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IRAN’S PROXIES TO CREATE “ISLAMIC REPUBLICS”

Obama’s Dollars flow to expand Islamist ideology of Iran and its proxies.

Iran has created an Islamist empire through its loyal proxies in dozens of countries. More recently, these Iranian Islamist proxies have become empowered and emboldened to an unprecedented level. Their leaders are publicly announcing their desire to create Islamist states, which are modeled after the Islamic Republic of Iran.

For example, this week, the Deputy Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Naim Qassem, pointed out in an interview, to a state-owned Iranian outlet, that he truly believes that “Islam is the solution to all of man’s problems, in all places and at all times.” As a result, he contends that it is a “doctrinal and cultural imperative” to overthrow the secular state in Lebanon and set up an Islamic Shiite political system. He also desires the new state to precisely resemble the one created by Ayatollah Rooh Allah Khomeini, the autocrat founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran who tried to establish a political establishment similar to that of Muhammad over 1400 years ago.

Hezbollah is not the only ideological Islamist proxy that is coming out with such blatant announcements. Others of Iran’s proxies−including Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq (AAH), Badr Organization, Liwa Abu Fadl al-Abbas (LAFA), Kataib Al Imam Ali−have publicly reasserted their mission of creating a state similar to that of Khomenei’s.

Leaders of Hezbollah and other Shiite Islamist groups funded by Iran have made their allegiances to Iran by believing in the concept of “Absolute Wilayat al-Faqih” (Guardianship of the Jurist) which was coined by Ayatollah Khomeini. The concept of  “Absolute Wilayat al-Faqih” follows that all domestic, social, economic, political and foreign policy maters are in the hand of one person (who is elected by Allah: The Supreme Leader). This is similar to how things were ruled in Muhammad’s era. The Supreme leader has the right to enact, suspend, and abolish any laws based on his discretion, Shari law and Islamic Jurisprudence.

These Islamist groups would also desire to implement Khomenei’s Islamist rules that non-Muslims can not run for high political positions, women should follow the same dress code and Hijab across the country, men ought to grow beards, drinking and listening to music should be banned, stoning of women and executions of homosexuals, political prisoners, and juveniles, to name a few, will become law.

But more importantly, another related question to address is why are Iran’s Islamist groups publicly announcing their mission of creating Islamist state at this particular time?

Well, the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been on a shopping spree across Europe to reap benefits from the nuclear deal and business deals worth billions of dollars.

Behind closed doors, while human rights demonstrators were protesting the Iranian presidential visit, more than 30 business agreements were signed, with various industries, including petrochemicals, construction, cars, planes, transportation, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, health care, etc. The car manufacturer, Peugeot Citroën, signed nearly a half billion dollars with Iran Khodro and Total made a contract to buy 150,000 to 200,000 barrels of oil everyday from Tehran.

Unfortunately, some European politicians are eagerly welcoming Iranian diplomats. To show their special welcome, some of these politicians even took further steps undermining their own cultural values; for example, the French took the wine off the menu list, Italy covered their nude statues, red carpet was repeatedly rolled out for Mr. Rouhani, and he was invited to most crucial locations in Europe, such as Les Invalides, to speak with business and political leaders.

So, where are these billions of dollars heading? The lifting of the economic sanctions by the United Nations Security Council has empowered the Islamic Republic and billions of dollars are being directed towards Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and supporting Iran’s Islamist proxies−designated as terrorist groups−across the world.

The mullahs are telling the world that they are open for “business.” But, one should not fall in the trap of the hypocrite moderate image that the mullahs and President Rouhani are projecting to the world. To survive and support its Islamist Empire of proxies, the Islamic republic has become moderate only in “doing business” with the rest of the world and enjoying the rewards of capitalism. Nevertheless, Iran’s domestic reality and regional policies do not show any signs of moderation.

The Islamic Republic has executed more than 800 people in 2015, breaking the world record in execution per capita. Iranian journalists, human rights defenders, and bloggers are frequently being imprisoned for expressing their opinion. Even Iran’s foreign policy has not shown any signs of moderation. Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Quds force are operating in Syria and Iraq, helping Assad’s forces, which are involved in wars against humanity, and assisting Shiite militias across the region financially, militarily and advisory.

The mission of Iran’s Islamist proxies−establishing Islamic Republics modeled after Iran−is not a far-fetched ambition. We should not forget that to spread its Islamist ideology, Iran masterfully created political realities, powerful foreign armed forces, and an empire of proxies from these militia groups that were once considered trivial. The socialist politicians should also be cognizant of the fact that helping Iran by any means to receive more dollars, will be contributing directly to advancing Iran’s and its proxies Islamist, hegemonic ambitions, as well as anti-Western and anti-Semitic sentiments.

You Don’t Know What Obama Said at the Mosque

obamas islamic tearsIf you seek to understand Barack Obama and his views, the best place to go is his speeches. But you have to read them in their entirety, not rely on hearing them or on the media’s summary of them. When you do, you realize how often what Obama says is morally and intellectually confused and even untrue.

The most recent example was his speech last week at a mosque in Baltimore. In addition to reassuring Muslim Americans that they are as American as Americans of every other faith — President Obama spoke a lot of nonsense, some of it dangerous.

President Obama: “So let’s start with this fact: For more than a thousand years, people have been drawn to Islam’s message of peace. And the very word itself, Islam, comes from salam — peace.”

Why did Obama say this? Even Muslim websites acknowledge that “Islam” means “submission” [to Allah], that it comes from the Arabic root “aslama” meaning submission, and that “Islam” is in the command form of that verb.

That’s why “Muslim” means “One who submits,” not “One who is peaceful.”

Obama: “Jefferson and John Adams had their own copies of the Quran.”

The reason Jefferson had a copy of the Quran was to try to understand it in light of what the Muslim ambassador from Tripoli had told him and John Adams. When asked why Tripoli pirates were attacking American ships and enslaving Americans, the Muslim ambassador explained that Muslims are commanded to do so by the Quran: “It was written in their Quran that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every mussulman [Muslim] who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to Paradise.”

That’s why Jefferson and Adams had Qurans.

Obama: “And how do we move forward together? … It can’t be just a burden on the Muslim community — although the Muslim community has to play a role.”

Most Americans would say that the American Muslim community has to play “the” role, not “a” role in preventing violent Islam from capturing the minds of American Muslims, and in helping authorities identify extremist Muslims.

Obama: “Second, as Americans, we have to stay true to our core values, and that includes freedom of religion for all faiths.”

This is so obviously true that one wonders why the president felt it necessary to mention it.

Obama: “There are Christians who are targeted now in the Middle East, despite having been there for centuries, and there are Jews who’ve lived in places like France for centuries who now feel obliged to leave because they feel themselves under assault – sometimes by Muslims.”

One would have expected that after mentioning “Christians targeted now in the Middle East,” he would have mentioned “Jews targeted now in the Middle East.” That, however, would presumably have been too controversial to say. So, the president mentioned the many Jews in France “who now feel obliged to leave” their country because “they feel themselves under assault” — and then came the corker: “sometimes by Muslims.”

Sometimes? French Jews have recently been murdered, tortured and harassed more than at any time since the Holocaust. And virtually every one of those attacks has been perpetrated by Muslims.

Obama: “We have to be consistent in condemning hateful rhetoric and violence against everyone. And that includes against Muslims here in the United States of America.”

Two facts are relevant here. One is that religious hate crimes are exceedingly rare in America. The other is that in 2014, the last year for which we have data, Jews were targets of hate crimes four times more frequently than Muslims.

Obama: “I often hear it said that we need moral clarity in this fight. And the suggestion is somehow that if I would simply say, these are all Islamic terrorists, then we would actually have solved the problem by now, apparently.”

The president has made extensive use of the straw man — a false target that he then attacks. This is one such example. No one has ever said that if the president were to identify Islamic terrorists by name instead of nameless “violent extremists,” “we would actually have solved the problem by now.”

What drives most Americans crazy is that the president of the United States refuses to name the enemy. And this rewriting of reality filters down. Increasingly, for example, when (and if) 9/11 is taught in American schools, the attackers are never identified as Muslims.

Obama: “And, by the way, the notion that America is at war with Islam ignores the fact that the world’s religions are a part of who we are.”

Another straw man. No American of any stature has said that “America is at war with Islam.”

Obama: “In the discussion I had before I came out, some people said, why is there always a burden on us? When a young man in Charleston shoots African-Americans in a church, there’s not an expectation that every white person in America suddenly is explaining that they’re not racist.”

This point alone should have been publicized by the media — that the president of the United States tells Muslims that they have no moral obligation to condemn violence committed in the name of Islam.

Obama: “American Muslims are better positioned than anybody to show that it is possible to be faithful to Islam … and to believe in democracy.”

That is actually true. Given that theocracy, not democracy, is a central tenet of Islam, if an Islam compatible with democracy ever develops, it will probably develop in America.

Obama: “These are the voices of Muslim scholars, some of whom join us today, who know Islam has a tradition of respect for other faiths.”

Another falsehood. Islam has no such tradition. Islam has always demanded that Jews and Christians be treated as humiliated second-class citizens — when not forced to choose between conversion or death.

Now you know what President Obama said at the Islamic Society of Baltimore. But if you just read or listened to the mainstream media, you would have missed it because none of this was reported. It was all about, as the headline in USA Today put it, “At Baltimore mosque, Obama condemns anti-Muslim bigotry.”

The aspiring beheader of Dearbornistan

Charges against a Muslim man in Dearborn, MI, rapidly escalated from possession of marijuana to being an ISIS supporter with plans to carry out a terror attack against a large Detroit church that holds up to 6,000 people.

WXYZ reports that Khalil Abu-Rayyan was on the FBI’s radar since May of last year when they noted suspicious activity on his social media accounts, including re-tweets of violent ISIS videos. Abu-Rayyan also put up posts of his own including photos that showed him holding weapons, gesturing his allegiance to ISIS, and standing with people dressed in camouflage.

 

At the end of last year an undercover agent began interacting with Abu-Rayyan, which is when they learned that, among other weapons, he had an AK-47 machine gun with a 40-round magazine.

The Daily Mail reports:

While on social media he told an undercover agent that he “tried to shoot up a church one day. I don’t know the name of it but it’s close to my job.

“One of the biggest ones in Detroit. I had it planned out. I brought a bunch of bullets. I practiced a lot with it.

“I practiced reloading and unloading, but my dad searched my car one day and he found everything. He found the gun and the bullets and the mask I was going to wear.” (snip)

When investigators asked Abu-Rayyan why he allegedly wanted to target a church, he said: “It’s easy, and a lot of people go there, plus people are not allowed to carry guns in church.”

(Note the last statement. And to think the left wants to turn the entire country into a gun free zone – a jihadist’s paradise.)

Abu-Rayyan expressed regret that he never carried out his terror plans, stating that if he can’t “do jihad at the Middle East, I would do my jihad over here.”

In addition to his desire to shoot unarmed Christians in a church, Abu-Rayyan also stated that he wanted to murder the police officer who originally arrested him for speeding, drugs, and weapons charges, saying that he wanted to do a “martyrdom operation” and kill him. (The officer is currently in the hospital after suffering a heart attack, though the timing and cause has not been made public as far as I can tell.)

And last, but not least, Abu-Rayyan also stated that he keeps a sword in his car should he ever get into a fight, at which point he would fulfill his “dream” of beheading people.

Exhibit A for our current and future neighbors thanks to Obama, the complicit left, and the clueless right.

Hat tips: The Right Scoop, Atlas Shrugs

Charges against a Muslim man in Dearborn, MI, rapidly escalated from possession of marijuana to being an ISIS supporter with plans to carry out a terror attack against a large Detroit church that holds up to 6,000 people.

WXYZ reports that Khalil Abu-Rayyan was on the FBI’s radar since May of last year when they noted suspicious activity on his social media accounts, including re-tweets of violent ISIS videos. Abu-Rayyan also put up posts of his own including photos that showed him holding weapons, gesturing his allegiance to ISIS, and standing with people dressed in camouflage.

[Abu-Rayyan wearing the Muslim scarf of choice while making the ISIS gesture]

At the end of last year an undercover agent began interacting with Abu-Rayyan, which is when they learned that, among other weapons, he had an AK-47 machine gun with a 40-round magazine.

The Daily Mail reports:

While on social media he told an undercover agent that he “tried to shoot up a church one day. I don’t know the name of it but it’s close to my job.

“One of the biggest ones in Detroit. I had it planned out. I brought a bunch of bullets. I practiced a lot with it.

“I practiced reloading and unloading, but my dad searched my car one day and he found everything. He found the gun and the bullets and the mask I was going to wear.” (snip)

When investigators asked Abu-Rayyan why he allegedly wanted to target a church, he said: “It’s easy, and a lot of people go there, plus people are not allowed to carry guns in church.”

(Note the last statement. And to think the left wants to turn the entire country into a gun free zone – a jihadist’s paradise.)

Abu-Rayyan expressed regret that he never carried out his terror plans, stating that if he can’t “do jihad at the Middle East, I would do my jihad over here.”

In addition to his desire to shoot unarmed Christians in a church, Abu-Rayyan also stated that he wanted to murder the police officer who originally arrested him for speeding, drugs, and weapons charges, saying that he wanted to do a “martyrdom operation” and kill him. (The officer is currently in the hospital after suffering a heart attack, though the timing and cause has not been made public as far as I can tell.)

And last, but not least, Abu-Rayyan also stated that he keeps a sword in his car should he ever get into a fight, at which point he would fulfill his “dream” of beheading people.

Exhibit A for our current and future neighbors thanks to Obama, the complicit left, and the clueless right.

Hat tips: The Right Scoop, Atlas Shrugs

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/02/the_aspiring_beheader_of_dearbornistan.html#ixzz3zg33JfKw
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