al Qaeda’s First U.S. Cell

from The Clarion Project:

At least a dozen terror-linked individuals have been tied to the Islamic Center of Tucson (ICT). The mosque and the state of Arizona are mentioned 59 times in the 9/11 Commission Report.[1] The mosque is considered to be “basically the first cell of al Qaeda in the United States.”[2]

The mosque also has significant links to the Muslim Brotherhood

Muslim BrotherhoodGlossary Item

A worldwide Islamist organization founded in Egypt in 1928 by Hassan al-Banna that seeks to implement Sharia-based governance globally.

and Hamas. The ICT’s bylaws state that the North American Islamic Trust is the “trustee and beneficiary” of its property. The bylaws also mandate relationships with multiple groups that have Muslim Brotherhood origins. read more

The Qatari Invasion… Nothing to See Here

 

by: the Common Constitutionalist 

Most rational and reasonable Westerners know that the Muslim Brotherhood is a threat to our way of life and our freedoms.

 

But to really understand the power and influence the Brotherhood has, we must peek behind the curtain at the real driving force. That force is the nation of Qatar.

 

With its vast oil and gas wealth the Islamist Qatari government is spreading its money and influence throughout the world. It’s making huge investments in European companies. It has bankrolled construction of Mega-Mosques in Ireland, France, Italy and Spain.

 

The Islamist Qatari government is indeed interested in Europe but has also been investing heavily in the United States. read more

Egyptians Can Storm a Mosque – Why Can’t We?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

Maybe we can learn a little from the Egyptian army and I’m only being half facetious. Not that I agree with the wholesale slaughter of people, but the Egyptian military appears to have little tolerance for uprisings and Islamists.

 

Now wholesale slaughter may not be accurate. I’m not currently in Cairo and wasn’t during the last week of violence and hundreds of dead. As far as I can tell there has been no determination of massive loss of “innocent” lives. It may very well be mostly Muslim Brotherhood radicals. If that’s the case, it’s fine by me.

 

The most recent incident of Egyptian authorities intolerance for Islamists was at the Fateh Mosque in Rameses Square, Cairo. One report from a witness inside the mosque claimed that they were 700 people including women and children. One has to wonder if the women and children were to be used as human shields.

 

NBC news reported that armed men began entering the Fateh mosque last Friday night and on Saturday gunmen in the mosque “unleashed bullets at security officials below”. The gunmen were positioned on a minaret.

 

The Huffington Post reported that Egyptian security forces stormed the mosque after firing tear gas at hundreds of “Islamists” barricaded inside. Huff Po also reported that gunmen on a minaret fired first.

 

The New York Times described the scene similarly and also called the mosques occupants “Islamists”.

 

The Egyptian security forces did storm the mosque and did clear out the “Islamists”. They didn’t give a second thought to returning fire when fired upon from inside a mosque.

 

Although I feel for the innocent civilians being caught up in the violence, that’s not what this is about.

 

What surprised me, a little, was the liberal use of the word “Islamist” by the lefty news outlets. Although, not surprisingly, Al Jazeera made no mention of that word. They called them protesters.

 

In not one of the mainstream media articles I read, was there any mention of “freedom fighter” or “insurgent”. I guess those terms are reserved for those who kill Americans.

 

It also appears that the mainstream media has little problem with the Egyptian security forces “rules of engagement”. Nowhere did I see any condemnation or any editorial comment regarding the firing upon or storming of a mosque. Funny how that is.

 

So why don’t the Egyptian military or police appear to care? Simple; they want to win and do so quickly and decisively.

 

This prompted me to look back at America’s politically correct “rules of engagement” for some contrast.

 

It seems that if we fire upon a mosque even after being first fired upon, it will just lead to further jihadist recruiting and riots in the streets – that a mosque attack would just further the notion that America is at war with all of Islam.

 

A military spokesman said US soldiers do not enter mosques. They are to respect the sanctity and holiness of all places of worship. I wasn’t aware firing an AK-47 was integral to prayer.

 

During the Iraq war soldiers were forbidden from entering mosques even during a firefight without permission of senior commanders under consultation with Iraqi authorities.

 

A military strike that might have caused more than 30 civilian casualties had to be signed off by the Secretary of Defense. You read that right; The Secretary of Defense!

 

Yet even according to the Geneva Convention – a place of worship, a hospital or any structure that is used for military purposes is considered a “dual structure” and can be targeted.

So the politically correct girlie men that set American military engagement policy evidently believe the Geneva Convention doesn’t go far enough.

 

Andrew Exum, a former Army Ranger and counterinsurgency specialist said: “They (our leaders) are thinking – How’s that gonna play on Al Jazeera? ”

 

In contrast, the Egyptian military evidently couldn’t care less what Al Jazeera thinks. That’s why they will most likely win. And that’s why we haven’t won a war since the Second World War and assuming we don’t change, why we never will again.

 

It’s a sad fact, but a fact nonetheless.

Surveillance Priorties

by: the Common Constitutionalist

According to an ever-increasing array of sources, we are all under surveillance. Every electronic source of communication is being monitored, catalogued and stored in Utah to be accessed by the authorities at any time in the future.

Our phone calls, e-mails, texts, everything. And with the ever-growing number of security cameras lining our streets, our every movement can be monitored outdoors.

Once inside they have the capability of watching us through our web cams and interactive TVs. With the introduction of common core in our schools it does seem like the government at least has the makings of building a “Minority Report” type profile on each and every American. Well, not quite.

There is the odd dichotomy of the Muslim community. It seems our same ultra intrusive government doesn’t feel the need to monitor them as they do us.

Even when moderate Muslims claim to have seen materials calling for jihad against the United States in the Cambridge mosque attended by the Tsarnaev brothers.

But I’m sure our government sees the Cambridge mosque as a holy place that should not be monitored even though the founder of the Islamic Society of Boston mosque was none other than Abdulrahman Alamoudi, who is currently serving two years in prison for funding Al Qaeda. Yes, only two years.

One of the mosques former trustees and a “spiritual leader” of the Muslim Brotherhood, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi has been banned from even entering the U.S. due to his terror ties. Other notable mosque attendees include a member of Al Qaeda. Yet the mosque is still fully operational and growing every year.

And evidently the jihadist materials recently found in the mosque are nothing new. One Muslim attendee told CBN news that 10 years ago he found in the mosques upstairs library, many flyers and newsletters, written in Arabic calling for jihad against America, Jews and Christians.

Note our all-seeing governmental eye did not discover these publications, but they are watching you.

Four years ago the Muslim American Society built a new mosque in Roxbury, a Boston neighborhood.

By the way, the Muslim American Society is, as are most of these “societies”,  a front for the Muslim Brotherhood.

The mosque cost a whopping $15.5 million and most of the money came from our buddies, Saudi Arabia. You know, our friends, the wahhabists. Naturally, the liberal Massachusetts political class all endorsed these mosques.

Now we all know, if this were a Synagogue or Christian church, breeding and promoting radicalism, the doors would’ve already been padlocked.

Yet radicals can be bred in these mosques and no one is allowed to say anything for fear of being branded a racist or Islamophobe.

So us law-abiding patriotic citizens live our lives been catalogued and profiled with every keystroke being monitored. All the while, radical Islamists are holed up in their “religious sanctuaries” all across the country churning out jihadist literature and killers.

At least our government has their priorities straight.