaza Strip, according to the letter.

White House Shoots Down Petition to Declare Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organization.  The White House has officially rejected a 'We the People' petition calling for the U.S. Government to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization after more than a year and 200,000 signatures.  The petition, which was first posted on July 7, 2013, reached the necessary threshold for a response — 100,000 signatures — within 30 days.  However, the White House failed to respond until Monday [12/1/2014], when it issued an unequivocal 'no'.

A Fantasy-driven Muslim World can Never Become Modern.  When Thomas Jefferson sent the U.S. Navy and Marines to the shores of Tripoli after the Barbary Pirates, he knew who the enemy was.  They were religiously inspired barbarians, who would kill and take slaves in American merchant ships without a moment's doubt.  Between Jefferson and Obama, we have totally lost the plot.  Obama is himself a fantasy-prone person, who has, for some reason, adopted the fantasy world of Muslim fascism.  That is how he can confidently say plainly false things like "Muslims helped to found the United States."  This is not sheer blithering idiocy.  It shows how deeply Obama is immersed in cult fantasies.

DoD renames "unlawful combatants" in detainee manual to ....  In fact, captured terrorists went out of style a long time ago, so that's not the actual change.  Until recently — like, say, two weeks ago — the Department of Defense used the term unlawful combatant as the label for terrorists captured by American military and intelligence forces as a way to distinguish them from uniformed soldiers of a recognized state authority in a straight-up fight.  Their new manual dispenses with that term, the Federation of American Scientists noticed today [11/26/2014].

Barack Obama's Only Foreign Policy.  B. Hussein Obama's approach to all things Islam is beyond craven.  From his "pinprick" stratagem against ISIS to articulating a "moral equivalency" between Israel and Hamas to his "hashtag" war on Boko Haram — Obama has displayed a world-class talent [...]

Obama: Helping Terror Go Nuclear.  Last Tuesday's terror attack on a Jerusalem synagogue killed five people:  four rabbis (including three born in the USA) and a Druze police officer.  Two Palestinians entered during morning prayers and attacked worshipers with knives, meat cleavers, and a handgun.  Congress showed moral clarity when blaming the horrors on Hamas and Palestinian Authority incitement, but Obama's statements were perfunctorily "balanced."  Obama warned of a "spiral" of violence — an obtuse refrain of those suggesting moral equivalency between terrorism and the fight against it.

How Many Lies Have Democrats Told To Sabotage The War on Terror?  Start with Obama's claim that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (or ISIS) is not Islamic.  Say what?  In fact, the so-called war on terror is clearly a war that Islamic jihadists have declared on us.  Yet Obama is so hostile to this war that even the subterfuge "war on terror" was too much for him and he purged it from official government statements and replaced it with "Overseas Contingency Operations," which describes nothing.  Why would he do this?  To avoid confronting the actual threat from what is obviously the most dynamic movement in Islam today:  the jihadist war to purge the world of infidels and establish a global Islamic state.  The same impulse to deny this threat can be seen in the Obama administration's characterization of domestic acts of Islamic terror like the recent beheading in Oklahoma and the Fort Hood massacre as "workplace violence."

Homeland Security head aims to build trust in L.A. Muslim community.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson met Thursday with American Muslim leaders who've raised concerns about government surveillance, initiatives to combat extremism and treatment during airport security screenings.  The meeting at the Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley in Rowland Heights, which was closed to the media, was intended to "build partnerships and build trust," Johnson said after gathering with about 60 community leaders.  "I've made this a personal priority of mine," Johnson said.

National Cathedral to Host First Muslim Prayer.  Washington National Cathedral is hosting a Muslim prayer service for the first time on Friday [11/14/2014].  Planners say they hope Friday's service at the historic cathedral will foster more understanding and acceptance between Christians and Muslims around the world.

Washington National Cathedral to host Friday Muslim prayer service.  Washington National Cathedral, known for presidential funerals and other major spiritual services, will host a Muslim prayer service for the first time Friday [11/14/2014].  The cathedral, part of the Episcopal Church, has long held high-profile interfaith events, and some mosques hold services in synagogues or churches if they need overflow space.  But organizers said Monday that they are seeking to make a statement by having Muslim leaders come and hold their midday service in such a visible Christian house of worship.

More Lies: Obama Never Consulted With Pentagon About ISIS Strategy. Not Once..  Between Jan. 1, 2014 and the end of August, there was not one piece of communication or one single meeting between Obama's White House and the Pentagon concerning a strategy to deal with the threat posed by the Islamic State.  Breitbart.com is reporting that a Freedom of Information request showed not a single document that indicates any sort of meeting at all concerning ISIS.

Election Day looking like a referendum on competence.  Obama got a ratings bump when he finally bestirred himself to order airstrikes and vowed to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State.  Yet almost two months later, there is a realization that the disorganized, halfhearted, ad hoc U.S. reaction has made little difference.  The vaunted 60-country coalition is nowhere to be seen.  The barbarians are even closer to the gate.

Our Make-It-Up World.  Do bothersome facts matter anymore?  Not really. [...] The Islamic State is at times dubbed jayvee, a manageable problem, and a dangerous enemy — or anything the administration wishes it to be, depending on the political climate of any given week.

ISIS is Islam.  The other day, President Obama claimed that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was not Islamic, a little like claiming that the Vatican has nothing to do with Catholicism.  Put aside for a moment the illogic of using the phrase "Islamic State" and then denying the adjective in the next breath.  If ISIS is not Islamic then the Crusades and the Reformation were not Christian.  If ISIS is not Islamic then the French had nothing to do with the Great Terror.  If ISIS is not Islamic then Russians had nothing to do with totalitarian Communism.  If ISIS is not Islamic then Germans had nothing to do with National Socialism or the Holocaust.  If ISIS is not Islamic then behavior has nothing to do with beliefs!

Mr. Obama's half-hearted fight against the Islamic State.  An unlikely consensus is emerging across the ideological spectrum about the war against the Islamic State:  President Obama's strategy to "degrade and eventually destroy" the terrorist entity is unworkable.  It's not just that, as some administration officials say, more time is needed to accomplish complex tasks such as training Iraqi and Syrian forces.  It's that the military means the president has authorized cannot accomplish his announced aims.

President Obama, Silent.  President Obama says he's "shaken" by this week's violent attacks on three soldiers in Ottawa by an Islamic jihadist.  He immediately phoned Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper to offer support and "solidarity."  He vowed to "remain vigilant."  Too bad Obama didn't show the same resolve after multiple attacks and plots against our troops by Muslim terrorists on our soil.  And I'm not just talking about the "workplace violence" of jihadist Nidal Hasan, whose Koran-inspired Fort Hood rampage took the lives of 13 American servicemen and servicewomen and one unborn baby.

Taking back America.  Clearly, trust in our government institutions has been eroded.  Furthermore, the Obama administration's embrace of the Muslim Brotherhood, with its penetration of essentially all our government agencies, including the Department of Defense, has had an adverse impact on our policies, particularly with regard to the Middle East and the global war on terrorism.  As we have seen, the administration switched sides in that war in Libya by financing, training and arming Islamic jihadist militias who were under the political control of the Muslim Brotherhood.  It was these same militias that carried out the terrorist attacks on the U.S. compound in Benghazi.

ISIS threat: Operation 'Inherent Resolve' is a flop. Time to arm the Kurds.  President Obama met with the anti-ISIS coalition's defense ministers at Andrews Air Force Base this week.  Afterward, he said the 21 member states agreed that they're going to defeat ISIS.  It sounded great.  But it was a fairy tale.  The only thing the 21-nation coalition agreed on was that nobody is sending combat forces to defeat ISIS.  Some are helping the U.S. bombing campaign.  Some are offering humanitarian assistance.  But none are willing to stand up against ISIS, except the Kurdish Peshmerga, who were not even invited to the conference.  The Kurds are the only ones in the entire region willing to fight ISIS, but they're the only ones in the region we're not arming.

Kerry Pushes for Middle East Peace, Pledges $212 Million Aid for Gaza.  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Sunday for a renewed commitment to achieving Middle East peace, saying a lasting deal between Israel, the Palestinians and all their neighbors could be achieved. [...] At the conference Kerry also announced an additional $212 million in U.S. aid to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, which was badly damaged during a conflict with Israel in July and August in which 2,100 Palestinians died, most of them civilians.

Living in the age of insanity, from Ebola to radical Islam to gay marriage.  Would a sane government trade five Taliban terrorist leaders for an American soldier who went AWOL in Afghanistan?  Would a director of national intelligence (James R. Clapper) testify to Congress that the Muslim Brotherhood, whose surrogates have turned the Arab Spring into a bloody regional war, is a "largely secular" organization in Egypt?  Would the administration continue to define as "workplace violence" the slaughter of more than a dozen soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009 by a militant Muslim yelling "Allahu akbar"?  How about the Army's top general (George Casey) observing, "as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that's worse."

The Editor says...
The Muslims have been extremely lucky since Obama has been in the White House.  Every coin toss falls their way.  They always enjoy the benefit of the doubt, even when there is no doubt.  Every branch of the federal government favors the Muslims — as if the President himself were Muslim.

Kerry Uses Arab Name 'Daesh' to Refer to Islamic State.  Following the lead of Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Secretary of State John Kerry Sunday began using the Arabic acronym "Daesh" at times when referring to the Islamic State (ISIL or ISIS).  Kerry was in Egypt for a meeting with Egyptian foreign minister Shoukry, and spoke extensively about the terrorist group in remarks following the meeting.  The new terminology appears to be an attempt to bolster the secretary's contention that there is "nothing whatsoever about ISIL that is related to Islam."

Gaza to ISIL: How Anti-Semitic Is the State Department?  Weeks into the bombing of ISIL, we know next to nothing.  The reportage is vague at best.  Some, like the left-wing UK Independent, say Obama's strategy has been a fiasco.  Who knows?  Unlike Hamas, which has always exploited human shields to the hilt for propaganda purposes, ISIL prefers to keep reporters out (or slice their heads off) and employ social media for publicity and recruitment purposes.  But still the bombs fall and innocents and not-so-innocents die or get maimed for life.

State Department Endorses Handbook Calling Jihad 'Noble'.  The U.S. State Department endorsed on Wednesday a controversial anti-terror handbook published by Canada's Muslim community that refers to jihad as "noble" and urges law enforcement to avoid using terms such as "Islamic extremism."  The handbook, published earlier this month by two Canadian Muslim community organizations, was so controversial that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) flatly rejected the manual and ordered its officers not to use it.  Yet the State Department's official anti-terrorism Twitter feed, called Think Again Turn Away, appeared to endorse the controversial handbook on Twitter and linked to a positive article about it.

Krauthammer: Obama's actions suggest he's not serious about destroying ISIS.  Charles Krauthammer said Monday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" it is not yet clear whether President Obama is serious about confronting the threat from the Islamic State terrorists or if he just wants to "appear" to be doing something, but "everything he's doing now indicates it's the latter."  Krauthammer, a syndicated columnist and a Fox News contributor, said it's possible that Obama is serious about completely destroying the militant group, but he is not optimistic.

Surrender in the War of Ideas.  The Obama administration is failing to wage ideological war against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) terrorists over fears that attacking its religious philosophy will violate the constitutional divide between church and state, according to an in-depth inquiry by the Washington Free Beacon.  Instead, the task of countering what President Obama called the "warped ideology" of ISIL is being farmed out to foreign states and Muslim communities that often share some of the same goals as the groups the administration calls violent extremists.  This approach allows the administration to avoid identifying links between terrorism and Islam.

FBI Director: Americans Fighting for Islamic State 'Entitled to Come Back'.  The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey, said tonight [10/5/2014] that Americans fighting for the Islamic State in Syria are "entitled to come back" because they hold American citizenship.

Obama Has Said Quite Enough.  One would think that the beheading of a woman on American soil would warrant some sort of comment from the President Obama.  At the very minimum, he could offer a few kind words.  As of this writing, he has not said word one about it.  His silence speaks volumes.  After all, the beheading of Colleen Hufford in Moore, Oklahoma, by a former co-worker at Vaughan Foods who had recently converted to Islam occurred only weeks after the beheading of two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff, in Syria.

White House Sends 'Thank You' to Beheader's Oklahoma Mosque Congregation.  The beheader's mosque, the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, was founded by a sibling of a U.S.-designated Hamas terrorist, and in the past has welcomed an Imam who was a close confidant to al-Qaeda mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki.  David L. Myers, who serves as director of the DHS Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships, was tasked with presenting a personal message from President Barack Obama.  It read, "Your service is a powerful example of the powerful roots of the Abrahamic faiths and how our communities can come together with shared peace with dignity and a sense of justice."

Oklahoma Muslims receive special praise from White House officials.  Oklahoma Muslims marked the end of the yearly pilgrimage to mecca with communal prayer and celebration called Eid Ul-Adha on Saturday [10/4/2014].  Leaders of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City say it's been a tough month for Muslims here in Oklahoma after being associated with the beheading at Vaughan foods in Moore.

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It's been a tough month for Muslims in Oklahoma, they say.  But at least none of the Oklahoma Muslims had their heads chopped off.  Who's the victim here?

To Better Protect Muslims, AG Holder Set To Ban 'Religious Profiling'.  If one is looking for reasons why Washington has become so caustic, divisive and bitter, look no further than retiring Attorney General Eric Holder.  If reports first published by the Los Angeles Times are correct, the always controversial Holder, aged 63, will soon announce a new and permanent ban on so-called 'religious profiling' designed to better protect those suspected of jihadist or Islamist activities from federal surveillance.

New Documents Show FBI Kept Channels Open to Al-Aulaqi Despite Terrorist Designation.  Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained 900 pages of newly released internal documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) indicating there may have been a serious rift between the agency's 9/11 Commission Task Force (Task Force) and the National Commission on Terrorism (Commission) in tracking the activities of U.S.-born al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Aulaqi.  Additionally, in an October 2003 email from al-Aulaqi to an FBI agent, the terrorist says he is "astonished" and "amazed" by the media coverage of him and hoped that "US authorities know better."

American incompetence in a world spinning out of control.  In the past week, the question has arisen whether the president refused to acknowledge the rise of ISIS over the past year or whether the intelligence community underestimated the threat.  Either the president is right and the intelligence community has presided over its worst failure since the Iraq war, or he's wrong (or lying) and simply closed his eyes to a situation he did not wish to see.  No matter which is true, it's a disaster.

President Obama's Asinine Abdication of Responsibility on Iraq.  In case you missed it last night, President Obama acknowledged (sort of) that mistakes were made [by everyone but himself] in assessing the threat level that ISIS posed to the stability of Iraq and the entire region.  Some low level employees in a rogue office in Cincinnati have once again conspired to create bad headlines for the President, but definitely no one should suggest that Obama himself has done anything wrong.  The most galling portion of the interview was when Obama claimed that those who specifically predicted that a precipitate withdrawal from Iraq would create a power vacuum were somehow wrong.

WH 'Warrior' Won't Let FBI Consider Religion in Terrorism Investigations.  The Investigative Project on Terrorism, run by Steve Emerson, is the top data center on Islamic terrorism in the country.  In assessing the threat by ISIS, he said the FBI has been hampered by not being allowed to consider religion in their investigations.  The terrorists are actively recruiting in Mosques and the FBI is not allowed to monitor them in mosques.  Emerson believes there are 300 to 400 ISIS killers in Syria and Iraq with American passports who can come back whenever they want.  Why can they come back whenever they want?  This is insane.  They're traitors who went to fight with terrorists.

Obama's Narcissism [is] a Threat to National Security.  We mention President Obama's narcissism not as an exercise in name-calling but because it continues to be relevant to how he conducts himself in office, and it's not pretty. [...] If anything remotely positive happens on his watch, he presumes to take full credit for it — way more than the normal opportunistic politician.  With the killing of Osama bin Laden, for example, Obama boasts as if the raid were his initial idea and he delivered the kill shot.  Most people in his position would play down their role in such an event and give credit to our special forces personnel who made it happen.  But when things are going poorly, Obama either candy-coats the reality or pretends he's an outsider powerless to do anything but complain about it.  No president has ever been so committed to eschewing accountability.

Report: Obama Has Missed Over Half His Second-Term Daily Intel Briefings.  A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014.  The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama's PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second.

Obama will pay a price for blaming intelligence services for ISIS failures.  1.  By blaming the intelligence community for his failure to act on the ISIS threat, he ensured that a series of damaging leaks will be coming, and they are already starting. [...] 2.  Obama has now handed his political opponents a big issue. He has failed in his duty to protect America. [...] 3.  The media, which had invested so much in his success for so many years, is having a hard time coping with such a naked demonstration of personal irresponsibility on such grave matters.

Like autumn leaves, Obama's story changes to match the season.  Remember back in the 2012 presidential campaign when Barack Obama said things like:  "Al Qaeda is on the run.  We have decimated its core leadership.  And Osama bin Laden is dead.  But I don't want Americans to think the struggle against terror is over.  It's not, by any means.  We have a long struggle ahead.  By 2014, new terrorist groups may spring up and we'll be back fighting in the Middle East."  Neither do we.  That's because, while the Democrat incumbent said the first part over and over to imply he'd lead the nation to victory over Islamic extremists, the second warning part he left out.  Not by accident, of course.

Mr. President: Stop Using the Term "ISIL".  Many of you may be confused by the alternate labels used for the Islamists rampaging through Iraq and Syria. Some call them ISIL, some call them ISIS, and some call them Islamic State.  Right now, they are calling themselves the Islamic State, after previously using the terms ISIS or ISIL.  Now, I don't really care what they want to be called. [...] But I do care what our president calls them.  Because by using the term ISIL, he is legitimizing their claim to a broader region than they currently occupy.

Obama Was Warned Repeatedly of Consequences of Withdrawal from Iraq.  Top government officials and military brass repeatedly warned of the consequences of sticking to a timetable on full Iraq War troop withdrawal, but President Obama proceeded with the plan in 2011.  U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker cautioned against such a move in the years beforehand.  "I am certain that abandoning or drastically curtailing our efforts will bring failure," he said in 2007.  "An Iraq that falls into chaos or civil war will mean massive human suffering, well beyond what has already occurred within Iraq's borders."

U.S. intel disputes Obama claim on Islamic State.  U.S. policy leaders, including President Obama, were repeatedly warned for more than a year by the U.S. intelligence community that the Islamic State terror group was gaining significant strength in Syria and was on the verge of seizing territory deep inside Iraq, where the military was struggling to respond.

Marie Harf explains: ISIL Was Too Fast For Us!  With the dissolution of the Obama administration's foreign policy in the Middle East and elsewhere, President Obama is talking as fast as he can.  Obama set some kind of a land speed record for double-talk in his interview with Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes last night, highlighted by Obama's passing the buck for his misunderestimation of ISIS to the Director of National Intelligence et al.

Why President Obama and Congress Are Not Protecting Us Effectively.  If you are not troubled about how the U.S.A. is being run, you are not paying attention.  The threat from Islamic killers is growing, and our response is disorganized to say the least.  But even more dangerous than that is the fact that our government is caught by surprise time after time after time.

The Obama Doctrine:  No matter what happens, it's always somebody else's fault.
Obama: Intel officials underestimated ISIS.  President Obama, during an interview broadcast Sunday [9/28/2014], largely blamed the United States' intelligence community for giving an incorrect assessment of the capabilities of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Jon Karl Grills Earnest: People Warned of ISIS for Months, Did Obama Not Hear?  ABC's Jonathan Karl put White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on the hot spot today about how President Obama could say the U.S. "underestimated" ISIS when several high-ranking officials warned of the threat months ago.  And what Karl asked is whether this was underestimation on the part of the intel community or on the part of the president.

As with ISIS, Obama Administration 'Underestimates' Threat of Radical Islam Engulfing Libya.  On Sixty Minutes [9/28/2014], President Barack Obama said that his administration had "underestimated" the rise of the Islamic State.  Recent history supports a case that the President and his counselors have underestimated the entire crisis of disorder in the Arab world at least since the 2011 Libya intervention.  Libya's anarchy today is where the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq is headed swiftly.

Allen West: 'Islamist Sympathizer' Obama Blind to Radical Ideology of Jihadists.  On Breitbart News Sunday [9/28/2014], former Rep. Col. Allen West (R-FL) said last week's Oklahoma beheading was a "jihadist attack" and not an act of "workplace violence," and he warned that President Barack Obama's refusal to fully appreciate the dangers of radical Islam will make Americans less safe at home and abroad.

Obama faces backlash after blaming intel community for missing ISIS.  One wouldn't be surprised if President Obama's Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, woke up Monday morning checking for tire tracks after his boss effectively threw him under the bus for having "underestimated" the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group.  But Obama's remarks in a "60 Minutes" interview drew immediate objections from lawmakers and the intelligence community.

Justice Department expected to ban profiling by federal law enforcement.  The Justice Department is expected to ban profiling by federal law enforcement.  Counter-terror investigators would be barred from undercover operations in mosques or other religious institutions unless there is reason to believe criminal activity is going on there, under a new policy expected within weeks.  The new rules would ban profiling based on religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation and includes no exemption for national security investigations, the Los Angeles Times reports.  The announcement of the new policy to crack down on law enforcement profiling was delayed for several months because of White House concerns over national security implications.

Since Obama has been in the White House, the Muslims in America have been very lucky.
U.N. to dump flood of Muslim refugees on U.S..  Since the early 1990s, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees has selected 200,000 to 250,000 refugees from Islamic countries to be resettled in the United States.  Most of them have come from Somalia and Iraq.  Syria could soon be added to the mix in the midst of that country's brutal civil war.  The Obama administration has been greasing the skids for the Syrian refugees for months, WND has learned, and the refugees will soon be dumped on American cities throughout the U.S.

Barack's World.  President Obama has declared his strategy is to "degrade and defeat" ISIS.  Yet he's hoping to do so by relying on a plan that is ludicrously insufficient.

Obama's boots.  For the life of us, we see zero value in broadcasting to our enemies what tactics the United States will and will not use to defeat them.  President Obama says America's security depends on degrading and destroying ISIS.  Instead of laying out exactly how the United States is going to get it done, wouldn't it be better if they literally didn't know what hit them?

Holder Issues Fatwa.  [Scroll down]  Evidently this is part of the Obama administration's smart diplomacy.  The president intends to make good on his claim that America is a Muslim nation.  The idea is to distract public attention by combating bloody Islamist organizations abroad and smooth the path for stealth jihad on the home front.

President Obama, This Is the Islamic State.  First, on September 11, 2014, Secretary of State John Kerry spoke of the U.S. mission to defeat ISIL (sic).  For Kerry, the mission was not a war. The word "war" was the wrong terminology and analogy.  The U.S. was engaging in a "very significant counter-terrorism operation."  Then, on September 14, the White House chief of staff, Denis McDonough, informed us, "Just as we have been at war with al-Qaeda, in similar fashion we are at war with ISIL."  What is the right terminology for the U.S. "mission"?  President Barack Obama has been sitting on the fence, and it doesn't make much sense.  Without mentioning the word "war," he said the U.S. was moving ahead with "our strategy to degrade and ultimate destroy this terrorist organization."

To Whom does President Obama listen?  [Quoting Charles Krauthammer] ["]No, I don't think Obama can be reached.  I think he'll have to come to his own decision.  And I think what brought him to his own decision to do anything at all was the switch in public opinion.  It was not a switch in strategy.  I guarantee you that if we hadn't had the televised beheadings, Obama would never have announced the policy he did.["]

Controversial DHS Adviser Let Go Amid Allegations of Cover Up.  A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) adviser long engulfed in controversy over his radical views was let go from his role in the department last week after a long fight by lawmakers and others to revoke the individual's privileges at DHS.  Mohamed Elibiary was until last week a senior member of DHS' Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC).  After years of controversy about his status at DHS, Elibiary announced his final day with the department on Twitter earlier this month and said he would remain close to the agency.  Media outlets have raised questions about the circumstances surrounding his departure, speculating that his provocative comments about the "inevitable" return of the Muslim "caliphate" may have played a role.

Obama: Rout ISIL Everywhere (Except In U.S. Mosques).  President Obama has vowed to "hunt down (Islamic State) terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are" in Iraq and Syria.  News flash:  They're also in American mosques.  Yet Obama is not going after terrorists in radical mosques.  And he's making it harder for local governments to stop the construction of recruiting and training centers for the enemy.  In fact, as a grand jury investigates another Minneapolis mosque for radicalizing recruits for ISIL, the Justice Department is suing local officials for blocking a new extremist mosque in the area.

The Obama Bomb.  [Scroll down]  The swift rise to power of so brutal and determined a jihadist entity is clearly on Obama's malign scorecard, the handiwork of a president who, by his own admission, did not formulate a strategy to deal with the impending menace until he went on TV to explain it on Wednesday night (White House press secretary Josh Earnest frantically tried to cover for Obama, saying he really meant Syria); who withdraws troops from contested regions; who refuses to take responsibility for his mistakes and even attempts to capitalize on them for propaganda advantages; and who is always brought up short by events he is unable to take the measure of.

Has the New York Times Just Provided Proof of Muslim Brotherhood Influence Operations in the United States?  On June 13, 2012, five members of Congress called for an investigation into Muslim Brotherhood influence operations in the Obama administration.  The five members — Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Tom Rooney (R-FL), and Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA) — were widely criticized for doing so, even by their own Republican leadership, including John McCain (R-AZ), John Boehner (R-OH), and Mike Rogers (R-MI).  At the time, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) said, "It's not right to question the loyalty of fellow Americans without any evidence."  Well, now we have the evidence.

Behind Closed Doors, Cheney Tells Republicans That Obama Supported Muslim Brotherhood.  Dick Cheney spoke to House Republicans on Tuesday [9/9/2014] about the need for military action in Iraq.  With President Obama poised to give a major speech on Wednesday about military action against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Cheney spoke to the assembled Republican congressmen about the situation in the Middle East at their weekly caucus meeting.  And while the GOP has been fiercely divided over foreign policy in recent years, Cheney didn't wade into that debate, instead opting to pillory Obama in front of an audience giving him "rapt attention."

Obama's Untruth, Inc..  Remember the al-Qaeda-is-on-the-run 2012-election talking point?  It was mostly a lie.  The administration deliberately released to sympathetic journalists only those documents from the so-called Osama bin Laden trove that revealed worry and dissension among the terrorists.  Then it nourished essays by pet journalists trumpeting the decline of al-Qaeda.  Disturbing memos that confounded that narrative, as Weekly Standard journalist Steven F. Hayes recently noted, were kept back.  "On the run" was dropped after the 2012 election, when events on the ground made such an assertion absurd.

GOP Proposes Ban On Libyans Attending Flight Schools, Studying Nuclear Science In U.S..  In response to the Obama administration's recent approval of a rule lifting a ban on Libyan nationals coming to the U.S. to attend flight school, work in plane maintenance or study nuclear science, House Republicans introduced legislation Monday [9/8/2014] aimed at ensuring the ban remains.  The ban on Libyans participating in these studies on American soil was put in place in 1983 amid terrorists incidents involving Libyans.  In July, citing a "normalized" relations between Libya and the United States, the Obama administration approved a rule to lift the ban.  If the Department of Homeland Security Sec. Jeh Johnson signs the final rule, the ban will be officially lifted.

Top Egyptian Politician Says Egypt And U.S. Relationship Strained Because President Obama Demands Muslim Brotherhood Be Supported.  Unfortunately such is the state of current affairs.  A prominent Egyptian official is telling his constituency, and the world, the reason Egypt and U.S. relations are so poor is because President Obama and John Kerry demand the Severe Islamists be included in policy decisions.  Egypt categorically rejects the considerations of radical Islamic extremism, and will not bow to pressure from the United States to be more accommodating toward the radicals within the Muslim Brotherhood.

Obama has No Intention of Stopping ISIS.  Obama is allowing ISIL/ISIS to continue its blood lust of beheadings of Christians and others across the world.  He has done nothing to stop it and, chillingly, has not even mentioned it except for a passing remark or two.  Now, this group of Sunni Muslims (BTW... please remember that Obama's "family" members — save one who is a conservative Christian shunned by the rest of the family — are all Sunni Muslim Brotherhood) — has beheaded 2 American journalists within the last 2 weeks.  After a passing remark containing an almost 'sorry it happened' to the parents of beheaded journalist James Foley, Obama hurried off to make his tee time.  He was later photographed high-fiving one of his golfing buddies and yucking it up on the links.

Networks Ignore Report That Obama Was Briefed on ISIS Going Back 'at Least a Year'.  On Tuesday night [9/2/2014], the three major broadcast networks omitted from their coverage on the Islamic group ISIS a report that President Barack Obama has received briefings on the terrorist organization "for at least a year before the group seized large swaths of territory over the summer."  ABC, CBS, and NBC all led their evening newscasts with multiple segments on the gruesome murder of American journalist Stephen Sotloff at the hands of ISIS in a propaganda video released on Tuesday afternoon.

Fight the Religious War We are Already In.  Radical Islamists or Islamofascists, call them by any nomenclature, and one still cannot separate them from Islam, and neither can one separate Islam from the atrocities currently being committed. [...] Where is our President?  Praising fictitious Islamic contributions to Our American Heritage?  America cannot tolerate Obama's foreign policy based on inaction, delays and half-measures, while the fires of global jihad burn.

The Islamic State Has Nothing to Do With Islam?  Whatever they may disagree about, Western leaders are in complete agreement about one thing: the new self-styled caliphate, the Islamic State, has nothing whatsoever to do with Islam.  It's a comforting, reassuring vision for Western non-Muslims facing a massive influx of Muslim immigrants and jittery about the prospect of Islamic terrorism, except for just one problem:  it's entirely false.  Barack Obama has made it clear: "ISIL speaks for no religion.  Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents."

What Obama doesn't get about the Islamic State.  [Obama's] refusal to lead is precisely why the Islamic State has been able to take control of a swath of the Middle East the size of Belgium and carry out the crimes against humanity we are witnessing today, from burying women and children alive to crucifixions to the beheading of a U.S. citizen.  Even after that horrific act, Obama continued to play down the threat posed by the Islamic State and United States' responsibility to stop the militants.  At a second news conference after the Foley execution, Obama once again dismissed the idea that the United States was at war with the Islamic State.

The Editor says...
If one were to connect the plentiful dots, one would reach the conclusion, as I did years ago, that Obama himself is a Muslim.

The Tentacles Of Qatar: From ISIS to the White House.  Although never known for political stability, the Middle East today is in the midst of anarchy due to the Arab Spring.  From the beginning, the Obama administration embraced this movement, and the United States remains an important source of support for transnational, Islamic, revolutionary groups.

Obama's Willful Blindness.  [Under Obama,] Terrorism is magically transformed into an act of workplace violence (Ft. Hood) or called man-made disasters.  The words "Islam" or "Muslim" are never to be used in the context of violence, since that would be racist or xenophobic — it is the hate that dare not speak its name.  Instead, his fiction-filled Cairo speech was a paean to the wondrous history of Islam written by Ben Rhodes, a failed short-story writer promoted to Deputy National Security Deputy Adviser.

Taqiyya Exhibit #3,521.  Right on cue, after the Obama administration went out of their way to say that Hamas is not like ISIS, a Hamas spokesperson publically distanced Hamas from ISIS, noting they are very different organizations. [...] Wow. You'd almost think the White House and Hamas were coordinating their talking points as State Department spokesperson Marie Harf just this week announced that ISIS and Hamas are very different.

Obama's Post-Foley Fraud About Shariah.  President Barack Obama found time between golf rounds Thursday to condemn the beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State (also known as the Islamic State in the Levant or ISIL) and to assure the American people that he was all about protecting them against similar fates. [...] President Barack Obama found time between golf rounds Thursday to condemn the beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State (also known as the Islamic State in the Levant or ISIL) and to assure the American people that he was all about protecting them against similar fates. [...] Mr. Obama also asserted that the Islamic State's "ideology is bankrupt."  Calling that ideology bankrupt at a moment when it is palpably on the march from North and sub-Saharan Africa to the Far East and Latin America bespeaks a contempt for the intelligence of the American people.

Obama claims ISIL speaks for no religion, so what does the "I" in "ISIL" stand for?  The Islamic States is just that, Islamic.  ISIL has all the trademarks of the past 1300 years of post-Mohammedan culture — Piracy, theft, slavery, torture, and genocide.  But don't tell that to the president.

Defender of the Faith.  ISIL is of course an acronym for the Islamic State in the Levant.  It purports to have created or restored an Islamic caliphate in the territory under its control.  How do you edit Islam out of the Islamic State?  Like Hezbollah, Hamas, al Qaeda, Islamic Jihad and all the rest, the Islamic State promotes the imposition of Sharia law in the name of Islam.  They all understand themselves to be Muslims acting on behalf of the faith.  Yet Obama makes a special point of standing up for the good name of Islam, such as it is.

State Dept. Defends Arms Sales to Turkey Despite Hamas Ties.  The State Department defended missile sales to Turkey just hours after news emerged that Ankara is hosting and abetting a senior Hamas operative who planned to violently overthrow the Palestinian government in the West Bank and wage war on Israel.  State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf defended the transfer of Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) to Turkey just days after she was forced to explain why the White House had stepped in to block similar weapons shipments to Israel.

Obama Ignores Congress, Lifts Ban on Libyans Training in U.S. as Pilots, Nuke Scientists.  The ban was implemented in 1983 after a wave of terrorist incidents involving Libyans.  The African nation continues to be a hotbed of terrorism and in fact, the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli was recently evacuated because violence between rival militias has created a deadly environment.  Many other foreign governments have also shut down their embassies in Libya because the violence has spread throughout the entire country.  Nevertheless, President Obama has discounted congressional opposition to let Libyans train as pilots, airplane mechanics and nuclear scientists in the United States.  Perhaps the commander-in-chief has somehow forgotten that many of the 9/11 hijackers — mostly Saudi nationals — received their training in American flights schools because our government allowed it.  Have we not learned that it's a really bad idea to help our enemies obtain skills that could later be used to attack us?

Obama Lifts Ban on Libyans Attending U.S. Flight Schools, Training In Nuke Science.  The Obama administration has lifted longtime restrictions on Libyans attending flight schools in the United States and training here in nuclear science, according to a final amendment of the ban recently approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  Less than two years after the deadly terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is poised to sign off on an amendment reversing the ban, which was enacted following a wave or terrorist attacks in 1980s and prevents Libyans from studying these sensitive trades in the United States.

Obama lifts ban on Libyans attending flight school, studying nuclear science here.  President Reagan worried about terrorist hijackers using airplanes as weapons way back in 1983.  He banned Libyans from taking flight lessons or nuclear studies in the United States.  Now, believe it or not, President Obama is lifting that ban because, aides say, post-Gaddafi Libya and its relations with the United States are "normalized."  Seriously?  We just abandoned our embassy there last month. [...] This is the same Libya that brought us Lockerbie.  The same Libya Hillary Clinton urged Nobel Peace Prize winner Obama to attack. Citing possible civilian slaughter in the anti-Gaddafi rebellion of 2009, Obama obeyed.

Would We Rally Behind Obama after the Next 9/11?  Thirteen years ago this month, President George W. Bush was vacationing at his Texas ranch when his daily briefing included a memo titled, "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in the U.S." Al-Qaida struck a month later, and the nation was at war.  No memos are needed today.  ISIS is communicating directly to President Obama via the Internet and social media.  "The Islamic Caliphate has been established," the spokesman, Abu Mosa, said Friday [8/8/2014], vowing to "raise the flag of Allah in the White House."

50 Things Barack Obama Has Done Wrong:  [#41]  Radical Islamist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan "described himself as mujahedeen" and yelled "Allahu Akbar" as he murdered 13 of his fellow soldiers at Fort Hood.  The Obama Administration labeled that as "workplace violence" rather than admitting there was a terrorist attack on his watch.  [#42]  He released 5 Taliban terrorists In exchange for deserter Bowe Bergdahl.  [#43]  Americans died at Benghazi because Obama's administration didn't take their repeated requests for additional security seriously.

Andrew McCarthy: State Dept. Negotiating With the Taliban.  The Taliban is not claiming responsibility for the murder of American Army Maj. Gen. Harold Greene in Afghanistan, but it is praising the attack.  National Review contributing editor Andrew McCarthy said the State Department hasn't designated the Taliban a terrorist organization "because they're negotiating with the Taliban."

Red-carding Qatar.  It needs be stressed that Qatar, which sways democracies, is not remotely democratic and its leadership is unelected.  With 11,000 square kilometers, oil-glutted Qatar is about half little Israel's size.  Its native population numbers some 200,000, but it has more than 2 million foreign workers.  They lack any civil rights and many of them toil under slave-like conditions.  Qatar has become a particular favorite of the Obama administration, which bolsters Qatari pretensions to parade as an intermediary between Israel and Hamas, regardless of the fact that Doha unequivocally backs Hamas and foots its bills.

Obama's friendly fire.  How much better if the White House had said nothing, instead of issuing a fuzzy statement Wednesday [7/30/2014] condemning the shelling of a UN school for Palestinians in Gaza.  It matters little that the National Security Council's spokeswoman, Bernadette Meehan, did not explicitly accuse Israel of the bombing.  Or that she went on to condemn those "hiding weapons in UN facilities." [...] In a grisly bid for world sympathy, Hamas is maximizing Palestinian civilian casualties by placing weapons in schools and launching rockets from hospitals.  This shouldn't be surprising.  The leaders of Hamas are the same people who, instead of using their resources to build things that would improve the lives of Palestinians — schools, apartments, sewer systems — built terrorist tunnels aimed at taking Israeli lives.

Obama failed to stop the Islamic State when he had the chance.  From Europe to the Middle East, we have seen how disaster follows U.S. retreat and disengagement from the world.  But the one area where President Obama seemed to be leaning forward was drone strikes.  He personally approved terrorist "kill lists" and has taken out many hundreds of terrorists with drones in Pakistan, Yemen and East Africa.  So why, when Iraqi officials began pleading with him one year ago to strike Islamic State terrorists with drones, did Obama repeatedly refuse — standing by while terrorists overran the country?

Obama Thanks Muslims for 'Building the Very Fabric of Our Nation'.  A statement put out today by President Barack Obama on the occasion of a religious holiday is raising some eyebrows. [...] The word choice here, that anyone built "the very fabric of our nation" would usually sound hackneyed and overplayed — but, in this particular instance, given that the U.S. didn't even have its first Muslim-American congressman until 2007, the peculiar word choice has left some scratching their heads.

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Republican official resigns after questioning the contributions of Muslims to the 'fabric' of America in Facebook post.  A Virginia Republican Party official resigned Wednesday night [8/6/2014] over a post he made on Facebook questioning Muslims' contributions to the 'fabric' of America.  The post was a critique of President Barack Obama's statement that the Muslim holiday Eid-al-Fitr 'reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.'  'It is one thing to be gracious on religous holidays, but this is pure nonsense,' Bob FitzSimmonds, the unelected Treasurer of the Republican Party of Virginia, said in a comment accompanying Obama's quote.

US President Barack Obama wishes Muslims on Eid.  US President Barack Obama greeted the Muslim community across the world on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr stating that the festival celebrates the common values that unite humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other.  "As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to them and their families," Obama said in statement.

Obama administration knew Islamic State was growing but did little to counter it.  Like the rest of the world, the U.S. government appeared to have been taken aback last month when Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, fell to an offensive by jihadis of the Islamic State that triggered the collapse of five Iraqi army divisions and carried the extremists to the threshold of Baghdad.  A review of the record shows, however, that the Obama administration wasn't surprised at all.

Obama's 'New World Order' Quote Will Creep You Out Even if You're Not a Conspiracy Theorist.  While more and more people are looking around the world and seeing the turmoil that follows on America receding from the global stage, Obama just sees business as usual — he doesn't believe he has any hand at all in all these events.  He doesn't believe that selling out our allies on missile defense and the "Russian Reset" encouraged Putin, or that making impotent threats against Assad emboldened him, or that pulling out of Iraq prematurely brought on the ISIS terrorist resurgence.  He really believes this is all just normal.

Infiltration
Do Muslim Brotherhood operatives have the president's ear?  Do Muslim Brotherhood operatives "enjoy strong influence over U.S. policy" through their relationship with the Obama administration?  Posters like this one reference the website of the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) and name six suspects:  Arif Alikhan, Mohammed Elibiary, Rashad Hussain, Salam al-Marayati, Mohamed Magid, and Eboo Patel.  The source for the allegations can be traced to an Egyptian newspaper article that ran late in December 2013 and included little substantiation.

Obama rewarding terror.  Hamas builds tunnels and rockets to kidnap and kill Jews, has a charter that calls for the killing of all Jews wherever they live, launches missile attacks against Israelis, uses UNWRA facilities to hide rockets, spreads anti-Semitism and claims of war crimes against Israel, has become unpopular in Gaza, and is losing support in Egypt and the Arab world.  And now the US wants to reward and rescue them with a vast influx of money?  They will use that time and money to develop more accurate and deadly missiles, etc.  Rewarding murder is what this amounts to.

Obama refused 'repeated requests' since August 2013 for drone strikes against ISIS.  Breaking on Capitol Hill is the news that Iraqi officials began requesting almost a year ago for the US to carry out drone strikes against ISIS — but the requests were shot down by the White House.  That stunning revelation came during a hearing on the situation in Iraq this morning [7/23/2014].

At Ramadan dinner, Obama attributes his success to family and community, not government.  President Obama said Monday [7/14/2014] that the only reason that he has been successful in life is because of investments made by his family and his community.  "[A]ll a young person needs is knowing that somebody cares about them and believes in them," the president said Monday during an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan, the sixth that he has hosted.

Obama at Iftar Dinner.  President Obama told guests at the White House's annual Iftar dinner tonight that "further escalation" in the Middle East "benefits no one, least of all the Israeli and the Palestinian people."  Faced with criticism from some Arab and Muslim activists who think he has been too friendly toward the Israeli side, Obama addressed the conflict near the end of his comments, which largely honored "the traditions of one of the world's great faiths."

Obama's Counterterror Plan Has New Doubters: His Own Generals and Spies.  For a White House looking to announce a new policy to go to zero combat troops in Afghanistan by the time President Obama leaves office, the agency's classified assessment was exactly what they wanted to hear.  But the assessment ran afoul of military leaders, especially those responsible for Afghanistan, who had long advocated for leaving a residual force in Afghanistan past 2016, including a strong contingent of the special operations and intelligence personnel to pursue and press al Qaeda.

Qatar to buy Patriot missiles in $11 bln deal: US officials.  Qatar will buy US Patriot missiles for the first time in a major arms deal worth $11 billion, officials said Monday [7/14/2014], as Washington awaits a decision by the Gulf state on a lucrative fighter jet contract.

US Muslims support Obama more than any other religious group.  Nearly three quarters of American Muslims like the job President Obama is doing — by far the largest backing of any religious group, a new survey released Friday [7/11/2014] reveals.  The Gallup Poll, conducted from January through June, found that 72 percent of Muslims approve of Obama's performance, compared to 55 percent of Jews, 44 percent of Catholics and 37 percent of Protesants.  Mormons were least supportive — only 18 percent gave Obama a thumbs up and 78 percent offered a thumbs down.

From Muslim to Mormon, Obama divides the nation by religion too.  The national survey, based on more than 88,000 aggregated daily tracking interviews in the first half of 2014, finds Muslims by far approve of Obama's job performance the most, fully 72% approving with only 20% disapproving.  The least Obama-approving religious Americans are Mormons, only 18% of whom approve, while a whopping 78% disapprove.

U.S. Muslims Most Approving of Obama, Mormons Least.  Seventy-two percent of U.S. Muslims approved of the job President Barack Obama was doing as president during the first six months of 2014, higher than any other U.S. religious group Gallup tracks.  Mormons were least approving, at 18%.  In general, majorities of those in non-Christian religions — including those who do not affiliate with any religion — approved of Obama, while less than a majority of those in the three major Christian religious groups did.

The Editor says...
I think there's an obvious explanation.

Muslim Brotherhood Org that Met with Obama WH Calls for Islamic War Against Israel.  The head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), a Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated group, called upon fellow Islamists and Arabs to declare holy war against Israel "for the sake of Palestine."

Obama and the Culture of Death.  [One wonders] how Barack Hussein Obama could maintain that "Allah is supreme, Allah is supreme, Allah is supreme, Allah is supreme.  I witness that there is no god but Allah" is "one of the prettiest sounds on earth."  It is not the "Stars and Stripes" nor "America the Beautiful" that he cites.  It is the call to prayer for a "culture of death," as affirmed by Pope Francis's secretary, Father Yoannis Lahzi Gaido, an Egyptian Christian Copt who speaks fluent Arabic.  In fact, Obama, the president of the United States, smiles when Bergdahl's father recites the Arabic prayer intimating the caliphate capture of land. [...] Obama was educated in a Muslim country; he celebrates his annual iftar dinners by saying how much the Muslim world has contributed to humanity.

Obama sends best wishes for Muslim holy month.  President Barack Obama is sending his best wishes to Muslims in the U.S. and around the world on the start of the holy month of Ramadan.

On behalf of all Americans, Obama hails Ramadan.  ["]On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I extend our best wishes to Muslim communities here in the United States and around the world on the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan.  A time for self-reflection and devotion through prayer and fasting, Ramadan is also an occasion when Muslims around the world reaffirm their commitment to helping the less fortunate, including those struggling because of economic hardship and inequality.["]

MSM finally realizes that Islam is really, really scary.  After years of terrorism that resulted in, among other things, the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centers, Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, murder of Americans in Benghazi, and the brutal hacking death of off-duty soldier, Lee Rigby in London, the main stream media is finally sounding the alarm on the religion President Obama claims America "shares common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings."

Obama 'Disappointingly Complacent' on Islamic Extremism says Former Australian PM.  [Former Australian Prime Minister John] Howard's comments were met by nods of approval across the room as he took aim at Barack Obama's West Point commencement speech of last month.  Howard said:  "Islamic fundamentalism is a far greater threat than many people in their culturally equivocal way believe.  "Obama's West Point commencement speech... with the greatest respect to him and the office... I found it a disappointingly complacent speech when he spoke of Islamic extremism.  "In a world where Pakistan is a failed state and with Iraq... [the West Point speech] was altogether too complacent an analysis".

Obama Funds Kidnappers of American Citizen Naftali Frankel.  On Friday, State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf said the United States was "very concerned" about the kidnapping of three Israeli boys, including American citizen Naftali Frankel, 16, by terrorist group Hamas. [...] Harf maintained that the "Israelis and the Palestinian Authority are working closely together" and that the United States was "giving this cooperation our full encouragement." [...] There is no such cooperation.

Jeanine Pirro: I'm Worried — And You should Be Too.  Judge Jeanine Pirro let Obama have it on Saturday night's [6/14/2014] installment of Justice for squandering all of the hard fought and won gains in Iraq, and endangering American lives in the process.  "You know me," Pirro said, "most of the time, I'm fearless.  I've spent most my life, fighting, investigating, prosecuting and sentencing the worst of the worst.  But tonight, I'm worried."  "Our president has literally replenished the enemy at a time of war," she said.

Obama ignored general's pleas to keep U.S. forces in Iraq.  The last American commander in Iraq recommended to the Obama administration that 23,000 U.S. troops remain to cement the victory, but no deal was ever reached with Baghdad, and all combat forces went home.  That stalemate has come back to haunt the country as al Qaeda-linked extremists, who had been defeated by 2011, have returned to Iraq in a terrorist campaign to capture huge swaths of territory in northern and western areas.

Obama's Feckless Foreign Policy Threatens to Set the Entire Middle East on Fire.  From Syria to Iraq to Afghanistan to Pakistan, the jihadist dream of a caliphate stretching from the Atlantic to the Himalayas is taking shape.  It's aided by a feckless foreign policy not seen since Neville Chamberlain.

Does Obama understand Iraq may soon be an Islamist state?  Serious times require serious measures, not Bart Simpson-like evasions.  The administration must drop its business-as-usual (and none-too-"smart" diplomacy) approach to address what are very real and pressing dangers.  After six years, the president needs to start acting like a real commander-in-chief.

Boko Haram Urgency Fades as Questions Raised About What Admin Knew When.  As quickly as Boko Haram caught Washington by hashtag storm, the Nigerian terrorists — and their schoolgirl captives — have seemingly vanished from the radar of priorities, even as the al-Qaeda-linked group's jihadi brothers-in-arms run roughshod across Iraq.  One senator this week, though, charged that the administration never wanted the frightening growth of the North African terrorist organization to receive much attention in the first place.

Obama's Criminal Negligence in Iraq.  President Barack Obama came to office promising to "bring a responsible end to the war in Iraq."  That should have been easy enough to do, considering the war was already over.  Alas, he seems to have had in mind something quite different than "ending a war."  Perhaps because of his general bias against exertions of American power, Obama seems to have convinced himself that our continuing military presence in post-war Iraq was the same as continuing the war.  This novel conception of when wars end suggests Obama may yet pull our forces out of Europe and the Far East in order to "end" World War II.

Sum of all fears: Obama may have to approve airstrikes in Iraq.  For Obama, who campaigned on and successfully achieved a near complete American withdrawal from Iraq, even over the objections of policy makers who warned of the potential for that chronically unstable nation to again erupt in violence, being forced to contemplate revived military action in that country represents a political Sophie's Choice.  Abstain, and risk being haunted by the impression that he presided over the loss of the Middle East having surrendered the tenuous gains in Iraq and allowed conflicts in Syria, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia to metastasize.  Accept, and the Obama presidency's raison d'être — a mandate for retrenchment and a renewed reliance on smart power — collapses.

Obama's Weakness Gets Al-Qaida Back In The Game.  As Mosul falls to al-Qaida and Iraq slips into civil war, Americans are left to ponder the foreign policy wreckage of the Obama administration. Has there ever been an administration this incompetent?  It's doubtful.  Iraq's descent into chaos and civil war is the direct result of President Obama's decision to abandon that country to its worst elements.  Americans who think it doesn't matter will soon find out it does, because a new, dangerous anti-Western terrorist state has been born in the Mideast.

Obama's views on Muslim terrorism fly in the face of reality: Report.  Despite President Barack Obama and his minions claiming the strength of the world's radical Islamist network is waning and the threat to the United States minimal, a study released on Wednesday [6/4/2014] by a well-respected and highly-regarded think-tank contradicts what many call Obama's myopic view of the terrorist threat to the United States, the American people, and U.S. interests throughout the world, according to Joel Kaplan, a former members of a police special operations team.  The RAND Corporation study suggests that the threat of Islamic terrorism isn't waning at all, but appears to be growing by leaps-and-bounds.

Arab countries have warmed to Obama, poll finds.  Arabs living in the Middle East have warmed to President Obama's policies in recent years, according to a comprehensive survey released Wednesday by Zogby Research Services.  Zogby polled people living in seven Arab countries including Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Palestinian territories.

The Wanderers — Obama and Bergdahl.  Bergdahl's quest to find the Taliban strikes me as a good metaphor for President Obama.  Like Bergdahl, he has wandered away from familiar confines — traditional, shared notions of how to conduct American foreign policy — in search of exotic enemies with whom to talk.  Such enemies include not just the Taliban, but also Iran, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Hamas.  Like Bergdahl, Obama ignored warnings from those to whom he was similarly situated.  In Obama's case, candidate Hillary Clinton found Obama too eager to meet, without preconditions, with enemies the U.S. has shunned.

The Obama Doctrine.  President Obama thought trading a deserter for five top terrorists would be a PR coup.  What does this tell us about our president as a person?  At the most basic level, it shows that Obama does not share Americans' visceral reaction to Bergdahl's betrayal of his fellow soldiers and country. [...] Obama didn't have a normal visceral reaction to the 9/11 attack in Benghazi, either.  Any normal person would have rushed to his post in the Situation Room to oversee a rescue attempt.

Obama's phone must be disconnected, and his pen out of ink.  It sure would be nice for President Pen-and-Phone to speak up in a few situations where he actually could make an immediate difference, without trampling on the Constitution.  Maybe that's why he doesn't say anything.  It's no fun unless he can disrupt the separation of powers, make a government agency bigger, or turn the situation into a slam against his political enemies.  I'd also like to see President Obama use his fabled pen and phone to do something for Meriam Ibrahim, held prisoner by the barbarians of Sudan and just forced to give birth in chains.  I'm not talking about metaphorical chains, either.  She was literally shackled to the floor in a filthy dungeon cell while her baby daughter was delivered.

Muslim cleric who backed fatwa on 'killing of U.S. soldiers' promoted by State Dept..  The State Department's Counter Terrorism (CT) Bureau promoted on Friday a controversial Muslim scholar whose organization has reportedly backed Hamas and endorsed a fatwa authorizing the murder of U.S. soldiers in Iraq.  The CT bureau on Friday tweeted out a link to the official website of Sheikh Abdallah Bin Bayyah, the vice president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), a controversial organization founded by a Muslim Brotherhood leader "who has called for the death of Jews and Americans and himself is banned from visiting the U.S.," according to Fox News.

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State Dept. apologizes for promoting Muslim cleric who backed killing of US soldiers.  The State Department's Counter Terrorism (CT) Bureau apologized on Tuesday [5/27/2014] for promoting a controversial Muslim scholar whose organization has reportedly backed Hamas and endorsed a fatwa authorizing the murder of U.S. soldiers in Iraq.  The apology came on the heels of a Friday Washington Free Beacon report detailing the CT Bureau's promotion of Sheik Abdallah Bin Bayyah, the vice president of a radical Muslim scholars group that was founded by a radical Muslim Brotherhood leader who has called "for the death of Jews and Americans."

Grassley Investigating Alleged DHS Terrorist Lookout Record Deletions.  Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) is investigating allegations the Department of Homeland Security has deleted records related to a list of terrorists the agency maintains as part of a "hands off" policy on some of the individuals on the list.  Grassley released emails last week describing the alleged terrorist "hands off" list at DHS which apparently resulted in the deletion of records of an individual who was allegedly a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and a "close associate" of a supporter of "Hamas, Hizbollah, and (Palestinian) Islamic Jihad."

Obama Administration Threatened Nigeria with Sanctions in 2013 for Fighting Boko Haram.  Hillary Clinton wasn't the only Obama administration official who went to bat for Boko Haram over the past few years.  Soon after John Kerry took over as Secretary of State, the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Terence P. McCulley, accused the Nigerian government of butchery during a confrontation with Boko Haram terrorists in Baga, a Nigerian town on the shores of Lake Chad, and in May 2013 threatened to withdraw U.S. military aid from the West African nation.

Obama's Alliance with Boko Haram.  Obama and Hillary resisted doing anything about Boko Haram because they believed that its root cause was the oppression of Muslims by the Nigerian government.  Across the bloody years of Boko Haram terror, the State Department matched empty condemnations of Boko Haram's killing sprees with condemnations of the Nigerian authorities for violating Muslim rights.  Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton haven't championed #BringBackOurGirls because it's a hashtag in support of the kidnapped girls, but because it undermines the Nigerian government.  They aren't trying to help the kidnapped girls.  They're trying to bring down a government that hasn't gone along with their agenda for appeasing Boko Haram and Nigerian Muslims.

Downplaying Jihadism.  President Obama's aversion to any perceived "war on Islam" has consistently led his administration to downplay the problem of jihad.  Its outrage over the abductions of hundreds of young women in Nigeria by the jihadist organization Boko Haram hasn't changed that stance.  The State Department is still reluctant to make mention of Boko Haram's Islamic character.  Under Hillary Clinton, the State Department hesitated to label the group even a terrorist organization, despite its long catalogue of terrorist acts.

WH Can't Say Why It Took Two Years to Label Boko Haram a Terrorist Organization.  White House press secretary Jay Carney could not offer a tangible reason to explain why it took the Obama administration two years to label Boko Haram a terrorist organization Friday [5/9/2014] on MSNBC.  He cited a number of lesser measures the administration implemented to address the group's heinous acts, but stopped short of stating what kept Boko Haram off the State Department's terror organization list between 2011 and 2013.

Boko Haram and the Failure of Obama's Counter-Terrorism Strategy.  During Hillary Clinton's tenure, the State Department failed to designate Boko Haram a terrorist organization, in spite of the fact that Boko Haram had become second only to the Taliban as the deadliest terrorist organization. Clinton will rightly have to bear blame for that, but the lack of a designation also reflects the much deeper problem of the Obama administration's overall approach to Islamic extremism.  It is an approach that has led to bad policies, not only with regard to Boko Haram, but also to Iran, the Syrian rebels, Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Benghazi.

The Obama State Department's Understanding of Boko Haram Was Even More Delusional than You Thought.  A news article in today's [5/9/2014] New York Times sets out to explore why the United States waited until November 2013 to designate Nigeria's Boko Haram as a "foreign terrorist organization."  In light of the group's latest atrocity — the kidnapping and enslaving of over 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria's Borno state last month — this is a very good question.  The article makes the point that the terrorist designation was made after Hillary Clinton resigned as secretary of state, and confirms reporting that it came after a two-year debate in which "the Justice Department, the F.B.I., American intelligence officials and counterterrorism officials in the State Department" all called for the designation but State ultimately opposed it.

Rogers: U.S. needs tougher foreign policy than 'hashtags and selfies'.  House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers argued Sunday [5/11/2014] that the Obama administration needs to take a tougher approach to foreign policy than tracking online trends and hashtag diplomacy.  The Michigan Republican criticized the administration for not designating Boko Haram a terrorist organization years ago.  The Islamist militant group is responsible for abducting at least 276 schoolgirls from the northeastern Nigerian village of Chibok last month.

Clinton's State Department resisted labeling Boko Haram as terror group.  The kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by radical Islamic terror group Boko Haram has drawn international condemnation, including that of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  "Abominable," is how she described the kidnapping, calling it an "act of terrorism" that merits "the fullest response possible."  But the State Department, under Clinton's leadership, repeatedly resisted and blocked efforts to designate Boko Haram as a terrorist group.  Those who pushed for the designation as early as 2011 are now saying the department missed a major opportunity to track and target the deadly organization as it grew.

Why Hillary Clinton's State Dept. didn't list Boko Haram as a terrorist group.  The US lists Boko Haram as a foreign terrorist organization.  But that designation occurred only last year, under John Kerry's State Department.  An earlier proposal by a congressional committee that the group be placed on the US terror list was studied but ultimately denied in 2012 by Mrs. Clinton's State Department.  The Clinton State Department did add three Boko Haram leaders to the US list of individual terrorists, including Abubakar Shekau — the leader who issued a video this week in which he claims the mass kidnapping and vows to "sell in the market" the 276 girls though to still be under his control.

Unsecured Libyan Weapons Went to Boko Haram.  Add another drop of tragedy to the story of America's reluctant, no-boots-on-the-ground operation in Libya in 2011: Weapons that were never secured after Muammar Gaddafi's ouster made their way to Boko Haram, the Islamist terrorist organization now holding hundreds of Nigerian girls.  Last May, Boko Haram staged an attack in the town of Bama, killing 55 innocents and freeing 100 prisoners.

Why was a Suspected Muslim Brotherhood Spy Copied on the Benghazi 'Smoking Gun' E-mail?  [Scroll down]  Interestingly, one of the recipients of the e-mail to Rice was a Mehdi K. Alhassani.  According to Shoebat.com, Alhassani is an alleged Muslim Brotherhood spy.  Alhassani is the Special Assistant to the Office of the Chief of Staff, National Security Council Staff, and the Executive Office of the President.  Alhassani was president of the Muslim Student Association which is an alleged Muslim Brotherhood front organization.  The question is, how did Alhassani slip through the cracks to find himself in such a position of influence?

U.S. to Send Egypt New Apache Attack Helicopters.  The United States has decided to lift its hold on the delivery of 10 Apache attack helicopters to Egypt imposed last year after the military's ouster of President Mohamed Mursi and an ensuing crackdown against protesters, the Pentagon said on Tuesday [4/22/2014].

9/11 Victim Families: Obama Administration Sabotaging Trials.  Victims of the 9/11 terror attacks expressed shock that the FBI may be meddling in the hearings here, and some speculated that it is part of an effort by the Obama administration to completely derail the hearings and force them into federal court stateside.  Families of those killed in the 9/11 terror attacks traveled here with the intent of watching their family members' accused killers face justice.  However, many say they were horrified earlier this week when pre-trial hearings came to a halt over revelations that the FBI had launched an investigation into the accused terrorist's defense lawyers.

John McCain: Obama lets 'bad people' fill U.S. void, says Jimmy Carter was better.  In some of his harshest comments about the administration's lackluster foreign policy to date, Sen. John McCain said that former President Jimmy Carter was tougher with U.S. foes than President Obama has been, and that America's credibility as world power has crumbled under Obama.  McCain, the top foreign policy expert in Congress, said that U.S. credibility to lead the war against terrorist states cracked when Obama failed to make good on his threats against Syrian chemical attacks and when the al Qaeda retook Fallujah where the bloodiest battle in Iraq took place, killing 96 Americans and wounding 600.

Look At What America Is Giving To Terrorists.  Look at what America is giving these terrorists in Syria.  This is a BGM-71, one of the most widely used anti-tank guided missiles.  The weapon is used in anti-armor, anti-bunker, anti-fortification and anti-amphibious landing roles.  The TOW is in service with over 45 militaries and is integrated on over 15,000 ground, vehicle and helicopter platforms worldwide.  In other words, its serious weaponry, and its in the hands of these savages all thanks to politicians like Obama and McCain.

The War on Our Warriors.  Karen and Billy Vaughn gave birth to one of our most elite worriers, Aaron Vaughn.  One of the team that took out our most-wanted terrorist, and 90 days later was shot out of the sky.  Why was he shot out of the sky?  Because our Commander-in-Chief's rules of engagement are so heavily influenced by Muslim Brotherhood advisers and sympathizers in the highest level of our government.

Obama 'religious freedom' appointee: Shariah Law is superior to American Law.  Barack Obama has appointed a woman named Azizah Yahia Muhammad Toufiq al-Hibri to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.  [...] That's right, he's appointed an extremist Muslim to a commission on religious freedom.  Imagine that.  This would be like appointing someone to the board of the American Lung Association who is a three-pack-a-day chain smoker.

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The president's pointless trip to Saudi Arabia.  As President Obama prepares to visit Saudi Arabia on Friday, many in the Middle East are wondering why he is making a trip with no discernible purpose.  No one is quite sure what Obama is supposed to do while in Riyadh. [...] Indeed, some of Obama's policies are signs either of a deliberate strategy to end American leadership, or of ineptitude.  In Egypt he sided with the Muslim Brotherhood, whetting the group's appetite for domination in the Arab world.  Even when the Brotherhood was caught plotting a coup in Abu Dhabi, Obama looked the other way.  Qatar saw Obama's support for the Brotherhood as endorsing its own policy of funding the organization and giving it exposure through the Al Jazeera TV networks.  That, in turn, heightened Saudi anxiety with fears that Washington might back the Brotherhood in a power grab in the kingdom.

Obama Praises Abbas: 'Somebody Who Has Consistently Renounced Violence'.  Hosting Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas in the Oval Office on Monday [3/17/2014], President Obama described his visitor as "somebody who has consistently renounced violence" — a view in stark contrast to that held by the Israeli government.

Obama's bizarre immigration rules.  After the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, none of us ever imagined a dozen years later we'd be negotiating with the Taliban in Afghanistan, supplying aid to al Qaeda-affiliated "rebel" groups in Syria, and releasing from Gitmo some of the most hardened al Qaeda operatives.  Under the Obama administration, that's exactly what we're doing.  Now we can add another bizarre, and potentially dangerous, unilateral decree from the administration:  Mr. Obama has ordered a change in immigration rules making it easier for so-called "minor" terrorists to gain refugee status and asylum in the United States.

Putin Doesn't Threaten Our National Security, Obama Does.  [Scroll down]  I'll tell you what does concern me: [...] Muslims in the Obama White House — including Arif Alikhan (Deputy Executive Director for Policy in DHS), Mohamed Elibiary (Homeland Security Advisory Council), Rashad Hussain (Special Envoy to the deeply anti-Semitic Organization of the Islamic Conference), Imam Mohamed Magid (Obama's Sharia Law advisor, on loan from the Islamic Society of North America, with its Brotherhood ties) and Eboo Patel (on the Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships).  A Muslim who takes his religion seriously must put loyalty to Dar al-Islam above allegiance to an infidel state.

Obama Sues to Allow Illinois Muslims to Skip Work Without Being Fired.  [A]ccording to the Obama administration, if you are a Muslim in Illinois who signed a contract to work for a company, but you find that you just don't want to do something your boss tells you to do, why, you just don't have to do it.  Oh, and if you are fired for refusing to do the work you contracted to do, why, Obama will sue your employer for you.  This is what has happened in the Land Of Lincoln with the US Government vs the Star Transport trucking company.

Obama is preparing to abandon Afghanistan to its fate.  Don't be fooled.  When President Obama says that America is preparing for the total withdrawal of all American forces from Afghanistan by the end of this year, what he really means is that he has already decided on the total withdrawal of all American forces from Afghanistan by the end of this year.

Obama Threatens To Leave Afghanistan To Taliban, Al-Qaida.  President Obama's strong-arm tactics with Afghanistan underscore an uncomfortable fact:  He wasn't telling the truth five years ago when he said Afghanistan's war, not Iraq's, was the one we needed to be fighting.

FBI Documents Raise Additional Questions about Saudi and al-Aulaqi Connections to 9/11 Attacks.  Letting terrorists off the hook is dangerous, but inviting a terrorist to dine at the Pentagon is downright dangerous and bizarre.  But that's exactly what happened when Anwar al-Aulaqi, the American-born terrorist ultimately assassinated by President Obama, was asked to speak at a Pentagon luncheon.  The more we learn about what the government knew about al-Aulaqi, the more curious we become as to why this man was courted by those entrusted with our national security.

John Kerry Visits Mega-Mosque, Proclaims that All Religions Essentially are the Same.  Who died and made John Kerry an Islamic scholar?

Obama pledges $1B in loan guarantees to Jordan.  President Obama pledged $1 billion in loan guarantees for Jordan, a Middle East ally that is dealing with a flood of Syrian refugees who have crossed the border.  The president made the loan guarantee commitment during a meeting Friday evening [2/14/2014] with Jordan's King Abdullah II at Sunnylands, the Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage, Calif.  Obama also extended an aid package for the country for five years.

The Pentagon's Bow to Islamic Extremism.  "Caving to pressure from Muslim groups, the Pentagon has relaxed uniform rules to allow Islamic beards, turbans and hijabs.  It's a major win for political correctness and a big loss for military unit cohesion," said a recent report.  This new relaxation of rules for Muslims comes at a time when the FBI is tracking more than 100 suspected jihadi-infiltrators of the U.S. military.  Just last month, Craig Benedict Baxam, a former Army soldier and convert to Islam, was sentenced to seven years in prison due to his al-Qaeda/jihadi activities.

Muslim Brotherhood Leader Meets Obama in White House.  A senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood was recently hosted at the White House for a meeting with President Barack Obama, prompting an outcry from critics of the global Islamist organization.  Anas Altikriti, a top British lobbyist for the Muslim Brotherhood whose father heads Iraq's Muslim Brotherhood party, recently met with the president and Vice President Joe Biden as part of a delegation discussing problems in Iraq.

Mulsim Brotherhood in the Oval Office.  The MB ultimately would like to eliminate all the Christians, all the Jews, and all the Buddhists, all the Hindus; every single infidel on the planet, while establishing a Global Caliphate run by, of course, the Muslim Brotherhood.

Obama admin unilaterally changes law to allow immigrants with 'limited' terror contact into US.  The Obama administration has issued new exemptions to a law that bars certain asylum-seekers and refugees who provided "limited material support" to terrorists who are believed to pose no threat from the U.S.  The Department of Homeland Security and the State Department published the new exemptions Wednesday in the Federal Register to narrow a ban in the Immigration and Nationality Act excluding refugees and asylum seekers who had provided limited material support, no matter how minor, to terrorists.

Report: Obama heading to Saudi Arabia.  President Obama is planning a trip to Saudi Arabia to repair badly frayed ties with one of America's key allies in the Middle East, The Wall Street Journal reports.  Obama will visit the kingdom in March for a meeting with King Abdullah, the Journal reports, citing Arab officials.  The White House declined to comment.

Report: Malik Obama, the President's Brother, Funds Hamas.  On Tuesday we noted that Malik Obama is President Barack Obama's half-brother, but the two are very close.  Malik Obama was best man at the future president's wedding, and has visited the White House during the Obama years.  We also reported that Malik Obama posted a photograph of himself on the Barack H. Obama Foundation website in which he is wearing a scarf emblazoned with calls for Muslims to destroy Israel.  Wearing a scarf is by no means the full extent of evidence that Malik Obama is anti Israel and supports its destruction.  According to anti-terrorism activist Walid Shoebat, Malik Obama raises money through an Islamic charity organization, and uses that money to support Hamas.

Did D'Souza Hit a Nerve?  How does one connect these dots?
  (1)  Obama backs offshore drilling in Brazil but not the US
  (2)  The Gulf oil spill is used as an occasion to lecture the US on the evils of our fossil fuel consumption.
  (3)  Obama backs a 100 million dollar mosque near Ground Zero but turns a blind eye to the prohibition in many Arab countries against building any new churches.
  (4)  Supports the release of the Lockerbie bomber but incarcerates the producer of an anti-Mohamed film.
  (5)  NASA Chief Charles Bolden announced that from now on the primary mission of America's space agency would be to improve relations with the Muslim world.
Penance?  Penance for past colonial exploitation?

Pentagon, McDonald's Capitulate To Sharia Law.  Caving to pressure from Muslim groups, the Pentagon has relaxed uniform rules to allow Islamic beards, turbans and hijabs.  It's a major win for political correctness and a big loss for military unit cohesion.

First-Class Islam: Eric Holder Puts Muslims Above Terror Suspicion.  From 2008 to 2011, I was a guest lecturer at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (the primary DHS training facility, located in coastal Georgia) and at Joint Special Operations University (which brings foreign officers to learn of U.S. irregular warfare, located in Tampa).  At both venues I was asked to lecture on the history of terrorism. [...] Only 14 of the 44 PowerPoint screens in my presentation dealt with Islamic terrorism, although several of those actually mitigated against the concept.  Nonetheless, in June 2009 I was told that I could no longer lecture at FLETC, because the edict had come down from the new Obama administration that "no trainer who uses the term 'jihad' shall henceforth be used."

Obama's Failed Islamist Outreach.  Earlier this month, the president decided to approach the Islamists at the center of the Syrian revolution.  Here's why they spurned his offer of help against Assad.

The Syria mess is Obama's doing.  The terrible fact is that in every situation, in every conflict, Obama supports the jihadists.

Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates Obama Administration.  The radical Muslim Brotherhood is often dismissed in the media as a distant threat.  In fact, this sworn U.S. enemy isn't just overseas.  It's inside the gates of the White House.

Team Obama's 'quiet diplomacy' efforts = public betrayal of Pastor Saeed Abedini.  Jihadists are not impressed by efforts at "reconciliation."  They are not won over by prisoner releases.  They will gladly take our billions of dollars in sanctions relief and use it to enrich their nuclear program.  They do, however, understand the power of rigorous sanctions backed by credible threats of military force.  They do understand the necessity of giving concessions to avoid their own destruction.

Kuwaiti Newspaper: Obama Negotiating with Hezbollah Terrorists.  The Obama administration has entered secret talks with the Hezbollah terrorist group, mediated by Great Britain, according to a report in the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Rai, as relayed by the Jerusalem Post Wednesday [11/27/2013].  The State Department lists Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.  Thirty years ago, Hezbollah bombed a U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, killing 241. [...] The organization is also dedicated to Israel's destruction.

Barack Hussein Obama — Islam's Trojan Horse!  After supplying al Qaeda with arms to overthrow Gaddafi, Obama turns more than a blind eye to al Qaeda's (Ansar al Sharia's) control of Benghazi.  He hires them to provide "security" for our American diplomats in Benghazi after drawing down our own security there.  After the British and the Red Cross leave Benghazi, Obama leaves our Consulate there in the hands of Al Qaeda and, when the attacks of September 11th, 2012 began, Obama beat a hasty retreat from the situation room after 20 minutes and never checked in for an update! [...] When it was over and Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were dead, Obama kept the FBI from entering Benghazi for 3 weeks and, all the while blamed the attacks on a YouTube video critical of Islam!
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$150 million has gone to groups that back anti-American terrorist attacks.  A new investigation has revealed that the U.S. government has paid more than $150 million to groups that fund terror attacks against American soldiers.  The findings have been reported by the Pentagon itself as the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction compiled a list of 43 such companies who are connected to Taliban leaders who have arranged bombs and attacks on American targets.

Security adviser to Obama says U.S. is an 'Islamic country'.  A member of the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council is under fire for tweeting that America is "an Islamic country."  After a Twitter user asked Mohamed Elibiary on Thursday [10/31/2013] to "show me just ONE example of an Islamic country where non Muslims are treated with equality," he responded with the controversial tweet, which was first reported by the Washington Free Beacon:  "America and yes I do consider the United States of America an Islamic country with an Islamically compliant constitution.  Move On!"

Morsi Trial Expected to expose Obama's ties to Muslim Brotherhood.  If former Chief of Egyptian Intelligence Murad Muwafi, can prove Morsi's agreement to the presence of terrorists in Egypt and providing them with protection, he will be executed for the crime of high treason.  Egyptian intelligence had begun spying on and recording the telephone calls of ousted President Morsi after it was discovered that he was leaking information to Palestinian Hamas and jihadi groups in efforts to sabotage the Egyptian Army's efforts to eliminate terrorism in the Sinai Peninsula, mainly the demolition of secret tunnels between Egypt and Gaza, which Hamas was using to smuggle arms, money, drugs and terrorists.

Department of Homeland Security is quietly considering lifting ban on Libyans coming to US.  The Department of Homeland Security is quietly considering lifting a long-standing ban on Libyans coming to the U.S. for training in the aviation and nuclear fields, according to an internal document, raising red flags for lawmakers who say Libya is still a security threat.  "Now, more than ever, we have concerns about terrorist activity in that country," Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told FoxNews.com.  "Now the administration wants to normalize — that's just not acceptable."

Anti-terror rules relaxed to let Libyans get military training in U.S.  The Obama administration has drawn up draft rules that would end a decadeslong ban on Libyans getting military training in the U.S., according to documents obtained by House Republicans who said Thursday [10/24/2013] that it's the wrong move after last year's Benghazi attack.  The administration says relations with Libya have "normalized" over the past two years and that the Libyan government has earned the right to have better access to the U.S., which imposed the ban in 1983 after a wave of terrorist attacks involving Libyans.

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"Access to the U.S." is now a right?  No, it's not.  Military training can be done anywhere in the world.

The Muslim Brotherhood's Man in the White House.  When the State Department announced early in October that it was cutting hundreds of millions in military and other aid to Egypt, it was yet another manifestation of Barack Obama's unstinting support for the Muslim Brotherhood, a support that has already thrown Egypt back into the Russian orbit.  The aid cut was essentially giving the Egyptian people a choice between Muslim Brotherhood rule and economic collapse.  Nothing else could have been expected from Obama, who has been a Brotherhood man from the beginning.  Obama's support for the Brotherhood goes back to the beginning of his presidency.

Morsi Trial destined to lay bare Obama's Muslim Brotherhood connections.  After Obama's defeat at the hands of Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and the Egyptians — which he still refuses to admit — Obama continues to punish Egypt and its army.  In Obama's failure to avoid an economic crisis in America, how is it he has time for War Games in Egypt?  Obama should be truly worried about how the trail of ousted President Mohammad Morsi will lead to the truth coming out on his relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood and their common goals.

Rand Paul: Aid fueling 'war on Christianity'.  Sen. Rand Paul on Friday detailed his opposition to sending foreign aid to many places in the Middle East, arguing that doing so will fuel a "worldwide war on Christianity."  "We are now arming Islamic rebels who are allied with Al Qaeda that attacked us on 9/11," Paul (R-Ky.) said, speaking to the Values Voter Summit.  "Does that make any sense at all?  American tax dollars should never be spent to prop up a war on Christianity.  But that's what's happening now across the globe."

The Muslim Brotherhood President.  The State Department announced Wednesday [10/9/2013] that it was cutting hundreds of millions in military and other aid to Egypt, and make no mistake:  this was not a government shutdown move.  This was the President of the United States blackmailing a sovereign state to force it to restore the Muslim Brotherhood government he favors.

Al-Shabaab and Obama's Family Push For Islamic Kenya.  Both the al-Shabaab terrorists and the Obama family want the nation of Kenya to be under Sharia code.  Al-Arab wrote that Obama's cousin, Musa Obama, "studied Sharia in Medina" and has called "upon the Arab and Islamic states to put more effort toward aiding the Kenyan Muslim brethren, especially since there is much support coming from Western nations and Western churches."

First the Mall, Now the Church.  ABC News reports that 43 people have died in a suicide bombing attack on a church in Pakistan. [...] Since only a little over 1% of the population in that region is still Christian there isn't a whole lot of design margin left among the holdouts.  They are going to be wiped out.  Not that the administration has proved very sensitive on the issue of ethnic cleansing without a lobby to plead on their behalf.  The administration's effort to reach out to the Muslim community has proved so successful one wonders Who's On First.  Or who employs whom.

Islam Needs an Intervention.  This real Islamophobia has been the pathetic stance of our government and military since 9/11, made worse by the delusions of Barack Obama.  Of course it has failed.  How could it possibly succeed when it is fundamentally dishonest?

National Park Service produces videos praising Islam.  A series of videos produced for the National Park Service shows American Muslim students blaming hatred against their faith on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.  The videos also promoted Islam as a pioneer in women's rights and addressed a "general ignorance about what Islam is."  "Islam within itself, Islam itself means peace," the government video states.  "Islam brings nothing but peace if you truly look into it."  The video was posted on the website for the Women's Rights National Historical Park.  It was filmed at the AnNur Islamic School in Schenectady, N.Y. by a National Park Service intern.

Where Women's Rights, Islam, and Nature Collide.  Did you know that the National Park Service (NPS) is now in the business of promoting Islam?  Or more specifically, promoting the wonder that is women's rights under sharia law? [...] So what does the park service have to do with women's rights?  And why in the world is the park service shilling for Islam?

Our Government's Propaganda Isn't Even Subtle Any More.  Tolerance of diverse groups isn't enough.  We must love all the diverse groups too, even if we have to lie to ourselves to do it.  The National Parks Service is making videos to indoctrinate us on that very issue.  The video below pimps out children to extoll the virtues of Islam, particularly their support of women's rights.  You heard me.  Islam promotes women's rights.  According to the girls in the video, Islam gives women their rights and they have 'equity' as a result — not equality, equity.

If you believe Islam promotes women's rights and/or equality, you should visit this page.

The Obama Mythology Has Been Shattered.  Poor Jay Carney.  In the wake of this debacle he's trying to recreate the mythic Obama — the post-ideological, objective, empirically driven statesman who would, through "smart diplomacy," open an exciting new chapter in relations with the Arab and Islamic world.  It was all a mirage; and all the world now knows it was a mirage.

President Barack Obama Defender of the Muslim Faith.  [Scroll down]  In short, Obama is clearing the path to supply arms to the same terrorist group that killed almost 3,000 innocent souls on 9/11.  Ever since his November 4, 2008 rockstar-like election, my friend Sarge and I have somewhat naively been waiting for Obama, whose father changed his name from 'Baraka' to the more Christian-sounding 'Barack', to own up to being Muslim.  We were waiting patiently for an announcement something along the lines of:  "I am reverting back to the religion of my forbears".

Lois Lerner + Malik Obama = White House IRS Scandal.  Whenever the subject of Malik Obama's ties to the government of Sudan comes up — via his role as Executive Secretary of the Islamic Da'wa Organization (Muslim Brotherhood) — there are always detractors who say it's guilt by association.  Just because the President's half-brother works for a terrorist regime doesn't mean the President is guilty, they say, before attempting to move on.  Not so fast.

Muslim Brotherhood supporter gets Homeland Security promotion.  A controversial Homeland Security advisor who was recently promoted to senior fellow is a self-declared Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and Mohamed Morsi supporter.  Mohamed Elibiary, who was appointed to the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council by then-Secretary Janet Napolitano in 2010, tweeted Thursday [9/12/2013] that his appointment was renewed and his position elevated.

Our Never Ending Obama Nightmare.  In Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, an ally of America, was abandoned by President Obama, even though he kept the peace for 30 years. The result of our abandonment was that the Muslim Brotherhood, a terrorist organization, assumed power and shredded the country's constitution.  The Egyptian military with the support of millions of Egyptians have reasserted power, but no thanks to the Obama administration, who remained on the sidelines.

Putin the Peacemaker vs. Obama the Warmonger.  President Obama has now sabotaged four decades of stability in the Middle East. [...] In the strangest twist of history, it is Obama the radical leftist who is now acting as the destabilizing warmonger in the Middle East, while Vladimir Putin may be emerging as a stabilizing peacemaker.  Nobody can figure out whether Obama is the most hapless bumbler in history, or whether there is some sinister purpose behind it all.  It could be both.

Persecution on Our Road to Damascus.  The President's confused and confusing speech this week raised more questions than it answered.  One of the most important questions isn't even being asked by our foreign policy elites:  Why should the U.S. back the Syrian rebels who are slaughtering Christians in that war-racked country?  Why should any American Christian support going to war for these rebels in Syria?  Until the Russians threw Mr. Obama a lifeline, we were preparing to align ourselves with persecutors of Christians in that country's civil war.

Welcome to the 'United States of al-Qaeda'.  Is it possible that the 50 CIA-trained 'soldiers' sneaking across the Syrian border today are members of Obama's Civilian National Security Force in military disguise?  With only 29.5 percent of American population approval, would any sincerely patriotic soldier now in the US Military follow the orders of a commander in chief who would send them to fight side-by-side with al-Qaeda?

"My Administration is Proud to be Your Partner", Obama Tells Muslim Brotherhood Pro-Hamas Group.  Obama taped a statement congratulating ISNA, an unindicted co-conspirator in the Hamas Holy Land funding case, on its anniversary, telling the Muslim Brotherhood terror-linked front group, "My administration is proud to be your partner." [...] Speakers at the terror-linked group's convention that Barack Hussein Obama was praising, include Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Co-Founder of Zaytuna College, and Muslim Brotherhood scion Tariq Ramadan who defended stoning women to death.

President Obama Congratulates American Muslims for ISNA's 50th Anniversary Convention.  President Barack Obama released a video message congratulating American Muslims on the many achievements and contributions they have made to American society from its early history to present day.

Does Obama know he's fighting on al-Qa'ida's side?  If Barack Obama decides to attack the Syrian regime, he has ensured — for the very first time in history — that the United States will be on the same side as al-Qa'ida.  Quite an alliance!

Egyptian Pol: 'Very Strong Perception' Obama Backs Muslim Brotherhood.  Speaking on August 22, the head of Egypt's Social Democratic Party Mohamed Abou El-Ghar said:  "America is losing Egypt... There is a very strong perception that they are supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and they are against other parties."  El-Ghar said this perception began growing when Senator John McCain (R-AZ) met with representatives from the Muslim Brotherhood in February 2012 but would not meet with with representatives from other parties.

Obama's Strange Love Affair with the Muslim Brotherhood.  It's hard to fathom how or why our administration ever thought the Muslim Brotherhood saw democracy as other than a means to an end — and a particularly repellent one at that — in the first place.  It's not as if the MB is subtle.  They have proclaimed who they are since their founding by Hasan al Banna in 1928 and have not wavered in any significant way since in their global jihadist goals.

White House More Pro-Islamist On Egypt Than The Saudis.  The new military government in Egypt that just deposed Islamist rule there isn't Islamic enough for the Obama administration.  But Saudi Arabia, whose constitution is the Koran, is backing it.

Why is Obama "pro-Islamist?"  Here's a clue.

Thank Obama's Ego For The Carnage And Crisis In Egypt.  [After Anwar] Sadat's 1981 assassination his legacy of peace and close ties with the U.S. continued for three decades under his successor, Hosni Mubarak.  Why on earth did Barack Obama want to disturb this too-good-to-be-true state of affairs?  In 2009, his grandiose speech in Cairo apologized for America's historical role in the Middle East and snubbed Mubarak, setting the stage for the Egyptian president's overthrow by the mob.

As Egyptian Churches Are Put To the Torch, Obama's Reputation Goes Up in Flames.  As church after church is put to the torch in Egypt by members of the Muslim Brotherhood and its allies, one of the things that is going up in flames is the reputation of President Obama.  In the past 48 hours alone, some 57 Egyptian churches have been burned to the ground in the Nile valley.  It will not be lost on the Egyptians that Mr. Obama has spent the crisis playing golf at Martha's Vineyard.

It's Official: Obama Has Surpassed Jimmy Carter.  Jimmy Carter infamously declared that America suffered from an "inordinate fear of Communism," but at least, as far as I can recall, he didn't actively promote or side with Communist movements.  Today Communism has collapsed, and America's number one enemy is the Muslim Brotherhood, progenitor of al Qaeda, Hamas and other terrorist groups.  Barack Obama not only tolerates the Brotherhood — [...] — but, for reasons that remain unfathomable, he has generally supported it.

Reaping What Obama's Sown in Egypt.  President Obama continues to offer his blessings to the theocratic totalitarians of the Muslim Brotherhood as they spill blood on Egyptian streets in an effort to restore Mohamed Morsi to power.  Our terrorist-supporting president has the gall to scold the military, the most stable, trusted institution in Egypt, while his Islamofascist allies burn scores of Coptic churches in the region where Christianity began more than six centuries before the birth of Mohammed.

State Dept. 'Wanted Dead or Alive' Posters for Islamic Civil War.  In Iraq the slaughter of innocents is worth a $10-million bounty.  When it happens in Fort Hood, it's called 'Workplace violence".

Obama's Hypocrisy on Gays.  [Scroll down]  Obama audaciously declared of Russia:  "I have no patience for countries that try to treat gays or lesbians or transgender persons in ways that intimidate them or are harmful to them."  Really?  Russia is not mutilating and executing gays the way Muslim regimes do under the Sharia.  And Obama supports most vicious anti-gay regimes in the world.  The gay community should be disgusted by such political exploitation.  The Muslim Brotherhood's genocidal position on homosexuality is quite clear.  Where is Obama's condemnation?

The Continuing Brutal Legacy of the Religion of Peace.  As Barack Hussein Obama enjoys his vacation, he should ponder the brutality of Muslims against so many groups in the world, including other Muslims.  Instead of his fawning at the recent White House iftar dinner, he should remind these co-religionists that their religion defies the imagination for the sheer ferocity against those who dare to resist.

Huma Abedin is the new Alger Hiss.  Even to question whether Abedin has any connections with the [Mulsim] Brotherhood, and whether those connections had any influence over Hillary Clinton's decisions as secretary of State, is to demonstrate that one is a bigot, a racist, an Islamophobe, and a hatemonger, as well as a hysterical paranoiac.

Eid part of US tapestry of traditions: Obama.  Muslims across the US celebrated Eid on the same day to everyone's joy and relief. [...] US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle also sent their warmest greetings to Muslims celebrating Eid Al-Fitr around the world, calling it "part of a great tapestry of America's many traditions."  "Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to Muslims celebrating Eid-Al-Fitr in the United States and around the world," Obama said in his message.

Valerie Jarrett's Father-in-Law Linked to OPEC Funded Islamic Plot to Fund Obama.  One can look to how President Obama has cozied up to the Islamic nations, while shunning the Christian and Jewish faiths. [...] One can look at how President Obama has worked over time to hamper America's ability to explore our own natural resources, like oil, while actively working with the Saudis to up their production, and our imports from the Kingdom, significantly.  One can step back and look at how President Obama has conducted himself in general, as well as his lifelong associations with radicals, and the following story won't be hard to believe at all.

Barack Obama and the theater of the absurd.  For the last week, the Obama Administration has been in overdrive, suddenly engaged in the war on terror that it has denied for the last four and a half years.  Though al-Qaeda was supposedly on the run, diminished or dying out, they have managed to cause us to shut down our embassies throughout the Middle East and completely evacuate our staff in Yemen.

Obama marks end of Ramadan with more Syrian aid.  President Obama on Wednesday announced the U.S. would give an additional $195 million in humanitarian aid to displaced Syrians as a gesture to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of the Muslim holy month.  "Many of us have had the opportunity to break fast with our Muslim friends and colleagues — a tradition that reminds us to be grateful for our blessings and to show compassion to the less fortunate among us, including millions of Syrians who spent Ramadan displaced from their homes, their families, and their loved ones," the president said in a statement.

The Editor asks...
How much money does Obama give away to celebrate Christmas or Easter?

Caustic Light on White House's Reaction to a Terrorist Threat.  The Obama administration's decision to evacuate so many diplomats on such short notice — however justified by the seriousness of the threat — has upset some of its foreign partners, who say the gesture contributes to a sense of panic and perceived weakness that plays into the hands of the United States' enemies, and impedes their efforts to engage with people in their countries.  Some American officials have also said they believe the administration overreacted, in large part because of the political fallout from the attack last year on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi [...]

Now Obama [is] Offering Amnesty To Terrorists, Too.  As President Obama locks down U.S. embassies across the Muslim world in response to terrorist threats, he's giving thousands of terrorists amnesty in Afghanistan.  Buried inside a lengthy unclassified report released last week by the Pentagon is a description of something called the Afghan Peace and Reintegration Program, through which the administration started to pay terrorists to walk off the battlefield.

State Department Sits Down with Muslim Brotherhood.  The Muslim Brotherhood announced that it held a meeting with an American delegation on Saturday [8/3/2013], including the U.S. ambassador reviled among the Tamarod movement for cozying up with the Islamists.

On Closed Embassies, the Worldwide Travel Alert, and Wimpitude.  Don't know about you, but I find this pre-emptive cringing unworthy of a great country, even humiliating.  Why do we allow a bunch of extremist thugs to close us down, rather than the reverse?  For what purpose to we pay for the world's best military and largest intelligence services if not to protect ourselves from this sort of threat?

The Editor says...
Why is the U.S. so soft on terrorists and such a cowardly pushover when terrorists huff and puff?  It makes no sense — unless Obama himself is a Muslim, and then it makes perfect sense.

Under Sequester, U.S. Giving Islamists $500 Million.  The sequester has "cost jobs," says President Obama, and "gutted investments in education and science and medical research."  But somehow he's earmarked $500 million for Hamas terrorists.

Obama: 'Throughout Our History, Islam Has Contributed to the Character of Our Country'.  President Obama welcomed dozens of ambassadors and a handful of lawmakers to last night's [7/25/2013] iftar dinner at the White House to break the day's Ramadan fast by saying "throughout our history, Islam has contributed to the character of our country."

Obama Hosts Iftar Dinner for Muslims at White House.  President Barack Obama praised the accomplishments of Muslims in America at his fifth annual Iftar dinner.  The event was hosted at the White House Thursday [7/25/2013].  Iftar is an observance of the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan.  The president praised Muslim entrepreneurs, innovators, and pioneers for their contributions to America.

The Editor asks...
When has Mr. Obama ever hosted an Easter dinner?  Who are the great Muslim innovators, and what have they created?

Obama celebrates Ramadan: 'Islam has contributed to the character' of US.  President Obama late Thursday [7/25/2013] celebrated Ramadan with a traditional dinner in the State Dining Room, saying that throughout the nation's history, "Islam has contributed to the character of our country."  In remarks before the Iftar dinner, eaten by Muslims after sunset to end the day of fasting, Obama quoted from the Koran, according to a White House pool report.  "As the Koran teaches, whoever does an atom's weight of good will see its results."  "Muslim-Americans and their good works have helped to build our nation, and we've seen the results," he added.

The Editor says...
Name one Muslim who "helped to build our nation."

US to halt F-16 supplies to Egypt due to 'current situation'.  US President Barack Obama has taken a personal decision to suspend the delivery of F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, claiming it is no longer "appropriate" following the toppling Mohamed Morsi's government.  "Given the current situation in Egypt, we do not believe it is appropriate to move forward at this time with the delivery of F-16s," Pentagon spokesman George Little said in a statement.  Little said that Obama had been unanimously supported by his security team.  Four fighter jets were to be delivered to Egypt this week as part of the $1.3 billion military assistance package for the country.

Obama's propped up Muslim Brotherhood Bosom Buddy Out!  The outcome of what may have been the largest pro-democracy demonstrations in human history has shown President Barack Hussein Obama for what he really is:  a Muslim Brotherhood-advocating failure.  With Obama's $250 million March 2013 gift still in his pocket; the 12 F-16s already delivered this year, with the promise of another eight by the end of the year, and 200 (count 'em) Abrams tanks, Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is under house arrest.

Egypt's Dangerous Turmoil Is Ultimately Obama's Doing.  In demonstrations against Hosni Mubarak in 2011, President Obama insisted our imperfect ally had to go.  Now that Egyptians want his disastrous Islamist replacement removed, the U.S. stands by its man.

Another Fine Mess Obama's Gotten Us Into In Mideast.  Is it too late, Mr. President, to get a refund on the billions in aid you gave the Islamist thugs in Egypt?  How about the F-16s and Abrams tanks you sent?  It's now painfully obvious you invested in the wrong regime.

Obama hails Muslim holiday as symbol of tolerance for other faiths.  [Quoting Barack Hussein Obama:]  I have been honored to host an iftar dinner at the White House each of the past four years, and this year I look forward to welcoming Muslim Americans who are contributing to our country as entrepreneurs, activists and artists.  I wish Muslims across America and around the world a month blessed with the joys of family, peace and understanding.  Ramadan Kareem.

When is Obama so enthusiastically effusive about Christianity?
Obama: Ramadan Time to 'Celebrate the Principles That Bind People of Different Faiths'.  Happy Ramadan from President Obama.

Obama Demands Peaceful Surrender to Brotherhood.  Barack Obama's administration is the best American friend the global caliphate movement has ever had.  Obama, a notorious backstabber of accomplices who have outlived their usefulness, is now demonstrating that he is capable of steadfast comradeship when his heart is in it, responding to the mass uprising and military coup that has toppled Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood regime by demanding that the Brotherhood be allowed to participate in whatever form of government comes next.

When is a coup not a coup? With $1.5bn on the line.  In Through the Looking Glass, Humpty tells Alice:  "When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less."  The White House press secretary, Jay Carney, doesn't have that luxury.  If he called the Egyptian military's intervention in the democratic process a "coup", it would clearly mean the huge amount of aid the US gives to Egypt would have to be cut off.

Kerry, White House Try to Beat Back Belief That They're Rooting for Muslim Brotherhood.  Three days after the ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, Secretary of State John Kerry finally spoke about the revolution in a late Saturday night statement — in an effort to beat back widespread sentiment that the U.S. backed and continues to support the Muslim Brotherhood.

Obama says U.S. is not aligned with any Egyptian party: White House.  President Barack Obama condemned the violence in Egypt on Saturday [7/6/2013] and said that the United States was not working with any particular Egyptian political party or group as the country reels from a military takeover.

Sheikh who OK'd killing Americans in Iraq gets White House reception.  Steve Emerson and John Rossomando of the Investigative Project reported last night that Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah, vice president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), was received by senior Obama administration officials in the White House on June 13.

Obama to Egyptian Christians: Don't Protest the Brotherhood.  As Egyptians of all factions prepare to demonstrate in mass against the Muslim Brotherhood and President Morsi's rule on June 30, the latter has been trying to reduce their numbers, which some predict will be in the millions and eclipse the Tahrir protests that earlier ousted Mubarak.  Among other influential Egyptians, Morsi recently called on Coptic Christian Pope Tawadros II to urge his flock, Egypt's millions of Christians, not to join the June 30 protests.

As Egypt unravels, Team Obama increases support for Muslim Brotherhood.  Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood president, Mohammed Morsi made international headlines this week as he appointed Adel Al Khayat as governor of Luxor, an ancient Egyptian city that is key tourist destination.  The problem with Mr. Khayat?  He just happens to lead the "political" arm of a terrorist organization that massacred tourists in Luxor in 1997.  The details of the attack are beyond grisly, with many of the dead disemboweled and notes "praising Islam" placed inside their mutilated bodies.

Obama announces extra $300 million in aid for Syrians, refugees.  The U.S. is to give more than $300 million in additional "life-saving humanitarian assistance" to Syrians caught up in the country's civil war, Barack Obama has announced, taking the total amount given since the conflict began to nearly $815 million.

The Editor asks...
Can Mr. Obama generate $300 million dollars just by announcing it, and then spend it on whatever he pleases?  What part of the Constitution authorizes such a thing?

The New American Enemies List.  The CIA and FBI knew of the suspicious activity of the Boston bombers, of Major Hasan, and of Anwar al-Awlaki.  And they did nothing to preempt their violence.  The FBI is said to be carefully avoiding monitoring mosques, although all of the above terrorists were known by many fellow Muslim worshipers to be either disturbed or extremist or both.

The False Excuse of National Security.  [Scroll down]  So why are we giving billions, and F-16s, to our enemies?  In May, Obama's Secretary of State John Kerry sent yet another $1.3 billion in aid to Egypt, now controlled by the Islamic Jihadi Muslim Brotherhood, by waiving Egypt's failure to meet standards in the law.  To get aid, Egypt must show progress toward democracy and civil rights.  Kerry waived the requirement.  (These payments seem like "tribute" paid to a dominant Muslim Caliphate to buy temporary peace.)

Obama's Multiplying Foreign Policy Failures.  Just yesterday [6/13/2013] the Obama administration admitted what our allies have long said — that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons against opposition forces.

'Arrest Obama when he visits'.  The Muslim Lawyers Association in Johannesburg wants US President Barack Obama arrested and tried for war crimes when he arrives in South Africa on June 29.  It submitted a 600-plus page document to the Office of the National Director of Public Prosecutions on Friday [6/14/2013] asking for an investigation into Obama's involvement in the Middle East.

Obama's Snooping Excludes Mosques, Missed Boston Bombers.  The White House assures that tracking our every phone call and keystroke is to stop terrorists, and yet it won't snoop in mosques, where the terrorists are.  That's right, the government's sweeping surveillance of our most private communications excludes the jihad factories where homegrown terrorists are radicalized.  Since October 2011, mosques have been off-limits to FBI agents.  No more surveillance or undercover string operations without high-level approval from a special oversight body at the Justice Department dubbed the Sensitive Operations Review Committee.  Who makes up this body, and how do they decide requests?  Nobody knows; the names of the chairman, members and staff are kept secret.

Report Details U.S. Government's 'Disastrous Muslim Outreach'.  A new report documents the failures of Muslim outreach conducted by the U.S. government before and after the Sept. 11 attacks, faulting both Republican and Democrat administrations for reaching out to known terrorist funders and leaders.  Published by the Israel-based Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center by Patrick Poole, a counterterrorism consultant and investigative reporter, the 14,000-word exposé details the federal government's "long-standing policy of engaging extremists."  Among the many examples, Poole cites government leaders inviting radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki to the Pentagon, just months after one of his spiritual disciples had flown a plane into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

The Not-So-Veiled Threat to Non-Muslims in Tennessee.  The attempted snow job by the American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) of Tennessee which sponsored the joint Department of Justice/FBI event, "Public Disclosure in a Diverse Society," Tuesday night in Manchester, Tennessee, did not work with the 2,000 attendees. [...] A well-informed crowd responded with calls of "taqiyyah" when members of AMAC, a group that bills itself as "a bridge between the Muslim community and law enforcement," touted Muslim contributions to U.S. society and their dedication to upholding American values.

U.S. Gives Saudi Airlines 'Unrestricted' Access to American Skies.  The United States and Saudi Arabia have signed an Open Skies agreement that will "permit unrestricted air service by the airlines of both countries between and beyond the other's territory."  The agreement means Saudi airlines may fly from any point in the kingdom to any point in the United States, and that U.S. airlines may fly from any point here to any airport in Saudi Arabia.

FBI Purged Training Materials Deemed 'Offensive' to Muslims by the Professionally Offended.  According to Judicial Watch, it has obtained documents that show the Federal Bureau of Investigations intentionally blinding itself.

Obama's Years of Collaboration with Terror Supporters.  As the Obama administration seeks to move beyond a welter of scandals, a new report by investigative journalist Patrick Poole reveals that the frenzy isn't quite over yet.  On top of the IRS's targeting of conservatives, the DOJ's seizure of reporters' phone records and the coverup surrounding the murder of four Americans in Benghazi, the White House's years-long collaboration with supporters of terrorism is finally getting the scrutiny it deserves.

US Attorney Bill Killian: Posting Something Mean About Muslims on Social Media Might Be a Criminal Action Under Federal Civil Rights Laws.  The First Amendment served us well for a time, but now it's outdated.  Remember reading that England had arrested a guy for anti-Muslim Twitter postings in the aftermath of the Woolrich slaughter?  And remember thinking, "Well, this is America, that can't happen here"?  Oh yes it can.  Obama's Attorney for the Eastern district of Tennessee wants you to know that if you say something untoward about Muslims, the Federal government may imprison you.

Make Room for Islamistgate: the Obama Administration's New Scandal.  Up to now the Obama Administration has faced three big scandals — the IRS, the bugging of AP and Fox, and Benghazi.  And now here is scandal Number 4:  For the last four years the Obama Administration has conducted a major "outreach" program to Islamic groups in the United States and in the Middle East.  Patrick Poole has been investigating this project and in a comprehensive article now presents the full scoop and scope of what's been going on.

DOJ: Watch what you say about Muslims on social media.  How many civil-rights prosecutions are currently in progress against Muslims who say inflammatory things on social media? [...] This is also the same government that flagrantly abused the power of the Internal Revenue Service, and other agencies, to oppress political dissidents.  There are a lot of Tea Party groups who wish the only thing they had to fear from Democrat politicians is offensive Facebook chatter.  No one in this government seems terribly concerned about protecting their hurt feelings, or encouraging the rest of the American public to treat them with dignity and respect.

DoJ places a chill on criticism of Islam.  By "spreading information considered inflammatory against Muslims" — even if it's true — you could violate the civil rights act and be subject to prosecution.  We all know that this new ruling will target those considered to be "blasphemers" against Islam.  Muslims here and around the world have been after western governments to enforce their idea of blasphemy and to punish those who speak out against Islam.

Barack Obama: Don't say 'Islamic terrorism'!  'Words that Work,' produced by the State Department's Counterterrorism Communications Center, found that Islam and terrorism are not linked.  So that's official! Islamism or militant Islam and terrorism are not linked either.  There is absolutely no connection whatsoever between Islam, in any of its forms, and terrorism.  The only thing that is linked to terrorism are various 'death cults' or 'sects'.  This is now the truth according to Barack Obama too.  Obama ordered a revision of America's National Security Strategy, around three years ago, so as to erase all possible connections between Islam and terrorism.  That is, between Islam and anything violent.  This is thought control.  It's all really about words; not about realities or actions.

Obama FBI leaking information to terror-linked CAIR?  This is what happens when the FBI refuses to present a coherent story on how an interviewee is shot dead and when agents leak to terror-linked Muslim groups.

Barack Obama, George Orwell, and Terror.  Lying can be a conscious choice or an accidental habit.  The leader "Big Brother" did it all the time in 1984, but lying can also come from sloppy language.  President Obama and his team use euphemisms to describe Arab-Islamic terror.  Fort Hood was "workplace violence," Detroit a "lone gunman."  Obama and his staff got so wrapped up in "politically correct" and factually wrong syntax that they could not see the truth even when it bit them in the leg in Benghazi.  Their own discourse trapped them in a policy of inaction and clumsy cover-up.

Muslim Advocates Urge Reduced FBI Anti-jihad Role.  Politically influential Muslim activists are pushing to reduce the FBI's role in countering Islamic terrorism and are seeking greater federal reliance on hard-line orthodox Imams.  The White House's "Countering Violent Extremism" program "did not produce the results a lot of us were hopeful ... [and] kind of collapsed towards the end of last year," complained Mohamed Elibiary, a Texas-based advocate who was appointed to the Homeland Security Advisory Council.

State Department Denies Libya Weapons Buyback program Exists.  Gunrunning from Libya into Syria is a violation of international law.  Furthermore, one has to ask how arming rebels in Syria would serve America's interests because it doesn't.  Just like it didn't serve America's interest in Egypt or Libya where the Muslim Brotherhood has steadily gotten or is gaining power.  Arms running would also explain why the Obama-Clinton regime gave "stand-down" orders and denied providing any help to Americans in peril.

Whose side is he on?
Obama Administration Calls for the 'Human Rights' of Jihadi Murderers.  It's well known that whenever jihadis attack and slaughter innocent people — especially Christians — the Obama administration tries to ignore or whitewash.  Lesser known, however, is that whenever foriegn governments try to subdue the jihadis, the Obama administration objects and calls for the "human rights" of the terrorists.

Terrorists given new identities allowed to board commercial flights, IG report finds.  An investigation of the Justice Department's witness protection program uncovered glaring security problems that allowed terrorists who had been given new identities after cooperating with U.S. prosecutors to board commercial flights in the United States.  In some cases, suspects whose names were on federal watch lists that were meant to keep them off commercial aircraft were nevertheless able to board flights because the Justice Department had failed to add their new, government-issued identities to counterterrorism databases.

Homeland Security guidelines advise deference to pro-sharia Muslim supremacists.  The Department of Homeland Security, which under Secretary Janet Napolitano has shown a keen interest in monitoring and warning about outspoken conservatives, takes a very different approach in monitoring political Islamists, according to a 2011 memo on protecting the free speech rights of pro-Shariah Muslim supremacists.

Obamites Must Stop Mollycoddling Islamists.  Was the FBI's failure to track Tamarlan Tsarnaev a matter not just of bad luck or incompetence, but actually the result of outlandish policy choices by the Obama administration? [...] That's the only explanation I can imagine for not continuing surveillance of somebody who had been reported by a foreign government to have extremist ties, whose public electronic communications were full of Islamic rage and jihadist sympathies, who attended an Islamic religious center with extremist ties, who had been detained for anger issues (abusing his girlfriend) — and who, quite strangely, showed no visible distress about the murder of a good friend.

How Obama Betrayed America.  Far from shouldering his responsibility as the commander-in-chief of America's global War on Terror and embracing it as this generation's equivalent of the Cold War, Obama showed his distaste for the entire enterprise by dropping the term "War on Terror" and replacing it with an Orwellian phrase — "overseas contingency operations."  Minimizing the Islamist threat to the United States is not an oversight of the Obama administration; that is its policy.

Air Force Recruits Chaplains From Muslim Brotherhood Front Group.  The U.S. Air Force has confirmed to The Clarion Project that it paid nearly $5,000 for advertisements in the magazine of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorism-financing trial that was also labeled a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity by the government.  The Air Force said it would continue to consider paying ISNA for ads.

Whose Side Is he On?  Obama has never been a president for all of the American people.  From the very beginning of his Regime, he immediately set out to divide Americans and pit us against each other.  He is a president who has been working to demoralize, discourage and defeat a large percentage of us.  For the first time in our lives, we know we have a president who is not on our side.

Can a President Who Has Promised to 'Stand with the Muslims' Protect Americans?  The negative implications of Obama's time in office will be felt for decades, but one thing is clear.  The U.S. President who does not recognize America's exceptionalism and who has promised to stand with Muslims has been unable to keep Americans safe from Islamic terror — both at home and abroad.

The 'Public Safety' Follies.  It has now been reported by Fox's Megyn Kelly that the FBI's interrogation of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was short-circuited when the Justice Department arranged for him to be given a presentment hearing in the hospital.  In point of fact, it was not the hearing that caused the suspension of vital intelligence-gathering.  It was the Obama Justice Department's decision over the weekend immediately to file a criminal charge against Tsarnaev.

The Price of Obama's Islamophilia.  The father of the jihadist who tried to blow up a plane over Detroit in 2009 went to a CIA office in Africa and announced to anyone who cared to listen that his son was a threat to the U.S.  No one did.  Major Nidal Hasan, the jihadist who shot up Fort Hood, spared American intelligence even that minor step of dot-connecting.  He held public presentations on his hatred of America and sympathy for suicide bombers.  The soldiers in the audience politely listened, not wanting to risk demotion or open themselves up to scoldings from their PC overlords.  Some of Hasan's colleagues even thought he had the makings of a thoughtful adviser to the government on Islamic affairs.

Syrian rebels announce plans to implement Sharia; U.S. gives them $123 million more in aid.  What is a "moderate form" of Sharia?  Wherever Sharia is implemented, it is markedly similar in form, contrary to the dissembling claims of Islamic supremacist spokesmen in the U.S. like Imam Faisal Rauf and Reza Aslan, who claim that it is so amorphous as to defy characterization.

I Saw Something, So I'm Saying Something.  I've seen Janet Napolitano, Obama's Homeland Security Secretary, refuse to use the term "terrorism" and insist on calling jihad-inspired carnage "man-caused disasters." [...] I've seen Obama's Department of Defense, which prosecutes our War on Man-Caused Disasters, order a complete purge of "anti-Islamic content" from all military training materials. [...] Just this month, I've seen a U.S. Army training instructor teach his military students that "Evangelical Christianity" is the leading movement of dangerous "Religious Extremism," along with "Catholicism" and "Islamophobia."

We Are Not Serious About Stopping Islamic Terror.  Our President praises the public for not being terrorized, then lectures us not to "rush to judgment" about the bombers' motivations and "certainly not about entire groups of people."  Translation:  we're not going to talk about the jihadi war on us.  Hope for the best.  Do not pay attention to the problem of Islamic imperialism.

Obama Years Synonymous With Terrorism.  For someone who goes out of his way to miniaturize the threat from terrorism, terrorism sure seems to dog this president.  When will President Obama face up to this growing evil?

Flashback: FBI Training Manual Purged References to Islamic Terror.  [Scroll down]  However, around the same time the bureau interviewed Tsarnaev, changes in the FBI training manual took place as well.  The FBI's own departmental counter-terrorism analytic lexicon was purged of key words that could reference Islamic terrorism.  Words like Muslim, Islam, Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and sharia were not mentioned once in the FBI's counter-terrorism lexicon afterwards.

Flashback to 2/17/2011:
Obama Administration Opened up Muslim Immigration Floodgates.  President Barack Hussein Obama, in a determination letter to Congress, has announced that he will allow an additional 80,000 immigrants — mostly from Islamic countries — to resettle in the United States during fiscal year 2011.  Mr. Obama says that the increase in Muslim immigrants "is justified by humanitarian concerns or is otherwise in the national interest."

Is Obama Covering Up Saudi Role In Boston Bombings?  Could a Saudi terror cell be behind another major U.S. attack?  And could the Saudi government be trying to sink the investigation?  After 9/11, the Saudi ambassador demanded the evacuation of dozens of Saudi nationals, including bin Laden kin, before the FBI could properly question them.  He got his wish, even though 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis and others had ties to the plot.  Eerily similar high-level intervention is taking place in the Boston bombings case.

More about the Boston bombing.

America will Survive Obama.  [Scroll down]  Now we have a president who confuses slavery and liberty, most obviously in the case of the Islamist Spring, which is certainly not an Arab Spring, since in Syria alone nearly 100,000 Arabs have killed each other by now.  Some Spring!

Obama's Religious Freedom Appointee Involved in Muslim Event Calling for Limits to 1st Amendment.  America's free-speech model is in desperate need of an update, says an American-Muslim human rights activist who recently spoke at an event linked to an Obama administration appointee.  Dr. Qasim Rashid argued that cyber-bullying laws could be used to limit freedom of expression — such as the burning of Korans — in war time.

White House Partners with Muslim Brotherhood Front.  The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a group with Muslim Brotherhood origins and an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror-financing trial, recently toured the White House and met with multiple officials.  According to the group, Paul Monteiro, Associate Director of the Office of Public Engagement, "cited ISNA as his primary means of outreach to the American Muslim community."

Documents Obtained by Judicial Watch Reveal FBI Training Curricula Purged of Material Deemed "Offensive" to Muslims.  Judicial Watch has released hundreds of pages of FBI memos and other documents revealing that, in 2012, the agency purged its anti-terrorism training curricula of material determined by an undisclosed group of "Subject Matter Experts" (SME) to be "offensive" to Muslims.  The excised material included references linking the Muslim Brotherhood to terrorism, tying al Qaeda to the 1993 World Trade Center and Khobar Towers bombings, and suggesting that "young male immigrants of Middle Eastern appearance ... may fit the terrorist profile best."

Obama's Islamist Tilt.  Important overseas populations are drawing the conclusion that the Obama administration is quietly realigning itself in the Middle East, toward the Islamists.

GOP Rolls Over for Obama and Recommends Brennan for CIA Post.  During a press conference in September 2010 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., respected experts, including officials from the Florida Security Council, told reporters that because of Brennan's adherence to the politically-correct orthodoxy that permeates the Obama administration, the U.S. government is being prevented from identifying, understanding and countering radical Muslims and their threat of imposing Shariah law.

Ingrates.  Were it not for a single post at the Weekly Standard, Michelle Obama and John Kerry would have presented the International Women of Courage Award to Samira Ibrahim on Friday afternoon [3/8/2013].  This despite the fact that Ibrahim is a raging anti-Semite and celebrant of 9/11, including the Islamist observation of the anniversary at the American embassy in Cairo this past September.

Sequester Exaggerations Exposed By Egypt Foreign Aid.  What are we to make of the U.S. suddenly finding $250 million to spare for Egypt during a suppsedly devastating sequester?

Brennan Signals 'Our Saudi Partners'.  When President Obama met Saudi King Abdullah in London in 2009, the former bowed low before the latter.  No American president had ever so abased himself before one of the world's most oppressive rulers before.  Now, Mr. Obama has nominated John Brennan to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency. [...] When he spoke of Jerusalem — his "most loved city in the world" — he referred to it first by its Arabic name, al Quds.  Nobody refers to Jerusalem as al Quds unless he wants to send a signal:  "I agree with you."

The 3 Stooges are running the country.  As the new Secretary of State, Kerry is boning up on Islam and has learned that it "is not represented by a lot of jihadists and others," but is, instead, "a beautiful religion." [...] That should be enough to immediately let us know the direction of Kerry's tenure in his new position, a direction wholeheartedly endorsed by President Obama.

What Secretary of State Kerry Doesn't Know About Democracy or Islam... Would Fill a Book.  In contrast to a proper approach, Kerry makes the American system sound like letting the deranged walk the streets as homeless people, babbling incoherently but doing little harm.  Sure, let them cling to their guns and religion while we smart people make all the decisions.  He's merely turning around a traditional left-wing critique of democracy that comes from Herbert Marcuse or Noam Chomsky, of "repressive tolerance."  And that seems to be what Kerry and Obama really believe.

The Islamic cloud over Brennan and Hagel.  [Scroll down]  The report stated that Mr. Brennan was converted to Islam while CIA station chief in Saudi Arabia from 1996 to '99.  Let's be clear:  In America, a man's religion can never be a condition to his holding a government position.  It is protected by both the First Amendment and Article 6 of the Constitution.  Therefore, even if it is true that he converted, Mr. Brennan's religion should not be an issue.  However, [...] what should be an issue was the Saudis' targeted recruitment of Mr. Brennan to the ideology of Islam while he was serving as the CIA station chief in Riyadh.  This was not just a conversion but a political act by a foreign intelligence service.  If verified, this would indicate Mr. Brennan's susceptibility, whether witting or unwitting, to manipulation by a foreign intelligence entity.

The spook who couldn't see the perils of jihad.  John Brennan, President Obama's nominee for CIA director, does not believe we are at war with jihadists because "jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam, meaning to purify oneself or one's community, and there's nothing holy, legitimate, or Islamic about murdering innocent men and women."  On May 26, 2010, speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Mr. Brennan said, "Nor do we describe our enemy as jihadists or Islamists."  That is Mr. Brennan's view, but how about the view of the Islamist enemies who are fighting us?

No, Mr President, the war against al-Qaeda is far from won.  There are times, such as last night's State of the Union address, when I think President Barack Obama has taken leave of reality.  How he can claim, when half the Arab world is being overrun by Islamist militants, that al-Qaeda is now a shadow of its former self is beyond comprehension.

The next Director of the CIA calls Jerusalem... "Al Quds".  Aside from his hippy past, and his horrible, obsequious Arabic, the thing that made me most uncomfortable about Brennan's whole paean to Islam is the fact that he said "Palestine" twice and never said Israel, and when he finally felt compelled to say Jerusalem, after saying "Al Quds" twice he sounded like he was either going to spit or apologize for mentioning the word Jerusalem in the presence of his audience.

Emerson, IPT Expose Brennan Letter: FBI Training 'Substandard and Offensive' to Muslims.  Steven Emerson and the Investigative Project on Terrorism have revealed that on Oct. 19, 2011, Muslim Advocates President and Executive Director Farhana Khera sent a letter to Chief Counterterrorism Advisor John Brennan, listing numerous Islamic-based grievances against the FBI.  On Nov. 3, 2011, Brennan capitulated and began a fundamental change of FBI practices.

Barack Obama's choice for CIA chief 'converted to Islam' former FBI agent claims.  The incoming head of the CIA converted to Islam while working as a station chief in Saudi Arabia in the 1990s, a former FBI agent has claimed.  John Guandolo, who retired from the FBI in 2008, said in a radio interview that John Brennan — who has been nominated by Barack Obama as the new director of the CIA — visited the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina accompanied by Saudi officials who may have persuaded him to convert.

Obama calls al-Qaida 'shadow of former self'.  President Barack Obama says al-Qaida is a "shadow of its former self," and does not pose the kind of threat to America that requires tens of thousands of U.S. troops to fight abroad.

The Obama Vacuum.  Obama's desire to disengage from the Middle East was driven at first by his politically useful cartoon version of Bush's Iraq, a "quagmire" that he wished to avoid at all costs.  But now, at the beginning of his second term, Obama seems to fear U.S. intervention of any kind.

Why Is Obama Clinging to the Brotherhood?  The Obama administration, which has been bragging to the press about Egypt being one of its foreign policy accomplishments, is standing aloof from a situation that the head of the Egyptian military said had brought the country to the edge of collapse.  While the president may pride himself for helping to hasten the end of the Mubarak dictatorship and pressured the country's military not to interfere with the Brotherhood's drive to take control of the country, he seemed to have gone silent just at the moment when the secular opposition there needs him to speak up.  Why?

Hillary Clinton's Legacy.  What responsibility did Mrs. Clinton have for the serial Team Obama decisions that helped bring the Muslim Brotherhood to power in Egypt?  Is she concerned that, by so doing, Islamists determined not only to foster hatred for Israel but to pursue its destruction are now in a position to try again, for the first time since 1973?  How does Mrs. Clinton justify, under such circumstances, sending to the Egyptian military additional U.S.-made fighter planes and tanks — weapons whose use, as a practical matter, can only be for waging war against the Israelis?

When you arm Islamists, you become a willing participant in your own undoing.
Apes, Pigs, and F-16s.  When Morsi fulminates that Muslims "must not forget to nurse our children and grandchildren on hatred towards those Zionists and Jews, and all those who support them," he is taking his cues straight from the Koran.  Or rather, from the Holy Koran, as "progressive" American politicians take pains to call it in the off hours from their campaign to drive every last vestige of Judeo-Christian culture from the public square.

Egypt to Receive F-16s: State Department refuses to delay delivery to Muslim Brotherhood-run Egypt.  The State Department has refused to cancel or delay the delivery of several American-made F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, claiming that the arms deal serves America's "regional security interests," according to an official State Department document obtained by the [Washington] Free Beacon.

Obama Refuses To Delay Delivery Of F-16's To Muslim Brotherhood.  "Sixteen F-16s and 200 Abrams tanks are to be given to the Egyptian government before the end of the year under a foreign aid deal signed in 2010 with then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak," Fox News reported Tuesday [1/22/2013].  The State Department maintained in a January 8 letter to Sen. James Inhofe (R., Okla.) that the arming of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood serves the U.S.'s "regional security interests."

Barack Obama Wants To "Understand" Muslim Terrorists.  The Muslim Brotherhood now controls Egypt, Iraq is once again teetering on the brink of radicalized anarchy, North Africa is a wasteland of lawless terrorist activity — all the direct result of Barack Obama's purposeful and willing failure to protect the interests of the United States and freedom abroad.

Mohamed Morsi Is a Scandal Bigger than Benghazi.  It's no news that Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood is an extremist, anti-Semitic monstrosity. [...] Obama's top intelligence people have been assuring us that the Brotherhood is a moderate, secular, heterogeneous organization and a prospective American partner, for example, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper last year.  Republican congressmen like Michele Bachmann who objected to administration coddling of the Brotherhood have been vilified as extremists by the mainstream of their own party.  On the strength of a 2010 video tape long known to specialists, the establishment has suddenly discovered that this moderate, secular organization is a nest of Jew-hating vipers.

Terror haven Somalia likely to get taxpayer cash.  It was only two years ago that then-CIA Director David Petraeus testified before Congress on the dangers posed by Somali terrorists [...] Today the U.S. is preparing to formally recognize the Somali government, paving the way to send taxpayer dollars to the place that will forever be associated with "Black Hawk Down," where a U.S. Army Ranger was dragged through the streets in 1993.

Disarming Americans, Arming Terrorists.  While the White House was busy drafting proposals to ban assault rifles, the last of the regulations imposed on Saudi travel to the United States after September 11 were being taken apart.  While some government officials were busy planning how to disarm Americans, other officials were negotiating the transfer of F-16s and Abrams tanks to Muslim Brotherhood-run Egypt.  Obama is unwilling to trust Americans with an AR-15, but is willing to trust a genocidal terrorist group with Abrams tanks and F-16 jets.

Obama Appoints Islam's Apologists.  For an administration that has made "diversity" a worn shibboleth for almost every other series of appointments, why this sudden departure from generating a photo-op like a Benetton ad of Christmas past?  Were there no "wise Latina women," "academically distinguished African-Americans," or "experienced white women" available?  What is it that makes these three candidates so phenomenal as to cause Obama to drop the diversity consideration?  All of these candidates are rabidly pro-Islam, pro-Arab, or both.  All are apologists for those causes.

The blind sheik and our mute president.  Egypt's terror-coddling President Mohamed Morsi has repeated his arrogant demand that America free convicted 1993 World Trade Center mastermind Omar Abdel-Rahman.  I'd like to report that President Obama repeated his unequivocal rejection of the Muslim Brotherhood leader's entreaties.  But as of this writing, no such public statement or restatement yet exists.

Michele Bachmann says Obama wants to 'lift up the Islamists' and allow Sharia law in America.  Representative Michele Bachmann has claimed that Barack Obama is determined 'to lift up the Islamists' and bow to their 'ultimate demand' of imposing Sharia law on America. [...] In an extended on-air conversation with conservative radio hosts Jan Markell and Eric Barger, Bachmann contended that Obama was endangering the United States and Israel by supporting radical Islamists.

Obama to Troops: Don't Criticize the Taliban.  The Obama Administration has ordered changes in a new military handbook to now forbid U.S soldiers from criticizing the Taliban.  In addition, our men in uniform are forbidden to disparage pedophilia.  Even further, our soldiers are instructed not to speak of women's rights.  Or homosexuality.  Or criticism of Afghans at all.

Obama To Troops: Don't Insult The Taliban.  The administration blames U.S. troop rudeness for insider attacks by Afghan training partners.  So it's issuing an etiquette book ordering them not to criticize "pedophilia" and other things Islamic.

Benghazi explained, Part III.  The so-called "Arab Spring" is an initiative by Obama and his foreign policy advisers, Clinton, in her capacity of Secretary of State, and others including some of the most powerful people in the world.  International bankers, the power brokers and string pullers.  It is a plan to reshape the Middle East and North Africa, and change the geopolitical balance of power.  It's not about some feel-good mission to free the oppressed.  Never was.  It's about the U.S., through the CIA, using groups ideologically aligned to al Qaeda aligned to overthrow various Middle East nations to install regimes controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood.

It's Dictators All the Way Down.  Look down on Cairo, Baghdad, Benghazi or Ramallah, or any of those other exotic eastern precincts where the democracy dreamers thought the reformation and renaissance of Islam would begin, and as far as the eye can see, it's dictators all the way down.  The great spiritual, political and cultural revivals that were supposed to neuter terrorism, end the need for drone strikes and naked scanners, for men pouring water down on other men in secret prisons, and for all the rest of it, has never come to pass.

Walid Phares: Everybody knows Obama supports the Muslim Brotherhood.  Walid Phares says that the question isn't IF Obama supports the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood group, but WHY he supports them.

Things Only a Democrat Could Get Away With.  Obama's surrender in Iraq paved the way for the regional resurgence of Al Qaeda.  It put a spring in the step of every enemy from Iran to the Muslim Brotherhood to the grimmer sort of Salafis.  It convinced them that they could take on the United States and win.  Like Hillary [Clinton], Obama has never been held accountable for any of it.  And Hillary's very lack of accountability, her immunity from accountability makes her eminently qualified for the top spot in a Democratic Party where it's more important to know how to shrug off accountability than it is to get things right.

Cairo: Blood In The Streets, Obama Silent.  As the White House remains completely silent on the most recent events in Egypt — the President has not uttered as much as a peep about the Muslim Brotherhood's thuggery against democratic protesters, raising memories of his spineless behavior during the Iranian uprising of 2009 — violence is breaking out in the streets of Cairo.

The Brotherhood delusion.  Meet the new pharaoh, same as the old pharaoh.  Except Egypt's old form of misgovernment may soon look progressive by comparison.

Egypt Is Collapsing Thanks To Obama Foreign Policy.  The democratic "New Beginning" President Obama announced in Cairo in 2009 becomes a new, bold Egyptian tyranny.  An imperfect ally was swept away by what has generated into an Islamist perfect storm.

GOP Rep. Gohmert: Obama Admin Has 'A Bunch of Muslim Brotherhood Members Giving Them Advice'.  Gohmert told [Frank] Gaffney that anti-Muslim investigations are necessary because President Barack Obama made "horrendous decisions" in backing the "revolutions in Northern Africa and across the Middle East and to the Far East."  He chalked such decisions up to the administration listening closely to the advice of Muslim Brotherhood members.

Did Obama Cut a Faustian Deal with Morsi?  Is Morsi now following up on the second part of the deal by ramping up his bid for total power — dictatorship — in Egypt?  Moreover, the Obama administration and its apologists seem red-faced over the Faustian deal.

The Benghazi Slingshot.  The Center for Security Policy panelists aren't the only thinkers to question whether this administration has an affinity for sharia.  In his article "Obama knew:  Did ideological soft spot for Sharia keep US government from protecting Benghazi consulate?," American Spectator's Jeffrey Lord suggests that the highest levels of the Obama administration are "in some fashion simpatico with a totalitarian ideology."  That "ideological soft spot" may explain why President Obama "can't," as Rep. Dana Rohrabacher declared, "utter the words 'Muslim terror attack.'"

Obama Official Attends 'Symposium on Defamation of Islam'.  An Obama administration official reportedly attended a Monday meeting with Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) officials to work on banning any speech that "associates Islam or Islamists to violence."  The official was U.S. Consul General in Jeddah Anne Casper (pictured above), and the meeting took place in Saudi Arabia.

CAIR Poll: More Than 85% of American Muslims Picked Obama.  The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) released the results of an informal exit poll on Friday [11/9/2012] that shows more than 85 percent of American Muslim voters picked President Barack Obama in Tuesday's election.  That number is lower than a similar poll conducted in 2008 that showed 89 percent of American Muslims cast a ballot for Obama.

Obama Appeases Muslims, Offends Catholics.  While Obama thinks we should bend over backwards for Islamism to practice whatever 7th century idiocy it imposes, including female mutilation and Sharia Law, which judges the testimony of a woman half as worthy as that of a man, he imposes policy that offends and curtails the ability of Catholics to practice their religion as they see fit.

The Obama Doctrine: American Lives Are Expendable.  The denial of air support to our troops in battle is normal operating procedure for this commander in chief.  He doesn't have to give special orders to do it.  It is the Obama Doctrine on the War on Terror:  do not kill Muslim civilians.  Let American soldiers die instead.  That is how Obama thinks he will win the hearts and minds of the Islamic world.

Benghazi Reveals Obama-Islamist Alliance.  The nature of the Benghazi disaster is now clear.  Ambassador Stevens was engaged in smuggling sizable quantities of Libyan arms from the destroyed Gaddafi regime to the Syrian rebels, to help overthrow the Assad regime in Syria.  Smuggling arms to the so-called "Free Syrian Army" is itself a huge gamble, but Obama has been a gambler with human lives over the last four years, as shown by the tens of thousands of Arabs who have died in the so-called Arab Spring — which has brought nothing but disaster to the Arab world.

More about the Benghazi attack.

The consequences of Obama's love of Islam.  The claim that Obama is a Christian was a silly joke, but a necessary lie for the greater cause of changing America to fit the goals of socialists and Islamists.  Obama became the one, the savior of both Islam and socialists.  For that Obama had to deny who he really was.  That is why Obama's actions and words never added up.

Why Our Forces Were Told to 'Stand Down' in Benghazi.  What went wrong in Benghazi is the same thing that went wrong in Afghanistan.  It is the same thing that went wrong on the original September 11.  It is the same thing that has gone wrong throughout the War on Terror.  If we are to learn any lesson from what happened in Benghazi, it should be that American lives come before Muslim diplomacy and that any government which does not put American lives first, which does not take whatever measures are necessary to save their lives, regardless of what Muslims may think, is not an American government, but a post-American government.

The collapse of the Obama strategy against radical Islamists.  The real meaning of the violence of the last week across the Muslim world is the bankruptcy and collapse of the Obama strategy which began with his speech in Cairo. [...] While reaching out to "mainstream Muslims," the Obama strategy would wage selective war against designated enemies.  The Obama administration decided to ignore concerns of sovereignty and to kill terrorists with stepped up drone attacks.  It apparently did not occur to the Obama team that the enemy could and would react.

Spontaneous as a Symphony.  According to the Obama administration, its policies in the Middle East are working.  The Cairo speech, the tougher line with Israel, the withdrawals from Iraq and pending drawdown in Afghanistan, Obama's coolness to Iran's failed Green Revolution:  These have all been part of the successful effort to repair the damage done by the previous administration.  Yet all of that hard work can go up in smoke if some crackpot says something mean about the prophet Mohammed on YouTube?  Progress that flimsy strikes me as no progress at all.

Reconsidering Michele Bachmann.  The overthrow of Moammar Gaddafi has turned out to be a terrible blunder.  It has empowered radical Muslims, led directly to the Benghazi debacle, and scattered Gaddafi's armory among terrorist elements, including al Qaeda.  There has been, of course, no accountability for the Libya decision, either with respect to the Obama administration or others outside the administration who supported Obama's policy.

Obama extends Eid greetings to Muslim community.  A statement issued by the White House read, "Michelle and I extend our best wishes for a joyful Eidul Azha to Muslims in the United States and around the world."  "We also congratulate the millions of peaceful pilgrims who are performing the Hajj, including thousands of American Muslims," it added.

Radical Extremists Visiting The White House?  Steve Emerson and John Rossomondo have studied White House visitor logs, and compared them to lists of known radical extremists.

A Red Carpet for Radicals at the White House.  A year-long investigation by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) has found that scores of known radical Islamists made hundreds of visits to the Obama White House, meeting with top administration officials.  Court documents and other records have identified many of these visitors as belonging to groups serving as fronts for the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and other Islamic militant organizations.  The IPT made the discovery combing through millions of White House visitor log entries.

Americans Should Stop Being Surprised by Terrorism.  Criminals and killers are not morally or psychologically strong.  They only act when they see evidence that their intended victims are weak.  As with purse-snatchers and serial killers, so too with Islamic fundamentalists who kill American diplomats.  For years, especially since the Obama Administration but also before Obama came to office, America has done nothing but apologize for itself:  Both in word and action, time and again.

Meet Obama's Wahhabist Relatives.  After President Obama was inaugurated, the Muslim side of the Obama family in Kenya boomed, and it went from rags to riches overnight.  They became one of the most influential families in western Kenya and even extended their sphere of influence to Saudi Arabia.  When Sarah, president Obama's grandmother, decided to go to the Hajj, an obligatory pilgrimage to Mecca with Musa, president Obama's first cousin, they were welcomed with open arms and were provided a special escort with full security detail and first-class treatment at the Saudi royal court.

Obama's Islamic Supremacist Human Rights Rep.  It would be inconceivable for Barack Obama to appoint a man who had praised the Ku Klux Klan to a commission discussing race relations; what he has actually done, however, is all too predictable.  Obama has appointed a man who has praised Hamas and Hizballah, and blamed Israel for 9/11, to be the United States' representative at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe's (OSCE) annual 10-day human rights conference, the Human Dimension Implementation Meetings (HDIM).

Shut Up or Die, the Muslim Protesters Explained.  [Scroll down]  The immediate question is how far this administration will go to limit free speech.  With the arrest last weekend of "Innocence of Muslims" filmmaker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the government took a step toward official intimidation.  The administration is unquestionably on record supporting officially endorsed (as opposed to officially imposed) self-censorship:  the highest levels of government are proclaiming, "The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others," as the secretary of state said, or that "the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others," as the president did.  No other group in American society benefits from the deference and kid-gloves treatment that this administration is extending to Muslim extremists.

Barack Obama: President and Protector of Islam's Prophet.  During his remarks on his country's role in international relations, Obama, in the midst of his comments otherwise within the mainstream of American discussions, proclaimed that the "future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam."  This single phrase entails deeply disturbing implications for the defense of free speech critical of Islam against multiplying threats from various adherents of this faith.  This statement also introduces intellectual confusion into the rest of Obama's remarks extolling individual freedom while condemning bigotry and insults.  This philosophical quagmire ultimately is resolvable only through reflection upon Obama's presumed future troubling policy course.

Religious Visas Put Lie To Obama's Suggestion Muslims More Tolerant.  Referring to the Muhammad video during his U.N. speech this week, Obama lectured Americans about "intolerance" toward Islam.  "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam," he said.  "It is time to heed the words of Gandhi:  'Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.'"  He actually believes Muslims have heeded those words.  "Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance," he intoned during his 2009 Cairo speech.  "Throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality."  Obama must have learned his history at that Jakarta madrassa he attended.

Obama Rebuilds Mosques While Churches Burn.  While Christian churches are being destroyed on a near daily basis in Muslim countries throughout the world, the Obama administration is investing millions of dollars to rebuild overseas Islamic mosques and minarets.  According to the State Department, the mosque restoration program, first reported on back in 2010, is a "cultural preservation" project designed to "fight Islamic extremism by building relationships with Islamic leaders."

MSM Tipping Point On Obama in the Middle East?  The anti-American riots that have been rocking the Muslim world since 9/11 have shaken the establishment out of its complacency.  Increasingly, even those who sympathize with the basic elements of the administration's Middle East policy are connecting the dots.  What they are seeing isn't pretty.

Three Star General: Muslim Brotherhood Has Infiltrated Our Government.  U.S. Army Lieutenant General (Ret.) William Jerry Boykin claims that individuals with connections to the Muslim Brotherhood hold security clearances in both the Pentagon and the Department of Defense.

Obama still wants to fundamentally transform America.  An American compound in Libya is invaded by al Qaeda terrorists and an American ambassador is purportedly tortured before being killed.  Muslim mobs attack American embassies in 27 countries chanting,"Death to America."  The White House response?  A statement blaming the outrages on a filmmaker in the United States, along with apologies to the Muslim world.

How megalomania explains Obama's response to the Arab Spring.  This critical look by the New York Times at President Obama's responses to the "Arab Spring" is very much worth reading.  It describes the "hard lesson[] the president ha[s] learned over almost two years of political turmoil in the Arab world" as follows:  "bold words and support for democratic aspirations are not enough to engender good will in this region, especially not when hampered by America's own national security interests."

Islamists are taking full advantage of our failure to grasp their intent.  Obama genuinely seems to believe that he, his administration, our present foreign policy, and America 2012 are somehow not the real objects of hate of the Arab Street mobs.  That disconnect was also the theme of his mythmaking in Cairo, of his al-Arabiya interview, and of his apologetic commentary to the French and the Turks:  A pre-Obama America was hubristic, insensitive, and culpable for damaged bilateral relations and would be acknowledged as such by an Obama America.

You Broke the Mideast, Mr. President, Now You Own It.  With the Middle East now more hostile to U.S. interests than ever, the "Arab Spring" has become a major political liability for the president.  Try as he may, he can't distance himself from it.

Obama and the Muslim day of love.  The results are in:  Friday's [9/21/2012] "Day of Love" in Pakistan ended with 20 dead and hundreds wounded from anti-American rioting.

How Obama torched our standing in the Arab world:  The reality, which the media shrinks from telling, is that during the past three years regard for our country has dropped precipitously around the world — and it has nothing to do with an anti-Muslim film.  The Pew organization tells us that the number of people in Muslim countries who hold favorable views towards the US stood at 15% in June — down from 25% when President Obama took office.

Releasing the Blind Sheikh?  The Obama administration may give a get-out-of-jail-free card to an Islamic terrorist whose group helped to ignite a wave of deadly attacks last week against U.S. diplomatic missions in the Middle East.  The U.S. Department of State "is actively considering negotiations with the Egyptian government for the transfer of custody of Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as 'the Blind Sheikh,' for humanitarian and health reasons," The Blaze news website reported, citing a confidential source close to the Obama administration.

Obama coddles Twin Towers bomber.  The Obama administration is reportedly in talks with Egypt's government to transfer convicted terrorist Omar Abdel Rahman back to his home country.  This would be a major foreign-policy blunder and an insult to the counterterrorism professionals who put the terror leader behind bars.  Rahman, known as the "Blind Sheikh," was the leader of the terrorist group Al-Gama'a al-Islamiya, which conducted a series of attacks in Egypt in the early 1990s.  Rahman was in exile in New York at the time, preaching at mosques, fundraising, building a radical following and conspiring to create mayhem in America.  Rahman and nine of his acolytes were arrested after the February 1993 World Trade Center bombing.  In 1996, he was sentenced to life in prison for his part in the plot.

Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Obama, it's time to wake up and smell the global jihad.  There are people in this world — and not a small number of them — who share the vision bin Laden had and have the will and means to act.  No amount of apologizing for America, embracing our adversaries or mistreating our allies will change that.  It is worth recalling that Cairo, the city where a mob entered the US embassy compound and burned an American flag, was the epicenter of what critics call Obama's "apology tour."

2008: Military Leaders Warned Sen. Obama 'Doesn't Understand Threat of Radical Islam'.  In February 2008, military leaders reacted to Senator Obama's presidential campaign, warning that he did not understand the threat of radical Islam or the larger picture of national security. [...] With smoke rising around US embassies throughout the Middle East, the warnings of these military minds ring prophetic.

Middle East a Tinderbox, American Leadership Absent.  The winds of war are blowing stronger in the Middle East, all because President Obama refuses to realize the threat posed by radicals in Iran and elsewhere in the Middle East.

Obama Destabilized the Middle East on Purpose.  The same debate we've seen over Obama's destruction of the American economy has already begun over his Middle East policy.  Did Obama hand Egypt over to jihadis, and is he giving a green light to nuclear Iran, because of incompetence or his leftist ideology?

For Barack Obama, Muslims can do no wrong.  As he belittles and lectures the Israeli government, vilifies the Catholic church and other Christian organizations as "anti-woman" for seeking religious freedom in the kind of insurance they offer, and as his party (apparently with his knowledge) removes God from their platform, this president believes it his Constitutional obligation to varnish the image of Islam.  What's more, he apparently considers it his duty to ignore offenses committed in the name of Islam against Christians and Jews around the world, and to apologize to Muslims as they storm our embassy for their "hurt feelings."

Maybe that's because he's one of them and not one of us.

Obama submits to Brotherhood, asks for suppression of anti-Islam video.  President Barack Obama has bowed to the Muslim Brotherhood's demand that the federal government suppress a satirical video of Islam's prophet, Muhammad. [...] Obama's request complied with the Sept. 13 demand and threat by the brotherhood, which now governs the Arab world's largest country, Egypt.

The Muslim Brotherhood in the Obama Administration.  If anyone needed evidence that Hillary Clinton is in the pocket of the Muslim Brotherhood, the events of the last few days should be more than sufficient.  On the anniversary of 9/11, on what should be a day of shame for the Muslim world, the US Embassy in Cairo issued a statement condemning critics of Islamofascism in language appropriate to the office of propaganda for the Muslim Brotherhood.  Islamofascists launched violent attacks on Americans, repeating the outrages in miniature of the World Trade Center attacks 11 years ago.  In the face of these outrages the posture of the U.S. government is one that would make Neville Chamberlain blush.  In four years Barack Obama has managed to turn the entire Middle East over to America's enemies.

Yes we are 'impotent,' Ambassador Rice.  The more you run away and try and hide, the less the Arab street believes you.  Therefore, why not try something novel and exciting?  Defend our Freedom of Speech — without equivocation and without hesitation. [...] We don't have a problem.  The perpetually outraged Muslims do.  How refreshing would it be to hear an Obama administration flunkie say that?

Obama's protective press cordon.  Protecting and defending President Obama through his failures and blunders and gaffes is a full-time job for America's mainstream press corps — and they're getting worried. [...] Muslims across the world are burning effigies of Mr. Obama — the Nobel Peace Prize winner with the "secret kill lists."  Missing in all the Q&A from America's top reporters was this simple fact:  An American ambassador was killed — on the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

1.5 Billion Bin Ladens.  At the heart of events is the intention to create a Muslim caliphate stretching across the Middle East, Northern Africa, and into Southeast Asia.  One that will stretch into Europe and, presumably, America.  The aim is to establish governments in which Sharia law will replace any remnants of democracy and freedom.  It is being aided and abetted by Barack Hussein Obama.

For Barack Obama, 'Defending Islam' Now Supersedes Our Constitution.  Some pictures really are worth a thousand words.  The man [pictured in this article] being taken in by Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies for an 'interview' in the dead of night from his Cerritos, California home is Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the Egyptian Coptic Christian allegedly behind the film 'The Innocence of Muslims' that the Obama Administration is seizing on as the spontaneous cause of the riots in the Muslim World that resulted in the death of four Americans at the U.S. consulate.  And never mind that even the perpetrators are denying it, and that the coordinated attacks were obviously planned in advance.

Obama's Perverse Middle East Policy Bears Fruit.  It would not be fair to blame yesterday's disasters in Egypt and Libya entirely on Barack Obama's failed Middle East policies.  The Muslim extremists who attacked our embassy and consulate are alone responsible for their actions; they are, as a former president memorably put it, evildoers.  Nothing we say about American foreign policy excuses them to the slightest degree.  It is nevertheless true that what happened yesterday in Egypt and Libya is directly related to the perverse policies that the Obama administration has followed for the past four years.

Obama again hits Libya attackers, American free speech.  Obama ignored criticism of his outreach to Islamist advocates in Egypt, Syria and Libya, but did indirectly praise his foreign policy for bring "freedom and dignity" to Arabs in Libya and other countries, and said government fighters help protect the U.S. ambassador.  Instead, Obama portrayed the attack as a non-political criminal event.  "We will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers," he said, shortly before he walked back to the Oval Office while ignoring questions from reporters.

'Those Are Acts of War,' Says Nixon Foreign Policy Adviser.  Bruce Herschensohn, a foreign policy adviser to President Richard Nixon, says the attacks on U.S. property in Egypt and Libya are acts of war.

Al-Qaeda Catches Obama White House Flat-Footed During Egypt, Libya Attacks.  Islamic mobs that stormed the U.S. Embassy in Egypt and the U.S. consulate in Libya on the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, murdering the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, said they were doing so because they were enraged by an obscure, Internet movie that mocked Muhammed.  But a closer examination of the evidence indicates al-Qaeda orchestrated these attacks, and the movie was just a bogus excuse used to trigger the widespread violence.

Obama on 9/11: 'We will never be at war with Islam'.  ["]Instead of turning on each other, we've resisted the temptation to give in to mistrust and suspicion.  I have always said that America is at war with al Qaeda and its affiliates — and we will never be at war with Islam or any other religion.["]

New Democratic Party Platform Betrays Israel.  Despite some introductory bromides proclaiming the "unshakable commitment" of President Obama and the Democratic Party to Israel's security, the 2012 Democratic National Platform, titled "Moving America Forward," mirrors perfectly President Obama's decision to turn his back on our closest ally in the Middle East.  It represents a radical break with prior Democratic Party platforms, not to mention its counterparts issued by the Republican Party, that have expressed unequivocal support for the Jewish state.

Islam a Religion of Peace? Actions Say Otherwise.  [In a] video entitled "Obama Promoting Islam," President Barack Hussein "kill list" Obama says, "Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism; it is an important part of promoting peace."  Saying "that Islam embodied a religion of peace, fairness and tolerance," Obama then commented "that the religion was being 'distorted' by a few extremists."  He made that statement in Mumbai, India, on November 7, 2010, at St. Xavier's College.  In the irony department, St. Xavier's College is a short distance from Chhatrapati Shivaji railroad terminal, where, in November 2008, Islamic terrorists killed 173 people and injured 308 people.

20,000 Muslims Warm-Up Act for Democratic National Convention.  Will what Barack Obama calls "one of the prettiest sounds on earth at sunset", the Muslim call to prayer end the first day of the kickoff to the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, NC?  According to the Charlotte DNC homepage, 'The Jumah at the 2012 DNC' will welcome some 20,000 Muslims to Charlotte, DEM-dubbed an "official event".  'Jumah at the 2012 DNC' starts Friday afternoon, Aug. 31 jumah prayer followed by a myriad of other as yet unidentified programs and events, but leading up to the Islam Regal Banquet.

Obama's Constant BS About Thomas Jefferson and Islam.  Every year he's been in office, President Obama has hosted an "iftar dinner" to honor Islam in the White House.  The President has also each time led his speech with the outlandish nonsense that Thomas Jefferson held the "first iftar dinner" in the White House.  And every time it's been utter hogwash.

Obama and the Other Side of Imperialism.  Obama and the Democrats are anti-American defeatists, because they hate America when it is victorious, no matter how good that may be for world peace.  "Peace" is not the goal of the left; peace comes only after surrender.  Islam does not mean "peace."  It means surrender.

I don't recall Mr. Obama being this effusive about Easter or Christmas.
President Obama speaks out on Eid-al-Fitr.  [Quoting Barack H. Obama:]  "On behalf of the American people, we congratulate Muslim Americans and Muslims around the world on this joyous day.  Eid Mubarak."

Obama at Iftar Dinner: 'Of All Rights We Hold Sacred, Foremost Is Freedom of Religion'.  President Barack Obama — whose administration is being sued by multiple Catholic dioceses, universities, charities and family-owned businesses for violating their First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion — told a group of Muslims dining at the White House on Friday [8/10/2012] that freedom of religion is "foremost" among the God-given rights of man and that he intends to defend it both within the United States and abroad.

Obama hails world's Muslims in White House Iftar remarks: 'Ramadan Kareem'.  [Quoting Barack H. Obama:  "]This evening, we're honored to be joined by members of our diplomatic corps, members of Congress — including Muslim American members of Congress, Keith Ellison and Andre Carson — as well as leaders from across my administration.  And to you, the millions of Muslim Americans across our country, and to the more than one billion Muslims around the world — Ramadan Kareem.["]

Obama Administration Making Concessions to the Taliban.  As Reuters reports, the Obama administration is willing to transfer the five most dangerous Taliban commanders in U.S. custody to Qatar before the Taliban does anything.

Killer of American troops set to be freed, thanks to Obama.  An Iraqi court has rejected a request to send a Hezbollah commander to the United States for trial.  Ali Mussa Daqduq, a Lebanese militant, has been held in Iraq for the 2007 killings of five American soldiers, four of whom were captured, tortured and shot execution-style. [...] As Alana Goodman points out, Daqduq was in U.S. custody in Iraq and could have been transferred to Guantanamo Bay.  But despite our government's belief, set forth in the extradition request, that Daqduq is a top threat to Americans in the Middle East, President Obama refused to send him to Gitmo.

Obama Administration Paves the Way for Sharia Law.  The most terrifying danger Americans face from a second Barack Obama term isn't the economy, which is scary enough.  The most harrowing prospect is the Obama Administration's passivity in the face of attempts to introduce aspects of sharia law into our legal system.  Now there is strong and open evidence of the Obama administration collaborating with Islamist activists to ensure the path toward sharia law is accelerated.

Why Are We Handing Muslim Extremists the House Keys?  Is it by chance, for example, that director of national intelligence James Clapper, reading from prepared notes, absurdly described the Muslim Brotherhood to the House Intelligence Committee last year as a "largely secular" organization?  Is it an accident that in June the State Department issued a visa to Hani Nour Eldin of Egypt to meet with senior White House officials?

Terrorist Invited To White House.  Dear Leader invited a known terrorist, Hani Nour Eldin, into the White House this past April, and this story got almost no media attention.  It's another reason why Michelle Bachmann is requesting background checks on the people inside our government who may have ties to terrorists.  By law, a terrorist cannot get a visa and come into the U.S.A., but Eldin did, and was INVITED.  Why isn't the media all over this story?

The Islamist in the White House.  The Muslim Brotherhood is on the rise.  The Islamist group is spreading across the Middle East.  The question is whether it has infiltrated the Obama administration, especially the State Department.  Led by Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, a band of House Republican conservatives is investigating the reach of the Muslim Brotherhood.  For this, they are being vilified not just by the liberal media, but by the GOP establishment.  Our ruling class refuses to confront the reality of radical Islam.

Obama's Islamophilia Week.  Last week Barack Obama marked the beginning of Ramadan by saying to Muslims that the "United States continues to stand with those who seek the chance to decide their own destiny, to live free from fear and violence, and to practice their faith freely."  While he undercuts Christianity at home — under his Obamacare abortifacient/contraceptive mandate, resistant Catholic and Protestant schools, hospitals, and charities will soon face crushing fines — he never fails to tout Islam abroad.  One would think his allies at the ACLU might cringe at his lavish tributes to global Islam as a great and blameless religion and his "Iftar dinners" at the White House.  But they don't.  His undiluted enthusiasm for Islam, which amounts to a case of Islamophilia, never triggers any of the usual separation-of-church-and-state objections and anxieties from them.

Judicial Watch sues FBI, DOJ over FOIA stonewall on secret meetings with radical Islamist groups.  Judicial Watch [...] announced today [7/23/2012] that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Obama Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation seeking access to records detailing a February 2012 meeting between FBI Director Robert Mueller and Muslim organizations.  Judicial Watch is also investigating the FBI's subsequent controversial decision to purge the agency's training curricula of material deemed "offensive" to Muslims.

Obama marks Ramadan: 'Islam is part of the fabric of our Nation'.  [Quoting Barack H. Obama:]  ["]The United States continues to stand with those who seek the chance to decide their own destiny, to live free from fear and violence, and to practice their faith freely.  Here in the United States, Ramadan reminds us that Islam is part of the fabric of our Nation, and that — from public service to business, from healthcare and science to the arts — Muslim Americans help strengthen our country and enrich our lives.["]

The Editor says...
When has Barack H. Obama ever said that Christianity "is part of the fabric of our Nation", or that Christian "Americans help strengthen our country and enrich our lives"?  In fact, he has said the opposite — that Christians bitterly cling to their guns and religion.  Barack H. Obama is most definitely a Muslim sympathizer, if not in fact a Muslim.

Revolutionary Islamists Taking Power Produces Moderation and Ends Terrorism!  Well, now at least the debate is in the open and we can see just how questionable are the talking points of those who claim the United States has nothing to fear from Islamists.  The New York Times publishes an article with the promising title of "Fast-Changing Arab World is Upending U.S. Assumptions," yet sadly, the article shows that certain assumptions are not changing at all.  Indeed, are not even discussed.  To summarize the article's thesis:  before Obama's election, the United States thought that pro-American regimes were good and radical Islamists were bad — but now we know better.

Time to Storm Obama and Washington D.C.?  Obama has appointed to high levels of the US government's national security members of the foundational terrorist group the Muslim Brotherhood (Sunni Muslims) and he and his syndicate are in the process of bringing down each and every non-Sunni Muslim regime (Obama's ostensible father and family are Sunni) in the Middle East.  He started by sending leftists (terrorists themselves) "Code Pink" (in 2008-2009), the husband and wife team of Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn and Google executive Wael Ghonim to plan, implement and assist the "revolution" and ultimate end-goal of the installation of the Muslim Brotherhood as Egypt's ruling body.  It has worked.  Obama then set his sights on Libya ... another Shia Muslim country.  Result?  Libya quickly was taken over by the MB.

Why So Many People Think Obama Is a Muslim.  A new Gallup poll shows that 11% of Americans think Obama is a Muslim, and the leftist media just can't figure out why anyone would get that idea. [...] Obama has banned the word "jihad" and any discussion of Islam from State, Defense, and Justice Department vernacular and counter-terrorism materials.  He is denying that jihad is the enemy, while his Justice Department acts as the de facto legal arm for Muslim Brotherhood groups in America.  And the Obama administration has held hundreds of meetings with U.S. Hamas front groups.  Obama is withholding evidence in the Fort Hood jihad that has held up the court case of the single worst act of war on a military base in U.S. history.  The Obama administration refers to the Fort Hood jihad as "workplace violence."

Rep. King questions how terrorist group member attended White House meeting.  House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King (R-N.Y.) has asked the Obama administration to explain why a member of a known terrorist group was allowed to enter the United States last week and participate in high-level meetings at the White House and State Department.

President Barack Obama must do more than manage America's decline .  Ronald Reagan, in 1987, said:  "Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall."  There is no equivalent message from Obama in 2012 to the Muslim people who labour under grim regimes.  The effect of Mr Obama's stance is to help prop up the nasty status quo.  America's emotional energies seem to have gone more into making her enemies feel less angry than in making her friends feel safer.

Administration admits to 'hundreds' of meetings with jihad-linked group.  President Barack Obama's deputies are holding "hundreds" of closed-door meetings with a jihad-linked lobbying group that is widely derided by critics as a U.S. arm of the theocratic Muslim Brotherhood.  The admission of meetings with the Council on American-Islamic Relations came from George Selim, the White House's new director for community partnerships, which was formed in January to ensure cooperation by law enforcement and social service agencies with Muslim identity groups in the United States.

When was the last time Obama publicly saluted any Christian as a 'man of deep faith'?
Obama hails new Saudi Crown Prince as 'man of deep faith'.  [Quoting Barack H. Obama:]  ["]I had the pleasure of receiving him at the White House this April and know that he is a man of deep faith who is committed to improving the lives of the people of Saudi Arabia and to the security of the region.["]

Obama's Muslim Dream.  There is no doubt that our President is a dedicated Muslim.  To be able to recite the Islamic call to prayer in Arabic, kneeling down in prayer in a Mosque, bowing to a Saudi King, Muslim appointees to our Federal Government, to be a follower and lover of George Soros, and to offer amnesty to law breaking illegal aliens.

Obama's military madrassas.  America's top-line military schools are supposed to be cutting-edge centers of strategic education.  But say a bad word about Islam there, and it could end your career.

Obama embraces Islam.  The Obama administration is doing its utmost to promote the fortunes of the Islamist parties in Egypt.  A State Department official declared that with the rise of these radical groups after the Arab Spring, "people who once might have gone into al Qaeda see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism."  They see this as a victory.  The problem is, so do the terrorists.

The Realization of Osama bin Laden's Dream.  Don't let this week's anniversary of Osama bin Laden's assassination fool you.  President Barack Obama may have killed bin Laden, but no one on Earth has done more to help al-Qaeda and the world's radical Islamists achieve their goals in the last year than our president.

The coming chaos from the Obama-Soertoro playbook.  [Scroll down]  On the morning of Obama's first day in office of January 21, 2009, one of the first, if not the first phone call he made as American leader was to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.  Less than five months later, on June 4, 2009, Obama kicked off his American apology tour in a speech at Cairo University in Egypt, co-hosted by Al-Azhar University.  Obama "honored" a promise made during his presidential campaign to give a major address to Muslims from a Muslim capital during his first few months as president.  To date, Obama has not yet stepped foot in Israel, our only democratic ally in the Middle East.

Obama Helps the Muslim Brotherhood's War on Egyptian Women.  This represents a kind of doublethink that would have shocked George Orwell.  It seems the Obama administration is capable of accusing Republicans of hating women for not wanting to see the Catholic Church hand out free birth control contrary to the Church's doctrine.  While it is doing this, it is treating with a terrorist group that has as its governing platform the imposition of Sharia Law, which would send Egyptian women into lives of degradation and oppression.

Muslim Brotherhood delegation meets with White House officials.  Members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood met with U.S. officials including White House staffers, the administration confirmed Tuesday [4/3/2012].  "Following Egypt's revolution, we have broadened our engagement to include new and emerging political parties and actors," White House spokesman Tommy Vietor told POLITICO.

The World According to Obama.  This president views the world from his own prism. In his mind, Muslims hate us because of George W. Bush, but a self-proclaimed grandiose speech in Cairo will turn things around.  Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the mullahs wish to build a nuclear weapon because of American aggression, but a sit-down with Barack Hussein Obama will put a quick end to that.

Obama Bypasses Congress, Gives $1.5 Billion to Muslim Brotherhood.  During a trip through Colorado in December of last year, President Obama spoke of his intention to implement his economic policies with or without the approval of Congress.  Said Obama, "And where Congress is not willing to act, we're going to go ahead and do it ourselves."  It now appears that such a mindset applies not only to economic matters but to the distribution of foreign aid as well — in particular, foreign military aid for the Muslim Brotherhood, who now hold the reigns in Egypt.

Obama apologizes for Afghan slayings, still ignores Mexican 'Fast and Furious' murders.  President Barack Obama has never apologized to Mexican President Felipe Calderon for the 300 civilians murdered with weapons the United States provided to Mexico's drug cartels, but on Sunday [3/11/2012] he found time to place a call to Afghan president Hamid Karzai apologizing for deaths caused by an American soldier this weekend in Afghanistan.

Obama's Islamist agenda.  Radical Islam is on the march.  It is being aided and abetted by the Obama administration.  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton recently warned at a conference in Tunisia that the Arab Spring is backsliding.  The democratic transformation of the Middle East and North Africa is not working out as Mrs. Clinton and President Obama had hoped.  Liberal reformers are being eclipsed by Muslim militants.  Islamist parties are coming to power.  Mr. Obama has no one to blame but himself.

'Hope and Change' Only for America's Enemies, Islamic Extremists.  Islamism is so pervasive, so zany, so entrenched all over the world that I could throw a dart at the globe any random day and find a story to discuss involving extremism, violence, or oppression from its adherents.  And it's getting worse.  Why is it getting worse, you ask?  No doubt there are many reasons, but the one that sticks in my craw is that American weakness is largely responsible.  Weakness will always invite aggression, and this president's profound lack of leadership — weakness — has inspired our enemies the way fuel enrages wildfire.

Was Obama's Apology to Karzai Appropriate?  What's largely missing from the reporting is the reason the U.S. military removed and destroyed the books from its library at the United States-run Parwan Detention Facility next to the Bagram Airfield.  The most we've gotten is that handwritten "extremist messages" by prisoners were apparently found on the pages of the Islamic books.  We're told that prisoners were exchanging hidden messages within the high-security prison.

A Canary in the Mine.  One rare apology might in theory make things safer for Americans; lots of them in fact make things more dangerous for our troops.  In general, if you apologize gratuitously when there is no need, remorse loses its currency in the rare cases when it might be necessary.  All this saying "we are sorry" has also energized our enemies as much as it has depressed the public at home.

"The Obama administration is totally in sync with the Muslim Brotherhood."
Why is Obama in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood?  [Scroll down]  Isi Leibler takes exception to all this and reminds everyone:  ["][T]his organization [The Muslim Brotherhood] represents one of the most fanatical and dangerous of the radical Islamist groups in the region, with a dark record of violence and terrorism imbedded in its DNA.  It is rabidly anti-Western, anti-Christian, antisemitic, committed to imposing sharia law and a global Caliphate — and willing to employ any means to further its objectives.["]  Many would argue that Obama is also "anti-Western, anti-Christian[, and] antisemitic."  Judging by his policies, they would be right.

Obama to law enforcement: Stop linking Muslims to Terrorism.  In yet another curtsy to the politically correct orthodoxy, President Barack Obama's White House plans to tinker with federal police curriculums for counterterrorism training classes.  The first bit of "revamping" is the removal of all material that groups, such as the Council on American Islamic Relations, or CAIR, find offensive or containing a "negative" image of Muslims.

Obama Showers Islamist Radicals With Our Money.  As America staggers toward increasingly inevitable economic collapse due to out of control government spending, Barack Hussein Obama's farcical new budget calls for a staggering $800,000,000 of our money to be showered upon the hostile Islamic radicals he helped take over Egypt.

Obama proposes $800 million in aid for "Arab Spring".  The White House announced plans on Monday to help "Arab Spring" countries swept by revolutions with more than $800 million in economic aid, while maintaining U.S. military aid to Egypt.

Now it's $11 Billion for the Muslim Brotherhood?  Now that America-hating Islamists control three-quarters of Egypt's parliament and the military government has rejected American protests at the prosecution of U.S. citizens for supporting democracy, Egypt is asking for $11 billion in Western aid.  That has to be the least popular idea to float down the Potomac in a long time.  Nonetheless, the Obama administration and its supporters in the Punditeska doubtless will ask American taxpayers to ante up a large part of the $11 billion handout, in the interest of "promoting Egyptian democracy."  Only in America do we feed the mouth that bites us.

New Docs Reveal How DOJ Kowtows to Muslim Brotherhood.  In what promises to be an enormous document dump, I have received the first in a series of DOJ bundles in response to my FOIA request filed close to a year ago. ... One thing is clear, the Muslim Brotherhood has fully infiltrated command and control at the Department of Justice civil rights division. ... In a rational society, these Muslim Brotherhood-linked groups would be marginalized.  Instead, the DOJ is playing Stepin Fetchit for them.  They're using the DOJ as their legal arm.

On the Intellectual Inferiority of Liberalism:  [Scroll down]  Obama hasn't done real Muslims any favors with all the hoopla about a non-existent "Arab Spring."  Instead, he has forged another alliance between the atheistic left and the medieval Muslims of Iran, Turkey and the Arab world.

Obama and the Will of Allah:  Just as [Neville] Chamberlain believed that once Germany's legitimate grievances were redressed, there would be peace, Obama seems to hold the position that once we restore the Muslim world, or Ummah, to its rightful position in the world and show proper respect, there will be peaceful relations, and Islamism will wither away.

The Editor says...
This assumes that Obama is even more of a hapless dupe than Chamberlain, which is possible.  Obama could also be a closet Muslim gradually working toward Islam's goal of world domination.

US holds highest-level talks yet with Brotherhood.  The chief assistant to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met on Wednesday [1/11/2012] with the head of the Muslim Brotherhood's political party, Washington's highest-level talks yet with the Islamist group that has dominated Egypt's parliamentary elections.

Obama Gets Engaged to the Brotherhood.  As the New York Times reported yesterday [1/3/2012], the administration has embarked on a full-scale effort to "engage" with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.  This is, to say the least, a major reversal of a decades-long American policy to treat the Islamists as a threat to the stability of the region as well as to the U.S.-Egypt relationship.

Obama: Entangled by Islam.  It's no longer news that President Obama's vaunted outreach to Islam has been a bust.  Numerous polls over the past three years have shown that after a brief flurry of enthusiasm, regard for the United States among the world's Muslims has declined precipitously.  In some key countries, dislike for America is even lower than it was at the end of the administration of George W. Bush, whom liberal critics deemed culturally illiterate.

Who is this Barack Obama person, really?  [Scroll down]  But what about his policies towards Israel and the Muslim world?  An August 2010 poll showed that 18 percent of Americans believed that Obama was a Muslim.  Naturally, the media decided the notion had to be squashed, and fast.  Practically every report on the poll inserted the qualifier, "incorrectly" to make sure the masses knew this was not a correct thought.

Obama Administration Bans Knowledge of Islam.  The Obama administration's censoring of photographs of the late Osama bin Laden, lest they "offend" Muslims, is one thing; but what about censoring words, especially those pivotal to U.S. security?  Weeks earlier, the Daily Caller revealed that "the Obama administration was pulling back all training materials used for the law enforcement and national security communities, in order to eliminate all references to Islam that some Muslim groups have claimed are offensive."

Obama honors Muslim holiday.  President Obama is extending best wishes for Eid al-Adha, the Muslim festival of sacrifice.  In a White House statement, the president and first lady Michelle Obama also congratulated the millions of Muslims who are performing the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Obama Administration Rejects Anti-Islamist Muslim.  Fifteen months ago, an anti-Islamist Muslim named Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser was nominated to join the State Department's Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy.  As a devout Muslim who has courageously confronted the Muslim Brotherhood networks in America, there could be no better choice.  However, Jasser went through an arduous screening process only to be unexpectedly denied by the Obama administration.

Obama's holy war.  Mr. Obama has a well-earned image problem in the faith community.  According to Gallup, his approval rating among those who attend services tracks eight points lower than among those who attend seldom or never.  Government actions justify concern that the Obama administration is seeking to tear down the wall of separation protecting the church from the state.  Earlier this year, the Justice Department intervened on behalf of a Chicago-area school teacher who was demanding three weeks off work to take a pilgrimage to Mecca.  No other teachers had such latitude but the Obama administration argued this was religious discrimination.  It's an absurd claim that it's the province of the government to determine the appropriate amount of time a Muslim needs to conduct a pilgrimage.

A Muslim President, After All.  Last month, Pew Research Center released a survey of U.S. Muslims that was almost universally overlooked.  It found that Muslims overwhelmingly approve of the way Obama is handling his job as president.  Fully three-quarters (76%) favor him, compared with just 46% of the general public. ... And many see him as one of their own.  One in 10 say they think the president is a Muslim, while a third say they don't know or refused to answer.  Nonstop pandering has also made Obama popular in the Muslim community.

The Wages of Terror.  When Obama set off to visit the victims of Hurricane Irene, instead of visiting the American victims who had lost their homes and possessions — he headed off to Patterson, New Jersey.  Patterson is known as 'Patterstine' for a reason, it's home to the second largest Arab community after Dearborn, and while most of its residents are not yet Muslims, concentrating his visit there sends a message.  And it's the same message that has been sent over and over again.  Muslims come first.

In memorial speech, Obama ignores al Qaida.  President Barack Obama's speech memorializing the thousands of 9/11 terror victims played down the identity and purpose of their attackers. ... Obama did not identify the attackers as Islamists or al Qaida members, and did not describe their purpose, but labeled them vaguely as "hateful killers."

Muslim-leftist radical in the White House.  Barack Hussein Obama is the most successful enemy penetration of the US Government in American history.  During his lifetime, he was nurtured, mentored and supported by radical leftist and fundamentalist Islamic elements both of which hate the United States and seek its demise by whatever means necessary.  Obama's immediate family were close to the Communist Party or sympathetic to its aims.  His mother Stanley Ann Dunham has been described by former classmates as a "fellow traveler."  His grandfather Stanley Armour Dunham arranged Obama's mentorship by Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis, originally from Chicago and the former editor of the Chicago Communist paper, the Star.

Obama sends Eid wishes to world's Muslims.  "As Ramadan comes to an end, we send our best wishes for a blessed holiday to Muslim communities around the world.  Eid Mubarak," he said.

Obama to host third Ramadan dinner.  President Obama will host an Iftar dinner to celebrate Ramadan at the White House Wednesday evening [8/10/2011]. ... By late Tuesday, White House officials wouldn't provide any names of expected guests.

Here's a better question:  Why did he even have an Iftar dinner?
Why did the White House hide the names of 3 guests at Iftar dinner?  August 10, 2011, President Obama hosted his third annual Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan at the White House.  Neil Munro of the Daily Caller noted that the invite list was much shorter than previous years and had been scrubbed of several "controversial" Muslim leaders who had attended in the past.  Daniel Pipes, writing at the Investigative Project, identified three Islamist attendees who were not on the official list released by the White House but who are reported to have attended:
  •   Mohamed Magid, President of the Islamic Society of North America;
  •   Awais Sufi, Chairman of Muslim Advocates; and
  •   Haris Tarin, Director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council.
Why did the White House conduct a cover-up of the attendance by these three Muslim leaders of Islamist lobbying and advocacy groups?

Obama's Iftar dinner remarks.  [Scroll down]  "Like so many faiths, Islam has always been part of our American family, and Muslim Americans have long contributed to the strength and character of our country, in all walks of life.  This has been especially true over the past 10 years."

Obama: "Islam Has Always Been Part Of Our American Family".  At the Iftar dinner, a White House sponsored Ramadan event, President Obama says "Islam has always been part of our American family."

Obama's Iftar guest list omits controversial attendees.  The White House's published guest list for this year's Ramadan Iftar dinner was much shorter than previous years' roster.  It excluded the names of several controversial advocates who have attended the event in the past, including some who The Daily Caller can confirm did attend on Wednesday night [8/10/2011].

Obama Sends Best Wishes To Muslims On Ramadan.  As the holy month of Ramadan begins, today [8/1/2011] President Obama and the First Lady sent their "best wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world."

For all his pandering, we have gained nothing.
Muslim world still anti-Western despite Obama.  President Obama entered office promising a new dawn in America's relations with Muslim nations.  He reached out to the Muslim world, offering apologies and a warm embrace.  The theory was that, by showing more understanding of Muslim grievances, they would respond in kind.  It didn't turn out that way.

The Separation of Mosque and State?  As the White House and Congress debate cuts in federal spending, millions of dollars are being funneled overseas to help build many Islamic mosques and structures.  An Atlanta television news station, WSB, reported that "the State Department is sending millions of dollars to save mosques overseas.  This investment has received criticism as the United States makes an effort to slash nearly $4 trillion in government spending."

A Cold War-Style Effort to Root Out Civilizational Jihad.  It is not exactly news that the Obama presidency is determined to go to unprecedented lengths to mollify, appease and otherwise pander to what it calls the "Muslim world."  But the question has begun to occur:  At what point do these efforts cross the line from a misbegotten policy to one that is downright anti-American — hostile to our values, incompatible with our vital interests and at odds with our Constitution?  The evidence is rapidly accumulating that we have reached that point.

Aiding and Abetting the Enemy.  This past week, the Obama administration informed Congress that it had approved the sale of 125 M1A1 Abrams Tanks to the government of Egypt.  The question of just who is running the government of Egypt was apparently insignificant to the decision-makers.  And this goes to the heart of the problem, as this administration continually makes irrational and dangerous foreign policy decisions...

The Obamayyad of Barry Hussein.  [Scroll down]  Israel's cabinet just had its first internationally publicized meeting in its deep nuclear shelter in Jerusalem.  That was a signal, folks.  Israel never talks about its nuclear defenses.  Never.  They publicized that cabinet meeting in the deep bunker last week to signal to the world that America can no longer be trusted.

The Obamayyad of Barry Hussein.  Obama isn't just any old Democrat.  Obama is historic, like Gorbachev or Vladimir Lenin.  He is a liberal demigod, an object of worship.  That's why a week ago Jewish liberals in New York paid $30,800 per person to eat rubber chicken with O. ... But when those rockets go up from the Imam Ali missile base in Iran, tipped with miniaturized nuke warheads, the person responsible will be Our Brave Hero, Barack Hussein Soetoro Barry Obama.

Muslim outreach, Take 2.  President Obama will "reach out" yet again on Thursday [5/19/2011] to what he insists on calling "the Muslim world."  Think of it as the 2.0 version of his much-ballyhooed but seriously deficient 2009 speech at Al-Azhar University in Cairo.

Egypt Rushes Toward Sharia and War.  How hopelessly at odds with America's best interests is Barack Obama?  Less than two weeks ago he declared his support for "political and economic reform in the Middle East," warmly endorsing the "Arab Spring" uprisings there.  Then Sunday, Muslim Brotherhood Sheikh Hazem Abu Ismail announced his candidacy for the presidency of Egypt, promising to transform Egypt into an Islamic state and go to war with Israel.

Obama vs. Israel.  Is Obama a Muslim? Does Obama hate Israel? ... Watching President Barack Hussein Obama try to pick winners and losers in the Middle East would be amusing if it were not so deadly serious.  Not a word about Syria's slaughter of its protestors.  A demand that Libya's Gadhafi step aside and a quick retreat behind NATO's skirts.  Throwing Egypt's Mubarack under the bus when saying nothing would have sufficed.  And then there was the infamous and inauspicious start to his presidency with the "World Apology Tour" that included a stop in Cairo.

Freedom or Islam?  President Obama is trying to hit the reset button on his outreach efforts to the world's Muslims.  He would do better to focus on aggressively promoting freedom rather than pandering to Islam.  The first round of outreach — kicked off by Mr. Obama's June 2009 speech in Cairo — was a spectacular failure.  Opinion polling on sentiment towards the United States in countries with Muslim majorities showed an initial burst of enthusiasm, followed in 2010 by a collapse.  In some cases, Muslim approval of America fell to levels lower than during the waning days of the George W. Bush administration.

The Danger in Severing God from America's Identity.  [Scroll down]  Our leader, too, works feverishly to sever the relationship between God and America, and to downplay the latter's reliance on the former.  Consider that Barack Obama has gone out of his way on numerous occasions to describe that "we are no longer a Christian nation."  Or consider that he has wished goodwill to Muslims around the world on the uniquely Islamic holidays of Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha, but failed this past weekend to offer the same courtesy to American Christians to commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Uncharitable.  'In the United States, rules on charitable giving have made it harder for Muslims to fulfill their religious obligation," President Obama claimed during his 2009 Cairo speech.  "That is why I am committed to working with American Muslims to ensure that they can fulfill zakat."  This statement contained two falsehoods.  One, as I've previously detailed, was obvious:  There are, in fact, no American laws or rules that make it harder for Muslims to give to charity.  What we have are laws against material support of terrorism — against using devices like charitable fronts to channel money to jihadists.

Obama Gives Islamists a Walk.  When the first line of defense is "Bush did it, too," you can rest assured that there is no second line of defense.  And on allegations that the Justice Department intervened to prevent the indictment of various Islamist figures and organizations, the Obama administration's response appears to be:  Bush did it, too.

Why It's OK for the U.S. Govt. to Burn Bibles But Condemn Burning the Koran:  The U.S. government under Barack Obama is deeply committed to battling any belittlement, criticism, or questioning of Islam.  At the same time, however, it is OK, in the Obama regime, for the U.S. government to burn Bibles.  Yes, that's right.  Bibles were sent to U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.  But the U.S. government determined that the presence of Bibles in this "devoutly Muslim country" might inflame the natives.  So they burned them.  Why did they burn them?  Because it is military policy to burn its trash.

Al-Jazeera's Sponsor is a Guest at the Oval Office.  President Obama on Thursday [4/14/2011] hosted Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani of Qatar, otherwise known as the Boss of Al-Jazeera, for a meeting in the Oval Office.  Obama called him "Your Highness" and "His Highness," even though the Emir dropped his robes of royalty for a business suit.  Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani financially sponsors Al-Jazeera and its most famous personality, anti-American and anti-Semitic cleric Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who has just returned to Egypt from Qatar to supervise the transformation of that one-time U.S. ally into an Islamic state.

Al-Jazeera has fans in Obama W.H.  In the halls of American power, the Arab Spring has brought Al-Jazeera in from the cold.  Seven years after then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld called the broadcaster's reporting "vicious, inaccurate and inexcusable" and President George W. Bush joked about bombing it, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised it as "real news" in her recent Senate testimony.

Did Obama and Holder Scuttle Terror Finance Prosecutions?  A number of leaders of Islamic organizations (all of whom publicly opposed the King hearings on Muslim radicalization) were about to be indicted on terror finance support charges by the U.S. attorney's office in Dallas, which had been investigating the case for most of the past decade.  But those indictments were scuttled last year at the direction of top-level political appointees within the Department of Justice (DOJ) — and possibly even the White House.

Obama Empire Strikes Back on My PJM 'Holdergate' Reporting.  [Scroll down]  But now we're starting to get wind of the Obama administration's response.  Fearful that this could easily turn into "Holdergate," the administration is trying to spin its way out of this potential morass by returning to an old standard:  WE BLAME BUSH!!  That's right.  The excuse they are currently floating to their friends in the establishment media to explain the decision not to prosecute CAIR officials and the other Islamic leaders implicated in the Holy Land Foundation case (all of whom had been named unindicted co-conspirators) is that the Bush administration chose not to prosecute them in 2004 and they were just reaffirming what John Ashcroft had decided way back when.

DOJ Source: Gov't Muslim 'Outreach' Jeopardized Active Terror Investigations.  On the heels of last week's article by Patrick Poole, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) has sent a letter to Eric Holder this morning [4/15/2011] demanding answers as to why the Department of Justice decided not to prosecute CAIR, its co-founder Omar Ahmad, and others regarding the Holy Land Foundation case.

Why Did DOJ Drop Muslim Brotherhood Prosecutions?  Muslim Brotherhood front groups  — like CAIR, ISNA, NAIT and others — will now have a new reason to hate Peter King.  Today, the House Homeland Security Committee chairman is demanding to know why Eric Holder's Justice Department decided not to go after the numerous unindicted coconspirators named in the largest terrorist financing trial in American history, US v Holy Land Foundation.

Beheading Ourselves Over Islam.  What can the U.S. do to quell the violent spasms of Islam?  Promote Islam, naturally.  At least that's the thinking of this administration.  It's now official foreign policy.

Obama's Fort Hood Jihadist:  We have been hearing for years that the White House is withholding evidence on the Fort Hood jihadi, Major Nidal Malik Hasan.  Now comes direct confirmation of this from Hasan's own lawyer.  Major Hasan, also known as Soldier of Allah, according to his business card, mowed down thirteen U.S. soldiers while screaming Allahu akbar on the Fort Hood military base in Texas a year and a half ago, in November 2009.  Yet his trial keeps on being postponed.  On March 30, Lt. Gen. Robert Cone, the outgoing commanding general at Fort Hood, granted a request from John Galligan, Hasan's lawyer, to delay the trial until late April.  Galligan, however, disclaims responsibility for all the delays, blaming them on none other than Barack Hussein Obama.

Friend of Shariah.  Like ordinary folks, presidents of the United States are known by the company they keep.  It is a test of their character.  Often it shapes their policies.  And, in the case of Barack Obama, it may blight his legacy and our nation's security interests. ... At the moment, though, we must be concerned not only with who Barack Obama considers his friends, but with those who deem him to be one of theirs:  The record suggests he must be seen as a "Friend of Shariah."

7 Ways The Obama Administration Is Helping To Advance The Islamists' Agenda:  Islamic law (sharia) contradicts the notion that all human beings are entitled to be treated with equal dignity and have inalienable rights.  Islamic law separates believers from nonbelievers, sanctioning inferior status, if not outright death, for the latter.  In this worldview, religious tolerance is a one-way street.  Women in Islam are degraded to submissiveness under misogynist laws.  Children are taught to hate.  Critical thought that questions official Islamic doctrines is regarded as the crime of defamation of Islam, punishable by death.  The Obama administration has joined the chorus of apologists and "makeover artists" who insist that only extremist fundamentalists practice Islam this way, and that they are no different from fundamentalists of every religion.  Genuine Islam is gentle and peaceful, they say.

Obama Consistently Anti-American.  Well, you have to hand it to Obama, he is consistent in his extreme anti-Americanism. ... Obama backed the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.  He specifically invited Brotherhood representatives to attend his speech to the Islamic world in Cairo in June 2009, and during the uprising against Mubarak signaled that he would have no problem with their having a place in Egypt's new government.  He has backed the Muslim Brotherhood in Gaza, Judea and Samaria.  He backed the brutal mullahcracy in Iran during the Iranian people's bloody march for freedom.  He has backed Hezb'Allah in Lebanon.  He has backed Islamic law at the UN, having the U.S. co-sponsor with Egypt in summer 2009 a resolution on the restriction of free speech regarding Islam.  And now he is essentially backing Al-Qaeda in Libya.

Hamas-associated CAIR applauded by White House.  White House officials have applauded advocacy efforts by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, even though top FBI managers refuse to meet its leaders, the council has been judged by courts to have been associated with the Islamic terror group Hamas, and several of its employees and members have been jailed or expelled for jihadi-related terrorist offenses since 2001.  CAIR was publicly applauded at a Mar. 10 White House event by Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor and assistant to the president...

Our Schizoid Foreign Policy.  Terrorism of the home-grown kind is now a "grave" concern, and that is why we do not use the offensive terms "Islamist" or "jihad," and have evolved to nomenclature like "overseas contingency operations" for "war on terror" and "man-caused disasters" for "terrorism" — although one may doubt that any serious American security official has ever phoned his European counterpart to discuss joint "overseas contingency operations" against "man-caused disasters."  When jihadists strike, they do so "allegedly" until formally convicted, and the resulting American uproar and threats to diversity programs can be as serious a concern as the actual terrorist operation.  Formerly one-dimensional agencies like NASA now have new expanded missions, namely, reaching out to the Muslim world.

Obama and Islam:  No president in American history has taken a more admiring view of Islam than Barack Obama.  Whether it is his repeated insistence that the attacks on Americans and the war that has been declared against the West have nothing do with Islam, or his flattering (and false) description of Islam as a religion "that teaches peace, justice, fairness and tolerance," or his unprecedented revelation that he considers it "part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear," Obama in his first two years of office has spurned no opportunity to speak well of the religion.

Obama's state of Islamic denial.  U.S. troops are gunned down by a shooter who screams "Allahu akbar!" before opening fire.  Official statements are rushed out:  The perpetrator was a lone wolf; his motive was unclear; there are no links to terrorism.  Sound familiar?  It should, because when Islam is the cause of American tragedy, President Obama hides his head in the sand.

Obama administration official urges cable companies to carry Al-Jazeera.  Al Jazeera is filled with anti-American propaganda.  It is also awash in anti-Semitism.  The material broadcast stokes terror and violence.  Why would the person who Barack Obama appointed to be the Assistant Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, Juliette Kayyem, advocate American cable companies carry the channel — a channel that cannot help but inflame tensions and anger and one that is not known for unbiased accuracy.

Al Ja-Jeer-America.  Imagine a Cold War president relying on Pravda for news.  Or CNN and ABC vets rushing to work for the propaganda organ.  Insane, right?  So why are they swooning over Al Jazeera?

Obama's fake Christianity?  President Obama's coddling of Islam has many Americans questioning his national-security judgment, if not his intentions.  In his administration's muddled response to the crisis in Egypt, one clear message came from all the president's men:  A new government in Cairo "has to include a whole host of important nonsecular actors," as stated by White House spokesman Robert L. Gibbs.  The hitch is that in the Middle East, nonsecular means radical Islamist, like the Muslim Brotherhood.

A Movement Of Brotherly Hate.  If the Muslim Brotherhood had a slogan, it might be "Today Egypt, tomorrow the world."  Yet the Obama administration is intent on seeing this global jihadist group in a good light.

Does The Obama Administration Stand With the Muslim Brotherhood?  If the Obama Administration wants Egypt to have a more representative form of government it is difficult to comprehend how it will be facilitated with the inclusion of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Obama's Muslim Brotherhood Ties.  Barack Obama has declared that all opposition groups should have representation in the next Egyptian government, which essentially ensures that the Muslim Brotherhood will be part of that government.  The Brotherhood is the largest opposition group in Egypt, so it will probably end up in the driver's seat in any new regime, and steer Egypt toward becoming an Islamic state inveterately hostile to the United States.  So why isn't Obama working to limit the Brotherhood's scope and influence?  Maybe because he doesn't really have a problem with the Brotherhood, despite its hostility to America.

Where's Obama's CIA Director?  Rather than being in the dark about what is happening in Egypt, the CIA may be on the side of radical forces in the country and the region.

Whitewashing The Muslim Brotherhood.  Of course, the Muslim Brotherhood is no stranger to President Obama.  During his infamous speech in Cairo, he insisted that Mubarak allow Muslim Brotherhood members to attend.  And if the Telegraph is to be believed, the Obama Administration actually has encouraged anti-government forces covertly for quite some time.

Obama Well Knows What Chaos He Has Unleashed.  [Scroll down]  My fear is that Obama is not naïve at all, but he instead knows only too well what he is doing, for he is eagerly promoting Islamic power in the world while diminishing the West and Israel, however much innocent blood will flow as a result.  Inevitably, sooner or later, the Muslim Brotherhood will take power, usher in a barbaric Islamist power in Egypt that will control the Suez Canal, and show no mercy to its own people or its perceived foes.

Napolitano and Muslim Brotherhood affiliates met secretly.  Last year, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet and her senior staff secretly met with a select group of Muslim, Arab, and Sikh organizations.  Among the mix were three organizations directly associated with an outlawed terrorist entity — the Muslim Brotherhood, who are involved in the current uprising in Egypt.

The Muslim Brotherhood's Penetration of the Obama Administration.  The first thing we need to realize is that the Muslim Brotherhood operates in the United States under a variety of names and organizational umbrellas.  Technically, there is no "Muslim Brotherhood" in the United States.  But the Muslim American Society (MAS), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and others are — according to a document captured in a raid and released by law enforcement in 2007 during the Holy Land Foundation Hamas funding trial) — Brotherhood-linked organizations.

Obama welcomes the Muslim Brotherhood.  [Scroll down]  The New York Times adds that White House staff members have "made clear that they did not rule out engagement with the Muslim Brotherhood as part of an orderly process" of transition to a new government after the departure of Mubarak.  The Times helpfully explains that the Muslim Brotherhood "renounced violence years ago."  Funny that the Brotherood's Hamas branch (i.e., "one of the the wings of the Muslim Brothers in Palestine") hasn't gotten the word.

Obama's Brotherhood Moment.  Barack Obama has endorsed a role for the Muslim Brotherhood in a new, post-Mubarak government for Egypt.  This should come as no surprise.  Obama has behaved consistently all along, from his refusal to back the protesters in Iran, who were demonstrating against an Islamic Republic, to his backing of these protesters in Egypt, to whom he has just given a green light to establish a government that, given numerous historical precedents, will likely be the precursor to an Islamic Republic.

Obama Stands by Muslim Brotherhood Endorsement.  For the first time, a U.S. government supports granting a government role to an extremist Islamic organization:  the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.  On Monday [1/31/2011], White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Egypt's new government will have to include a "whole host of important non-secular actors."  Most prominent among these is clearly the Muslim Brotherhood — which has made Islamic world domination one of its ultimate goals.

Obama and Islam.  [Page 14:]  "And here in the United States," Obama continued, "Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been part of America and that American Muslims have made extraordinary contributions to our country."  But is this true?  Could Obama provide a list of the Muslim Founding Fathers, the Muslim heroes of the American Revolution, the names of the Muslims killed fighting in the Civil War, World War I, and World War II?  And could he support his rhetoric by producing a list of those "extraordinary contributions"?  It is important for a President to speak for all American citizens in his public pronouncements, not just one religious group — and it is also important that his efforts at "inclusiveness" not be justified by historical fabrication.

2010: The Year of Islamist Infiltration.  While the domestic terror trend has continued unabated, elements of pre-violent, or rather stealth, jihad are taking firm root in our government, military, judicial, and educational institutions, without the slightest opposition from the Obama administration and our homeland security agencies.  In fact, if we've seen anything this year, it has been the willingness of government officials to lend their support to aid this stealth jihad.

The Obama Administration Fights For Sharia Law.  Attorney General Eric Holder has decided to sue a suburban Chicago school district for denying a Muslim middle school female teacher three weeks of unpaid leave to abandon her students and make a pilgrimage to Mecca.  The teacher wanted to perform the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia which every adult Muslim is supposed to make at least once in a lifetime if he or she is able to do so.  Ironically, the Obama administration is suing over a practice that discriminates against women.

TSA New Enemies List.  The First Amendment is in more serious jeopardy than one might have previously imagined.  Do not cave in to the TSA's "conditioning" to make your silence a measure of normalcy.  The government's intention is to inure Americans to living in a state of obedient and submissive servitude.  Of existing and acting by permission.  This is as good an explanation as any of President Obama's policy on Islam, a totalitarian ideology.  He and his appointees have an affinity with it.

Surrendered Nation.  Nothing is being done to defeat that which inspires the enemy.  Barack Obama has banned words relating to Islam and jihad from the anti-terror lexicon.  When in India, he was asked for his opinion, his "take" on jihad, and he surrendered in his response, saying, "Islam is one of the world's great religions."

America 'never will be' at war with Islam, Obama declares in Indonesia speech.  With comments continuing about President Obama's empty hands on his return Sunday from a 10-day investment of presidential time in Asia, considerable attention has focused on his speech at the University of Indonesia.  Although not everyone in Indonesia was happy with the Democrat's visit (see photo below), the address was widely anticipated as a kind of Cairo Address to the Muslim World 2.0.

Gov. Jindal Calls Obama's National Security Strategy 'Dumb' and 'Dangerous'.  Bobby Jindal wasted no time assessing this administration's approach to fighting terrorism, mocking Obama's strategy as a "treatise on social justice."  In part two of his exclusive interview with Human Events, the Louisiana Governor argued that Obama's inability to talk honestly about radical Islam stems from the President's erroneous perception of why the threat even exists.

Obama sends Eid greetings to Muslims worldwide.  US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle extended good wishes Monday [11/15/2010] to the world's 1.57 billion Muslims ahead of the Eid al-Adha religious holiday.  Earlier, around two million white-robed Muslims converged at Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabi as the hajj, the world's largest annual pilgrimage, peaked at the site of the Prophet Mohammed's last sermon.

Obama Pledges Expanded Ties With Muslim Nations.  President Obama, renewing his call for better relations between the United States and the Muslim world, used a long-awaited homecoming trip to this island nation to make a symbolic visit on Wednesday morning [11/10/2010] to the largest mosque in southeast Asia — even as he declared that "much more work needs to be done" to fulfill the promise he made 17 months ago in Cairo of a "new beginning."

President Obama to visit mosque in Indonesia.  President Barack Obama will visit one of the world's largest mosques when he makes good on a long-delayed promise to visit Indonesia, the island nation where he lived briefly as a child.

Obama sets Muslim outreach for Indonesia trip.  President Barack Obama will visit Indonesia's largest mosque and make a major outdoor speech directed at the global Muslim community when he visits Indonesia next month, the White House said on Thursday [10/28/2010].

Is Obama Submissive to Islam?  A few weeks ago, I referred to President Obama as a "dhimmi president," a subservient kowtower to Islamic power.  Maybe it's time to rethink that designation.  He's not a dhimmi.  He's a spineless, supine, surrendering subject of submission — in other words, a dhimmi-plus. ... The super-dhimmi isn't merely a religious drifter or an atheist; he's whatever he is with a pro-Islamist agenda.

Obama, Dhimmi President.  It's predictable enough to hear this Americans-exercising-their-rights-causes-terrorism-so-it's-their-fault message from a terror-supporter like [Imam Feisal Abdul] Rauf, who considers it his obligation to push America into dialogue with terrorist groups like Hamas.  But from President Obama, our nation's Commander-in-Chief, whose most important responsibility is to protect American citizens from "enemies both foreign and domestic," this message is disgustingly [timid].

Barack Obama seeks peace with Islam on anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks.  The US president said at a memorial service at the Pentagon, where 184 people were killed:  "As Americans, we will not and never will be at war with Islam.  It was not a religion that attacked us that September day.  It was Al-Qaeda, a sorry band of men which perverts religion."

Burn flags, not Korans?  On Sept. 11, 2001, radical Islamic terrorists committed the most deadly and destructive foreign attack on U.S. soil.  Nine years later, the American people are being told that the country overreacted to the whole thing.  President Obama last year declared that Sept. 11 is to be a "national day of service."  Others in the administration seem to think that means it is a day upon which Americans should rise up to protect the Koran.

Obama Sends Best Wishes to Muslims for Eid-al-Fitr.  U.S. President Barack Obama has sent best wishes to Muslims worldwide on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.  In a statement Thursday, President Obama said the holiday is a time of self-reflection, focusing on values that Muslims and people of all faiths share.  Mr. Obama said this year's Eid is also an occasion to reflect on the importance of religious tolerance.

Obama Gives Al Qaeda a Pass.  Please tell me this nightmare will be over soon.  What kind of person in this world would characterize ruthless, evil, filthy, and beheading sadists as "a sorry band of men?"  The President of the United States in a memorial address at the Pentagon on Saturday 9/11, that's who.

Obama still can't say who we're at war with.  Barack Obama has spent the past year doing big-time Islamoschmoozing, from his announcement of Gitmo's closure and his investigation of Bush officials, to his bow before the Saudi king and a speech in Cairo to "the Muslim world" with far too many rhetorical concessions and equivocations.  And at the end of it the jihad sent America a thank-you note by way of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's underwear:  Hey, thanks for all the outreach!  But we're still gonna kill you.

By Any Means Possible — The American Civil War of 2010.  Obama has banned use of the words Islamic extremism, jihadist, Islamist and Islamic terrorism, among others, from the official administration language; preferring instead to state America is at war with radical extremists.  Add to these fundamental changes in course and policy the addition of self-described "Devout Muslims" to his administration, and one understands why a majority of America seriously questions his motives.  Marxists/Socialists, as history has shown us, will do and say anything in their quest for power.

Obama sends greeting on Muslim holiday.  President Barack Obama is sending best wishes to Muslims worldwide as they celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of fasting and prayer known as Ramadan.

Obama says enemy is not Islam.  President Barack Obama is appealing for religious tolerance, reminding Americans that the "overwhelming majority" of Muslims around the world are peace-loving people.

Friend of the Brotherhood?  [Scroll down]  More Americans are taking note of the accumulating series of statements and actions by the president that display favoritism, or worse, toward Muslims.  That would be troubling enough; after all, no chief executive is supposed to support one subset of us over others.  Growing numbers of our countrymen may be on to something else about the Obama presidency, however, that is even more alarming:  In instance after instance, Mr. Obama seemingly has bent over backward to accommodate not just Muslim-Americans, but a deeply problematic organization — the Muslim Brotherhood (or Ikhwan) — that purports to represent their interests here.

Obama Wouldn't Have Muslim Image Problem If He Had Joined A Church.  A truly astonishing thing happened on MSNBC Monday:  three devout, liberal Obama supporters said the President is responsible for people thinking he's a Muslim.

O's terror outrage.  Americans are learning there's one minority group President Obama is never afraid to offend:  families of victims of Islamist terror. ... Now, last Friday [8/27/2010], we learned that "no charges are either pending or contemplated" against one of the deadliest and most dangerous al Qaeda operatives, Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, mastermind of the October 12, 2000, bombing of USS Cole that killed 17 sailors and officers and wounded dozens more.

Why Does Obama Tell Muslims America Is Nation of 'Non-Believers'?  Why has President Barack Obama on at least two occasions told specifically Muslim audiences that America is a nation of — among other things — "non-believers"?

Obama Sends $6 Million to Global Muslim Sites.  President Barack Obama's faith may not be clearly identifiable, but he's willing to usurp the U.S. Constitutional principle of a strict separation of church and state when it comes to using American taxpayer dollars to restore Muslim holy places.

Muslims Give Obama Highest Job Approval; Mormons, Lowest.  Muslim Americans continue to give President Barack Obama the highest job approval rating of any major religious group in the U.S., while Mormons give the president the lowest ratings.

Gallup:  Muslims rate Obama highest.  Muslims continue to rate President Obama higher than other major religious groups in the United States, a new Gallup poll shows.  From January to July, Muslims gave Obama a 78 percent approval rating.  While that's down from 83 percent in the previous six months and 86 percent from a year before, it's still several points higher than how other religious groups have scored him.

Obama's choice:  Boy Scouts or Islam.  President Obama couldn't bring himself to observe the National Day of Prayer or spend time with the Boy Scouts of America, but God forbid, he couldn't miss the Muslim Iftar Ramadan dinner, or pass up a chance to praise an Islamic center a stone's throw away from Ground Zero.  He later backed down — a bit.  One has to wonder exactly who is this Barack Obama?

President Obama:  Muslim Missionary?  President Obama is not just rebooting America's image in the Muslim world.  He's deepening and expanding Islamic belief, practice and culture around the world, like a Muslim missionary.

Obama:  Muslim Missionary?  (Part 4).  The fact is Obama's Cairo pro-Muslim mission continues, and proof came again just last week.  On the same day the president announced to the nation from the Oval Office that the combat mission in Iraq had ended, the Obama administration, unbeknownst to most of the country and the world, held a special workshop for 25-30 Muslim leaders from 20 national Islamic groups (under the leadership of the Coordinating Council of Muslim Organizations) to provide the groups "funding, government assistance and resources."  At a time commemorating 9/11, when recent polls show that 70 percent of Americans are opposed to a ground zero mosque and 1 in 5 Americans believes President Obama is a Muslim, does he really expect that we will naively tolerate and approve of the Islamic bias in his presidential religious leadership and administration?

Islam's Achievement Gap.  As the holy month of Ramadan has gotten underway, President Obama has intensified his longstanding mission to "remind us" of the progress and human advancement we all enjoy as a result of Islam and its practitioners. ... [But] how many Muslims have been Nobel Prize winners for science?  Just two:  Ahmed Zewail in 1999 for chemistry and Abdus Salam in 1979 for physics.  For those keeping score, ... that's two prize winners in more than a billion Muslims.

Barack Obama:  Christian In Name Only (CINO)?  Consider Obama's actions since 1/20/09:
 •  Immediately called for shut down of GITMO.
 •  Called for terrorists to be tried by civilian juries, rather than military, including Miranda rights and other rights conferred on citizens.
 •  Once in office, rushed off to a Muslim nation to deliver a speech in which he declared that America is "not" a Christian nation.
 •  Changed policy toward Israel such that that nation is treated like a gang of terrorists.
 •  Supports, or at least does not oppose, the mosque at Ground Zero.

Barack Obama issues special Ramadan message.  "On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I want to extend our best wishes to Muslims in America and around the world.  Ramadan Kareem."

Barack Obama, Apologist-in-Chief.  President Obama's speech on the occasion of the Ramadan dinner in the White House presents difficulties that are becoming his trademark.  Why does he find it necessary to be an apologist for Islam?  He started it in his speech in Cairo a couple of years back, which also had elements that were downright creepy.  Now he justifies the building of a mosque at Ground Zero because Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else.  This is obviously true, but a mosque in this site of mass murder committed by Muslims is not about freedom of worship, it is a statement of supremacy and conquest.

The No-Go Mojo Man.  Nowhere is Obama's lack of metaphoric testosterone clearer than in his tack with the Ground Zero mosque issue.  Obama said that the mosque should be built because this is a simple "freedom of religion" issue, which of course is false — the mosque can be built anywhere, just not on the secular holy site that is Ground Zero. ... The real issue here is the one Obama did not address:  the responsibility of Islamism for the 9/11 attacks, and the association between the Muslims backing the Ground Zero mosque and Islamist ideology.

Imam Thanks Obama.  Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf used his taxpayer-funded Mideast tour yesterday to praise President Obama's qualified support for the mosque near Ground Zero.  "I am grateful to President Barack Obama and all those who expressed support for our project," Abdul Rauf said at a dinner for student leaders in the Gulf state of Bahrain, the Gulf Daily News in Bahrain reported.

More about the proposed Ground Zero mosque.
More about the one-sided separation of church and state.


Two days later...
Obama's "forceful" support of Ground Zero Mosque already changing.  Doesn't the look on Obama's face in today's Drudge Report cover story, detailing that Obama is "forcefully" approving the Ground Zero Mosque, say it all?  In the caption of the Drudge photo, Obama in effect, wishes us all "As-Salumu Alaykum" from the White House.  At least he's not shouting "Alu Akbar!"  Yet.

Standing on a landmine.  Obama's stance on the Ground Zero mosque should signal to Israel that the president is so wed to his ideology that he will push it regardless of political conditions.  US President Barack Obama's warm endorsement of the plan to build a mosque by the ruins of the World Trade Center tells Israel — and its enemies — everything we need to know about the president of the United States of America.

Unshakeable Bam's latest shaky stand.  Thanks for nothing, Mr. President.  Now we know how Arizona feels.  First Obama stood with the president of Mexico as he bashed Americans as bigots for exercising their right of democracy on illegal immigration.  Now he stands with the developers of a mega-mosque near Ground Zero that, outside of Mayor Bloomberg, few New Yorkers want.

Obama's Muslim envoy coming to Dearborn.  President Barack Obama's adviser to the Muslim world is coming to the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn on Sunday [8/15/2010] to discuss U.S. foreign policy at a Ramadan dinner hosted by U.S. Rep. John Conyers.  Rashad Hussain, 31, is the special envoy of the U.S. to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, a group of about 57 Muslim countries that acts as an international public voice.

Obama Okays Victory Mosque.  Americans are aghast that the president approves of the construction of a Victory Mosque by a pro-terrorism imam six hundred feet from Ground Zero.  Revolting, yes.  Shocking, no.  One thing we know about Barack Obama is that he is committed to ruling in direct opposition to three-fourths of the American people on all core issues.

Obama's Islamic America.  President Obama says Islam has always been part of America, which raises the question, does the president know something about American history that we don't?  It has become customary for presidents to offer greetings to various religious communities on the occasion of their most holy days. ... But Mr. Obama has used the occasion of Ramadan to rewrite U.S. history and give Islam a prominence in American annals that it has not earned.

Is Obama Winning the Hearts and Minds of the Arab and Muslim World?  Obama's first presidential meeting with a foreign leader was not with that of Great Britain — one of our two closest allies, whose prime minister stood down opposition within his own party to join the effort in Iraq.  Obama met with Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of the Fatah party, to stress the importance of restarting the Israeli-Palestinian "peace process" — which Obama considered essential to moderate Arab and Muslim views.

Obama religion adviser linked to unindicted co-conspirator.  A religion adviser to President Obama has close ties to a radical Muslim group that was an unindicted co-conspirator in a scheme to raise money for Hamas.  The group, the Islamic Society of North America, or ISNA, has an extensive relationship with the Obama administration.

Obama's homosexual-Muslim conflict.  "Human rights are gay rights," Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said recently, "and gay rights are human rights, once and for all."  That's a touchy-feely liberal talking point, but don't tell it to the Muslims.  Eventually, the Obama administration might have to decide to which radical group it's most important to pander:  homosexuals or Muslims.  There is some friction between these two Obama constituencies.

Acting U.S. Solicitor General Represented Osama Bin Laden's Driver.  Neal Katyal, who became the acting U.S. solicitor general when Elena Kagan was nominated to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, previously served as the legal counsel of record for the man who worked as Osama bin Laden's driver from February 1996 through November 2001.  Salim Ahmed Hamdan, who underwent training at an al Qaeda camp, was charged with transporting weapons to al Qaeda operatives.

In Search of Islam's Contributions.  Obama refuses to acknowledge that radical Islamists are prompted to violence and terrorism by their understanding of their faith.  And he fails to recognize that his blame-America-first foreign policy won't appease an enemy committed to violent jihad and the installation of a global caliphate.  Almost as bad, Obama has been going out of his way to highlight Islam's supposed contributions — to science and technology, to America, to the world.  The main effect of Obama's Muslim ego-stroking is to call attention to just how little Muslims have actually contributed in the modern age.

Tea With Terrorists?  According to the New York Times, prominent K Street lobbyists are buttonholing Obama officials at a Caribou Coffee shop on Pennsylvania Avenue, raising far more than just ethics questions.  What the Times story neglects to mention is that Caribou Coffee is a Shariah-compliant firm owned by an Islamic bank based in Bahrain.  One of its founders and a current adviser are leaders in the radical Muslim Brotherhood.

Alinsky, Stalinsky, It's Still the Same Old Agitprop.  [Scroll down]  We have a big jihad sympathizer in the White House, just like Obama and his buds from Chicago, just like Jeremiah Wright and Louis Farrakhan, just like Obama's hero Malcolm X, and just like Jodie Evans and Bill Ayers whipping up crowds for Hamas.  These people are predictably on the side of medieval reactionaries who practice barbarities against women, gays, Jews, Christians, and especially any creed that advocates tolerance and open-mindedness.

NASA's Muslim outreach:  Al Jazeera was told first.  Lawmakers across Capitol Hill, both Democrats and Republicans, were surprised to learn recently that the Obama administration has made reaching out to Muslim nations a top priority for the space agency NASA.  They will probably be more surprised to learn that administration officials told the Middle East news organization Al Jazeera about it before they told Congress.

Who needs space travel when we can spend money on Muslim appeasement instead?
Obama tasks NASA with building Muslim self-esteem.  In the video below, Charles Bolden, head of NASA, tells Al Jazeera that the "foremost" task President Obama has given him is "to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with predominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering."  Thus, NASA's primary mission is no longer to enhance American science and engineering or to explore space, but to boost the self-esteem of "predominantly Muslim nations."

Obama Making Carter Years look Like Paradise.  The United States government and some in media seem obsessed with appeasing anybody and anything Islamic.  Only the latest example is the decree from NASA that its "foremost" mission is to recognize and appreciate the contributions of Muslims to science.

The Right Stuff Goes Wrong.  Obama is boldly going where no president has gone before.  It is a continuation of the president's subjugation of himself (bowing to foreign leaders) and the country he is charged with leading by obsequiously kowtowing to a people for whom advancement to the Middle Ages would be a step up.  The president and Bolden think it will improve relations with the Muslim world if we praise them for their work in math and science many centuries ago, but what has the Muslim world done for humanity lately?

Muslim pandering 'not good for the country'.  A conservative media watchdog thinks the mainstream media has virtually ignored the NASA administrator's recent outlandish statement that the "foremost" mission of the space agency is to improve relations with the Muslim world.  NASA Administrator Charles Bolden made that announcement on the English language version of Al Jazeera, which Jeff Poor of the Media Research Center's Business and Media Institute believes was a questionable move in and of itself.

Farewell to Space.  Just when you thought Barack Obama's toadying to Islam could not get any worse, now comes this:  The President directed the new administrator of NASA, retired Marine Major General Charles Bolden, as "perhaps [his] foremost" charge to "find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage more dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science... and math and engineering."

NASA's Mission to the Muslims.  NASA was the direct result of the Cold War scare when the Russians put Sputnik into orbit over the Earth in October 1957, thereby demonstrating they had missiles powerful enough to launch a nuclear attack on the nation.  It galvanized the U.S. government into passing the National Defense Education Act in order to get more young Americans to go into the fields of science and math, and it prompted the creation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for the purpose of demonstrating American scientists and engineers could create bigger and better missiles.  Muslims had nothing to do with it then and nothing to do with it now. ... Perverting and defunding NASA's mission is evidence of Obama's commitment to Islam.

Obama's "Fly Me to the Crescent Moon" Policy.  [Scroll down]  We can find something else interesting in this loony story:  Where are the atheizers and arch-separationists on this one?  Do they support "separation of church and state" but go suddenly silent when the issue is "separation of mosque and state"?

The White House backpedals at full speed:
Muslim Outreach Not the Job of NASA, White House Says.  White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday [7/12/2010] that NASA Administrator Charles Bolden must have misspoken when he told Al Jazeera last month that one of his top priorities is to reach out to Muslim countries.  "That was not his task and that's not the task of NASA," Gibbs said.  Bolden, though, said last month in the interview that it was President Obama who gave him that task.  He made a similar claim in February.

White House denies NASA remark on Muslim outreach.  The White House is contradicting the NASA administrator's claim that President Barack Obama assigned him to reach out to Muslims on science matters.

More about the latest NASA scandal.

Shariah-Compliant Finance Advisor Picked by Obama as White House Fellow.  ["]Samar Ali is an Associate with the firm Hogan Lovells US LLP.  She is responsible for counseling clients on mergers & acquisitions, cross-border transactions, Shari'a compliant transactions, project finance, and international business matters.["]  Left out of the press release is that she also previously worked as an intern and received training at the Islamic International Arab Bank...
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Obama's Proud Muslim Moment.  The last thing America needs is a president that the Muslim world "approves."  Likability and niceness are overrated; a healthy fear and respect are much to be preferred.

Necessarily Jewish Distinctions and Our "Relativist-in-Chief".  Mr. Obama's maddeningly obtuse approach to Israel doesn't so much reflect anti-Semitism or even anti-Zionism as it expresses his willful blindness to the overriding moral dimension to the conflict in the Middle East.  In this, he presents a glaring and painful contrast with his predecessor.  George W. Bush made his share of errors in foreign affairs, but he never lost sight of the irreducible difference between nation states seeking a peaceful, stable, democratic world and those he unabashedly called "the evil-doers" — gangster regimes and terrorist bands bent on domination and destruction.

Why Is the State Department Covering for a Known Terror Group?  Are U.S. security agencies hampered by President Obama's mission to reach out to Muslims?  Criticizing Israel for stopping a Gaza-bound flotilla sponsored by the IHH and the Turkish government is easy.  But when terrorists affiliated with the IHH try to get into the United States, who will stop them if no one is looking at the organization to which they belong?

Muslim praise for Obama dries up a year after Cairo speech.  A year ago Friday, President Barack Obama stood in Cairo and vowed "a new beginning" in a speech about how he'd change U.S. relations with the Muslim world. Egyptian vendors sold T-shirts portraying Obama in King Tut regalia, and Muslims throughout the region thrilled at his middle name:  Hussein.

Cairo: One Year Later.  One year ago this month, President Obama addressed the "Muslim world" from Cairo, Egypt.  Some saw that speech as unnecessary groveling.  Critics — and I am among them — think such displays communicate weakness and only encourage those who wish to damage our economy and kill our people.

Who Gets the Benefit of the Doubt?  Despite the willful denials of the Obama administration and progressives in general, most Americans understand we are at war with Islamic fascists determined to establish a worldwide, totalitarian, religious empire.  Yet even most conservatives insist that such people are only a miniscule segment of the Muslim community.  What if they're not?  And if, as stated above, we are at war, why we are so hell-bent on giving so-called "moderate" Muslims the benefit of the doubt?

Obama Has a "Boot on the Throat" Of the Global Economy.  It was about a year ago that Mr. Obama delivered his famous address in Cairo, wherein he stipulated that American values and Muslim values are not in conflict with one another, but rather, are complimentary.  Since then, the U.S. has sustained three terrorist incidents on domestic soil (the mass murders at Fort Hood Army base last November, the Christmas Day in-flight "underwear bomber" case over the skies of Detroit, and the plot to blow up Times Square a few weeks ago), all of which entailed adherents of one form or another of "radical Islam."