MEMRI translated the video that was posted on the Islamic Center’s YouTube Channel. The video in question starts with 10th-grader Morteza Kazemian speaking about sanctions on Iran and how, despite the sanctions, the country is still a success.
The more disturbing part, however, shows a group of kids younger than Kazemian. In the video, the group sings about Khamenei and refers to themselves as his “soldiers.”
Khamenei is the leader of the world’s number one state sponsor of terrorism. For children in America to be signing his praises and referring to themselves as his soldiers is alarming to say the least.
The Islamic Revolution in 1979 in Iran overthrew the shah and put into power Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, a radical Islamist cleric. After Khomeini’s death, he was replaced by Iran’s current leader, Ali Khamenei.
Trump is right. The Golan Heights is indeed “of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!” Syrian soldiers used to stand on the heights and shoot down at Israeli farmers below. Only Israel is denied the right of conquest that has been universally recognized throughout human history: when a nation defeats an aggressor nation that started the conflict, the victorious nation is entitled to take some of the territory of the aggressor nation in order to enhance its security. President Trump deserves commendation for once again doing the right thing and rejecting the counsel of the vaunted Middle East “experts” who have gotten us into this mess.
“Trump says U.S. should recognize the Golan Heights as part of Israel as Netanyahu accuses Iran of trying to set up terror network there – and prepares for White House visit Monday,” by David Martosko, Dailymail.com, March 21, 2019 (thanks to Ken):
President Donald Trump signaled on Thursday that the U.S. will soon officially recognize the contested Golan Heights region as a part of Israel.
The move comes just four days before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to visit with Trump at the White House.
Israel will see such a development as rivaling the significance of last year’s opening of a U.S. embassy in Jerusalem — a unilateral White House action that now has city authorities planning to name a new subway station after the American president.
Trump said in an interview with the Fox Business Network, slated for broadcast on Friday morning, that he had ‘been thinking about doing it for a long time.’
His timing, however, coincides with a political crisis for Netanyhu, who almost certainly will face a corruption indictment following an announcement by his country’s attorney general. He is up for re-election on April 9.
Asked whether his announcement was linked to Netanyahu’s political future, Trump said, ‘No. I wouldn’t even know about that,’ and added: ‘I hear he’s doing okay.’
In a tweet, the president had declared: ‘After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!’…
EDITORS NOTE: This Jihad Watch column is republished with permission.
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“Despite 9/11, the US still is still unable to tackle the Islamic threat in the country, an investigative journalist and expert on Arab affairs warns. Exactly what happened in the mosques in France 15 years ago is happening today in the U.S.”
“Incitement to genocide of Jews widespread inside US mosques,” but to call it out makes one “Islamophobic.” The Muslim community must end this hatred, intolerance, and bigotry.
“WATCH: Incitement to Genocide of Jews Widespread Inside US Mosques,” United With Israel,March 11, 2019:
Despite 9/11, the US still is still unable to tackle the Islamic threat in the country, an investigative journalist and expert on Arab affairs warns.
Exactly what happened in the mosques in France 15 years ago is happening today in the U.S., says Israeli investigative journalist and Arab Affairs expert Zvi Yehezkeli.
In this video, Yehezkeli, who went undercover in the U.S. last year, says anti-Semitism and incitement to genocide of Jews have become prevalent in mosques across the country, while the American government remains unaware.
The Jewish community has not responded either, he adds.
Despite 9/11, the US is still unable to tackle the situation, and the writing is on the wall, Yehezkeli warns….
EDITORS NOTE: This Jihad Watch column is republished with permission.
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Yesterdaywe learned that the Southern Poverty Law Center could (fingers crossed!) implode and now The New York Times(The New York Times!) reports on the deep dark secret about travel loans to refugees that you pay for with your tax dollars.
I first heard about the travel loans in 2007 and wrote about them from time to time at Refugee Resettlement Watch, but I don’t recall any major publication saying much about them and certainly not with a questioning tone about how the nine federal ‘non-profit’ refugee contractors benefit from collecting the loans.
For many of you it’s bad enough that we give no-interest loans and that a large number are never repaid, but for me the scam has always been that the contractors (six are supposedly ‘religious’ charities) benefit financially from the deal.
Hereis The New York Times. The story begins with the obligatory sob story to soften up the reader.
Welcome, Refugees. Now Pay Back Your Travel Loans
A few years ago, when Rana Safieh learned that the United States had given her family refugee status, she was overjoyed.
In 2012, Ms. Safieh fled Syria with her four children after their house was bombed. Since then, Ms. Safieh, who had been an elementary schoolteacher in Damascus, had been living with her mother outside of Cairo. The money she’d saved from selling off her jewelry had run out, and she could find only part-time work. Ms. Safieh’s children were unable to attend Egyptian schools because of their immigration status.
In December 2016, as the family finally prepared to leave Egypt for the United States, Ms. Safieh signed a promissory note to repay a travel loan, offered by the International Organization for Migration on behalf of the State Department, which would cover their airline tickets.
“I was so happy I didn’t pay attention to how much they would charge me,” Ms. Safieh said in Arabic over the phone from Albany, where she now lives. “I just wanted to leave.”
About seven months later, Ms. Safieh started getting notices in the mail about paying back the $5,356 loan.
“I almost had a heart attack,” she said.
For decades, the State Department has funded interest-free travel loans to refugees who, like Ms. Safieh, cannot afford the cost of relocating here. Six months after their arrival, borrowers are expected to start repaying the loans to one of nine private nonprofits, known as resettlement agencies, which are involved in helping refugees start their new lives here. When refugees make their travel plans, they are assigned one of these resettlement agencies through the International Organization for Migration, which administers the travel loans.
I want you to open the link above for the nine private nonprofits and see that The New York Times actually uses information from the Center for Immigration Studies —will wonders never cease!
The average loan per person is $1,100, and that amount can quickly increase when considering a full family. Meanwhile the resettlement agencies, including World Relief, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the International Rescue Committee, all of which collect the travel loan payments but have nothing to do with granting them to begin with, retain up to 25 percent of the total payments.
According to the most recent data from the State Department, in 2017, refugees made over $66 million in loan repayments. Of that amount, a bit over $14 million went to the resettlement agencies.
Some advocates think that these agencies should not be taking money from those they are trying to help. The nonprofits involved claim that these fees go toward their administration costs and programming, all of which is focused on giving refugees long-term financial security.
Eskinder Negash, the president and chief executive of the United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, the agency assigned to collect payments from both Ms. Safieh and the Majeeds, argues that the fee is fair; if the State Department requires refugees to pay back their loans, his nonprofit should be allowed to recoup its costs, which include paying three full-time employees who coordinate the repayments.
“The question is whether we should charge refugees for their transportation to begin with,” Mr. Negash said.
According to a spokeswoman for the State Department, which, it must be said, takes a loss in the travel loan transactions, having refugees pay for their travel expenses helps defray resettlement costs and can strengthen the newcomers’ resolve for a successful migration.
To date, slightly over 18 percent of all the loans issued to refugees in 2016 did not receive a single payment, according to data from the State Department. These missed payments were reported to credit agencies.
The (bogus) argument by both the State Department and the contractors is that it teaches refugees how the American credit system works and that they must have good credit to survive. The flip side of course is that when they don’t pay, as so many can’t pay (because we have imported very poor people), it means they develop a terrible credit score!
We need to face some facts. We are losing our fight against political Islam not because Islam is so strong. No, we are losing because we act, talk and plan like losers.
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“Dutch author and sociologist Ruud Koopmans said this week that Muslims are more difficult to integrate into Western society than other migrant groups because of a literal interpretation of the Quran prevalent among Muslims.”
Koopmans called this a “threat to world peace.” Most Muslims agree that “Muslims should return to the roots of Islam,” while a whopping “75 percent think there is only one interpretation of the Qur’an possible to which every Muslim should stick.” That interpretation is normative Islam, and the one that resulted in over 11 million Muslims being murdered for not being Muslim enough since 1948, along with innumerable non-Muslims. It’s also the same interpretation that for a millennium and more has divided the world into two camps: the House of War (Infidel countries) and the House of Islam (Islamic countries), with the mandate that the latter must conquer the former.
Jihad Watch and other organizations that support the principles of free society in the West have been warning about these truths for a long time, while Leftists and Islamic supremacists work to obscure them and continue to erode the foundations of societies that are built on human rights and freedom. It is key to understanding the global jihad to accept the fact that the jihad imperative is rooted in Islamic doctrine. Understanding this will enable the West to stand firmly for freedom and establish sensible policies, including an end to the open-door immigration that advances the hijrah (jihad by immigration).
“Islamic Scholar: No Western Country Has Successfully Integrated Muslims,” by Thomas D. Williams, Breitbart, March 8, 2019:
Dutch author and sociologist Ruud Koopmans said this week that Muslims are more difficult to integrate into Western society than other migrant groups because of a literal interpretation of the Quran prevalent among Muslims.
Ruud Koopmans, professor at the Berlin Social Science Center and author of several books including Contested Citizenship: Immigration and Cultural Diversity in Europe, told the Danish newspaper Berlingske that whereas most groups of migrants integrate relatively quickly, especially from one generation to the next, Islam stands out as an exception.
“Although it’s not completely absent in Muslims, the change is much slower,” he said, noting that a literal interpretation of the Quran prevents them from integrating into Western countries.
In an earlier published study titled “Fundamentalism and out-group hostility,” Koopmans compared Muslim radicalism with Christian radicalism to better understand why Islam stands out for its isolationism.
“Almost 60 percent agree that Muslims should return to the roots of Islam,” he wrote, while “75 percent think there is only one interpretation of the Qur’an possible to which every Muslim should stick.”
Koopmans, who has been studying Islam for over twenty years, also found that “65 percent say that religious rules are more important to them than the laws of the country in which they live.”
Regarding Christian citizens on the other hand, Koopmans found that fewer than 4 percent “can be characterized as consistent fundamentalists.”
“I conclude that the Islamic world is lagging behind rest of the world when it comes to democracy, human rights, and political and economic development,” Koopmans told Berlingske in his interview this week.
“The main problem is how many Muslims and, globally, how many Muslim countries interpret Islam. Namely, in a way that basically claims that the Qur’an and the Sunna must be taken literally, and that the way the Prophet lived in the 7th century must be the yardstick for how Muslims should live in the 21st century,” he said.
“Such a brand of Islam is, firstly, a threat to world peace. Secondly, it prevents integration,” Koopmans concluded.
Although it is politically taboo to draw distinctions between ethnic groups when it comes to immigration, some scholars, including Pope Benedict XVI, have urged the West not to assume that all cultures share its basic suppositions about the human person and society.
Prior to his election as pope, Joseph Ratzinger wrote that “the interplay of society, politics, and religion has a completely different structure in Islam” than it does in the West.
Unfortunately, he added, much of today’s discussion in the West regarding Islam “presupposes that all religions have basically the same structure, that they all fit into a democratic system with its regulations and the possibilities provided by these regulations.”
“The Koran is a total religious law….
EDITORS NOTE: This Jihad Watch column is republished with permission.
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By the time (Islamist) Reps Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib burst onto the scene, in effect, storming the halls of Congress, former President Obama paved the way for the Muslim Brotherhood Mafia’s entry into the highest recesses of power. In fact, the proofs are beyond manifest – many of which are housed within Adina Kutnicki – A Zionist & Conservative Blog.
Alas, as always, a picture is worth (more than) a thousand words.
Not only that, when the words, the actual ! admission, come straight from the so-called horse’s mouth, it behooves all Americans to buck up and pay rapt attention. As such, “Homeland Security’s Mohammed Elibary: Caliphate Inevitable” tweet on June 13, 2013 – as analyzed within the CLARION Project – should have put the truth of the administration’s plan in plain view – or not.
In this regard, proper due diligence requires evidentiary trails from as many patriotic megaphones as possible. Most especially, those whose expertise lies within Islamic Jihad must lead the way. Thus, let the following exhibits set the stage and underline the overarching charge-sheet(s). Indictment(s).
As laid out (at the onset of this site) in “Barack Hussein Obama Set To Formally Embrace Morsi, Egypt’s Brotherhood Pick: How Did This Happen?”, his footprints shed light on the whys and wherefores to President Mubarak’s toppling – with the full-on assistance of a compliant U.S. administration. HINT: Mubarak refused to play ball with the Brotherhood. Even more so, in his first official trip to Cairo, June 4, 2009, former President Obama signaled to the Islamic world/the ummah the administration’s strategic plans for re-shaping the Middle East – with absolute recognition of the knock-on effects on the U.S. ala the empowerment of the Brotherhood within the highest echelons. For further edification, the video linked below is more than instructive. However, it does require one’s “listening ears” to be finely attuned to his jive-talk which is honed for western consumption, as opposed to the winks and nods meant for Muslim audiences.
Added indictments can be found here, here, here, and among a long laundry list of others. In tandem, two global interviews – one of which was a tag-team approach between these authors – are duly supportive. They can be accessed here and here.
Clear as a bell. Again, straight out of the horse’s mouth.
As promised in the opening paragraph – now that the (provable) groundwork has been paved – it is time to link and hook into what is going down in Congress, that is, vis-à-vis the unprecedented infiltration and penetration of the Brotherhood Mafia into its recesses! Incontestably, it is an urgent imperative. Beyond.
To be sure, over the years and creep-by-creep, the Brotherhood has been boring into Congress under the terror wings of CAIR; its N. American propaganda arm. Resultant, the reporting within has reflected the same.
Consider the following bullet points as highlighted “open sesames” re the Brotherhood’s initial boring into Congress. They are shored up here, here, here, and here – courtesy of access given by the Obama administration in particular and CAIR in specific.
Hot on the heels of the mid-terms, what are the chances that the following Intel Report (for a privately held Homeland Security entity, which is Israel and U.S. aligned) ties straight into the topic at hand? Rhetorical. So much so, the aforementioned Congressional reps are front and center: “UPDATE TO: Trends/Adaptations In Jihadi Tactics: The Rashida Talib Nexus.“
To said end, the morning of January 10, 2019, I presented an updated Intel policy paper at the very same secured facility in Tel Aviv which housed last year’s conference. Among several areas of high concern, a segment of the presentation zeroed in on what is really……going down in “The Triangle“; AKA the Wadi Ara, AKA the Nahal Iron. An overview is below, including the nexus to US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib! …..
Of course, this is not the forum to get into specific details and associated plots. Rather, it is the place to enlighten the public as to what is at stake, sans all the Allah-wash from western leaders, including Israel’s. With this in mind, it is imperative to reveal a highlighted security concern from the conference. Incontestably, it links up the inextricable terror nexus between Israel and the US – vice versa.
In brief, many Americans have expressed concern about the newly elected Rashida Tlaib, anethnic “Palestinian”, who represents Michigan in Congress. Well, they don’t know the half of it.
Effectively, I have been given permission to reveal this tidbit: when two of the assets associated with the conference (counter-terrorism and counter-Intel freelancers) were in Michigan (AKA Michiganstan) on another assignment, by accident, they “stumbled” upon a bombshell. It revolves around a clear connection between particular “Palestinian-Americans” (Jihadis-In-Suits) from clans in East Jerusalem, who happen to collaborate with clans in the Wadi Ara, who just happen to have access to Rashida Tlaib and her associates! This linkage is via what they termed the “Ramallah Connection” ala the AFRP, The American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine. Oh, what a tangled web of terror. Btw, her parental and close extended family live in a small, but highly active, Islamic-laced village, Beit Ur al-Foqa. It lies smack in Israel’s Judean hills….
As sister Islamists, both are totally hooked into CAIR/Hamas – to reiterate, the Brotherhood Mafia’s propaganda arm in N. America.
Oh, and pay special heed to the 5:02 mark at “Here Comes the (Jihadi) Bride: Access Denied!”, in so far that it is another nail in the coffin of CAIR and their inextricable link with the two Muslimas in Congress.
And more of the same…..
More specifically, several non-captured media sites are raising the highest decibel alarms, as to the incalculable threat, that is, if they (alongside their socialist sister, AKA “AOC”, a main glue who holds their red-green alliancetogether) are not removed from office, let alone taken off key committees!
Aside from the “take-no-prisoners” Breitbart News (once again,laying outwhat’s what, relative to the dangers at bay), along comes the Jerusalem Post, and they too are sounding a high-pitched alarm. It is not for nothing.
As thousands of signatures flood in responding to PJTN’s petition to demand Ilhan Omar’s resignation from Congress, more disturbing and incriminating evidence continues to mount against her.
Because of your overwhelming response, we are gaining momentum and attention from national and international media in this ambitious campaign to remove her from office.
What Rep. Omar espouses is not garden-variety anti-Semitism, but full-on terrorism. Make no mistake: a sitting representative in the United States Congress is fundraising for entities who give money to terrorists. And not a little, but millions each year!
Here are the facts:
Omar recently spoke at a benefit dinner forIslamic Relief USA (IRUSA) in Tampa, a local chapter of Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW). IRW has a history of funding terror organizations such as the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.
IRUSAis today the largest Islamic charity in the West, with branches in more than 20 countries. It has received at least $80 million of funding from Western governments and international bodies, including the United Nations and the European Union. In 2014, the United Arab Emirates designated IRW as a terrorist organization because of its links to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Since 2013, PJTN has been involved in exposing CAIR’s instructional materialsbeing used to indoctrinate our children with propaganda in U.S. schools.
PJTN stands committed to fight the vile effects of anti-Semitism wherever they are found and that is why we are demanding Omar’s resignation – effective immediately! Not only does she pose a threat to our Jewish and Christian Zionist communities, she is equally a threat to the national security of the U.S. and our trusted ally, Israel….continue here…..
Most significantly, it is no wonder that those of us who understand what’s what and what’s at stake also pay heed to the Islamists within who spill the beans – even as their co-religionists hide within the underbelly of stealth jihad, thus, adhering to Islamic-sanctioned deceit ala taqiyya, kitman, tawriya, and muruna.
Trenchantly, Chicago’s “native son”, the highly educated Sheikh Omar Baloch, attests to what the end game is for Mohammedans – be they inside America, the west in toto, or within Islamic-ruled lands, respectively, Dar al-Harb or Dar al-Islam.
Most recently, this exchange tells the tale:
While Muslim clerics in the United Statestypically insist they submit to the U.S. Constitution, an Illinois cleric chastised Islamic relief organizations for not stating that an Islamic caliphate is the ultimate objective for Muslims.
Omar Baloch said many Islamic organizations are afraid of losing funding if they are too vocal about the establishment of a caliphate.
“We all have a higher goal … that is bigger than us, and that is the establishment of the caliphate,” he said in a video uploaded to his YouTube channel Jan. 29 titled “Constructive Criticism of Islamic Relief Organizations,” according to the Middle East Media Research Institute.
“It is ruled by a caliph, the military, political, and spiritual successor of Muhammad, and implements Islamic law, which is considered the non-negotiable law of Allah,” he wrote.
“How loyal do you think Sheikh Omar Baloch is to the American system of non-establishment of a religion and a republican governmental system? That’s right, not loyal at all. But to question him about this would be ‘Islamophobic.’”
Baloch said Islamic relief organizations do not place enough emphasis on the establishment of an Islamic caliphate as the long-term solution to humanitarian problems.
“If you’re not calling out the forces of injustice and you’re not telling Muslims the long-term solution, the common dream of the Muslims, the common legacy of the Muslims, of uniting the Muslims, in using the relief organization fund platforms to do that, [you’re deficient],” he said.
He was born in Chicago and is the scholar in residence at the Al-Furqaan Foundation in the Chicago suburb of Bolingbrook, Illinois, according to a Facebook page. He studied at Georgetown University, at Al-Azhar University in Egypt and at Jamia Thul Ahlul Hadith in Pakistan.
Baloch said Islamic relief organizations “have a very good platform to also explain the need for a caliphate.”
“I really wish that my brothers and sisters that work in relief organizations would take this task seriously,” he said.
Again and again, another pic is worth (more than) a thousand words – as Islam’s (female) foxes in the Congressional hen-house are feted by CAIR: “An exuberant crowd celebrated the victories of the first female Muslim members of Congress, Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), at a Jan. 10 reception hosted by the national office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) at Arlington, VA’s Hyatt Crystal City Hotel. Fellow Muslim Rep. André Carson (D-IN), in office since 2008, was also in attendance.”
Questions, anyone? To be continued…..
UPDATE: After posting time, the following transpired: (Islamist) Rep Ilhan Omar Got Booted From House Foreign Affairs Committee!
EDITORS NOTE: This column with videos and images is republished with permission.
https://fitnaphobia.com/wp-content/uploads/muslim-brotherhood-in-america.jpg360640Dave Gaubatzhttps://fitnaphobia.com/wp-content/uploads/logotext_white_312x71.pngDave Gaubatz2019-03-04 16:07:522019-03-04 16:13:55The Brotherhood’s FULL-ON Infiltration & Penetration Into Congress Via Reps Ilhan Omar & Rashida Tlaib: What’s To Be Done?
I was excited to see that Big League Politics (most recently famous for publishing the Virginia Governor Northam blackface photo), dug deeper into my story from a week ago about the Somali refugee ‘youths’ we raised with our taxpayer generosity who said s**** the American Dream and left Minnesota to become jihadists.
Look at it this way: These two women (Klobuchar and Omar) are now focusing a national spotlight on Minnesota’s “Little Mogahdishu” for the whole country to see! Let’s hope they both keep talking!
How Robert Mueller’s FBI Allowed Minnesota to Become a Somali Terror Hub
As Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) agitates against the Jews as a Congresswoman, the Minneapolis Somali community has emerged as the foremost terrorist hot spot of the United States.
This influx of Somali migrants is threatening the national security of the United States and is being enabled by far-left Democratic legislators such as Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) who, unsurprisingly, are happy to kowtow to these hostile invaders for votes and campaign cash.
However, the problem goes far deeper than mere pandering Democratic politicians. It is a bipartisan issue, as the Somalian migrant influx picked up during the Bush years. It was the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) under the stewardship of Director Robert Mueller that dropped the ball following the Sept. 11 attacks when the Bureau should have been at its most vigilant.
Organizations like Church World Services, Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, the National Association of Evangelicals’ World Relief Corp, and other nominally private religious organizations have soaked up tens of millions in federal funds to resettle so-called refugees as a result of Bush’s “faith-based initiative” policies. According to a WorldNetDailyreport, the Bush administration resettled 49,613 Somalis per the U.S. State Department’s refugee database primarily to the state of Minnesota, which has apparently been designated as a Somali hub by the central planners of this refugee madness. Serving as FBI director for nearly five years under Obama, Mueller was responsible for much of the 47,500 Somali refugees who were resettled during his presidency as well.
Refugee resettlement expert Ann Corcoran pointed out that it is the FBI’s lax mentality that has allowed this issue to fester and become a bona fide national security threat. She points to a particularly telling quote from a federal official as reported by FOX News.
“Based on historical experience, we had (an uptick) in 2007 and 2008 going for al-Shabab, then a lull. Then, as ISIS came back, we saw a whole bunch of people no longer headed for Somalia. They were headed for Iraq and Syria. That really caught us off-guard, we didn’t see that coming. It didn’t make sense to us. We understood why kids were going back to Somalia, but going to Syria was another… issue,” a federal official said to Fox News.
Much more here. And, again, I can’t say how thrilled I am to see a reporter actually do some serious digging!
To my despairing friends in Minnesota, there is a silver lining! The country needs to know what has happened and what is happening there and this pair (on full display) will do more to educate all Americans than all the words of warning we could write.
About the photo: there are surprisingly few photos of Omar and Klobuchar together (this one was on Omar’s twitter account), so make sure you link the two every chance you get!
Most people’s worldviews are heavily influenced during their formative years. Those influences, and their roots, are important to discern among our national leaders.
The election of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is often seen as a celebration of diversity: An immigrant from the wasteland of Somalia, and one of the first two Muslim women, elected to the United States Congress.
Omar personifies the Red-Green Axis: an ideological and political combination of Marxism-Leninism and Islamism.
A look at Omar’s upbringing is a key to identifying her extremism, and where she wants to take the country that took in her and her family.
Family beholden to Communist-Islamist Somalia dictator
Omar spent the first ten years of her life as a member of a family that owed its livelihood to the regime of Mohammed Siad Barre. Her family is described as “civil servants and educators” – all dependent on the regime and executing its orders.
Her father was a “teacher trainer.” Omar has never explained exactly what a “teacher trainer” in Somalia was or did in the Siad Barre government.
A teacher trainer in any revolutionary communist regime is the political commissar who trains teachers on how to indoctrinate children.
Congressman Omar’s father was a professional propagandist for the Communist-Islamist dictatorship. Of course, the sins of the father cannot be attributed to the child – unless the child carries on the father’s legacy.
This is why it’s so important to look at Ilhan Omar’s formative years.
Combination of Qur’an, Marx, Lenin, Mao, and Mussolini
After seizing power by coup d’etat in 1969, Siad Barre declared a Marxist-Leninist regime that he began to infuse with elements drawn from Islamist political thought. The United Nations country profile of Somalia explains:
“The theoretical underpinning of the state ideology combined aspects of the Qur’an with the influences of Marx, Lenin, Mao, and Mussolini, but Siad Barre was pragmatic in its application. ‘Socialism is not a religion,’ he explained; ‘It is a political principle’ to organize government and manage production. Somalia’s alignment with communist states, coupled with its proclaimed adherence to scientific socialism, led to frequent accusations that the country had become a Soviet satellite. For all the rhetoric extolling scientific socialism, however, genuine Marxist sympathies were not deep-rooted in Somalia. But the ideology was acknowledged – partly in view of the country’s economic and military dependence on the Soviet Union – as the most convenient peg on which to hang a revolution introduced through a military coup that had supplanted a Western-oriented parliamentary democracy.”
To supplant that Western-oriented parliamentary democracy in a country defined most by tribes, Siad Barre needed – in addition to tough enforcement mechanisms like property confiscation and a powerful secret police – softer mechanisms like cadres of “teacher trainers.”
Training and indoctrination
The job of the teacher trainers was to indoctrinate teachers in the government-run school systems to impose that Qur’anic-Marxist-Leninist-Maoist-Mussolini hybrid.
Nur Omar Mohamed, father of Ilhan Omar, was one of those indoctrinators.
As Siad Barre consolidated control, “civil servants attended reorientation courses that combined professional training with political indoctrination, and those found to be incompetent or politically unreliable were fired,” according to the UN country profile. “A mass dismissal of civil servants in 1974, however, was dictated in part by economic pressures.”
Nur Omar Mohamed was loyal enough to save his job.
The regime set out to break apart traditional societal structures and atomize them into powerlessness, while it imposed its own central controls. For this, the teacher trainers were vital.
“Local councils, composed of military administrators and representatives appointed by the SRC [Supreme Revolutionary Council], were established under the Ministry of Interior at the regional, district, and village levels to advise the government on local conditions and to expedite its directives,” the UN country profile says.
“Other institutional innovations included the organization (under Soviet direction) of the National Security Service (NSS), directed initially at halting the flow of professionals and dissidents out of the country and at counteracting attempts to settle disputes among the clans by traditional means,” according to the profile. The UN report continues:
“The newly formed Ministry of Information and National Guidance set up local political education bureaus to carry the government’s message to the people and used Somalia’s print and broadcast media for the ‘success of the socialist, revolutionary road.’ A censorship board, appointed by the ministry, tailored information to SRC guidelines.”
Was Ilhan Omar’s father a part of the “local political education bureaus”? We don’t yet know. But those bureaus would have required teacher trainers in order to train the existing teachers about what to teach Somalian children.
Red-Green Axis in Somalia
Siad Barre was building what is now called a Red-Green Axis. That is the combination of the red of Communism with the green of Islam.
The UN country profile on Somalia continues:
“Somalia’s adherence to socialism became official on the first anniversary of the military coup when Siad Barre proclaimed that Somalia was a socialist state, despite the fact that the country had no history of class conflict in the Marxist sense. For purposes of Marxist analysis, therefore, tribalism was equated with class in a society struggling to liberate itself from distinctions imposed by lineage group affiliation. At the time, Siad Barre explained that the official ideology consisted of three elements: his own conception of community development based on the principle of self-reliance, a form of socialism based on Marxist principles, and Islam. These were subsumed under ‘scientific socialism,’ although such a definition was at variance with the Soviet and Chinese models to which reference was frequently made.
“One of the SRC’s first acts was to prohibit the existence of any political association. Under Soviet pressure to create a communist party structure to replace Somalia’s military regime, Siad Barre had announced as early as 1971 the SRC’s intention to establish a one-party state. The SRC already had begun organizing what was described as a “vanguard of the revolution” composed of members of a socialist elite drawn from the military and the civilian sectors. The National Public Relations Office (retitled the National Political Office in 1973) was formed to propagate scientific socialism with the support of the Ministry of Information and National Guidance through orientation centers that had been built around the country, generally as local selfhelp projects.
“The SRC convened a congress of the Somali Revolutionary Socialist Party (SRSP) in June 1976 and voted to establish the Supreme Council as the new party’s central committee. The council included the nineteen officers who composed the SRC, in addition to civilian advisers, heads of ministries, and other public figures. Civilians accounted for a majority of the Supreme Council’s seventy-three members. On July 1, 1976, the SRC dissolved itself, formally vesting power over the government in the SRSP under the direction of the Supreme Council.
“In theory the SRSP’s creation marked the end of military rule, but in practice real power over the party and the government remained with the small group of military officers who had been most influential in the SRC. Decision-making power resided with the new party’s politburo, a select committee of the Supreme Council that was composed of five former SRC members, including Siad Barre and his son-in-law, NSS chief Abdullah. Siad Barre was also secretary general of the SRSP, as well as chairman of the Council of Ministers, which had replaced the CSS in 1981. Military influence in the new government increased with the assignment of former SRC members to additional ministerial posts. The MOD circle also had wide representation on the Supreme Council and in other party organs. Upon the establishment of the SRSP, the National Political Office was abolished; local party leadership assumed its functions.”
Siad Barre struggled to stay in power, shifting loyalties from the USSR to the United States by virtue of a strategic naval port, waging the Ogaden war against Soviet ally Ethiopia, and relying purely on foreign handouts to keep the economy moving.
Before long, he ratcheted up political repression, arresting prominent figures and even former allies, and setting Red Beret goon squads into the streets.
“Faced with saboteurs by day and sniper fire by night, Siad Barre ordered remaining units of the badly demoralized Red Berets to massacre civilians,” the UN profile report says. “By 1989 torture and murder became the order of the day in Mogadishu. On July 9, 1989, Somalia’s Italian-born Roman Catholic bishop, Salvatore Colombo, was gunned down in his church in Mogadishu by an unknown assassin. The order to murder the bishop, an outspoken critic of the regime, was widely believed to have had come from the presidential palace.”
“On the heels of the bishop’s murder came the July 14 massacre, when the Red Berets slaughtered 450 Muslims demonstrating against the arrest of their spiritual leaders. More than 2,000 were seriously injured. The next day, forty-seven people, mainly from the Isaaq clan, were taken to Jasiira Beach west of the city and summarily executed,” according to the UN report.
The Isaaq genocide of 1988-89 exterminated between 60,000 and 100,000 Somalis.
Without Siad Barre dictator as their patron, the Omar family flees
By 1991, the Siad Barre regime collapsed as the country tore itself apart in civil war. Regime loyalists – families like Ilhan Omar’s – could find no safety any more in Somalia. They fled to Kenya, and ultimately made it to the United States.
When they moved to the United States in 1995, they brought their Red-Green ideological baggage with them.
Two years before, Congress, at the urging of the Clinton administration, abolished the law requiring that would-be immigrants declare whether they had belonged to a foreign Communist party. The Omar family was able to move to America without that important element of screening.
No sooner did the family settle in Minneapolis when Ilhan Omar, at age 14, began to get involved in politics. She interpreted for her grandfather, a Siad Barre servant, at political meetings. In high school, she became active in student politics.
From there, the Red-Green Axis import from Somalia, put down her own political roots, became a community organizer, and laid her path to the United States Congress.
Omar is not known to have been critical of the Siad Barre regime or the horrors it inflicted during her childhood in Somalia.
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The Islamic State declared its caliphate on June 29, 2014, and it looks as if it will last less than five years. Time to bring our troops home and work on containing jihad activity and preventing jihadis from coming here, rather than keeping American troops on endless missions in foreign countries.
“IS militants cling to last square mile in eastern Syria,” by Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press, February 14, 2019:
OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — Islamic State group militants clung to their last square kilometer (square mile) of land in eastern Syria on Thursday with an unknown number of civilians trapped inside, officials said.
U.S.-backed forces conducted precision operations targeting the militants’ outposts in and around the village of Baghouz and worked to clear surrounding villages of remaining fighters, officials with the Kurdish-led forces said.
Thousands of people, including many foreign fighters and their families, have emerged from the area in the past few weeks amid ferocious fighting as the U.S.-supported Syrian Democratic Forces closed in from three sides.
They include scores of militants who surrendered to the SDF on Wednesday night, but the exodus of civilians has slowed to a trickle in recent days.
The United Nations opened a transit center Thursday in Suar, halfway between the towns of Hajin and Al Hol, with room for 400 people, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said, adding that a small number of displaced women and children are already using its services.
“The battle continues but the pace has changed. … There are advances but very slow,” said Mervan, an SDF official who goes by the nickname “the Brave.”
He said SDF operations have focused mainly on the village’s northeast axis, hitting posts held by IS and its cells. He said the militants attacked the Kurdish forces the night before, hitting one of their vehicles and killing a number of fighters. The militants are using new thermal weapons, he said.
“The forces are moving very slowly. They are not moving heavy weapons, very little unless guided and very precise,” he said. The SDF official said he estimates 300 militants remain inside the enclave, and about 1 square kilometer (1 square mile) remains in IS hands.
Ciyager Amed, an SDF official, said it is difficult to differentiate between the militants and civilians stilled holed up in Baghouz, citing one reason why the advances have slowed down. Another official said tunnels were still being discovered….
EDITORS NOTE: This Jihad Watch column with images is republished with permission. The featured image is by Pixabay.
https://fitnaphobia.com/wp-content/uploads/syria-2132641_640.jpg480640Robert Spencerhttps://fitnaphobia.com/wp-content/uploads/logotext_white_312x71.pngRobert Spencer2019-02-17 08:24:032019-02-17 08:24:03Islamic State down to its last square mile in eastern Syria