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Senators: Don’t Go Wobbly on MBS Now

The horrors of the Yemeni civil war appall most who realize the scale of the humanitarian disaster unfolding there. Hundreds of thousands are dead and injured, millions face starvation, a cholera epidemic is raging, and there is no end in sight to the fighting. But for those Senators who appear determined to bring a measure to the floor for a vote intended to force the Trump administration to withdraw U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition that’s battling Iran-backed Houthi rebels there, please think again. This is not the time to go wobbly on either Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) or the U.S.-Saudi relationship.

Apparently miffed that CIA Director Gina Haspel had declined to appear in person to answer Senators’ questions about the Agency’s analysis of the Jamal Khashoggi affair, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and others threatened to hold up administration legislation until Haspel agreed to meet with them. After Haspel then provided that briefing on 4 December—reportedly concluding that MBS personally ordered Khashoggi’s murder—Graham and other Senators now appear even more determined to put a spoke in the U.S.-Saudi relationship. This is dangerously misguided.

For all his obvious shortcomings, MBS is the best chance we or the Saudis will have for the foreseeable future to modernize Saudi Arabia and confront the critical threat of an aggressive and expansionist Iranian regime. For any of that to happen, Saudi Arabia must remain stable. That means the succession from King Salman to his heir-apparent (MBS) must proceed as smoothly as possible. Given the realities of cut-throat palace intrigue among the senior ranks of a tribe just two generations out of the desert, only a ruthless King who rules by fiat can hold things together as the Kingdom undertakes the wrenching growth and modernization phase MBS envisions. MBS has emerged as that ruler.

It is likely that we will never know exactly who ordered the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018. All we can be fairly certain of is that it probably was not the Crown Prince. Far more likely is that a conspiracy of rival princes, furious at being passed over by this young upstart and many of them arrested and shaken down in the mass detentions MBS ordered earlier this year, is attempting a palace coup against MBS. The royal family appears to be fully aware of the danger: earlier this week, there was a shuffle within the Saudi military and troops were moved to the capital, Riyadh.

As for Yemen, despite the awful humanitarian crisis there, were the U.S. to abandon the Saudis and their multi-national coalition there (that includes U.S. Green Berets and French Special Forces), the consequences could be far worse. A look at a map of the Middle East shows why. The Iranian regime is engaged in a life-and-death struggle with Saudi Arabia and its Sunni allies for control of the region and ultimately the top prize, seizure of Mecca and Medina. Tehran prefers to operate through proxies—HAMAS in Gaza, Hizballah in Lebanon and Syria, Shi’ite militias in Iraq—and so it is in Yemen.

The Houthis are Zaidi Shi’ites, who are being armed, backed, funded, and supported by Iran and Lebanese Hizballah. A Houthi victory in Yemen would give Iran a strategic foothold at the southwest tip of the Arabian Peninsula from which to threaten a 1,770-kilometer shared border with Saudi Arabia. Potentially even more concerning, Yemen sits astride the Bab al-Mandab, one of the most important straits in the world, that connects the Arabian Sea/Gulf of Aden with the Red Sea and Suez Canal. Houthi rebels already have fired Iranian-supplied ballistic missiles at both Riyadh and coalition vessels off the Yemeni coast. U.S. State Department Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook, held a 29 November 2018 press conference at the Joint-Base Anacostia Bolling to display some of that Iranian weaponry, recovered by the Saudis.

Clearly, the stakes are high. MBS is an imperfect partner but a necessary one for the confrontation with a nuclear-arming Iran, still-powerful al-Qa’eda, and a possibly resurgent Islamic State, that lies ahead. To their credit, it seems that President Trump, Secretary of State Pompeo, and Secretary of Defense Mattis all understand this. By standing by MBS now, when he most needs U.S. support, we may establish a relationship to our and our allies’ benefit for a generation to come. This is about a long-term strategic policy for the U.S., Israel, Egypt, Gulf and other regional partners—not just Saudi Arabia.

Senators, think again and don’t go wobbly now.

RELATED ARTICLE: U.S. Senate Resolution on Saudi Arabia Could Change Middle East Dynamics

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on the Center for Security Policy website. It is republished with permission.

Erdogan: Turkish intelligence orchestrated anti-Saudi campaign in Western media over Khashoggi murder

Erdogan wanted to weaken the Saudis in order to strengthen Turkey’s bid to be once again the leader of the Islamic world. The Western media eagerly played along, wanting to use the Khashoggi murder as a stick they could use to beat Trump, as well as to weaken the opposition to the Islamic Republic of Iran, and burnish Obama’s legacy, the Iranian nuclear deal. So Turkish intel and the Western establishment media happily cooperated with each other, their goals coinciding.

This indicates once again that the establishment media is not by any stretch of the imagination an actual news source. It’s just a propaganda organ for the Left.

RELATED ARTICLE: Saudi Prince Leaves G20 Confident After Khashoggi Scandal

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images first appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured photo is by Meriç Dağlı on Unsplash.

Louis Farrakhan leads “Death to America” chant during solidarity trip to Iran

Will the Left disavow him now? Of course not. Why should they disavow him for expressing their most cherished hope?

Louis Farrakhan

“Report: Notorious Antisemite Louis Farrakhan Leads ‘Death to America’ Chant on Solidarity Trip to Iran,” by Benjamin Kerstein, Algemeiner, November 4, 2018:

Nation of Islam leader and prominent antisemite Louis Farrakhan chanted “Death to America” and claimed that “America has never been a democracy” on Sunday during a solidarity trip to Iran, ahead of the re-implementation of US sanctions on the country this week.

According to Iran’s semi-official state news agency Mehr, Farrakhan said at a meeting with the Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei that America is conspiring against Iran.

“I understand how the enemies have plotted against the Iranian people and I would like to stay alongside you to stop their plots,” he said.

He also blasted American support for Saudi Arabia, Iran’s arch-rival in the region, and added, “Satan seeks to divide Muslims and wants them to kill each other, while God tells us in the Quran to be united.”

Farrakhan has referred to Jews as the “synagogue of Satan.”

In his remarks, he condemned the new American sanctions on Iran that will take effect on Monday. “Today, I warn the American government that sanctioning Iran is a big mistake,” he said.

In addition, he stated that African-Americans are part of Iran’s Islamic revolution.

According to the Farsi language Islamic Republic of Iran News Network (IRINN), he also spoke to students at the University of Tehran law school and fulminated against Israel, praised women’s rights in Iran and the Islamic laws demanding they cover themselves. He claimed, “America has never been a democracy and has always leaned towards the wealthy and powerful class.”

At the end of his talk, Farrakhan chanted the common Iranian slogan “Death to America,” and was joined by members of the audience.

Farrakhan, perhaps the most notorious black supremacist in America, has a long history of antisemitic statements. Most recently, he referred to Jews as “termites.”

Several prominent American activists and politicians have been linked to Farrakhan in recent years. Tamika Mallory, a leader of the Women’s March, praised him as “GOAT” or “Greatest of All Time.” Linda Sarsour, another leader of the March, attended an event with Farrakhan and has repeatedly refused to condemn him….

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The feature image is of then Illinois Sen. Barack Obama (D) and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan that he took in 2005 at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting. Photo by Askia Muhammad.

Iranians posed as Americans on Facebook to hype Mueller investigation, slam Trump and Kavanaugh

The leaders of the Islamic Republic knows which side of the American political divide aids and enables their rogue regime. And Facebook was doubtless too busy up to now to notice this activity — busy deleting the accounts of supporters of Trump and foes of jihad terror, or shadowbanning their accounts.

“Iranians Caught Posing As Americans On Facebook To Hype Mueller Investigation, Slam Trump And Kavanaugh,” by Pater Hasson, Daily Caller, October 26, 2018:

Facebook on Friday deleted 82 pages, groups and accounts that it determined were part of an online influence operation located in Iran….

The pages had over a combined 1 million followers and the groups had more than 25,000 members, Gleicher said.

Facebook provided several examples of the Iranian propaganda, which promoted former National Football League (NFL) quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s activism while criticizing President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images first appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission.

UN Security Council: Nikki Haley rips Iran’s use of child soldiers

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley…. tore into Iran’s alleged use of child soldiers on Thursday and accused the regime of “crony terrorism.” “The use of child soldiers is a moral outrage that every civilized nation rejects while Iran celebrates it”

The training of and use of children is routine among jihadists, and it should lead to international outrage, especially from human rights groups, but it is largely ignored. This is because of the two-tier international system that judges Muslims in a different way from how everybody else is judged. The world is submitting to the Sharia provision that Islam must not be criticized, no matter how abusive Sharia is to its victims.

Kudos to Nikki Haley for raising this issue on the international stage. She does so on the heels of another report from MEMRI:

On “Sacred Defense Week,” commemorating the Iran-Iraq war, Iranian TV featured a children’s show in which young children were taken to a military base and shown various military vehicles and weapons. The video includes a song in which the children praise their fathers’ willingness to wage Jihad and die as martyrs, singing: “My dad’s hope is to be a role model and sacrifice himself in the path of God.” The show aired on Iran’s Channel 2 on September 26, 2018.

“Haley rips into Iran’s ‘crony terrorism,’ use of child soldiers in fiery return to Security Council,” by Adam Shaw, Fox News, October 18, 2018:

UNITED NATIONS – U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley, returning to the Security Council for the first time since she announced her intention to step down earlier this month, tore into Iran’s alleged use of child soldiers on Thursday and accused the regime of “crony terrorism.”

“The use of child soldiers is a moral outrage that every civilized nation rejects while Iran celebrates it,” she said in remarks to the chamber.

Her remarks came two days after the Treasury announced sanctions against a network of businesses and financial institutions linked to the Basij Resistance Force — a wing of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard which the U.S. says uses child soldiers.

Haley accused Iran of using Basij to recruit children to fight in Syria, including Afghan immigrants as young as 14-years-old. She said the group’s funding comes from “multibillion dollar business interests operating in Iran’s automotive, mining, metals and banking industries.”

“Iran’s economy is increasingly devoted to funding Iranian repression at home and aggression abroad. In this case, Iranian big business and finance are funding the war crime of using child soldiers,” she said. “This is crony terrorism.”

The U.S. pulled out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal earlier this year, and has re-imposed a number of economic sanctions on the regime — a move that has encountered resistance from a number of European leaders in particular who believe in the agreement. In November, the U.S. intends to reimpose sanctions on Iran’s crude oil exports.

In her remarks, Haley described the sanctions against Iran as “broad and deep — and for good reason” and promised that the U.S. would do all it could to reverse the flow of international money into Iran.

“Any company or individual that does business with this Iranian network is complicit in sending children to die on the battlefields of Syria and elsewhere,” she said……

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is, with images, republished with permission. The featured photo is by أخٌ في الله … on Unsplash.

Iranian Spies Arrested on U.S. Soil Were Plotting Attacks

The two alleged Iranian spies arrested in the U.S. on August 9, 2018 were not just gathering intelligence on Americans and Iranians who oppose the regime. That intelligence was apparently to be used for attacks.

Ahmadreza Mohammadi-Doostdar, an Iranian with dual U.S. citizenship, and Majid Ghorbani, an Iranian national with permanent U.S. residency, were charged with acting as agents on behalf of the Iranian government in federal court on August 20, 2018. According to the FBI affidavit, Doostdar and Ghorbani were preparing alleged “target packages” on individuals who posed a threat to the Iranian regime on American soil.

Doostdar and Ghorbanin ran surveillance on Jewish facilities and events in the United States in support of Mujahdein-e Khalq (MEK), an exiled Iranian resistance group that advocates for the complete overthrow of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and his Islamist regime.

Timing Indicates the Seriousness of This Threat

Reporting by the Clarion Project shows that the Iranian regime and its Hezbollah terrorist proxy have an infrastructure in the U.S. it can use for such operations.

We recently identified three mosques in Michigan that are linked to the Iranian regime and promote its radical ideology.

In 2013, we reviewed grants given by an Iranian front group named the Alavi Foundation that funded over 60 Islamic organizations in America, as well as 30 universities in the U.S. and Canada. In August, a congressman called for an investigation into Iranian funding of American universities and colleges.

These operations are happening at a time when the Iranian regime is in dire need of cash and trying to escape international sanctions. It cannot afford to spend money on intelligence operations without an important purpose.

Since it is understood that preparing attacks on U.S. soil at this time is an especially risky endeavor, this means that the Iranian regime was very serious about preparing attacks on these targets—so serious it was willing to make the investment and risk a measured response from the Trump Administration and the international community if detected.

The arrests are proof of how devoted the regime is to violent jihad—and how much it fears the power of its “enemies.”

The big takeaway here is that the Iranian regime must be terrified of the anti-regime Iranians in the U.S., so much so that it is willing to take enormous risks to kill only a tiny portion of them.

If the regime is terrified of the Iranian opposition in America, then we should make supporting these secular-democratic Iranians our highest priority.

The Iranian Regime’s Recent Wave of Exported Terrorism

Charges against Ghorbani and Doostdar come amid other foiled plots targeting Iranian dissidents abroad.

In March, two Iranians were arrested in Albania for planning to attack Iranians who opposed the regime. In June of this year, authorities in Europe foiled what they believed was to be a bombing attack on an enormous Iranian opposition group conference outside of Paris. Assadollah Assadi, an Iranian diplomat in Vienna who was arrested in Germany, was believed to be behind the attack along with two people from Belgium who were arrested with homemade explosives and a detection device.

Clarion Project spoke to one of the potential targets in the United States who is named in the affidavit, Alireza Jafarzadeh. Jafarzadeh is best known for exposing secret Iranian nuclear facilities. He tied the operations of these alleged spies to the current uprising in Iran.

“The regime feels very threatened by the organized opposition, the MEK network. The regime basically considers us the engine behind the protests. Resistance units on the ground in various cities, they risk their lives, and pay the price,” he said.

“This basically explains why they’re doing this. It is purely out of desperation. Policies over the past few years have allowed them to build their network. The regime has got so emboldened that they can act on American soil. With what happened here in the U.S., we suspect they have more plans to carry out terrorist acts here.”

He touched on how some things fly under the radar in the U.S. when it comes to the Iranian government and how that facilitates the regime’s operations.

“There are a whole host of things that are associated with the Iranian regime – businesses, foundations. No one was really paying attention to them. Their ties have to be determined.”

Jafarzadeh explained that such actions only empower his organization to do more. “If the purpose is to decrease all activities, it won’t happen. On the contrary, we will step up our engagement more than before.”

While the details of Ghorbani and Doostdar’s training are unclear, there are some clear signs in their use of tradecraft (espionage techniques). Clarion talked to novelist JT Patten, a former intelligence specialist and expert on Iran and it global covert activities.

“Recent charges against Iranian spies are not so ‘bizarre’ when linked to similar incidents in Paris and Germany, among others. I’m not so sure either of the men would be part of a full F3EAD (Find, Fix, Finish, Exploit, Analyze and Disseminate) cycle, which is troubling.”

Patten mentioned that an elite unit inside of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, the Quds Force, likely directed the operations.

“This isn’t isolated but rather increasingly prevalent, with low-cost ops that fly under threat finance thresholds and are potentially masked with greater material support through the vast global bonyand[Iranian charitable trust] network.”

“So, in actuality, it’s textbook MO, and can easily skirt sanctions and many higher-level preventative measures,” Patten added.

Frank Montoya Jr., who served as the counterintelligence executive for the FBI to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (and was briefed about the 2011 Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington, D.C.), added more insight:

“There are large Iranian expatriate communities around the U.S. When I worked in San Francisco, one of the largest was nearby in the southern part of the Bay Area.  Los Angeles also had a sizable community.

“The vast majority in each community were law abiding citizens, but we always worried that a few individuals, particularly travelers, could use their familiarity with those communities to hide illicit activities.

“We were particularly concerned that the Iranian government could use those illicit activities to raise cash, procure sensitive technologies, identify and target dissidents or recruit new assets,” Montoya said.

Iranian Spies Arrested Were Targeting Jews in Chicago

Apparently, one of the Iranian regime’s potential targets was Jewish centers for university students in Chicago.

Doostdar arrived in Chicago in July after visiting Iran. The FBI, who was watching him, saw him meet with an unidentified woman at the Oriental Institute Museum. When Doostdar left, the woman was seen folding a piece of paper. No woman has been charged in this case, so if she is involved in the Iranian operation, then she is still out there.

After leaving the meeting, he took out his phone and took pictures of two Jewish community centers, the Hillel Center and the Rhor Chabad Center. His photos were consistent with the surveillance necessary for conducting attacks, as he took pictures of the front and back of the buildings, including an iron gate.

The Iranian spy clearly did not want to be seen taking the pictures.

“He also appeared to look into cars and the reflection of store windows as he passed by, consistent with checking for surveillance,” the affidavit reads.

Apparently satisfied that he wasn’t being followed, he continued with his surveillance activities.

His counter-surveillance methods continued when he met with Ghorbani a few days later in California.

Just as happened with the earlier meeting with the woman, a piece of folded paper was exchanged.

After the meeting, he continued to implement tradecraft espionage techniques, such as acting like he was walking to one location and then suddenly making a change in his route and buying drinks at different gas stations in the area.

Spying on the Iranian Opposition in New York & Washington, D.C.

In September of 2017, Ghorbani went to New York to attend a MEK rally. At the event, he photographed a number of participants in attendance. Afterwards, he returned to California. By that time, Doostdar was already back in Iran.

In December of 2017, Doostdar flew into Chicago, where he was stopped by customs agents and presumably searched. He was in possession of $6,000, a notebook and two USB drives. The affidavit states that one of the drives was hidden in a toy keychain. When asked about any contact with individuals in California during his recent trip, he denied any connection to anyone in the state.

He then returned to California to meet with Ghorbani again. During that exchange, they discussed leading members in the MEK and the rally in New York.

At the meeting, Ghorbani said, “I videotaped one of his speeches, with photos, motherf***** is working for Mossad now, he works for these people too, he gets paid, he is one of those motherf***** Jews, I swear; motherf***** needs one shot.”

Specifically named in the surveillance recordings were Alireza Jafarzadeh, the deputy director of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, and Ali Safavi, who sits on the council’s foreign affairs committee.

Doostdar likely gave Ghorbani a flash drive at that time. Ghorbani also told Doostdar he would be heading back to Iran, to conduct an “in-person briefing.”

Ghorbani then printed out photos at a CVS store and placed them in a white and orange envelope.

When Doostdar’s luggage was searched at the Los Angeles Airport, the envelope was discovered with photos from a #FreeIran protest, along with a note that confirmed he paid Ghorbani $2,000. A search of Ghorbani’s apartment in March yielded notes written in Farsi with the names of people in the MEK. But Ghorbani’s activities were not done at that point.

In May, he attended the 2018 Iran Freedom Convention in Washington, D.C. He had managed to infiltrate the group, participating as a member of the California delegation.

At the convention, he sat near the stage. According to the affidavit, he was seen with his smartphone out and the lens pointed at the one of the speakers, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, as well as at the crowd.

Conclusions

The FBI concluded that both Ghorbani and Doostdar were acting on behalf of the Iranian government as foreign agents.

There is little information about Ghorbani and Doostdar outside of the FBI affidavit. Ghorbani’s attorney, Mary M. Petras, says his statements under surveillance were taken out of context and that he has worked as a waiter at the same restaurant for a decade, according to a report in The Washington Post.

A report from the Chicago Maroon lists Alireza Doostdar, an assistant professor in Islamic Studies at the University of Chicago’s Divinity School as Doostdar’s brother. Alireza has not made any comment to the media since his brother’s arrest, and his Twitter account, @docstobar, is private and locked unless he accepts you as a follower.

More details may come in this story, but what is for sure is that it will not be the last covert op against the West to come out of Tehran.

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Iranian sponsored ‘Muslim Congress’ meeting in Orlando, FL — Watch the hateful rhetoric of the pro-Tehran Muslim speakers

The Muslim Congress is an Iranian sponsored initiative launched in 2005 to disseminate the regime’s ideology, promote its agenda and recruit pro-Tehran supporters within the American Muslim community. There are nearly a dozen Islamic centers and mosques in the US that are tied to the Iranian regime and the “Muslim Congress” is a national event designed to gather pro-Tehran Muslims from across the U.S.

The Orlando, FL Hyatt Regency MCO Airport is no place for radicalized clerics, hate mongers, notorious holocaust deniers, anti-Semites, anti-Americanism, and people who call for the killing of homosexuals to be given a speaking platform potentially inciting others to violence.

The line is crossed when any Muslim Congress speaker teaches how to murder gays or calls for the destruction of a sovereign country.

[Quotes from a few of the scheduled speakers below]

Sheikh Hamza SodagarWith a smile on his face says, “The punishment for homosexual men…the easiest one maybe is to chop their head off. Second, burn them to death. Third, throw them off a cliff. Fourth, tear down a wall on them. Fifth, a combination of the above.” Watch below video.

These comments are a textbook example of ‘incitement to violence’. 

Mujahid Abdul-Karim: On July 6, 2017 heavily-armed FBI agents reportedly raided the home of Shia cleric Mujahid Abdul-Karim.Islamist Watch has obtained a copy of the search warrant.

The investigating agent’s affidavit reveals that between 2013 and 2017, “The FBI determined that Karim or another individual at the subject premises [Karim’s house] was searching for, and viewing, child pornography via the Internet.” The court order’s description of the internet searches is extremely disturbing.This investigation was tied into an unrelated FBI investigation.The violent nature of the raid has many law Enforcement experts speculating the raid was tied to Hezbollah activity in the US.

Kevin Barrett2011 attacks in Norway:  Barrett stated in a February 17, 2015 article titled “9/11 attack was a Zionist coup d-etat to seize power in US and launch a permanent war on Islam on behalf of Israel: 2011 Norway attacks were done by…Zionist preemptive murderers who excel at ‘killing the future’…A team of Zionist-liked professional killers executed a total of 77 people, while Zionist-freemasonic assets in the Norwegian police and military stood by.”

On January 20, 2015 in a piece titled “Zionist NWO murders Iranian General, American filmmaker”Barrett stated, “The Zionists created ISIL and sent it to fight Muslims and Christians in Syria and Iraq, NWO Zionism is targeting the USA for destruction.”

Barrett is also a notorious Holocaust Denier declaring Jews were behind the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris.

Sheikh Muhammad al-Asi: Mohammad Asi) is an extremist Palestinian-American Islamist cleric infamous for his anti-Semitic statements. al-Asi openly supports the Khomeinist Iranian regime and its international terror arm Hezbollah.“”Can’t you see the shaytani character of the U.S. government?” al-Asi demanded, using the Arabic word for “satanic.”

“You can take a Jew out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of the Jew.” —Muhammad al-Asi. al-Asi’s hatred of Jews is legendary in the Muslim world.

Sheikh Agha Mehdi Ali: In a 2011 anti Israel Al-Quds Rally video below Ali talks about the Muslims taking over Palestine and destroying Israel…compares the Israelis to Nazis.

Syed Asad Jafri:”Leave ISIS alone, leave Al Qaida alone, leave Al Nusra alone, leave Boko Haram alone… down with Zionism!” 

Moulana Asad Jafri, al-Quds day, Toronto 2015

In the 2014 video below Asad Jafri calls for the “destruction of Israel very soon” inciting violence against the state of Israel. 


Based on the hateful, extremist, and incitement rhetoric from a significant portion of the listed Muslim Congress speakers, the Hyatt Regency not only has the right, but more importantly,the obligation to sever, for cause, hosting The Muslim Congress Conf.

Help STOP the 17th Annual Muslim Congress Conference July 6-8, 2018 in Orlando, FL

Call Mayor Buddy Dyer: 407.246.2221, buddy.dyer@cityoforlando.net

Call Thomas Pritzker – Hyatt President:312-750-1234, @MarkHoplamazian

Call Mayor Theresa Jacobs: (407) 836-7370, Mayor@ocfl.net

Senator Marco Rubio: 407-254-2574  @MarcoRubio


For more information please contact Alan Kornman – 407-702-0494 alan@TheUnitedWest.org or Debra Corso – ashtangadebra@yahoo.com.

VIDEO: “Say No to Islam” Campaign

An Iranian girl burns the Quran. “I am 20 years old and suffered all my life under the rule of this book in Iran, and they took everything away from us in the name of this book.”

Where are her Western sisters? Where are the fauxminists?

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John Kerry meeting with Iran’s Foreign Minister to sabotage Trump’s efforts to scrap the Iran nuke deal

Does this not place Kerry in violation of federal law? The Logan Act forbids unauthorized people to engage in negotiations with foreign governments that are involved in disputes with the United States. The Logan Act’s intention is to prevent unauthorized negotiations from undermining the position of the U.S. government. Isn’t that exactly what Kerry is doing? Shouldn’t he be arrested and prosecuted?

Why is the Iran deal so bad? Find out all the shocking details in my book The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Iran.

“Kerry quietly seeking to salvage Iran deal he helped craft,” by Matt Viser, Boston Globe, May 4, 2018 (thanks to Dave):

WASHINGTON — John Kerry’s bid to save one of his most significant accomplishments as secretary of state took him to New York on a Sunday afternoon two weeks ago, where, more than a year after he left office, he engaged in some unusual shadow diplomacy with a top-ranking Iranian official.

He sat down at the United Nations with Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to discuss ways of preserving the pact limiting Iran’s nuclear weapons program. It was the second time in about two months that the two had met to strategize over salvaging a deal they spent years negotiating during the Obama administration, according to a person briefed on the meetings.

With the Iran deal facing its gravest threat since it was signed in 2015, Kerry has been on an aggressive yet stealthy mission to preserve it, using his deep lists of contacts gleaned during his time as the top US diplomat to try to apply pressure on the Trump administration from the outside. President Trump, who has consistently criticized the pact and campaigned in 2016 on scuttling it, faces a May 12 deadline to decide whether to continue abiding by its terms.

Kerry also met last month with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and he’s been on the phone with top European Union official Federica Mogherini, according to the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to reveal the private meetings. Kerry has also met with French President Emmanuel Macron in both Paris and New York, conversing over the details of sanctions and regional nuclear threats in both French and English.

The rare moves by a former secretary of state highlight the stakes for Kerry personally, as well as for other Obama-era diplomats who are dismayed by what they see as Trump’s disruptive approach to diplomacy, and who view the Iran nuclear deal as a factor for stability in the Middle East and for global nuclear nonproliferation. The pact, which came after a marathon negotiating session in Vienna that involved Iran and six world powers, lifted sanctions in return for Iran stopping its pursuit of nuclear weapons.

“It is unusual for a former secretary of state to engage in foreign policy like this, as an actual diplomat and quasi-negotiator,” said Michael O’Hanlon, a foreign policy expert at the Brookings Institution. “Of course, former secretaries of state often remain quite engaged with foreign leaders, as they should, but it’s rarely so issue-specific, especially when they have just left office.”…

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in Jihad Watch.

VIDEO: Iranian ‘Morality police’ officer wrestles woman to ground because her hijab was loose

Shining a light on these oppressors will ultimately, we can only hope, bring about enough awareness, and righteous indignation, to topple their inhuman regime.

“Video of Iran ‘morality police’ wrestling with woman sparks outrage,” by Saeed Kamali Dehghan, Guardian, April 19, 2018:

Shocking video footage of a young woman being wrestled to the floor by Iranian “morality police” because her hijab was loose has sparked outrage after it was posted online.

The footage shows members of the special taskforce tackling the woman, believed to be in her mid-20s, in Tehran. Under Iranian law, it is compulsory for women to cover themselves from head to toe in public, but many defy the boundaries by wearing loose hijab that shows their hair.

The video shows two young friends, one wearing a maghnaeh (similar to a nun’s cowl) and the other wearing a loose headscarf that reveals part of her hair. The latter is verbally cautioned, before a female police officer slaps her in the face and wrestles her to the floor. The young woman is heard screaming repeatedly: “Let me go, let me go.”

Within hours of the video going viral, Iran’s minister of interior, Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazil, ordered an inquiry, according to an official statement that called the incident “an unusual treatment of a woman at the hands of the morality police”.

The statement insinuated that the young woman had provoked the police by swearing at them when they asked her to respect the law. But it said the reaction of the police was also “unconventional”….

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.