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Muslim Leader Who Said Israel is ‘Enemy of God’ Invited to White House

shRegardless of the circumstances, when a representative from CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a group with close ties to Hamas, is allowed into the White House, a serious, indeed dangerous, problem exists.

One day after the brutal death of his cousin – a revenge attack following the murder of three Israeli teens – Tariq Abu Khdeir, a 15-year-old boy who had traveled to Israel from Tampa, Florida, found himself arrested and beaten by an Israeli officer. On the day of his being taken into custody, authorities alleged Khdeir was masked, armed and actively participating in rioting against officers. They said, as well, he had resisted arrest.

A video purporting to be of the beating went viral, and an Israeli investigation into the footage commenced.

While Khdeir claimed total innocence in the matter, and to be sure, months later, the charges against him were dropped, his family’s choice of an attorney for his case makes Khdeir’s claim of innocence highly suspicious, if not an outright lie. Throughout the process, the lawyer representing Khdeir was Hassan Shibly, the Executive Director of the Florida chapter of CAIR.

CAIR was established in June 1994 as being part of the American Palestine Committee, an umbrella organization acting as a terrorist enterprise run by then-global Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzook. Marzook was based in the U.S. at the time and currently operates out of Egypt as a spokesman for Hamas. In 2007 and 2008, amidst two federal trials, the U.S. government named CAIR a co-conspirator in the raising of millions of dollars for Hamas.

Under a graphic of the World Trade Center in flames, CAIR posted to its national website a link to the Hamas charity, Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF), asking its followers to donate money. The group also asked its followers to donate to the al-Qaeda charity, Global Relief Foundation (GRF).

In November 2014, just six months ago, along with ISIS, al-Qaeda and Boko Haram, CAIR was listed as a terrorist organization by United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Hassan Shibly has exhibited his own radical behavior.

Shibly is an admirer of controversial Islamic lecturer Khalid Yasin who, during a 2005 interview, stated the following about non-Muslims and homosexuals: “There’s no such thing as a Muslim having a non-Muslim friend. If you prefer the clothing of the kafirs over the clothing of the Muslims, most of those names that’s on most of those clothings is faggots, homosexuals and lesbians.”

Fox News host Megyn Kelly recently pointed out on her show that, for at least four years, Shibly has referred to himself as a “fan” of Yasin and/or labeled Yasin an “interest” on his personal Facebook page. This, after Shibly had been warned years before about Yasin.

In December 2004, Shibly was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, while crossing over the Canadian border, following a conference he had attended in Toronto. The conference was ‘Reviving the Islamic Spirit,’ and according to the Investigative Project on Terrorism, it featured a number of extremist speakers including notorious anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan and neo-Nazi William Baker.

About Shibly’s and others’ detentions, a border spokesman stated, “[W]e have credible, ongoing information that these types of conferences have been used and are being used by terrorist organizations to not only transport fraudulent documents but to mask travel by terrorists.” According to Shibly, he was “led by three armed officers” into a room “for questioning and fingerprinting.” He was told to stand face-first against the wall with legs spread for a pat-down search. He said he was “treated as a suspect.”

In June 2011, the Tampa Tribune reported on previous statements Shibly had made regarding Hezbollah. Shibly had stated that Hezbollah was “basically a resistance movement” and “absolutely not a terrorist organization.”

In August 2014, only nine months ago, Shibly tweeted that “Israel and its supporters are enemies of God.

All of this is disturbing in itself, but what is much more so is the fact that this man was invited to the White House.

On April 15th, National Security Council staff met with Shibly and the Khdeir family at the West Wing of the White House. CNN published a photo of a smiling Shibly and a smiling Tariq Khdeir seated there. Shibly tweeted another with both Tariq and his mother Suha Khdeir.

A White House official is quoted on CNN, stating “The U.S. government has remained closely engaged with Tariq and his family since his return from Jerusalem.”

Question: Was the NSC aware of Shibly and his organization’s backgrounds, prior to him being allowed to enter the premises? Or did the White House CAIR?

This event evokes a similar memory when Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Sami al-Arian and his family were given the honor of taking photos with President George W. Bush at the White House. That was an embarrassment and a significant lapse in national security. So is this.

There was a time when the White House was considered nothing less than sacred in the U.S., a time when Americans knew the difference between friend and enemy. This photo op is an example of how far we have fallen as a nation and how vulnerable we truly are.

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#Afghanistan: Over 500 Taliban prisoners released from jails

taliban2013.jpgWhy not? They’re not the enemy: “Last year, during my visit to Washington, in a very important briefing a day before I met U.S. President [Barack Obama], his national security adviser Tom Donilon, and senior White House officials, generals, and intelligence officials, the national security adviser met with me. He told me: ‘The Taliban are not our enemies and we don’t want to fight them.'” — Hamid Karzai, November 26, 2013

“Over 500 Taliban prisoners released from Afghan jails,” from the Pakistan Observer, December 25 (thanks to Kenneth):

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 – Kabul—The Afghan high peace council has released over 500 Afghan and Pakistani Taliban prisoners during the past one and half year.The militants were detained in connection to suicide attacks and other insurgency activities, and were released based on president Karzai’s decrees and on the request of the Afghan high peace council.

At least 536 Taliban militants have been released on presidential decrees during the past 15 months, local television network (1TV) reported.

According to the documents obtained by 1TV, at least 224 Taliban militants including Pakistani nationals, who were arrested in connection to suicide attacks, were released on presidential decrees and on request of the Afghan high peace council.

The militants were apparently released to help accelerate the Afghan peace talks with the Taliban group, however majority of those who were released by Afghan government, have returned back to battle field to fight Afghan and coalition security forces.

A number of high level Taliban leaders including close aides of the Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar were also among those who were released to assist Afghan peace talks.

However, the Taliban group in Afghanistan has continuously rejected to hold peace talks with the Afghan government and insist for complete withdrawal of coalition forces from Afghanistan to pave the way for reconciliation process.—Online

Barack Obama and his Terror Partners

by Farid Ghadry

Sky News is reporting the Assad regime is using incendiary munitions to bomb schools children. I do not know about you, but when we confront the Assad atrocities with utter silence, the world is establishing a precedent of how others should respond to human tragedy.

I would go as far as saying that the silence over the savagery of Assad is an invisible ink writing the epitaph of today’s leaders of the free world. Their legacies will suffer the consequences of their silence because fifty years from now, bloodletting by Assad will be the only thing people will be to relate to when discussing Syria. Foreign policy imperatives, plausible deniability, and self-interests are not exactly household concepts. When they do become as such, as the words “collateral damage” have, their negativity would become a curse.

The article in Sky News reports:

“A British emergency doctor, who treated patients from the Aleppo school attack on August 26, told HRW that most of them were covered in burns.”

The article explains incendiary as “.. weapons [with] any number of flammable substances, including napalm, thermite, or white phosphorus.”

Of course, Assad never signed any treaty banning their use because he knew his terror and tyranny would force him to use these horrific weapons one day.

Ever since Mr. Obama has changed his mind on attacking Assad, after he made a compelling argument from inside the White House and speaking directly to the American people why an attack is a “responsibility” and a “duty” of the United States, the Assad regime has used every mean available to kill the people of Syria. Those included starvation, snipers using pregnant women as target practice, and burning schoolchildren alive. Yet, this US President thinks peace is within reach with his new partners, a bunch of world-class terrorists and psychopath mass murderers.

The savagery of Assad knows no boundaries. This tiny Hitler and his surrogate the big bearded Hitler in Tehran are Mr. Obama’s new peace partners. As in life “you are who your friends are”, in diplomacy, your partners shape the legacy you want for yourself.

Considering his silence against Assad and his excruciating desire to make Khamenei his new partner, please do not tell me President Obama wants no ills to befall Israel. The strain of terror lives to strike another day.

How should Israelis respond? Highlight the atrocities committed by the people Mr. Obama wants to collaborate and partner with. It is a sure way to distance him from his base confounded by his pro-Imperialistic disposition they see their man pursue with such fervor while labeling it as “peace”.

There is a good reason why Mr. Obama is silent on Assad’s atrocities. Our silence plays in his hands.