JIHAD, JIHADIS, ISLAM AND ISLAMOFACISTS. POISED TO STRIKE AMERICA AGAIN?

It is the day after Memorial Day in America, the day after Americans celebrate and remember those who have died to preserve our freedoms. Yesterday we did not remember those who died on September 11, 2001 or September 11, 2012 or any of those murdered at Fort Hood, Texas or any of those who died in the first World Trade Center bombing. We did not pause to celebrate our freedom from terror or Jihadists or Islamofacists, and for a good reason.

An Excellent Spirit knows that we are neither free from terror, safe from those who practice Jihad or secure that Islamofacists who are here in America today will not again and again rain terror, death and destruction down in American cities on innocent, unsuspecting Americans, men, women and children!

An Excellent Spirit spent Memorial Day in thanksgiving for our freedom, in prayer for those we knew and did not know who died and sacrificed to preserve those freedoms and in prayer for our nation, so horribly under fire and vulnerable due to the policies of those in power, on both sides of the political spectrum!

Last week we read an article by Dr. Mike Brown, our friend and a scholar of no mean credentials, entitled “Is Radical Islam Normal Islam”. It was informative and quite revealing. We will have more to say about that article below.

Today we read two articles on PJ Media and PJ Tatler that really opened a can of terror and Jihad on America and soon! The first, by Spengler at PJ Media entitled “Contrary to Obama, the Terror War Has Barely Begun”, is an eye opener. Spengler is the nom de plum of David P. Goldman, an unabashed believer in American Exceptionalism and its value to the world. The article makes some ominous predictions: “The collapse of Middle Eastern states from Libya to Afghanistan vastly increases the terrorist recruitment pool, while severely restricting the ability of American intelligence services to monitor and interdict the terrorists. In addition, it intensifies the despair that motivates Muslims like the Tsarnaev brothers or Michael Adebolajo to perpetrate acts of terrorism. That makes President Obama’s declaration that America is winding down the “war on terror”–a misnomer to begin with–the worst decision by an American commander-in-chief since the Buchanan administration, perhaps ever.” As true and bad as that statement is, what follows is worse: “Syria’s crack-up is at the top of the agenda, but the breakdown of putative nation-states extends across nearly all of the Muslim world. As Amos Harel reported in the Tablet symposium, the prime minister of Libya “has to cross checkpoints manned by five different militias, on his way home from office.”  In place of regular armies controlled by dictators, Libya is crisscrossed by ethnic and sectarian militias (including the one that murdered our ambassador last September). Egypt is on the brink of economic collapse and state failure; Iraq is in the midst of a low-intensity sectarian war; Syria’s civil war already is being fought out in Lebanon; and Turkey’s border has become unstable.”

What does this all mean? Spengler gives his conclusions: “The result is an enormous increase in the number of prospective terrorists and a drastic reduction in our capacity to control them. The motivation for terrorism has increased correspondingly. Radicalized Muslims must now contemplate the ruin of their civilization from Tripoli to Kabul. Millions of Syrians are displaced and have no homes to go back to. Millions of Egyptians are hungry. Not only the suffering, but the humiliation of the national ruin of Egypt and Syria leave radical Muslims with little to hope for. The motivation to take as much of the world down with them has mushroomed in the context of state failure.” But wait! There is more: “It is not simply a matter of non-state actors running out of control. The remaining states, prominently Iran, have seized the opportunity to increase their ability to use terror on a grand scale. Iran’s open attempt to turn Syria into a Persian satrapy–through Hezbollah as well as the infiltration of tens of thousands of Iranian fighters–is intended to gain control of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal and to turn Syria into a weapons platform from which to attack Israel. The scattering of Middle Eastern arsenals (starting with Qaddafi’s shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles), meanwhile, provides terrorists with a quality of weaponry they never before possessed. There simply is no historic precedent for this deadly mixture of state and civil breakdown. American policy has piled blunder atop blunder.”

AMERICA NEEDS ACTION, MR. PRESIDENT. NOT MERE WORDS AND LIP SERVICE! TO PREVENT TERRORIST ATTACKS, OUR GOVERNMENT MUST ACT! NOW!

Thus, Americans should not be shocked to learn that our security from Jihadist attacks in our homeland or on our foreign missions and facilities can no longer be expected. There are far too many bad actors out there and we have too few resources with which to combat them. The Benghazi debacle was not even a good example of what to expect, as we were engaged in activity in Benghazi that led to the incident. No, what is likely to come will be the result of Obama Administration policies that are nowhere near likely to secure our safety at home or abroad. Whether is in Libya, Syria, Egypt, Iraq or the terrorist states like Iran, the vast number of recruits the Islamist Jihadists have coupled with their hatred of
“The Great Satan” almost surely will result in a significant uptick in actual lethal and bloody attacks. And soon.

A vast number of young men have been drawn into irregular combat. Syria has become the cockpit of a Sunni-Shi’ite war, with Turkey and the Gulf states funneling money and jihadists into Syria while Iran sends Revolutionary Guards and Hezbollah irregulars to the aid of the Assad regime. The young men of Libya already are mobilized into militias; Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood cells and Salafists and football mobs are not yet armed, but are organized. Iraq’s sectarians are armed to the teeth, in part thanks to American funding of the “Sunni Awakening” during the 2007-2008 surge. Very large numbers of young men are ready to fight to the death, while the breakup of the fragile civilian society of these countries draws more and more of them into the maelstrom. Terrorism has become a way of life in Syria, where both sides instigate atrocities, in part to intimidate their opponents and in part to bind their own fighters to the cause by making them complicit in such crimes.

The next, even more important and ominous piece is this PJ Tatler story by Raymond Ibrahim, entitled “The Calm Before The Jihadi Storm” is even more ominous and compelling. Ibrahim, a Middle East and Islamic expert with the David Horowitz Freedom Center and Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum gives the West and America specific warnings about what he says is coming soon and what can no longer be prevented: Jihad! It’s important to remember that the very same U.S. policies that created al-Qaeda in Afghanistan in the 1980s—leading to the horrific attacks of 9/11—are today allowing al-Qaeda to metastasize all around the Muslim world.  As in the 80s, these new terrorist cells are quietly gathering strength now, and are sure to deliver future terror strikes that will make 9/11 seem like child’s play.”

After examining the US history of arming, empowering and sustaining the Jihadis that struck on September 11, 2001, Ibrahim says, “But if Reagan helped create the first al-Qaeda cell in relatively unimportant Afghanistan, Obama is helping to create numerous, more emboldened, al-Qaeda cells in some of the most important Islamic nations. He is doing this by helping get rid of Arab autocrats who were effective at suppressing jihadis (even if for selfish reasons), while empowering some of the most radical jihadis who were formerly imprisoned or in hiding. And all in the name of the “Arab Spring” and “democracy.” In Egypt, Obama threw Mubarak, America’s chief Mideast ally for three decades, under the bus, and cozied up to the Muslim Brotherhood.  Egypt’s government is today overrun with Islamists, many who share al-Qaeda’s radical worldview.  Several of these new policymakers—including President Morsi himself—were imprisoned under Mubarak, not, as the Western media portray, because they were freedom-loving rebels, but because they were, and are, Sharia-loving radicals trying to transform Egypt into an Islamist state. The Sinai alone is now infested with jihadis, including possibly al-Qaeda leader Ayman Zawahiri. In Libya, Obama supported the opposition against Gaddafi—knowing full well that al-Qaeda was among them—enabling the Benghazi attack and murder of Americans on the anniversary of 9/11.  The unprecedented persecution of Christians in Libya—from attacks on churches to attacks on nuns—is further indicative of the direction “liberated” Libya is taking.”

Ibrahim continues, ominously and prophetically, “And now in Syria, Obama is, once again, supporting foreign jihadis, who make up 95% of Syria’s so-called “opposition.”  As in Libya—and as in Afghanistan in the 80s—foreign jihadis are flooding Syria and terrorizing non-Muslims (a recent fatwa permits the raping of non-Sunni women), in their bid to create another base, another qaeda. One of them recently declared, “When we finish with Assad, we will fight the U.S.!”—precisely al-Qaeda’s thinking in the 80s-90s when it was supported by the U.S. against the U.S.S.R.

The writing is on the wall, America! We will again suffer terrorists attacks in American cities! Americans will die and the Obama Administration is complicit and responsible as no other Administration in US History! Ibrahim concludes: “Thus all the forces and circumstances that led up to the strikes of 9/11—foreign jihadis infiltrating and consolidating power in Muslim countries formerly run by secular dictators—are once again in full play, but in a much more profound way.  Today it’s not just one relatively unimportant country, Afghanistan, that is being subverted by jihadis but several strategically important nations.” He then asks the 16 trillion dollar question: “So why are American politicians not blowing the whistle on Obama’s suicidal policies?  Because their myopia and inability to see beyond today—beyond their tenure—has not changed since September 11, 2001.  Just as it took over a decade after al-Qaeda’s creation to launch the 9/11 attacks—a time of ostensible peace and calm for the U.S., a time of planning and training for the jihadis—it will take time for the new jihadi storm to pour on America. And that’s the era we’re currently in: the calm before the storm.  Just as before 9/11, today’s American leaders focus only on the moment—a moment when the U.S appears relatively safe—never considering the future or the inevitable consequences of a woefully counterproductive U.S. foreign policy.

Speaking of foreign policy, if Reagan supported the jihadis to combat the U.S.S.R—a hostile super-power—why is Obama supporting the jihadis?  What exactly does America have to gain? At any rate, just as it was before 9/11, when the jihadi storm eventually does break out—and it will, it’s a matter of time—those American politicians who helped empower it, chief among them Obama, will be long gone, and the talking heads will again be stupidly asking “What happened?” “Who knew?” Why do they hate us?” Read the whole article.

THE LEGENDARY DR. MIKE BROWN. SCHOLAR, AUTHOR, RADIO TALK HOST AND FRIEND!

For some answers to the questions posed above, we turn to Dr. Mike Brown. Dr. Brown, a good friend and a Jewish scholar is no stranger to the forces of evil in this world. He is a Townhall columnist and has a daily radio call in show, “In The Line Of Fire”. His latest article for Townhall was, as usual, prescient and right on target. Entitled “Is Radical Islam Normative?”, the article answers some of Ibrahim’s questions. “Writing from Australia, CultureWatch commentator Bill Muehlenberg asked, “So how many more 9/11’s do we need before we wake up? How many more Bali bombings? How many more attempted beheadings like in London today [namely, May 23rd]? When will we wake up and realise that Islam is in fact a political ideology which has always been spread by the edge of the sword? When will we believe the words of Muhammad? When will we believe the Koran? When will we believe the hadith? When will we take them at their word when they tell us they intend to kill us? When will we understand that they want to see the entire world under submission to Islam and sharia law?” Dr. Brown’s article continues,

“So, who is speaking for normative Islam, or, more precisely, what is normative Islam? No one would argue that there are multiplied millions of Muslims, perhaps several hundred million Muslims, who are peace loving, who abhor violence in the name of Islam, and who are repulsed by the actions of the Boston Marathon bombers or the London machete murderers. The question is whether these Muslims are being true to the core values of their religion. Looking at this from a Christian perspective, while we might engage in a war with the Taliban in Afghanistan, this is not a holy war for us but a military campaign, even if Christian soldiers in the military feel they are doing God’s work in protecting America and rooting out terrorism. But no one – or at least, hardly anyone with a working brain – is thinking that it is our Christian duty to kill Muslims or that by decimating the Taliban we are advancing the gospel. (We can safely ignore the ridiculous claims of Mikey Weinstein here.) Even the exceptions to the rule, like Fred Phelps of the notorious (and tiny) Westboro Baptist Church, are not advocating murdering Muslims (or other Christians or Americans in general), and they are completely repudiated by virtually every recognized Christian group in the land.”

Then Dr. Brown gets down to the core: “Yet this universal repudiation of Islamic terror is never to be found in Muslim circles for at least two reasons: 1) Muslim leaders do not universally repudiate these acts, since many consider this to be a valid expression of jihad. 2) In many cases, those Muslims who want to speak out will not for fear of their lives. As an anonymous (!), atheist Pakistani blogger writes, “I have ideas and opinions that are unconventional, as far as most Pakistanis are concerned. I’m not the only one who thinks differently, but the systematic silencing of our nation’s free-thinkers, has reduced the non-religious and liberal population to a small, scattered class of individuals.” This reminds me of Muslim protesters in England a few years back who basically said, “How dare you call us terrorists! We will kill you!”

Then, like Déjà vu all over again, Dr. Brown notes: “But there’s something far weightier to consider as we look at the severe Islamic persecution of Christians in countries like Iraq and Egypt and Syria and northern Nigeria. The fact is that this has happened before, and it took place during the so-called Golden Age of Islam. Church historian John Phillip Jenkins tells the story in his important book The Lost History of Christianity. “As late as the eleventh century,” he writes, “Asia was still home to at least a third of the world’s Christians, and perhaps a tenth of all Christians still lived in Africa—a figure that the continent would not reach again until the 1960s. Even in 1250, it still made sense to think of a Christian world stretching east from Constantinople to Samarkand (at least) and south from Alexandria to the desert of the Ogaden, almost to the equator.” What happened to this thriving, intellectually vibrant Christianity? Jenkins explains, “And yet this older Christian world perished, destroyed so comprehensively that its memory is forgotten by all except academic specialists.” It was virtually wiped out by violent Islamic persecution, “especially during the fourteenth century, [when] church hierarchies were destroyed, priests and monks were killed, enslaved, or expelled, and monasteries and cathedrals fell silent. As church institutions fell, so Christian communities shrank, the result of persecution or ethnic and religious cleansing.”

Mike Brown concludes that, “Perhaps radical Islam is more normative than many of us would like to believe. At the very least, Islam has a potentially violent core that is deeply associated with its fundamental principles of faith.”

It is a long slog through all this, America. Reading the three articles take time and effort, thought and prayer! The question is, will you and I take or make the time or will we create the climate for the violent, centuries old history of Jihad and Islamofacists to repeat itself. Edmund Burke is celebrated for having said All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”  We who know the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the ONE GOD, Jehovah know that God did not give His people a spirit of fear. We do not fear terror. We have been given a spirit of power, of love and of a sound mind by God! (See 2 Timothy 1:7) Nevertheless, we cannot stick our collective or individual heads in the sand and deny what is so clearly threatening our way of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We must do something, even if our government and our President and his administration does nothing or worse, colludes with and plays nice with our enemies. What say you, America?

Gaza And Israel: Cease-Fire Announced

Fighting in Gaza, Bombs in Israel. Cease-fire allows clean up to begin.

An Excellent Spirit has closely watched the terror Islamists have reigned on Israel and their own innocents in the Gaza. We have just learned that Egypt has brokered a cease-fire to begin tonight (Wed. Nov. 21st). We will keep watch and pray, as there are many slips twixt cup and lip, especially in the Middle East. The Washington Post has this long story/bulletin today. “CAIRO— The Egyptian government announced Wednesday night that Israel and Palestinian leaders in the Gaza strip have agreed to halt hostilities after eight days of Israeli bombardment of the enclave and hundreds of rocket strikes inside Israel. Standing alongside Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who engaged in intensive shuttle diplomacy aimed at ending the conflict, Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr told a news conference that the cease-fire would begin at 9 p.m. local time (2 p.m. in Washington). The cease-fire pact appeared to fall short of the grand bargain that both sides had hoped to reach. But it headed off, at least temporarily, an Israeli ground invasion of Gaza that could have unleashed a broader regional war. Clinton said the United States welcomes the move. “This is a critical moment for the region,” she said. “The people of this region deserve the chance” to live in peace. The agreement will “improve conditions for the people of Gaza and provide security for the people of Israel,” said Clinton, who left Cairo soon afterward to return to the United States.”

Putting out fires in Israel after rocket attack.

While both the United States and Israel worked with Egypt to bring the cease-fire about, Israel was skeptical, as were those in Gaza. “In a speech in Jerusalem shortly before the cease-fire took effect, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that in talks by telephone with President Obama, he agreed to “give an opportunity to the cease-fire” that Obama was urging him to accept. But Netanyahu warned that at the same time, Israel could not sit idly by as “our enemies continue to arm themselves with terrorist arms.” Netanyahu said that “he and Obama had agreed, therefore, that Israel and the United States would “work together to prevent the smuggling of arms to the terrorist organizations, the vast majority of which come from Iran.” He did not elaborate. Netanyahu also left open the prospect that an even more intensive military campaign against Gaza “may be needed” in the future.”

There is much to be done before there is any real prospect of violence abating more than briefly, but, for now, residents of Gaza and Israel get a respite. Read the whole, long story. An Excellent Spirit will keep our readers up to date. Shalom! And pray for peace in Gaza, and for the peace of Jerusalem!

Enemies Inside the Gate of the White House

An Excellent Spirit has read this Accuracy In Media story on several recent White House guests of the Obama Administration. “On Friday, March 30, 2012, Hisham Y. Altalib visited the White House. According to visitor logs, Altalib was received by Joshua DuBois, the director of President Obama’s Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Four days later, White House officials welcomed a foreign delegation of the radical Sharia-enforcing Muslim Brotherhood from Egypt.The White House meeting with overseas Muslim Brotherhood leaders was reported in April by a few mainstream journalists and questioned loudly by conservative media. But the White House confab in March with U.S.-based Altalib — which appears to be a prep session with the global Muslim Brotherhood’s American advance team — has received no attention until now. Emphasis ours. So, who is Hisham Yahya Altalib? What is his agenda? And why exactly did the Obama administration conduct domestic “faith-based” outreach with this Muslim Brotherhood figure in Virginia, who just happens to be 1) tied to bloody jihad and 2) a major contributor to the left-wing Center for Constitutional Rights, the group of jihadi-sympathizing lawyers who helped spring suspected Benghazi terror plotter Abu Sufian bin Qumu from Gitmo.”

In light of the recent events in Cairo, Benghazi and the violence around the world by Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda sympathizers, it is time that someone held the Obama Administration’s feet to the fire they have ignited by their ignorance, appeasement and apologies the world over. The article continues with further information about Hisham Yahya Atalib, “Altalib is also a founding member of the SAAR Foundation and the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). Last year, his online biography proudly notes, he was “awarded the ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) Community Service Award.” The Saudi-subsidized ISNA is regarded as the primary U.S. umbrella group for Muslim Brotherhood fronts and was named specifically by the global MB godfathers as a key player in their “Grand Jihad” strategy of infiltration from within. SAAR was founded in Herndon, Va., in 1983 as part of a radical Islamic charity front for Saudi financiers called the SAFA Group. The feds raided SAAR’s offices in 2002 as part of Operation Green Quest. Investigators confiscated 500 boxes and seven trucks’ worth of documents illuminating the network’s terror ties to the Al Taqwa Bank (a Swiss-based Muslim bank suspected of funding the 9/11 plot) and the Muslim Brotherhood. Emphasis ours.

Here, the plot thickens. “Fast-forward five short years. Qumu is now the lead suspect in the 9/11/12 attack on our U.S. consulate in Benghazi that resulted in the murders of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, consular official Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs/private security contractors Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods. In the wake of this month’s terrorist attacks on our Egyptian embassy, Libyan consulate and Afghan air base, the jihad helpers at CCR are stone silent.”

The connections are solid, with no doubt. Add these links to the fact of Huma Abedin, US Secretary of State Clinton’s top advisor and a frequent source of advice for Valerie Jarrett and the President is the daughter of the Muslim Brotherhood’s woman’s division founder and it is apparent that “this administration’s idea of domestic “faith-based outreach” is tea with Muslim Brotherhood community organizers who have embedded themselves in American life for four decades with the express intent of “eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within.” Meanwhile, our commander in chief is squawking to the world about YouTube videos. The Ikhwan are laughing their bloodstained robes off.” Emphasis ours.

Finally, Brietbart has this story of a US Three Star General saying that the Muslim Brotherhood has penetrated American security in The State and Defense Departments. “U.S. Army Lieutenant General (Ret.) William Jerry Boykin claims that individuals with connections to the Muslim Brotherhood hold security clearances in both the Pentagon and the Department of Defense. Boykin says Republicans should have listened to Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn), who was correct to be concerned over possible Muslim Brotherhood ties of Huma Abedin, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff. Boykin says politicians on both sides of the aisle are scared to pursue the truth on this, for fear of being branded “intolerant,” and the result of their inaction is continued infiltration by the radical Islamic organization. He claims that people with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood hold important positions “in every major federal agency.” Boykin was one of the original members of the Army’s Delta Force, served in clandestine operations for the CIA, and was formerly a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.” Not a good report, no matter what the reason for the outing by the General of his superiors. Americans need to know exactly what is going on. Congress or someone with subpoena power needs to get to the bottom of these allegations and fast. Americans need to know before they vote! How can “we” vote for an Administration that may be guilty of such gross negligence. Or worse, colaberation with those who want to kill us? Stay tuned. There will be more and An Excellent Spirit will bring it to you. Pray for America and for our leaders. God Bless America.

 

 

The Obama Administration’s Spin on Libyan Murders

An Excellent Spirit posts again on our friend Barry Rubin of Rubin Reports. As usual, he says it well, “The problem in the Middle East is not mass revolutionary Islamist movements seeking to mobilize the masses, seize state power, expel U.S. influence, overthrow all non-radical regimes, wipe Israel off the map, and transform their own societies through Sharia dictatorships, despite the fact that they have been working on this project for a very long time and discussed it openly in thousands of articles, speeches, rallies, terrorist attacks, and other actions. Oh, no, the problem is that a guy in California made a video on You-Tube that nobody ever saw. Therefore the main task is to apologize, explain, and keep trying to make friends with the ideologically determined revolutionary Islamists who take each concession as help toward their winning and see every American vacillation as a weakness that urges them toward more aggression. These are people who never lack an excuse to kill you.” Read it all here. Then look at this Daily Caller report. It is shocking! “President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have approved one of Osama bin Laden’s personal bodyguards for release or transfer from the Guantanamo Bay detention center to another country, according to prison records released by WikiLeaks and a recently published list of approved-transfer detainees from the Justice Department. Idris Ahmad Abdu Qadir Idris is the second name on Holder’s Justice Department list of 55 Gitmo detainees approved for release or transfer. This detainee, according to a Jan. 26, 2008, Defense Department document published by WikiLeaks, provided security for bin Laden both before and after the deadly Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. “Detainee is assessed to be a member of al-Qaida and was identified as a bodyguard for Usama Bin Laden (UBL) beginning shortly before the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks. Detainee is also assessed to be an al-Qaida recruiter associated with a Salafist network in Yemen,” the document reads. “Detainee transited through multiple extremist support guesthouses, received militant training at the al-Qaida al-Faruq Training Camp in Afghanistan (AF), and is assessed to have received advanced training.” “Detainee fled UBL’s Tora Bora Mountain complex with a group of 30 fighters including other UBL bodyguards, collectively known as the Dirty 30,” the document states. “Detainee’s name was found on al-Qaida affiliated documents.” The Defense Department considers Idris a “high risk” if released from custody, meaning that he is “likely to pose a threat to the US, its interests and allies.” How long does anyone think it will take before this terrorist bombs, kills or maims someone else? Read the whole thing.

Update: We have previously reported on the spread of the violence. Look at this Brietbart video on Islamist violence in Bangladesh. It seems they know no bounds.

Stay tuned. There will be more. Until America has a foreign policy that demands respect, we will get none, especially from those who hate us.

Update: The Release of the “Blind Sheikh”

 An Excellent Spirit reported yesterday that Islamists in the Middle East were really rioting to secure the release of the convicted terrorist bomber of the World Trade Center in 1993 that killed six and injured hundreds. “The US State Department is actively negotiating with Egyptian President Morsi’s government about transferring Omar Abdel-Rahman from US custody to Egyptian custody. Rahman, also known as “the Blind Sheikh,” is currently serving a life sentence in the US for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. But Egypt is pushing for his release for “humanitarian and health” reasons.” Read all about in Brietbart.

Glenn Beck’s The Blaze had this, “Rahman, or the Blind Sheikh, is the former leader of the radical “Islamic Group” in Egypt, which now holds 13 seats in the Egyptian Parliament. The Obama administration recently hosted a member of the designated terrorist organization at the White House, where Hani Nour Eldin met with senior State Department and Obama administration officials. Eldin reportedly urged the National Security Council to release Rahman during his visit, the analyst explained.” Read the whole thing.

Gopusa has this follow up report. “As reported at Front Page Magazine, “On September 10, the day before terrorists assaulted the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Abdel-Rahman’s terrorist organization demanded the release of the Blind Sheikh and all detainees in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.” In addition, it appears talks have been going on for some time regarding the release of this terrorist: The Arabic language newspaper al-Arabiya reported more than six months ago that the Obama administration offered to send Abdel-Rahman to Egypt as part a prisoner swap. Called the “Emir of Jihad” by some, Abdel-Rahman is a spiritual leader to al Qaeda and other militant Islamist groups. He would almost certainly be hailed on his return to Egypt as a conquering hero for attacking America, the “Great Satan.” This is Barack Obama’s response to terror and violence around the world? The possible release of a known, convicted terrorist?” Read it all here. 

 Even more incredible, Brietbart had this on Obama’s savior, Bill Clinton, pushing for this last week. “He’s coming to Washington later this month to press President Obama to release the blind sheikh, Omar Abdel-Rahman. The sheikh is an Egyptian serving a life sentence for trying to blow up the World Trade Center during Bill Clinton’s first months as president.” No one will forget the 9-11 WTC tragedy and no American can afford to forget the 1983 bombing that the “Blind Sheikh” orchestrated. See footage on You Tube here.  The “Blind Sheikh” is a convicted terrorist who took American lives on US soil while living here. His hatred, spewed by our guarantee of his First Amendment rights, cannot be rewarded with his release. In the recent past, the US State Department released the so-called Lockerbie Bomber and is well able to lie to the American people and release the “Blind Sheikh” after the election, whether Obama is re-elected or not. What an outrage! Americans will not stand for much more! 

 

Update-US Embassies Under Siege By Islamists

 Newsmax just posted this story on Islamic violence against the United States in 20 countries. “The day of protests, which spread to around 20 countries, started small and mostly peacefully in countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The most violent demonstrations took place in the Middle East. In many places, only a few hundred took to the streets, mostly ultraconservative Islamists — but the mood was often furious.” The authoritative Heritage Foundation just put this report on US Middle East Policy.

Bomb Threats Cause Campus Evacuations

 It is with great trepidation that An Excellent Spirit reports that campuses in Texas and North Dakota have been evacuated due to threats of bombs. “Thousands of people streamed off university campuses in Texas and North Dakota on Friday after phoned-in bomb threats prompted evacuations and officials warned students and faculty to get away as quickly as possible. No bombs had been found on either campus by late morning and it was not clear whether the threats were related.” The threats were linked to Al Qaeda in Texas “The University of Texas issued received a call about 8:35 a.m. from a man claiming to be with al-Qaida who said he had placed bombs all over the 50,000-student Austin campus, according to University of Texas spokeswoman Rhonda Weldon. He claimed the bombs would go off in 90 minutes and all buildings were evacuated at 9:50 a.m. as a precaution, Weldon said.” In North Dakota, where over 20,000 were evacuated, it was not clear what the source of the threat was, as details were not available as yet. Read the whole thing.

 

Godfather Politics on Film That Triggered Riots

Godfather Politics has this article on the film that Islamofacists used as a pretense to start the wave of violence all over the Middle East. “The filmmaker of the anti-Islam film lives in the United States. If this is true, then why is our government tracking down any filmmaker for any reason? Let’s rehearse the First Amendment for our government officials: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” In addition to protecting “the free exercise of religion,” even if it’s one religion criticizing another religion, the First Amendment also prohibits our national government from interfering with speech and the press. Read the whole article. The Godfather also links to this Political Outcast.com article that questions whether Islamists produced and financed the offending film to set the world ablaze and advance their terrorist agenda. Read it all and stay tuned. There will be more.

Middle East Update – Friday September 14, 2012

Due to the spreading violence in the Middle East and now bomb threats at two American Universities, An Excellent Spirit will post during the day as news breaks today.

Violence Spreading Today. This, from Arutz Sheva 7, http://www.israelnationalnews.com reports that violence spread throughout the Middle East today. “Anti-American violence is spreading across the Middle East, with mobs rioting at US missions in Tunisia, Sudan and Morocco. Throughout the Middle East, United States embassies have been warning American citizens to avoid crowded places, and to “remain alert at all times.” Even demonstrations that appear to be peaceful “can turn suddenly violent,” the embassy alert warned citizens living in Arab countries throughout the region.” Read the whole thing.

Jerusalem Next Riot” The violence is spreading to Jerusalem.  Artuz Sheva also carried this story today. “Riots by Muslims that began on September 11, 2012, have reached Jerusalem, where demonstrations were held after Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa mosque in the Old City. The protests began peacefully with several hundred people demonstrating on the plaza that holds both the Al-Aqsa and Dome of the Rock mosques, chanting, “With our blood and our soul, we will sacrifice for you our Prophet.” But clashes broke out between a part of the crowd and Israeli police as the demonstration moved out of the Old City, with security forces firing tear gas and stun grenades that injured at least five people, an AFP correspondent said. Several policemen were reportedly hurt. “Israel police are dispersing rioters at Damascus Gate, rocks and stones are being thrown at them,” police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP. An AFP correspondent at the scene said demonstrators appeared to be trying to head to U.S. diplomatic premises in east Jerusalem, with Israeli police, some on horseback, seeking to prevent the protest from moving.” Emphasis ours. You can go to the link and get the news anytime. Stay tuned.

God And Jerusalem

“Who would have thought that God and Jerusalem would become controversial issues at this year’s Democratic National Convention?” This is the first sentence in Thomas Sowell’s piece today in Townhall. He continues, “A nuclear Iran can do a lot more damage to Israel than the Japanese did to the United States. Moreover, it is well on its way to being able to produce more than the two bombs that were enough to force Japan to surrender in 1945. Israel is in a desperate situation — and there is no way that Barack Obama does not know that.” Emphasis ours.

The quote that caught our attention is, “But you don’t need a crystal ball to predict Barack Obama’s hostile attitude toward Israel, despite all of Obama’s lofty words saying the opposite. All you need to know is the man’s ideological history and the long line of ideologues who have helped him shape that ideology. These include Professor Edward Said, spokesman for Palestinian terrorists, under whom Obama studied at Columbia University. Emphasis ours. Professor Sowell is one of the most astute observers of US policy we have. It is truly ominous when he sees trouble ahead. Read the whole thing. http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2012/09/14/god_and_jerusalem/page/full/

Who Will “They” Blame For This?  Since January, 2009, with the inauguration of President Obama, the media and the Administration has blamed everyone but the President and his Administration for every crises, problem and incident we have had. It was and is and always will be the fault of President Bush. The Rich. Wall Street bankers, those who have been bailed out and those who have donated tens of millions to Obama’s campaigns. The Pro-life lobby who have declared a “war on women” despite the fact that women have lost almost a million jobs under this President. The Congress, the Republicans and the USA! USA! patriots that “cling to their guns and Bibles”. An Excellent Spirit asks who will they blame for this mess? Thousands of U of Texas students and North Dakota U students evacuated due to bomb threats; increased Middle East violence in Sudan, Lebanon and Tunisa added to Libya and Egypt. Why can no one in our government do anything but blame someone else, some other party or President. Is there no taking responsibility for “their” record or actions now four years into “their” occupation of the White House?  This article by Rich Galen in CNS News is right on point. “I went back and read President Obama’s speech in Cairo from July, 2009 – six months after he had taken office and three months before he would receive the Nobel Peace Prize for … The speech (which you can read in its entirety on the Secret Decoder Ring page) is heavy on suggesting that George W. Bush was to blame for the torn relationships between the U.S. and the Muslim world and Obama’s approach would be to treat each nation as an equal. It’s a pretty good speech, for all of that. But there’s one thing: Obama couldn’t give that speech today. Cairo is no longer safe enough for an American President to appear in a public arena. Well done, Mr. President.” Read the whole thing http://cnsnews.com/blog/rich-galen/our-michael-corleone-foreign-policy and ask yourself, who is left to blame except the President and his failed foreign policy. And domestic policy (HHH Mandate; Buffet Rule; Solyndra and electric cars) and domestic policy (no jobs, fiscal cliff and taxmageddon). Stay tuned America. It is “our” nation in “their hands.

 

Update On Crucifixions In The Middle East

An Excellent Spirit has an update on Middle East Crucifixions from World Net Daily: “The Arab Spring takeover of Egypt by the Muslim Brotherhood has run amok, with reports from several different media agencies that the radical Muslims have begun crucifying opponents of newly installed President Mohammed Morsi. Middle East media confirm that during a recent rampage, Muslim Brotherhood operatives “crucified those opposing Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi naked on trees in front of the presidential palace while abusing others.”

Why has our “lamestream media” not reported this? Read the whole atrocious thing. And don’t say An Excellent Spirit did not tell you because we did! Days ago. 

Bulletin: Iran Warns USA: American Bases Will Be Attacked

Iran has threatened United States bases in the Middle East and in The United States! “Six American military bases in Israel will be destroyed by Iranian missiles should Israel attack Iranian nuclear facilities, the Islamic regime is warning the United States.” Incredibly, Iran is also threatening to massacre hospital patients. “Also, a 500-bed hospital is located in one of these bases. … Should Israel attack Iran, then surely those bases will become the targets for Iranian missiles.”

The threats are just the latest outrageous attempt by Iran to scare Americans into capitulation to whatever Iran decides to do. It seems our State Department is silent, thus far, allowing Iran to threaten to “blow Israel off the map” but not taking issue with them or responding to these threats. As reported by the Washington Times last December, the (Iranian) “Revolutionary Guards had warned that any U.S. involvement in an attack on Iran would result in a missile attack on all U.S. bases in the region and terrorist attacks on U.S. interests worldwide, including in America. However, the Iranian supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, had earlier announced that should America stay out of any conflict with Iran, it will be safe.” Read the whole thing. 

 

Update: Israel, Iran & The Muslim Brotherhood

An Excellent Spirit continues with our reports on the prospects for war between Israel and Iran. Today, we post this from Trevor Louden’s site by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton:  “The Muslim Brotherhood, radical Islam and Iran are slouching towards the borders of Israel and are vowing to wipe her from the face of the earth. When psychotic, murdering tyrants speak, the world should listen. Iran is openly calling for a military alliance among Islamic nations to wage war against Israel. Even countries who have long stood against Iran and its apocalyptic intentions are now beginning to join hands and beat the war drums for the end of days.”

On the same site, we see that Republican Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney is being urged to publically address the growing problem that the Muslim Brotherhood presents to peace in the world. Despite the Obama Administration’s close ties with the Brotherhood and its failed foreign policy in banking on the Arab Spring to do what they are unwilling to address, the world gets closer to a war no one but God can win. “(F)ormer federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy on Wednesday offered a virtual indictment of top State Department official Huma Abedin as a security risk and said that Obama’s embrace of the anti-American Muslim Brotherhood constitutes a national security crisis and should be a major campaign issue. McCarthy, who prosecuted the perpetrators of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, said it’s “vitally important” that Romney speak out publicly in support of the five members of Congress asking questions about Muslim Brotherhood influence over U.S. policy. He said Romney should “stand up and be counted.”

PJ Media has published the entire McCarthy policy address. It is long, but absolutely harrowing! “government policy is being radically harmonized with the agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood — meaning, policy has shifted in the direction of avowed enemies of the United States” It is well worth slogging through. Take your time, McCarthy is not only armed with the information he had as a prosecutor, but gives a complete rundown on the Brotherhood’s connections to the State Department and the Administration. (Link)

An Excellent Spirit has noted with apprehension the growing threat that the Brotherhood represents to Islamic and non-Islamic peoples. Crucifixion is only one of their tactics! (Link) If these atrocities are not stopped, by The United States, they will not stop! Louden is right, the Barbarians are at the gate! An Excellent Spirit and all Americans want to know: Is the Obama Administration opening the gate and inviting them in? America deserves an answer, before the crucifixion crosses are in our own gates. We join the chorus urging Romney to speak out. Perhaps if these Islamofacists believe Romney might win, they will think twice before they loose more barbarism in the Middle East. An Excellent Spirit agrees that America simply can no longer stick its head in the sand that the US State Department is shoveling over our nation’s foreign foreign policy.

Weekend Update

There are so many subjects that cry out for attention. We have not found the time to post on all of them, so here are just a few with links. Read them. An Excellent Spirit will post on these important issues in more depth in upcoming days, God willing.

US Silence on Massacre of Christians in Nigeria 

The People strongly reject “Crony Capitalism” 

We know it is a weekend, but issues like these wait on nothing and there is never a “good”  time to consider them. And pray. It is getting darker and harder. But God!

Tough, But Essential Talk- From Mitt Romney!

An Excellent Spirit has posted on Iran’s insane policies vis-vis Israel. Link It is one thing to adhere to the Islamist insanity of the past 64 years. It another to oppose that madness in a way that makes it clear what the stakes are to Iran and their Islamist allies. These days, our government does all to little of that. Diplomacy only works with diplomatic people!  An Excellent Spirit wishes that our Administration and State Department would take note.

We have also posted on the media’s roundly trashing Mitt Romney’s recent trip to Europe and Israel Link. This, from Jewish World Review and Heather Robinson provides Americans with some hope that someone gets it! “This election is vital–possibly to the survival of Israel, and to the security of the U.S., as enemies of the free world are testing our will.” Romney said it well. Even some Democrats get it: “a prominent Democrat, Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, erupted in frustration over the administration’s undermining tough sanctions, declaring, “When are we going to start our sanctions regime robustly? Six months before … they get a nuclear weapon?”

The American people need to know what the American media will not tell them. Link

An Excellent Spirit can guarantee the “lamestream” media will never say Mitt gets it! But, Mitt does! ”Make no mistake, the ayatollahs in Iran are testing our moral defenses,” he said. “They want to know who will object and who will look the other way. We will not look away nor will our country ever look away from our passion and commitment to Israel.” Emphasis ours.

An Excellent Spirit knows that if America does not support Israel, America will never prosper. Diplomacy cannot change that absolute truth. God, Himself has said, “For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you (Jews, Israel) out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be His people, His treasured possession.” Deuteronomy 7:6 If our media will not accurately report the truth to us, we must go to other sources Link . America must have leaders who do not mince words with our enemies. We must have our “men of Issachar”, men and women who understand the times and know what America should do. See 1 Chronicles 12:32 (NIV)

It looks like Mitt the Mormon is such a man! Link Thank God!