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VIDEO: Somali Muslim migrant youth attack park goers in Lewiston, Maine

Celebrate diversity! Diversity is our strength! Watch for much, much more of this in the coming months and years. This is the America the Left wants, and that the Left has given us.

“Gang of Somali Kids Attack Park Goers in Lewiston,” Maine First Media, May 24, 2018:

It was an otherwise pleasant evening in Maine when two dozen Somali youth swarmed and attacked two local residents in Kennedy Park last Thursday evening.

The Somali mob attacked around 7:45 pm, just as the sun was setting on this historic city park in the heart of Maine’s second largest city.

A local mother recorded as a mob of teens and children, boys and girls as young as nine years old, brandishing wooden bats and other objects, along with fists, feet and sheer numbers to attack the two non-Somali defenders. At one point you can even here one of the hoodlums repeatedly daring the woman to, “stop me, b**ch.”

Lewiston Police tell Maine First Media one of the victims was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. However, no charges were filed.

Lewiston Mayor, Shane Bouchard says these types of incidents are common at Kennedy Park, but points to Lewiston’s low crime rate.

“Kennedy Park is a large common space in the middle of some of the poorest census tracts in the Northeast,” Mayor Bouchard said. “When you have large, diverse groups of people in the same place you are bound to have incidents. Lewiston is no different in that respect than any other medium to large city, except that Lewiston’s violent crime rate is one of the lowest in Maine.”

While the Mayor brings up Lewiston’s violent crime statistics, it is important to note, in this case, the victim didn’t press charges, meaning, statistically there was no crime. Incidents like this often go unreported and are not reflected in the numbers — something even Mayor Bouchard has to admit.

“In this particular case, the person who was attacked declined to press charges, therefore under the law, there was no victim, therefore no crime,” said Mayor Bouchard.

Witnesses at the park say the attack started when one of the victims asked one of the attackers to use a lighter for his cigarette. However, Lewiston Police are reviewing the video and have not determined an official motivation for this gang assault.

This is far from the first incident of Somalian attacks at Kennedy Park. Recently, a 10-year-old girl was jumped and beaten by a Somali girl at the park. As such occurrences become more common in Lewiston, many lifelong residents are now afraid to bring their own children to play.

Some residents say police officiers tell them the safest thing would be not to bring their kids to the park anymore. However, according to Lewiston Police Department Public Information Officer, Lieutenant David St. Pierre, that is not the department’s stance.

“I am not aware of officers advising parents to refrain from bringing their children to the park,” Lt. St. Pierre said. “We at the Lewiston Police strive to make it a safe and enjoyable environment for all.”…

Our community resource officers are reaching out to the leaders in our new Mainer community,” Mayor Bouchard said. “While we are fighting a cultural barrier, outreach to these groups has been successful in the past, and we are hopeful we can make some progress.”…

On any given day, dozens if not hundreds of Somali youth can be found occupying Kennedy Park and the violence is nothing new. Local residents bearing the brunt of these violent mobs are growing frustrated. Maine First Media was told it took police at least 7-8 minutes to arrive on the scene — despite the police station being right across the street from the park.

However, Lt. St. Pierre says they didn’t receive a call until about 8:05 pm and officers were on the scene in 2-3 minutes. And while the station may be across the street, patrolling officers are out making rounds….

EDITORS NOTE: This column first appeared on Jihad Watch.

Islamizing the Schools: The Case of West Virginia

Mountain Ridge Middle School calligraphy lesson requiring students to copy the Shahada.

This is an outrage, but it is common nationwide: the Daily Caller News Foundation reports that Mountain Ridge Middle School in West Virginia is “instructing junior high students to write the Islamic profession of faith ostensibly to practice calligraphy.”

Students are made to write out the Shahada, which states:

“There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.”

This is exactly what I warned about in my book, Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance, in the chapter “The Mosqueing of the Public Schools.”In order to convert to Islam, one says the shahada.  Saying the shahada makes you a Muslim.  The shahada is what is on the black flag of jihad.

No non-Muslim student should be forced to write or say the shahada without the qualifier “Muslims believe that…”  This is because it is a statement of faith.  If the school exercise is requiring students to write it, it should be clear from the wording of the exercise that this is Islamic faith, not the student’s faith.  That distinction has been glossed over in many, many school textbook presentations.

This is in West Virginia, not Baghdad.  And it’s a problem not just in West Virginia – it’s a national problem.

Rich Penkoski, the father of a Mountain Ridge student, contacted me and explained the situation further.  He sent me the packets the school gave out for the Jewish and the Christian lessons and commented:

Notice no bible verses, no reciting the 10 commandments or the Lord’s prayer.  No practicing writing in Hebrew (not even the 10 commandments) as compared to the Islamic packet.

There are no statements of faith, nothing asking the students to write it or practice in any of the Jewish or Christian rituals.

Furthermore the principal of Mountain Ridge Middle School Dr. Branch has used my words against me by saying the teacher did tell the students about the Lord’s prayer (my daughter as well as 1 other said this is false)[.]  He is using my arguments I made to him yesterday to protect the teacher.

The teacher today told the students the assignment was optional.  My daughter as well as other students were under the impression all the packet assignments were mandatory (the Jewish one and the Christian ones were mandatory).

Shahada

I wrote to Dr. Branch to share with him the resource that Miss Hinson used and point out that the material she gave the students did not include all the faith aspects for Christianity.  The students received 2 pages for Christianity from this resource while all the Islamic sections were left intact.

Here’s the link for you to review.  You will notice all the faith elements were left out for Judaism and Christianity while the Islamic section was left the way it’s presented.

So she decided to use the extra resources for Islam and the school is saying that’s not indoctrination or proselytizing?  The faith aspects and the same considerations were not given to the others as they were for Islam.  This actually further proves my point that Islam was afforded special privilege over the others.

The school is backtracking and being deceptive to try and weasel out of this.  The teacher today clarified things for the students but that still does not excuse the fact that they are teaching the Islamic faith and asking the kids to participate in Sharia.  Look at the Islamic packet again.  They are asking the kids to write the beginning of Surahs.  The teacher still has not corrected the error that calligraphy was started by the arabs.

They are doubling down and only after being called on it are they trying to backtrack.

Rich Penkoski is hardly the first to protest this egregious submission to the most vicious and brutal ideology on the face of the Earth.  In Volusia County, Florida, hundreds protested Islamic lessons in their  “World History” text, a Common Core-approved high school history textbook.

With an entire chapter dedicated to the virtues of Islam and not a single chapter for Christianity, the textbook had Floridians in a frenzy.  And who is the biggest pusher of Common Core besides leftist progressives?  The Islamic Society of North America, a Muslim Brotherhood front group, along with the Hamas-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).  In Florida, CAIR is on the offensive (more here).

We have seen the increasing Islamization of the public-school curriculum.  History lessons in Islam are dawah – proselytizing for Islam.  Large public-school publishers have been bought by the Saudis.

In West Virginia, it gets even worse.  Rich Penkoski has alerted me to the latest development in the forced Islamization of his children’s school curriculum: after the Daily Caller and Geller Report exposed what was happening, Mountain Ridge administrators and teachers began messaging parents who were sharing the story, asking them to remove their posts.

What do they have to hide?  Apparently, a great deal.

Worse still, Penkoski is now being threatened by students who attend the school with his daughter.  (And who is behind them?  Unidentified “adult friends.”)

He sent this message to me:

A student in the school threatened to get her adult friends to come to my home and kill me by stabbing me in the chest and ripping my organs out.  They told my daughter “we are gonna get some people and kill your dad.”  This student, who is known to me but whom I cannot name because she is a minor, has given students our address and is encouraging them to come to my home over this whole thing.  Another student told my daughter that she and the first student and her adult friends are going to kill me and carve a satanic star in my chest and rip out my organs.

They then threatened to hang my 3-year-old and 1-year-old and kidnap my 14-year-old.

All this in school today because of the articles.

This is not a joke and needs to be investigated.  I have contacted the school’s principal, Dr. Branch, and I trust that he will take this matter seriously and deal with it appropriately.

Is the principal acting on this?  And do the police have any interest in this?  Or would that be “islamofauxbic”?

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in American Thinker. Pamela Geller’s shocking new book, “FATWA: HUNTED IN AMERICA” is now available on Amazon. It’s Geller’s tell all, her story – and it’s every story – it’s what happens when you stand for freedom today. Buy it. Now. Here.

June 1, 2009: The Day Obama was silent about a Muslim Convert Slaughtering Two America Soldiers in Little Rock, AK

June 1, 2018 will be the ninth anniversary of two tragic events. The first event was the shooting of two United States Army privates by a Muslim convert outside the recruiting station in Little Rock, Arkansas; one private was killed and the other was wounded. The second event was the start of the multi-day silence about this shooting from President Barack Hussein Obama, their Commander-in-Chief.

On June 1, 2009, shortly after 10:00 AM (Central Time Zone), Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, an American citizen and Muslim convert, drove up to the Army recruiting station in Little Rock, Arkansas. There were two Army privates standing outside. Muhammad opened fire and killed Private William Long, 23 years old, and wounded Private Quinton Ezeagwula, 18 years old. Muhammad was arrested shortly afterwards, and numerous newspaper articles the next day quoted the police as saying that Muhammad had “political and religious motives” for his attack.

For the folks in Washington D.C., the attack occurred shortly after 11:00 AM (Eastern Time Zone). The silence about this attack from President Obama lasted over a multi-day period in spite of the following activities mentioned on the White House website (all times are Eastern Time Zone).

That Same Day (Day 1)

At 2:20 PM, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs gave a briefing to the press. The press asked questions about a package left along the northeast gate of the White House; the federal government’s bailout of General Motors; North Korea; the cost of the recent “out-of-town date night” of President Obama and the First Lady; reducing the U.S. debt, the price of oil; Obama’s upcoming trip to the Middle East; and the upcoming D-Day Commemoration. There was no mention of Army Privates Long and Ezeagwula.[1]

At 3:34 PM, President Obama was interviewed by BBC Correspondent Justin Webb. Among the items Obama talked about were his upcoming speech in Cairo and how he hoped it would open a dialogue between the Muslim world and the West. He stated that “the U.S. Muslim population is more numerous than the populations of many majority-Muslim countries.” He talked about his Cairo speech and the importance of “closing Guantanamo.” He then talked about Israeli-Palestinian relations and noted that it was “in the world’s interests for Iran to set aside ambitions for a nuclear weapon.” Obama ended the interview by talking about how he spends his personal time. There was no mention of Army Privates Long and Ezeagwula.[2]

At 3:50 PM, President Obama was interviewed by French correspondent Laura Haim of Canal Plus. President Obama expressed his condolences for the crash of Air France Flight 447 into the Atlantic Ocean in the early morning hours of June 1st, with the loss of all aboard. The conversation then turned to, among other topics, Obama’s upcoming trip to the Middle East on June 2nd, and Obama erroneously claimed “that if you actually took the number of Muslims [sic] Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.” He pointed out that his love for France included its food, wine, and Paris; he said he had traveled through the south of France as a college student. He ended by noting that although he had studied French in high school, he had forgotten that language. There was no mention of Army Privates Long and Ezeagwula.[3]

At 4:02 PM, President Obama was interviewed by National Public Radio. The interviewers asked about how the U.S. could improve relations with the Muslim world and would such efforts affect relations with Israel; how could peace be established between the Israelis and Palestinians; how to deal with countries that have “undemocratic governments”; how to deal with Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas; nuclear proliferation; Guantanamo; and the possible impact that fighting in a Muslim country (Afghanistan) could have on relations with other Muslim countries. There was no mention of Army Privates Long and Ezeagwula.[4]

June 2nd (Day 2)

The FBI issued a press release about the arrest of Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad:

Little Rock Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Browne issued the following statement:

On June 1, 2009, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammed, formerly known as Carlos Bledsoe, was arrested by the Little Rock, Arkansas Police Department for the murder of Pvt. William Long and the attempted murder of Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula, two soldiers in the United States Army at an Army Recruiting Office in Little Rock…[5]

At 11:56 AM President Obama held a press conference to announce his nomination of then-Republican Congressman John McHugh (New York) to become the Secretary of the Army. Obama talked about the importance of the U.S. military. He stated, “Few have borne a heavier burden in recent years than America’s Army…” and he said, “As a nation, we have a sacred trust with all those who wear the uniform: To always take care of them as they take care of us.” Obama continued:

And today I’m proud to announce the distinguished public servant who will help keep us safe and keep our sacred trust with our soldiers and their families, the next Secretary of the Army — the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, John McHugh…John understands that the Army’s greatest strength is its people…As Secretary, he will ensure that America keeps faith with our soldiers — increasing their pay, increasing child care and helping families deal with the stress and strain of war.

Congressman McHugh then stepped to the microphone and stated that “the most important common good” was

the welfare and the interest of the men and women who voluntarily put on the uniform of the branches of the United States military — and their families, because they serve as well.

McHugh also pointed out that

for all of the special feelings for all of the military, I’ve always had the Army somewhat apart….The Army has always had a special place in my heart…

At this press conference announcing the nominee for Secretary of the Army, there was no mention of Army Privates Long and Ezeagwula.[6]

June 3rd (Day 3)

President Obama issued the following, almost generic, statement about Privates Long and Ezeagwula:

I am deeply saddened by this senseless act of violence against two brave young soldiers who were doing their part to strengthen our armed forces and keep our country safe. I would like to wish Quinton Ezeagwula a speedy recovery, and to offer my condolences and prayers to William Long’s family as they mourn the loss of their son.[7]

There were reports that correspondent Major Garrett had appeared on Special Report with Brett Baier this same day (June 3rd) and said that this statement by Obama had been made available only to the Arkansas media. This seemed to be confirmed later during a June 10th press conference, when White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was asked regarding a presidential statement about the shooting of Long and Ezeagwula. Gibbs replied, “Well, I believe a statement did go to many stations in Arkansas regarding that.”[8]

Additional information about this limited release was later given on December 7, 2011, when Daris Long, father of Private Long, appeared in front of a Congressional joint hearing on “Islamist Radicalization.” This is from Long’s prepared statement submitted to the two committees:

Three days after Andy died this was on the internet and I quote: ‘‘FNC Special Report’s on-line broadcast from last night is well worth the watch on the topic. Major Garret comes on to discuss the White House handling of it. The White House prepared a comment to be released about the attack for ‘those who requested comment.’ He goes on to explain the White House explained this was available upon request instead of just releasing it because the press didn’t seem interested. Garret was clearly squirming, knowing how awful what he was saying sounded.’’[9]

It is notable that Obama’s June 3rd statement about Privates Long and Ezeagwula was not listed on the White House website.[10]

When nominating John McHugh to be Secretary of the Army, President Obama had said,

…we have a sacred trust with all those who wear the uniform: To always take care of them as they take care of us.

Unfortunately, for two of those wearing the uniform and serving under his command, Obama’s condolences were delayed for days, generic in nature, limited in distribution, and not listed on the White House web site.

This is in stark contrast to how Obama handled the deaths of three individuals around that same time period: George Tiller, President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba, and Stephen Johns.

George Tiller

Dr. George Tiller was a physician who was nationally known for being one of the few doctors in the United States to perform late-term abortions. On May 31, 2009, he was murdered by Scott Roeder, who was anti-abortion. Later that same day Obama issued the following statement:

I am shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr. George Tiller as he attended church services this morning. However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence.[11]

This statement was marked “For Immediate Release” and was listed on the White House website.[12]

President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba

Omar Bongo was the president of the African country of Gabon. Bongo had assumed the presidency in 1967 and converted to Islam in 1973.[13] Bongo died of natural causes on June 8, 2009. A few weeks before his death, BBC News had posted an article about him. This article noted that:

Mr. Bongo is one of three African leaders accused of embezzlement… It is alleged that the volume of real estate owned by Mr. Bongo’s family in France could not have been purchased with official salaries alone. In recent weeks this has been followed by the freezing of Mr. Bongo’s bank accounts in France following bribery allegations… critics have long argued that Mr. Bongo’s stay in power has been as a consequence of a combination of violence and corruption.[14]

Bongo died on June 8th and later that same day Obama issued the following statement:

I am saddened to learn of the death of President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon. President Bongo played a key role in developing and shaping the strong bilateral relationship that exists between Gabon and the United States today.

President Bongo consistently emphasized the importance of seeking compromise and striving for peace, and made protecting Gabon’s natural treasures a priority. His work in conservation in his country and his commitment to conflict resolution across the continent are an important part of his legacy and will be remembered with respect.

On behalf of the United States government, I offer my condolences to his family and to the people of Gabon.[15]

This statement was marked “For Immediate Release” and was listed on the White House website.[16]

Stephen Johns

Stephen Johns was a Special Police Officer at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC. On June 10, 2009, James Wenneker von Brunn entered the museum and fatally shot Officer Johns. Later that same day Obama issued the following statement:

I am shocked and saddened by today’s shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. This outrageous act reminds us that we must remain vigilant against anti-Semitism and prejudice in all its forms. No American institution is more important to this effort than the Holocaust Museum, and no act of violence will diminish our determination to honor those who were lost by building a more peaceful and tolerant world.

Today, we have lost a courageous security guard who stood watch at this place of solemn remembrance. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends in this painful time.[17]

This statement was marked “For Immediate Release” and was listed on the White House website.[18]

Conclusion

It is interesting to note that Obama’s statements about Tiller, Bongo, and Johns were marked “For Immediate Release” and were so released, while his statement about Long and Ezeagwula was delayed for days. Obama’s statements about Tiller, Bongo and Johns were listed on the White House web site, but his statement about Long and Ezeagwula was not.

And there was also an interesting difference in the content of the statements about the three shooting incidents: specificity vs. vagueness. With regard to Tiller, Obama spoke of profound differences over abortion, but said that these differences could not “be resolved by heinous acts of violence.” In the shooting of Johns, Obama said, “This outrageous act reminds us that we must remain vigilant against anti-Semitism and prejudice in all its forms.” Yet in his statement about a shooting that had been done by a Muslim convert who had “political and religious motives,” Obama referred to it only as a nondescript “senseless act of violence,” with no mention being made of Islam.

Why was there a two day delay in the release of Obama’s statement about the shooting on June 1st by a Muslim convert, and why did the resulting statement have a generic approach with a limited distribution? It likely had to do with President Obama’s travel schedule. On June 3rd, Obama was meeting with King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia. On June 4th, Obama was in Cairo, Egypt giving a speech that paid homage to Islam and earned repeated rounds of applause from his Muslim audience. The reception in the Middle East might not have been as warm if Obama had just a few days before drawn national and international attention to a Muslim convert who had religious motives for gunning down two U.S. soldiers on American soil.

Yet it was on May 27, 2009, only a few days before the shooting of Privates Long and Ezeagwula, that President Obama had said this in a speech at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada:

 I want to thank all of you, the men and women in uniform, for your service to our country. We’re grateful to you. Thank you…The fact that you serve each and every day to keep us safe is something that every American is grateful for. And so if I don’t do anything else as your Commander-in-Chief, I’m going to make sure that we’re there for you just as you’ve been there for us. So thank you very much.[19]

How soon he forgot.

Dr. Stephen M. Kirby is the author of five books about Islam. His latest book is The Lure of Fantasy Islam: Exposing the Myths and Myth Makers.

[1] Briefing by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, June 1, 2009, 2:20 PM; accessible at https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/briefing-white-house-press-secretary-robert-gibbs-612009.

[2] Transcript of the Interview of the President with Justin Webb, BBC, June 1, 2009, 3:34 PM; accessible at https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/transcript-interview-president-with-justin-webb-bbc-6-1-09.

[3] Transcript of the Interview of the President by Laura Haim, Canal Plus, June 1, 2009, 3:50 PM; accessible at https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/transcript-interview-president-laura-haim-canal-plus-6-1-09.

For an interesting article that looks at Obama’s trip to France as a college student, and other travels, see Jack Cashill, “Obama went to France while in college?” WND, November 4, 2011; accessible at http://www.wnd.com/2011/11/364149/.

[4] Transcript of the Interview of the President with Michele Norris and Steve Inskeep, NPR, June 1, 2009, 4:02 PM; accessible at https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/transcript-interview-president-with-michele-norris-and-steve-inskeep-npr-6-1-09.

[5] “Arrest of Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammed,” Federal Bureau of Investigation, Little Rock Division, June 2, 2009; accessible at https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/littlerock/press-releases/2009/lr060209.htm.

[6] Remarks by the President in Nomination of John McHugh as Secretary of the Army, June 2, 2009; accessible at https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-nomination-john-mchugh-secretary-army.

[7] “Obama Issues Statement on Little Rock Shooting, KATV Channel 7, Little Rock, June 4, 2009; accessible at https://islamseries.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/obama-issues-statement-on-little-rock-shooting-channel-7-news.jpg.

[8] Briefing by Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, June 10, 2009; accessible at https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/briefing-secretary-commerce-gary-locke-and-press-secretary-robert-gibbs-6-10-09.

[9] “Compilation of Hearings on Islamist Radicalization, Vol. II,” Joint Hearing before the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, December 7, 2011, p. 76; accessible at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CHRG-112jhrg74648/pdf/CHRG-112jhrg74648.pdf.

The lack of interest on the part of the press was glaringly evident during Robert Gibbs’ previously mentioned press briefing on June 1st; it had taken place about three hours after Long and Ezeagwula had been shot. The transcript of this press briefing showed that there were no questions from the members of the press, or even a statement by Gibbs, about the two privates having been shot!

[10] Presidential Statements and Releases:

May 29 – June 1, 2009 – https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/briefing-room/statements-and-releases?term_node_tid_depth=41&page=1121

June 1-2, 2009 – https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/briefing-room/statements-and-releases?term_node_tid_depth=41&page=1120

June 2-3, 2009 – https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/briefing-room/statements-and-releases?term_node_tid_depth=41&page=1119

June 4-5, 2009 – https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/briefing-room/statements-and-releases?term_node_tid_depth=41&page=1118

June 5-8, 2009 – https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/briefing-room/statements-and-releases?term_node_tid_depth=41&page=1117

Presidential Speeches and Remarks:

May 27 – June 2, 2009 – https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/briefing-room/speeches-and-remarks?term_node_tid_depth=31&page=443

June 2-5, 2009 – https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/briefing-room/speeches-and-remarks?term_node_tid_depth=31&page=442

June 6-15, 2009: https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/briefing-room/speeches-and-remarks?term_node_tid_depth=31&page=441

[11] Statement From The President On The Murder Of DR George Tiller, May 31, 2009; accessible at https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/statement-president-murder-dr-george-tiller.

[12] Presidential Statements and Releases, May 29 – June 1, 2009; accessible at https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/briefing-room/statements-and-releases?term_node_tid_depth=41&page=1121.

[13] See Bongo’s obituary at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/politics-obituaries/5478816/Omar-Bongo.html.

[14] “The Murky World of Omar Bongo,” BBC News, May 21, 2009; accessible at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8056309.stm.

[15] Statement by the President on the death of President Bongo of Gabon, June 8, 2009; accessible at https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/statement-president-death-president-bongo-gabon.

[16] Presidential Statements and Releases, June 8-9, 2009; accessible at https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/briefing-room/statements-and-releases?term_node_tid_depth=41&page=1116.

[17] Statement by President Obama on Holocaust Museum Shooting, June 10, 2009; accessible at https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/statement-president-obama-holocaust-museum-shooting.

[18] Presidential Statements and Releases, June 9-10, 2009; accessible at https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/briefing-room/statements-and-releases?term_node_tid_depth=41&page=1115.

[19] Remarks by the President at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 27, 2009; accessible at https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-nellis-air-force-base-las-vegas-nevada.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

FBI: 1,000 homegrown jihad terror investigations active in U.S., not counting Islamic State and al-Qaeda suspects

“Outreach to the community.” Yeah, that’ll work. Hasn’t it worked beautifully since 9/11?

Meanwhile, hampering these investigations is the fact that even now, the clueless and compromised FBI includes no study of the motivating ideology of jihad terrorists in its counterterror training. It is working in the dark, and the consequences will inevitably be…explosive.

“FBI Director: 1,000 Homegrown Terror Investigations Active, Not Counting ‘Traditional’ ISIS, al-Qaeda Suspects,” by Bridget Johnson, PJ Media, May 17, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

WASHINGTON — FBI Director Christopher Wray told a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday that the bureau is tracking several hundred homegrown terror suspects, not counting those linked to a terror group or domestic extremist groups such as white supremacists.

“In every state in the nation who have been inspired by ISIS or al-Qaeda or similar groups, and radicalize, no longer by traveling to training camps, but via the internet through videos, or private chat rooms, or other means. How is the FBI countering that threat?” Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) asked at the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing to examine the FBI’s annual budget request. “It seems to be very difficult to identify these individuals.”

Wray told the senator she put her finger “on what I would call sort of our highest counterterrorism priority at the moment.”

“We have about 1,000 investigations into exactly the kind of people you’re describing, covering all 50 states as I’m sitting here right now. And that’s not even counting, you know, the al-Qaeda investigations, the traditional ISIS investigations, the domestic terrorism investigations, but just the group you’re talking about,” he said.

“And what makes it so hard is that there are not many dots to connect with some of these people. They pick soft targets, they use easy to use weapons, you know, IEDs, cars, knives, guns. And they can make decisions on the spur of the moment. We’re trying to get better at looking for red flags, as to when people who are getting radicalized sort of make that switch into potentially mobilizing.”

Wray said trying to stop homegrown extremists includes a lot of “outreach to the community, partnership with our state and local law enforcement who know those communities better, but it’s hard.”…

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

VIDEO: New York City School Honors Hamas Terrorists in Gaza

The school’s principal, Ruth Lacey, has been unresponsive to outraged parents who have reached out. In a word (or two) home school. The left is weaponizing our children.

NYC SCHOOL HOLDS MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR VICTIMS OF ISRAEL-GAZA BORDER VIOLENCE

As seen on Fox & Friends Weekend

A New York City school’s decision to hold a moment of silence for Palestinian victims of last week’s violence at the Israel-Gaza border has enraged some parents.

The New York Post reported that students at The Beacon School in Manhattan were asked to pause to pay tribute to the more than 60 Palestinians killed.

Numerous outlets painted Israel as the aggressor as its security forces opened fire when mass protests by the Palestinians erupted after the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

A senior official for Hamas said that 50 of the protesters killed were members of the terrorist group.

Ed Henry noted Sunday on “Fox & Friends” that among those killed, some could have been innocent Palestinians.

“Because Hamas told them to go to the front of the line to get shot,” Pete Hegseth replied.

Hegseth argued that if a terrorist sent an innocent person to intentionally get killed, the terrorist is still to blame.

“The innocent blood is on the hands of the terrorist who put the kid out to charge the fence with no prospects of crossing that border,” he said.

The Post reported that the announcement for the moment of silence was made by a student.

“I am extremely upset because I did not send my child to a New York City public school to pray for Hamas operatives,” one father, who is Jewish, told the paper.

It also said that the school’s principal, Ruth Lacey, has been unresponsive to parents who have reached out.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Geller Report. Pamela Geller’s shocking new book, “FATWA: HUNTED IN AMERICA” is now available on Amazon. It’s Geller’s tell all, her story – and it’s every story – it’s what happens when you stand for freedom today. Buy it. Now. Here.

Christian Teen Raped, Then Tied Down and Murdered in Front of Father by Muslim Family

Where is the outcry from the UN? The international media? Do you think they would be as indifferent as they are if Christians were raping Muslim girls and then murdering them in front of their families? Neither do I. You’d never hear the end of it in the international media; it would be like the coverage given to the alleged persecution of Muslims in Myanmar and elsewhere. But Christians do not, of course, engage in such behavior. This kind of attack, however, by Muslims on Christians is so commonplace, and Muslim violence is so taken for granted, that this will get no coverage at all. “Journalists” are too busy hunting for incidents of “Islamophobia.”

“Pakistani Christian Teen Raped, Then Tied Down and Murdered in Front of Father by Muslim Family,” Black Christian News Network One, May 12, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

A 17-year-old Christian girl was murdered in Pakistan after being tied down and strangled to death by a Muslim family before her father’s own eyes, reportedly because she didn’t do the household chores to their satisfaction.

Christians in Pakistan reported on Tuesday that the murder of Kainat Salamat, daughter of Salamat Masih, occurred last week in Kamonki, Gujranwala district.

Masih filed a First Information Report to report the crime on May 6, explaining to police that he arrived to visit his daughter at the home of Muhammad Asif, where she had worked as a domestic helper since age 11.

The father says that he and another relative saw that the Muslim family, Asif, Muhammad Kashif, Muhammad Tariq Pasran, Muhammad Ismael, along with Asif’s wife and another woman, were holding down Kainat’s legs and arms.

The Muslim family had tied a rope around the Christian girl’s neck and were strangling her. Despite her father’s pleas, they killed her in front of his eyes.

The father adds in the report that his daughter, who was buried on Monday, was killed for failing to do the house cleaning properly.

The British Pakistani Christian Association also reported on the girl’s death, revealing that her corpse was take to Civil Hospital Gujranwala for a post-mortem study. There, doctors found evidence that the teenager had suffered rape….

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Geller Report.  Pamela Geller’s shocking new book, “FATWA: HUNTED IN AMERICA” is now available on Amazon. It’s Geller’s tell all, her story – and it’s every story – it’s what happens when you stand for freedom today. Buy it. Now. Here.

On the anniversary of the Holocaust’s forgotten pogrom, let’s recall who the ‘Palestinians’ have always been

The jihad against Israel is nothing new, and it didn’t start with the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 — as I show in detail in my forthcoming book The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS (click here to preorder). This riveting account by Tiffany Gabbay, whose family survived the Farhud in Baghdad in 1941, demonstrates that.

Why do incidents such as the Farhud happen? Because the Qur’an depicts the Jews as inveterately evil and bent on destroying the well-being of the Muslims. They are the strongest of all people in enmity toward the Muslims (5:82); they fabricate things and falsely ascribe them to Allah (2:79; 3:75, 3:181); they claim that Allah’s power is limited (5:64); they love to listen to lies (5:41); they disobey Allah and never observe his commands (5:13). They are disputing and quarreling (2:247); hiding the truth and misleading people (3:78); staging rebellion against the prophets and rejecting their guidance (2:55); being hypocritical (2:14, 2:44); giving preference to their own interests over the teachings of Muhammad (2:87); wishing evil for people and trying to mislead them (2:109); feeling pain when others are happy or fortunate (3:120); being arrogant about their being Allah’s beloved people (5:18); devouring people’s wealth by subterfuge (4:161); slandering the true religion and being cursed by Allah (4:46); killing the prophets (2:61); being merciless and heartless (2:74); never keeping their promises or fulfilling their words (2:100); being unrestrained in committing sins (5:79); being cowardly (59:13-14); being miserly (4:53); being transformed into apes and pigs for breaking the Sabbath (2:63-65; 5:59-60; 7:166); and more. They are under Allah’s curse (9:30), and Muslims should wage war against them and subjugate them under Islamic hegemony (9:29).

“On the anniversary of the Holocaust’s forgotten pogrom, let’s recall who the Palestinians have always been,” by Tiffany Gabbay, Rebel Media, May 18, 2018:

There are few chapters in history that have ever revealed the face of evil or wrought more human suffering and degradation than the Holocaust. What many don’t realize, however, is that the poisonous barbs of Hitler’s final solution were not confined solely to Europe, but stretched far beyond to the Middle East where Arabs, even more practiced in their anti-Semitism, were eager to commit a genocide of their own. Leading the charge was Palestinian-icon, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.

During the Shoah, notorious “Palestinian” Jew-hater, Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, sought to realize his long-held goal of purging the Middle East of its Jewish communities. Believing that what the Nazis were orchestrating in Europe could also be successfully implemented in the Arab world, the mufti began his courtship of Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler and other prominent Nazis. Steadfast, the mufti traveled to Germany requesting the practical and material support required to “solve the problem of the Jewish elements in Palestine and other Arab countries.”

After all, he reasoned, “the Arabs were Germany’s natural friends because they had the same enemies.”

While Hitler never publicly declared his support for al-Husseini, he did fulfill his promise to furnish the Arab nationalist with “practical aid to the Arabs involved in the same struggle” and help facilitate the “destruction of the Jewish element residing in the Arab sphere.”

One of the most significant gifts the Nazis bestowed on al-Husseini were the tools needed to conduct successful propaganda campaigns — ones far more sophisticated than the Islamic world were privy to before. Their pilot program began in Iraq, where a pro-Nazi government had already been successfully established.

By the late 1930s, Nazi-Arab momentum had gained considerable steam and the German embassy in Iraq was headed by Nazi diplomat Fritz Grobba. Under his stewardship the dissemination of anti-Semitic propaganda material throughout the Middle East increased markedly. By purchasing Arab newspapers and translating Nazi content into Arabic, soon Iraqis were feasting not only on their own brand of Quranic anti-Semitism, but also a Western equivalent that validated their already-held, twisted beliefs.

In fact, one such newspaper, al-Alam al-Arabi (The Arab World), published the first Arabic-language translation of Mein Kampf. Likewise, Grobba ordered German Nazi broadcasts to be translated into Arabic and aired across Iraqi radio. The German embassy also supported the formation of al-Fatwa, the Muslim counterpart of Hitlerjugend (Hitler Youth).

To illustrate how effective Nazi-Arab collaboration was, consider that al-Fatwa’s rallying cry invoked Hitler’s perceived grandeur. Historian Edwin Black documented that a delegation of al-Fatwa members even attended a Nazi rally in Nuremberg in 1938. Upon their return they’d often be heard chanting in Arabic, “long live Hitler, the killer of insects and Jews.”

Needless to say this was fertile ground for anti-Semitic atrocities to take place and soon the Arab street became more dangerous than ever for Jews who’d called Iraq home, in some cases, for millennia. With the environment primed, the mufti’s next step was to organize a full-fledged pogrom.

The Farhud

On June 1, 1941, Jewish families in Baghdad were home preparing meals in anticipation of Shavuot, a holiday that marks the gifting of the Torah (Bible) by God to the Jewish people on Mt. Sinai. By all rights it is a festive occasion and although members of the Jewish community were aware local Arabs were conspiring against them, they were assured by local leaders that they would remain safe.

Nothing could have been further from the truth.

As the holiday commenced, Jewish homes and businesses were marked with a bright red hamsa, or “hand of God,” to single them out for attack. And, with the mufti’s plan in place, a violent mob of Iraqi Muslims took to the streets armed with swords, axes, knives, guns, torches and pipes. They killed every Jewish man, woman, and child they could find.

No one was spared, neither young nor old. Jewish women were raped in the streets while their infants were murdered before their eyes. Jewish men were hacked to death with axes in broad daylight. Even bearing in mind the long history of Islamic Jew-hatred, the massacre that took place on Shavuot, 1941, was bloodier and more gruesome than anything that had occurred, to that point, in modern-day Baghdad.

My father was there. He recalled the savagery in complete and utter detail for the duration of his life. And although he was only a child no older than nine, the situation demanded he become a man. As the oldest son, my father felt an onus to stand by his father and protect his family….

Read the rest here.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

Gaza violence not over embassy location, ‘comes from those who reject existence of Israel in any location’

Speaking the truth in a forum where it has not been heard for years, and where most of those who hold power are determined to suppress it.

“Haley Defends Israel at U.N.: ‘No Country in This Chamber Would Act With More Restraint,’” by David Rutz, Washington Free Beacon, May 15, 2018:

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley strongly defended Israel Tuesday in the face of international criticism of its response to violent demonstrations at the Gaza border, saying no other country in the chamber would act with more restraint than the Jewish state….

She also noted the report on Hamas falsely claiming to their people that Israeli soldiers were abandoning places along the fence, when in fact they were reinforcing them.

“This is how determined they are to make the lives of the Palestinian people miserable,” she said. “They light Molotov cocktails, attached to kites on fire, and attempt to fly them into Israel to cause as much destruction as possible.”

Make no mistake, she said, “Hamas is pleased with the results from yesterday.”

“I ask my colleagues here in the Security Council, who among us would accept this type of activity on your border?” Haley asked. “No one would. No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has. In fact, the records of several countries here today suggest they would be much less restrained.”

“Those who suggest that the Gaza violence has anything to do with the location of the American embassy are sorely mistaken,” she added. “Rather, the violence comes from those who reject the existence of the state of Israel in any location.”

Haley also said the council should be more focused on the destabilizing behavior of Iran, which launched rockets from Syria at Israel last week.

“In recent days, Hamas terrorists backed by Iran have incited attacks against Israeli security forces and infrastructure,” Haley said. “That is violence that should occupy our attention too. The common thread in all of this is the [destabilizing] conduct of the Iranian regime, a regime that insists on promoting violence throughout the Middle East, while depriving its own people of basic human rights.[“]

Haley said there should be discussions of Iran’s presence in Syria, promotion of violence in Yemen, support for terrorism in Gaza and weapons buildup in Lebanon.

“However, in the minds of some, today’s meeting was not called to discuss any of those examples of violence in the Middle East,” she said. “Today’s meeting was called to discuss the violence that some suggest was connected with yesterday’s opening of the United States embassy in Jerusalem. For some people, the embassy opening is said to be a reason to engage in violence. How is that justified?”…

RELATED ARTICLE: Corruption and bribery alleged in UN refugee office in Sudan

RELATED VIDEO: MEMRI TV compilation on the Hamas-led “March of Return [into Israel],” including rallies, Friday sermons, children’s participation, and statements by activists, scholars, and others.

Gaza “Return March” Clips – Calls For Jihad & Martyrdom, Chants Of Anti-Semitic Slogans And Incitement (Short Version) from MEMRI Videos on Vimeo.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

PARIS: Muslim ‘Allahu akbar’ knifeman was migrant from Chechnya, was on watch list

What good is a watch list if no one is watching the people on it? Or are there just too many for French authorities to keep track of them all? The latter is a stated goal of the Islamic State: to overwhelm Western police and intelligence apparatuses, until they collapse. They’re well on their way to succeeding in doing this in France.

An update on this story. “Paris knife attack: Suspect ‘French citizen born in Russia’s Chechnya,’” BBC, May 13, 2018:

The suspect in a deadly knife attack in central Paris on Saturday evening is a French citizen born in 1997 in Russia’s republic of Chechnya, sources say.

Named by media as Khamzat Asimov, he was on a French watch list of people who could pose a threat to national security, the sources said.

Police shot dead the attacker in the busy Opéra district after he killed a man and injured four other people.

The Islamic State (IS) group said it was behind the attack.

French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted (in French): “France has once again paid in blood, but will not give an inch to the enemies of freedom.”

France has been on high alert following a series of attacks. More than 230 people have been killed by IS-inspired jihadists in the past three years.
What do we know about the attacker?

The suspect was not carrying any identification papers and has not yet been officially named.

Sources told French media the man had no criminal record and his parents had been held for questioning. He is believed to be a French citizen who was naturalised in 2010….

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

Islamic Supremacist Muslim with ties to jihad terror group running as Democrat for Congress in Massachuettes

Amatul-Wadud is a “board member for the Massachusetts Council of American-Islamic Relations.” CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department. CAIR officials have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR’s co-founder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Ibrahim Hooper), have made Islamic supremacist statements about how Islamic law should be imposed in the U.S. (Ahmad denies this, but the original reporter stands by her story.) CAIR chapters frequently distribute pamphlets telling Muslims not to cooperate with law enforcement. CAIR has opposed virtually every anti-terror measure that has been proposed or implemented and has been declared a terror organization by the United Arab Emirates. A CAIR operative recently called for the overthrow of the U.S. government.

Amatul-Wadud, according to the Clarion Project, was as of June 2016 “the general counsel for the Muslims of the Americas, whose spiritual leader is a radical cleric named Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gillani in Pakistan. The organization was previously known as Jamaat ul-Fuqra, when it carried out terrorist attacks in the 1980s and early 1990s. The group is best known for its ‘Islamberg’ headquarters in New York where guerilla training of women has occurred, as seen in this undated footage obtained by the Clarion Project from a law enforcement source. It claims to have 22 “Islamic villages” in 12 states. The Clarion Project identified one such ‘village’ in Texas in 2014. We recently published the heartbreaking testimony of a woman who grew up in these villages in the 1980s.”

“US Rep. Richard Neal, Tahirah Amatul-Wadud make ballot, will square off in Democratic primary,” by Shannon Young, MassLive.com, May 9, 2018 (thanks to Creeping Sharia):

SPRINGFIELD — U.S. Rep. Richard Neal and Springfield attorney Tahirah Amatul-Wadud will both officially appear on the September ballot, setting the stage for a primary showdown — the first for Democrats in the 1st Congressional District in six years.

Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin’s office confirmed Wednesday that Neal and Amatul-Wadud had each been certified for the ballot after turning in more than the 2,000 voter signatures, as well as other documents, needed to take part in the Sept. 4 primary.

Neal, who was first elected to Congress in 1988, had filed at least 2,700 certified signatures with the secretary’s office as of May 8 — the deadline for federal and statewide candidates to submit nomination papers to local election officials for signature certification.

Amatul-Wadud, a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women and board member for the Massachusetts Council of American-Islamic Relations, in turn, had submitted at least 2,300 certified signatures to the secretary’s office as Wednesday, according to a nomination papers receipt shared by her campaign….

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EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.