Obama and the Muslims

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President Obama certainly shows a lot of favor toward Islam.  Even the most casual observer must realize by now that every time the United States has any interaction with Muslims or Islamic countries, the Muslims always seem to come out ahead.  Every coin toss somehow favors the Muslims.  After looking at empirical and anecdotal evidence — Barack Obama's actions and words, and the claims of his siblings — I am convinced that Mr. Obama is a Muslim.  Most of the articles I've seen that would support such a conclusion are posted here.  If he is a Muslim he is also a liar, but that should come as no surprise after reading the material on this page.

Certainly President Obama is no friend of Israel and he is systematically weakening America's defenses — exactly what a Muslim would do.

The strongest underlying theme on this page is Barack H. Obama's interaction with (i.e., his actions on behalf of) Iran.  I suspect the affinity for Iran has a lot to do with Obama's immediate supervisor, the Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett.

Related topic:  The Bergdahl prisoner exchange — exactly what a Muslim would do.

Surprise: Israel catches Obama in major Iran nuke flip-flop.  Like your doctor, keep your doctor.  He 'evolved' on gay marriage.  He's against wiretapping American citizens.  He's drawing a "red line" with Syria on its use of chemical weapons.  Yada yada yada.  So, I ask you drones, leftists and other miscreants:  why would you believe anything this man says, ever?

President Obama Must Not Complete a Disastrous Deal With Iran.  Barack Obama has been compared to British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, who concluded the ill-fated Munich Pact with Hitler in 1938.  But Chamberlain acted out of a sincere belief that he was avoiding a greater evil.  Chamberlain was not thinking of his place in history.  He was thinking only of the Britain that he loved, a Britain that was all but disarmed, exhausted, and vulnerable. [...] In sharp contrast, Mr. Obama is acting out of personal aggrandizement.  He believes he is replicating President Richard Nixon's historic opening of China.  For Mr. Obama, the Iranian nuclear arms deal is about his place in history.

What else is Iran hiding?  We don't know all that has transpired in the talks on Iran's nuclear program being conducted in Switzerland, but we do know that the White House has shied away from a potentially paralyzing issue:  the "possible military dimensions" — the PMDs — of the regime's program.  As Olli Heinonen, a former No. 2 at the International Atomic Energy Agency, has warned, outsiders really can have no idea where and how fast the mullahs could build a nuclear weapon unless they know what Iranian engineers have done in the past.

Washington Post Rips Obama-Iran Nuke Deal: Would Reward Terror State's Past Violations.  The question of whether to trust Iran's claims that its nuclear program is purely for peaceful purposes can be answered by a single issue:  "Iran's failure to deliver on multiple pledges to answer questions about its suspected research on nuclear warheads," a staff editorial in The Washington Post asserted on Saturday [3/28/2015].

Teeing It Up To Serve Iranian Interests?  Despite our good faith negotiating with Iran (i.e. faithfully promising to serve Iranian interests while running interference for them with the other European delegates) the Ayatollah's team pulled a fast one at the last minute.  Now they want to keep all of the enriched uranium they have been manufacturing for the past 5 years instead of giving it to Russia for safe keeping (Ha ha!  That's a good one too:  "give it to Russia for 'safe keeping'.")

Americans Support Nuclear Deal With Iran?  For the Obama administration, this is all about politics (unless Obama really is the Manchurian President, and he wants to empower Islamic extremists).

The hidden truth about Iran's nuclear program.  Last month, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) exposed a secret Iranian facility used to conduct research and enrichment with advanced centrifuge machines for the nuclear weapons program.  The revelation of this secret site, named Lavizan-3 in northeast Tehran, was met with panic and hysteria by the Mullahs in Iran, and was taken seriously by Members of Congress.  But what have the nuclear negotiators done?

Etiquette Versus Annihilation.  Recent statements from United Nations officials, that Iran is already blocking their existing efforts to keep track of what is going on in their nuclear program, should tell anyone who does not already know it that any agreement with Iran will be utterly worthless in practice.  It doesn't matter what the terms of the agreement are, if Iran can cheat.

Obama, son of anarchy in the scrambled Middle East.  As the Arab Spring has been followed by a long, hot summer of Middle Eastern warfare, President Obama's vision of stable, reasonably democratic states is increasingly preposterous.  His boast that "the tide of war is receding" under his watch is laughable.  And his desperation to strike a nuclear deal with the Israel- and Western-hating mullahs of Iran increasingly seems a desperate push to claim any accomplishment in the region by ignoring the facts on the ground.

Obama Creates Chaos and Calls it 'Peace'.  President Obama has surrendered to Iran's fanatical thirst for nukes, and now all of Iran's Muslim enemies are going to war, because they understand the mullahs a lot better than Obama does.  A huge regional war is breaking out between the two biggest enemies in Islam, the Sunnis and Shi'ites.  This war has its roots in Ayatollah Khomeini, Jimmy Carter's favorite Islamofascist "spiritual leader," who was allowed to take over the 70 million people of Iran by the terminally delusional Carter regime.  But our guy Obama has made everything worse, by siding with the two most extreme and murderous forces in the region, the mullahs of Iran on the Shi'ite side, and the Muslim Brotherhood on the Sunni side.

Iranian Defector: Barack Obama wants Iran to get nukes.  Two more data points that offer additional evidence that Barack Obama is doing his level best to see Iran acquire nuclear weapons.

Obama is charging toward an Iran deal, no matter what.  After years of talks with Iran, world powers see a light at the end of the tunnel.  Israel, however, sees only darkness.  The idea of Iranian nuclear weapon is surreal and frightening.  But by Tuesday [3/31/2015], it may be a fact on the ground.  This is truly crazy.

Obama Has Allowed 600,000 'Unscreened' Immigrants from Dangerous Muslim Nations to Enter USA.  Obama likes to pretend he has kept the nation safe and is quick to remind everyone that "he" killed bin Laden.  But with this huge flood of immigrants from dangerous Muslim nations, it is clear he's opened the gate for terrorists to flood our nation.

Richard Engel: Military officials say allies 'simply don't trust' U.S. under Obama.  NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel said Friday that military officials believe U.S. allies in the Middle East no longer trust the Obama administration with sensitive intelligence information. Mr. Engel was asked to explain the complexity U.S. foreign policy as it pertains to Iran and its effect on diplomacy in the region.  The Obama administration is fighting Iran-backed actors in the Middle East while backing others — sometimes within the same country — all while trying to negotiate a deal on its nuclear program before the end of the month.

Obama's race to chaos.  If you're confused about the Saudi Arabia-led air attacks against Islamist rebels in Yemen and can't tell one group of head-choppers in Iraq and Syria from another, don't despair.  All you need is imagination.  Close your eyes and imagine that those countries and terrorists have nuclear weapons.  Imagine their barbarism going nuclear as they blow up cities, wipe out ethnic and religious groups and turn the region into cinders.  Now open your eyes and realize you've seen the future, thanks to President Obama's policies.

Obama Admin Threatens U.S. Allies for Disagreeing with Iran Nuke Deal.  Efforts by the Obama administration to stem criticism of its diplomacy with Iran have included threats to nations involved in the talks, including U.S. allies, according to Western sources familiar with White House efforts to quell fears it will permit Iran to retain aspects of its nuclear weapons program.  A series of conversations between top American and French officials, including between President Obama and French President Francois Hollande, have seen Americans engage in behavior described as bullying by sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

Report: President Obama Threatens France For Not Supporting Iranian Nuclear Deal.  Several media sources have stated over the past two weeks that France is not happy with the rushed acquiescence inherent within a dangerous nuclear deal with Iran.  Last week, citing her own first-hand (eye-witness) information — CBS's State Dept. Correspondent, Margaret Brennan, who is traveling with the negotiation team, stated the French contingent was highly concerned about how Secretary Kerry seemed to be rushing for a deal regardless of consequence.

Israeli official brands emerging Iran deal as 'incomprehensibly' bad.  As Iran hailed "massive progress" toward a deal on its nuclear program, an Israeli official described the terms of the looming agreement as "incomprehensibly" bad and rejected the Obama administration's contention that it would keep the regime a year away from accumulating enough fissile material for a bomb

America's New Role: As Iran's Air Force.  Perhaps it's time to rename the USAF (U.S. Air Force) as the IAF (Iranian Air Force).  That, at least, is the only conclusion I can draw from news reports that the U.S. is now conducting bombing as well as surveillance flights in support of the Iranian-directed forces that are besieging Tikrit.  The operation, launched almost entirely by Shiite militias under the supervision of Gen. Qassem Suleimani, head of the Iranian Quds Force, began on March 2.  The Iraqis were quite proud of the assistance they received from Iran, which included Iranian tanks and rockets arriving in Iraq.

Report: Obama/Kerry Agree To Allow Iran Continued Operation of Underground Fortified Nuclear Enrichment Bunkers.  The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at other sites, officials have told The Associated Press.

Obama Sells Out Israel to Iran.  The timing of the disclosure puts to rest any notion that President Obama acted out of spite for Bibi Netanyahu's election win last week — but this is still a sellout of Israel, and the reason for it is plain.

Obama-Iran Nuke Deal Keeps Getting Crazier.  My short take: virtually the Western world opposes Obama's horrific Iran deal that will allow the terror state to continue to enrich uranium and eventually deliver nuclear warheads through ICBMs or its terror proxy, Hezbollah.  As a result of their opposition to the deal, Obama has targeted Israel (by repeatedly revealing Top Secret information that harms the security posture of the Jewish state) and any allies that dare speak up against the deal (e.g., France).  Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia and Iran are now engaging in a proxy war in Yemen (which Obama claimed was a success story just six months ago) as ISIS continues its expansionary efforts.

Obama's Naïve Iran 'Deal' Cloaked in Islamic Deception?  When PLO leader, Yasser Arafat, negotiated a "peace" treaty with Israel, he was criticized by other Muslims for conceding too much. Arafat responded with, what would be to the West, a cryptic response.  "I see this agreement as being no more than the agreement signed between our Prophet Muhammad and the Quraish in Mecca."  This reference is to a peace treaty between Muhammad and his Quraish opponents in Mecca in 628, in which Muhammad broke the treaty after 2 years, claiming a Quraish infraction.  In justifying his actions, Muhammad said, "If I take an oath and later find something else better, I do what is better and breach my oath."

Jeh Johnson's malfeasance.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson declared Monday [3/23/2015] that "reading the Quran" reminds him of "quintessential American values."  The Muslim Brotherhood-aligned influence operation he addressed was pleased.  The rest of us should be alarmed. [...] Mr. Johnson is not the first American official to exhibit such willful blindness.  Truly peaceable Muslims are not the problem.  But suggesting that shariah isn't either is malfeasance, and will get more of us killed.

US may let Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret bunker.  The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at other sites, officials have told The Associated Press.

Obama's Two Obsessions: Weaken Israel and Empty Gitmo.  We learned on Wednesday [3/25/2015] that the United States Army is going to charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.  If convicted, Mr. Bergdahl could face life in prison.  This charge hardly came as a surprise to those who served with Bergdahl; they had immediately suspected him of desertion when he left his post in Afghanistan in 2009.  Both President Obama and Susan Rice surely must have known all this before (a) Mr. Obama celebrated the deal in the Rose Garden last May with Bergdahl's parents and (b) National Security Adviser Susan Race declared Bergdahl had served his country with "honor and distinctoin." [sic]  Only if you believe desertion and misbehavior before the enemy is honorable and a mark of moral distinction.

Bam's disastrous deals.  The Army has now charged Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, swapped last spring from captivity in Afghanistan for five top Taliban commanders, as a deserter who endangered his fellow soldiers' safety.  Five of the worst of the worst, for a deserter. And that was President Obama's idea of a trade worth celebrating in a Rose Garden ceremony.  So how can the nation possibly trust this president to make a deal over Iran's drive to build nuclear weapons?

White House on Ayatollah's 'Death to America': 'Intended for Domestic Political Audience'.  On Monday [3/23/2015], the White House dismissed Ayatollah Khamenei's "Death to America" rhetoric, telling CNN that it was "intended for a domestic political audience."  That comment came on the heels of White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest explaining that such rhetoric provided even more reason for negotiating a deal with the Iranian regime.

Obama Tacitly Endorses Iranian EMP Attack on U.S..  Last month in a speech to his air force commanders, Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, boasted of Tehran's achievement in enriching uranium to the 20% level.  A BBC transcript of his speech showed that twice the assembled air force commanders chanted, "Death to America."  Is there something about this that President Obama does not understand?

Why Hasn't Obama Closed Gitmo?  In 2009, two months after President Obama took office, an unclassified government report concluded that of the 530 Gitmo detainees released since the camp's creation some 14 years ago, 27 had been confirmed, and another 47 suspected, of re-engaging in terrorist activity.  Since then the number of confirmed recidivist cases has steadily swelled to more than 116, with another 69 suspected of re-engaging.

Cotton: Obama Treating Iran like Legitimate Democracy as Ayatollah Chants 'Death to America'.  Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) took to the Senate floor Monday to question President Barack Obama's decision to trust and negotiate with Iran's Ayatollah.  Citing Iran's track record of funding terrorism, inciting hatred towards Israel and America, and its likelihood not to keep their word, Cotton used one of his first floor speeches to disparage the president's attempts to cut a nuclear deal.  Cotton took aim at President Obama's message to Iranians, in which he encouraged Iranians to push their leadership to accept a nuclear deal.  Cotton said the president's strategy was naive.

367 House lawmakers warn Obama on Iran.  A veto-proof, bipartisan majority of House lawmakers have signed an open letter to President Barack Obama warning him that any nuclear deal with Iran will effectively require congressional approval for implementation.  A group of bipartisan senators have penned a bill mandating that any deal be reviewed and approved by Congress, but the House letter notes that lawmakers have another way to halt an agreement — by refusing to roll back sanctions.

Majority of U.S. House signs letter to Obama warning of opposition to Iran deal.  For liberals, opposition to Republicans is as much about defending President Barack Obama's honor as it is in opposing the GOP's policies.  The left's antipathy toward the GOP is shared by many in the political press, which spent the better part of the last two months defending the president's patriotism, his devotion to the Christian faith, and examining the basis for charging 47 Republican senators with violating the Logan Act.  The president's good name, not his policies, moves the left to rise to his defense.  It was this impulse that inspired the Democratic base and their allies in the media to embrace the logic behind the asinine "47 traitors" campaign.

Obama Resurrects his 'Fairytale Fatwa'.  This week isn't the first time that President Barack Obama would have us believe the Fairytale Fatwa that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons.  "Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons, and President Rouhani has said that Iran would never develop a nuclear weapon," Obama said [CNS News, 3/21/2015].

Obama: 'Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei Has Issued Fatwa Against Development of Nuclear Weapons'.  President Barack Obama said this week that the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, has isued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons.  "Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons, and President Rouhani has said that Iran would never develop a nuclear weapon," Obama said.  Other administration officials — including Secretary of State John Kerry and Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes — have previously referred to the ayatollah's reported fatwa in the context of the ongoing nuclear negotations with Iran.

The President Pretends We Are on the Same Side as the Iranian Regime.  Obama has us living in an alternative universe.  It's absolutely absurd to pretend they are our allies.

Our Supreme Leader is a Supreme Fool.  Whatever the sophisticated thinking behind it, Obama's strategy looks like appeasement.  It certainly has a lot in common with it.  Indeed, we seem to have entered the tertiary stage of appeasement, in which wishful thinking and self-deception are the dominant characteristics.  To take one example, I give you President Obama's annual statement on Nowruz, the Persian new year.

Obama Addresses His People — in Iran!  So here's the president of the United States speaking to the people of Iran.  He is in the process of arranging and negotiating a nuclear deal with the mullahs of Iran, which will give them a nuclear weapon in ten years, if we are to believe what we're being told about the deal.

Obama Claims Republicans are Just Like Iranian Terrorists As He Celebrates Another Muslim Holiday.  During the video statement where he slobberingly told the Iranian Mullahs that he was celebrating another Muslim holiday in the White House, Obama went on to lie that the Ayatollah issued a fatwa against nuclear arms and then said that Republicans are just like the Iranian hardliners and terrorists who won't let our two countries work together. [...] As Obama celebrated the Muslim holiday of Nowruz (to be clear this one is a non-religious holiday) in the White House — just one of the many Muslim holidays Obama has observed as president — he sent a video statement to Iran.

Obama courts Iran in charm offensive.  The Obama administration is turning on the charm, as it aims to secure the framework of a nuclear deal with Iran before a negotiating deadline later this month.  In the last week, both President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have taken time to recognize Nowruz, the Persian New Year, as has Secretary of State John Kerry, who on Friday morning [3/20/2015] sent condolences to the Iranian president over his mother's death.  Obama used his annual Nowruz message, which was released Thursday evening, to implore the Iranian people to "speak up for the future we seek."

AP Reporter to State Dept: Why 'Over the Top' Condolences for Iran, State Terror Sponsor?  Associated Press reporter Matt Lee questioned the State Department on Friday [3/20/2015] about why the U.S. seems to be giving "over the top" condolences to Iran for the death of its president's mother, and asked specifically whether it has anything to do with gaining leverage with ongoing nuclear talks.  "I'm just wondering, aren't you guys laying it on a bit thick here?" Lee asked.  "Is there something that you're expecting in terms of Iranian concessions in the negotiations with this display?"

Intelligence community softens Iran threat rhetoric amid Obama nuclear talks.  The intelligence community's public statements on Iran this year in some cases are milder about the threat posed by Tehran than in previous years.  The "worldwide threat assessment" has been released as the Obama administration negotiates a nuclear deal with Tehran and relies on Iran's battlefield leadership to reverse gains by the Islamic State terrorist army in Iraq.

Obama urges Iranians to accept 'historic' nuke deal.  President Obama addressed the Iranian people directly in a video message Thursday night [3/19/2015], saying the U.S. and Iran have "an historic opportunity" to resolve Tehran's nuclear issue peacefully.  "We have the best opportunity in decades to pursue a different future between our countries," Mr. Obama said in a greeting for the Persian holiday of Nowruz.  "The days and weeks ahead will be critical.  There are people, in both our countries and beyond, who oppose a diplomatic resolution.  My message to you — the people of Iran — is that, together, we have to speak up for the future we seek."

Colonized by the Muslim Brotherhood.  [Scroll down]  The hostile, conquered government in Washington strangles our liberty each time Obama, like a self-crowned emperor, passes new regulatory laws without Congress.  Each of these trends is related to the predominant problem in America today:  the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood to a place of eminence in American government — the Executive, the Presidency.  The People's office, established by Article II of the Constitution, is now either occupied by a Muslim Brother in Barack Hussein Obama, or a man who happens to go along with their every policy at every turn.

On Iran, Obama Is Ignoring Public Opinion at His Own Peril.  Throughout the contentious debate between the White House and Congress over the Iran nuclear negotiations, one important piece of the equation has been largely overlooked:  American public opinion. [...] The administration is so focused on process and protocol in attacking the opposition because it's a useful distraction from how unpopular the administration's eagerness to strike any deal with Iran has become.

Obama tells Iran of 'historic' opportunity.  US President Barack Obama has told the Iranian people that a deal to transform the relationship between the two countries could be within reach.  "We have the best opportunity in decades to pursue a different future between our countries," he said in a video message for Persian New Year.  Six world powers are negotiating a deal aimed at limiting Iran's nuclear activity, with a March deadline near.

Who Are the Muslim Brotherhood-Linked Leaders Obama Met?  The White House has released the names of senior American Muslim leaders that President Obama met with personally last week.  The list of names was included on the transcript of the White House daily press briefing on Thursday [3/19/2015], despite journalists having requested the information much sooner.  Prior to that, the White House had refused to name the leaders.  Of course, there is nothing wrong with the President meeting with representatives from any faith community and with the Muslim community in particular.  Yet some of the individuals who met with the President have alarming links to the Muslim Brotherhood and organizations that have funded terrorism.

Obama: I Should Have Closed Guantánamo Bay on Day One.  During a Q&A session following his speech on middle class economics to the City Club of Cleveland Wednesday afternoon, President Barack Obama revealed on thing he would do differently if he could start his presidency over knowing what he knows now.  "I think I would have closed Guantánamo on the first day," he told the crowd.  The reason he didn't, Obama said, is that at the time there was bipartisan agreement that the detention facility should be closed.  Instead of making it happen right way, the president chose to sign an executive order that tasked a group with figuring out how to close it within a year.

Obama's Iranian partners in peace endorse nuclear EMP attacks on U.S..  Yesterday, Iran's leaders were quoted as saying:  "...a society steeped in the spirit of homicide bombings is unstoppable."  Today [3/19/2015], we discovered that Iran plans to engage in a nuclear EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack on the U.S., which would effectively destroy the electric grid and kill tens of millions.

Egypt Fights ISIS — Obama Cuts Off Egypt.  Again, those disturbing questions about whose side the president is on.  A disturbing report by Avi Issacharoff, one of Israel's leading Middle East analysts, notes that Egypt is now under assault by ISIS from two directions — from its own Sinai Peninsula to the northeast and from the state of Libya, or what's left of it, to the West.  It was last month that 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians living in Libya were kidnapped by ISIS and subjected to a mass beheading on a beach.  In response to that violent episode, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ordered airstrikes against ISIS in Libya. [...] The Obama administration has held a deep grudge against the government ever since Sisi, backed by a massive popular revolt, overthrew Egypt's short-lived Muslim Brotherhood regime in July 2013.

Global plaudits for Israel's reelection of Netanyahu, but guess-who opts out again.  Global reaction to the come-from-behind, convincing reelection of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quick, thanks to Twitter, and almost universally delighted Wednesday.  Save for one disturbing and unexplained mystery.  Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron chimed in even before all votes were counted.

Now that 'treason' charges are in the air.  According to the noisy left, Senate Republicans are "traitors" for explaining the Constitutional requirement for the Senate to "advise and consent" on treaties, so that the world and the mullahs will know the truth.  Obama's sole signature cannot commit the United States to surrender to Iranian nuke demands.  The US Constitution insists on the Senate's "advice and consent" to pass treaties with other nations.  That constitutional language is clear and unambiguous.  Only by pretending that Obama's pending nuclear surrender is an "executive agreement" rather than a treaty can slick media liars evade the clear language of the US Constitution.

Obama Strikes Back — Administration Reconsidering Position of U.S. as Shield of Israel.  Every policy advisor in the White House has the same outlook toward Israel; they view our relationship with the Jewish state as the basis for our needed mid-East interventions.  According to U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power's belief Israel is an occupying force which should be viewed as adversarial to U.S. policy.  Power's opinion is shared by the overall White House foreign policy team.  Now that Benjamin Netanyahu has won re-election, the most damaging thing the administration can do is to threaten removal of our protective relationship — which would signal to Hamas and other terror groups that it's open season to attack.

Obama administration won't commit to making Iran deal public.  Some details of a nuclear deal with Iran may not be made public, a senior Obama administration official said Thursday [3/19/2015].  "With regard to whether the agreement will be made public, certainly the core elements will," Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said at a hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. [...] The administration's concessions in the talks are being closely watched by Republicans, who fear Obama will strike a bad deal that will preserve Iran's ability to build a nuclear bomb.

State Department warns Congress on Iran: Sanctions 'must not happen'.  Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken tried to reassure skeptical lawmakers on Thursday [3/19/2015] that any nuclear deal the Obama administration signs with Iran would prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon.  Blinken, accompanied by Adam Szubin, acting Treasury Department undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, came to Capitol Hill as his boss, Secretary of State John Kerry, was in a fourth day of talks with Iranian officials aimed at closing the remaining gaps in the two countries' positions.  "The negotiations have been substantive and intense," Blinken told members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.  "We've made some progress on the core issues.  Significant gaps remain on some of the other issues."

House writes its own Iran letter, but to Obama.  A bipartisan letter on Iran signed by 360 members of Congress will be sent to President Obama on Thursday [3/19/2015], one of its House signers said.  The letter, like one 47 Senate Republicans sent to Tehran's leaders, reminds the administration that permanent sanctions relief on Iran as part of a deal to rollback its nuclear program would require new legislation from Congress.  It comes as international negotiators approach a March 24 deadline to reach a framework agreement.

Top Democrat: Obama clinging to 'preposterous argument' on Iran.  Bipartisan resistance to the Obama administration's push for a nuclear deal with Iran surged on Capitol Hill on Thursday, even as details emerged about a potential agreement that would allow Tehran to retain up to 6,000 uranium enrichment centrifuges while getting immediate relief from international economic sanctions.  Administration witnesses got an earful from representatives of both parties over the administration's handling of nuclear negotiations involving the U.S., Iran and other world powers that could be reaching a climax in Geneva this week.  Many lawmakers say the White House is flagrantly icing Congress out of the deal.

The Cotton Letter's Inconvenient Truth.  It has been an Iranian tradition since 1979 to end Friday prayers with chants of "Death to America!"  In a purely rational world, that would be all one needed to know that Iran is not a reliable negotiating partner.  Alas, we do not live in such a world.  But there's more evidence.  Iran, according to our State Department, has been the chief exporter of terrorism for the last three decades.  It has worked closely with al-Qaeda, facilitating its attacks on America and our allies.  Most of the September 11 hijackers traveled through Iran with the help of the Iranian government.  U.S. judges have ruled that Iran was an accomplice in the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in East Africa and the September 11 attacks.  During the Iraq War, Iran was responsible for numerous American deaths.  And it's not like any of this is ancient history.

Expert Fears White House Deliberately 'Whitewashing' Iran, Hezbollah Terror Threat.  A recent US Intelligence report which appears to downplay the terrorist activities from Iran and its proxy groups has raised questions about what could have motivated the change from previous similar reports.  Cliff May, President of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a Washington DC think tank, called the Director of National Intelligence's 2015 Worldwide Threat Assessment "disturbing."  May said he is worried that the Administration is attempting to minimize the terror threat of Iran and Hezbollah in an effort to lift sanctions against Iran, and further nuclear negotiations.  As first reported in The Times of Israel, the 2015 report to the Senate Armed Services Committee by James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, appears to largely omit the terrorism threat posed by Iran and Hezbollah when compared to previous reports.

Obama administration reports Iran and Hezbollah are no longer terror threats!  What a relief!  The 36-year long era of state-sponsored terror by the Iranian regime has finally drawn to a close.

Obama using the U.N. to enter a "binding" Iran nuclear agreement without Congress.  The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday [3/14/2015] that Secretary of State John Kerry is still upset about the open letter Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) wrote last week that was signed by 46 other Republican senators arguing that it was Congress' role to review treaties. [...] It strikes me as odd that Kerry is doubling down on his non-binding argument.  An executive agreement is not binding, unlike a treaty, and therefore not subject to Congressional review.  It's also odd that he claims, "as far as we are concerned."  Shouldn't the Constitution be the standard by which the Republican claims are judged?

Bolton calls Iran deal 'unprecedented' surrender.  Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton said Saturday [3/14/2015] that President Obama is negotiating "an unprecedented act of surrender" with Iran in discussions over its nuclear weapons program.  "This deal is fundamentally flawed," Bolton said at the South Carolina National Security Action Summit in West Columbia.  "There really is no deal I'd trust Iran with.  It is a regime determined to have nuclear weapons and this deal will give it to them."

The Faustian Pact Between Obama And Iran.  As the Democrats scream "Traitor!" and are off on another black is white, up is down tirade after the letter signed by 47 US Senators, all Republicans, was sent to Iran pointing out the minor detail that any agreement made between Obama and Iran without approval by the Senate is unconstitutional, Obama readies a deal nevertheless that he claims he will explain to America after it has been reached.  How very dictatorial.  How very suicidal for America and Israel.

Ted Cruz Blasts Obama: You Can't Appease Radical Islamists Like Iran.  Speaking in South Carolina yesterday [3/14/2015], Senator Ted Cruz (who made what amounts to an unofficial announcement on Glenn Beck's show on Friday that he'll run for president) made clear that he, unlike the current administration, does understand that radical Islam poses a significant threat to the United States... and the rest of the world.

Obama Administration: "The U.S. has great respect for the religious importance of a fatwa".  The White House says they have respect for Islamic religious fatwa's, yet the same White House is suing several Christian organizations who don't comply with the various constructs of the Obama decrees.

US intel report scrapped Iran from list of terror threats.  An annual report delivered recently to the US Senate by James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, removed Iran and Hezbollah from its list of terrorism threats, after years in which they featured in similar reports.  The unclassified version of the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Communities, dated February 26, 2015, noted Iran's efforts to combat Sunni extremists, including those of the ultra-radical Islamic State group, who were perceived to constitute the preeminent terrorist threat to American interests worldwide.

Iran Removed From Terror Threat Report As Obama Negotiates Nuclear Deal.  President Barack Obama's appointees have airbrushed Iran out of the terror section of the 2015 annual report on national security threats, just as he tries to negotiate a nuclear weapons deal with Iran's theocratic leaders.  The 2015 "Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community" excludes Iran and its network of jihadi groups who are motivated by Islam's Shia sect, from the report's terror section.  Instead, the assessment focuses entirely jihadis motivated by the Sunni sect of Islam, including those in al-Qaida and ISIS, sometimes known as the Islamic State.

Kerry Claims 'Great Respect' for 'Religious Importance' of Khamenei's Fatwa.  While addressing the press during a visit to Egypt, Secretary of State John Kerry spoke about the ongoing negotiations with Iran over that country's nuclear programs.  As he and President Obama have several times in the past, Kerry cited a report that Iran's "Supreme Leader" issued a "fatwa" against the development of nuclear weapons by Iran, a fatwa that remains unpublished according to a recent article by U.S. News.  Nevertheless, Kerry said that the United States has "great respect — great respect — for the religious importance of a fatwa."

Michelle Obama Celebrates Iran's Festival of Spring at the White House.  The Obamas sure are big fans of all things Iran, aren't they?  I'm sure this White House celebration of Nowruz has absolutely nothing to do with President Obama's non-binding nuke deal with Iran.  There are so many religious spring holidays that could have been celebrated at the White House.  Easter, Passover, the Spring Equinox, etc.  Yet the First Lady is celebrating Nowruz.  How many Americans have ever even heard of Nowruz?  I'm guessing not many.

2008 Candidate Senator Obama Sent U.S. Secret Emissary To Iran Telling Them Not To Negotiate With George Bush.  From a radio interview in October of 2014 Mark Levin discusses with Michael Leeden the details of a secret message sent by candidate Senator Barack Obama to Iran in 2008 via a former Ambassador, William G Miller.  In essence the content of the communique was Senator Obama telling the Iranian government not to negotiate with the outgoing George Bush administration because Obama was more friendly toward the position of Iran and he would work to structure a more favorable outcome to the Iranian people.

Obama's Treason Is the New Patriotism.  [Scroll down]  Meanwhile Joe Biden, Obama's number two, accused Republicans of undermining Obama.  This would be the same Biden who threatened to impeach President Bush if he bombed Iran's nuclear program and who blasted Bush and the idea of an Axis of Evil at a fundraiser in the home of a pro-Iran figure.  Biden undermined President Bush's efforts to rein in Iran's terrorism by voting against listing the Revolutionary Guard, which was supplying weapons to help the Taliban kill American soldiers, as a terrorist group (a position he shared with Kerry, Hagel and Obama) and berating Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for not negotiating with Iran and Assad. [...] The administration that Biden is part of has instead been releasing $490 million a month to Iran.

It's Not Just Iran You Can't Trust.  Though many presidents have claimed (and often been granted) primacy in foreign affairs, this is tradition, not law.  The president must submit treaties to the Senate for "advice and consent."  He has the power to make ambassadorial appointments (again, with the Senate's OK), and he is commander in chief.  He is nowhere designated the sole arbiter of foreign policy.

A One-Man Deal.  President Obama is headed for disaster in the nuclear deal with Iran.  The nearly completed agreement, as best we know, would allow Iran to keep its nuclear infrastructure intact and its centrifuges churning out enriched uranium.  The mullahs would be free to build an arsenal of nuclear weapons in as few as 10 years from now. [...] Meanwhile, their ballistic missile program, sponsorship of terrorism, and growing control over Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen would be unaffected.  All this is frighteningly far from the original goal of the negotiations:  to require Iran to dismantle its nuclear facilities entirely.

Is Obama Sidestepping Congress and Going to UN on Iran Deal?  The letter to Iran signed by 47 Republican senators has provoked a lot of commentary — and some welcome clarification on the White House's negotiations with Iran.  The letter argued that any deal President Obama makes with Iran isn't binding past his second term.  "[W]e will consider any agreement regarding your nuclear-weapons program that is not approved by the Congress as nothing more than an executive agreement between President Obama and Ayatollah Khamenei," wrote the senators.  "The next president could revoke such an executive agreement with the stroke of a pen and future Congresses could modify the terms of the agreement at any time."

Michelle Celebrates an Iranian Holiday at the White House.  Wednesday [3/11/2015], Mrs. Obama celebrated at the White House something called Nowruz, the Iranian festival of spring that marks the beginning of the Persian new year.  There are somewhere between half a million and a million Iranian Americans in the United States, about the same as the number of Lithuanian Americans.  Where's the White House Lithuanian American holiday celebration?  No, this is not about Nowruz.  This is a clear attempt to appease the Iran government, and it is exactly what is wrong with President Obama's approach to Iran and the rest of the world.  It explains why Iran has been able to extract a deal that will allow the centrifuges to keep spinning and, ultimately, a bomb to be built.

Now the House writes Iran letter to Obama on Iran.  A bipartisan majority of House lawmakers have written a letter to President Obama backing up the letter 47 GOP senators controversially addressed to Iran on Monday with dire warnings about the impending nuke deal.  Some 250 members had signed the House letter by Friday afternoon [3/13/2015], a clear majority of the chamber.

Obama Blasts Republicans For Letter to Iran: 'I'm Embarrassed For Them'.  In the most direct statement to date about the Republican open letter to Iran, President Obama said that he's "embarrassed for them."  "For them to address a letter to the ayatollah — the supreme leader of Iran, who they claim is our mortal enemy — and their basic argument to them is:  don't deal with our president, because you can't trust him to follow through on an agreement... That's close to unprecedented," he said in an interview with VICE News.

What Really Upsets Barack Obama About the Letter to Iran from 47 Senators.  The letter infuriated Barack Obama because it told the Mullahs that any deal must include Congress and the president is not the sole decision maker.  It infuriates Obama personally and ideologically to have his power limited.  Forty-seven members of the Republican senate united to make a point and the other seven are uniting to throw them under the bus along with the media.

Laura Ingraham Brings Up Impeachment... Over Iran.  Laura Ingraham brings up the idea of Congress impeaching President Obama, though she doesn't actually say impeachment.  Instead, it's the "I Word." [...] Of course, the case can be better made that President Obama should be impeached for his unconstitutional actions on immigration, which is a far more direct danger to our national security.  But this is another good sign that the issue is at least being discussed.

Energy Secretary To Meet With Iranians For The Third Time.  Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, a trained nuclear physicist, is headed to Geneva, Switzerland for at least the third time in recent months to participate in the Iranian nuclear negotiations.

Persian New Year celebration held at White House.  U.S. First lady Michelle Obama hosted a Nowruz celebration to mark the Persian New Year — traditionally celebrated in Iran and Afghanistan — amid a firestorm over a Republican-signed letter to the Iranian government.  The Silk Road Dance Company performed Wednesday [3/11/2015] in the East Room of the White House in celebration of the more than 3,000-year-old holiday.

Obama More Guilty of 'Treason' than Senate Republicans.  Obama's explicit policy is to elevate a sworn enemy of the United States to a "regional power," in what he has called a "new equilibrium" that would balance the Shia regime against Sunni powers and Israel.  To that end, he has undermined existing UN Security Council resolutions negotiated by previous administrations that ban any nuclear enrichment at all by Iran.  He has also turned a blind eye to Iranian terrorism — including attacks planned in the heart of Washington, D.C. on his watch.  Iran remains committed to destroying the United States, as well as Israel.  It has the blood of hundreds, if not thousands, of American soldiers on its hands.

Senator Obama's 2008 Message to Iran Undermines Condemnation of GOP Letter.  President Obama set his Vice Presidential attack dog on the forty-seven GOP senators who dared send their March 9th letter to Iran's leadership warning them any deal signed with Team Obama may be short-lived when a new president comes to office.  But Biden, like his boss, fails to do his homework before making outlandish statements or else chooses conveniently to overlook the facts.

Over 100 freed Gitmo detainees have returned to jihad.  Why wouldn't Muslims rejoin the jihad?  They are still devout Muslims, are they not?  Any other outcome would be impossible, which is something the delusionists in the Obama administration and the enemedia refuse to recognize — reality.

Life Under the American Umbrella.  [US Under Secretary of State Wendy] Sherman negotiated the US's nuclear pact with North Korea in the 1990s.  The North Koreans used the deal as a smokescreen behind which they developed nuclear weapons while receiving financial assistance from the US which paid off the regime for signing the deal.  Once Pyongyang was ready to come out as a nuclear power, it threw out the nuclear inspectors, opened the sealed nuclear sites, vacated its signature on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and began testing nuclear bombs.  Sherman is now the US's chief negotiator in the P5+1 nuclear talks with Iran.

'Letter of 47' Not the First Time Senators Have Intervened in Foreign Policy.  "In 36 years in the United States Senate, I cannot recall another instance" in which senators intervened in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy," Vice President Joe Biden declared, outraged by the "open letter to the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran," signed by 47 Republican senators.  But in fact, a number of U.S. senators, including then-Senator and now Secretary of State John Kerry, have contacted unfriendly governments, in opposition to the policies of the White House at the time.

Republican Senators' Iran Letter Might Stop Bad Deal.  Maybe the GOP isn't that foolish after all.  In what may be a trump card that it's been keeping up its sleeve for months, the Senate GOP leadership — and all but a handful of the party's senators — has penned "An Open Letter to the Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran."  The letter's tone is that of a helpful guide to the U.S. Constitution for a foreigner.

Ted Kennedy Secretly Asked The Soviets To Intervene In The 1984 Elections.  Earlier this week, 47 Republican senators published an open letter informing the leaders of Iran that any nuclear deal with the United States that failed to be approved by the Senate would likely expire in 2017, once President Barack Obama's term ended. [...] The letter enraged progressives, who immediately began accusing the senators of treason for having the audacity to publish basic constitutional facts about how treaties work.

Five times Democrats undermined Republican presidents with foreign governments.  On Monday, 47 Republican senators led by Tom Cotton, R-Ark., released an "open letter" to Iran's leaders noting that any deal the regime signs with President Obama without the approval of Congress could be revoked by a future president or changed by Congress.  The White House went into a tizzy trying to portray the move as somehow "unprecedented" — a view that has found a friendly audience with the media.

Senate Was Warned About Obama's End Run on Iran.  Congress is struggling to thwart President Obama's attempt to strike a nuclear deal with Iran on his own, in violation of the Constitution.  Lawmakers are taking unprecedented measures — the invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Corker-Menendez bill and even a letter to Tehran to stop it.  None of this would be necessary if the U.S. Senate had done its job instead of rubber-stamping John Kerry's nomination as secretary of state.

Obama Jabs at GOP's 'Unusual Coalition' with Iran over Letter.  President Obama responded earlier today to the 47 Republican senators who sent an open letter to the leaders of Iran warning them about the nuclear deal Obama is trying to negotiate.  The open letter explained how American government works to the Iranian leaders and asserted Congress' role in voting on any deal reached.  Democrats, of course, aren't happy.  Obama said, "It's somewhat ironic to see some members of Congress wanting to make common cause with the hard-liners in Iran.  It's an unusual coalition."

Adding up the costs of a nuclear deal with Iran.  The price President Obama is willing to pay for a nuclear weapons deal with Iran is rising steadily.  In fact, it has been rising since Mr. Obama's 2008 campaign in which he promised negotiations with Tehran with no preconditions.  When he entered office, the president extended an open hand to Tehran only to have it slapped away repeatedly.  In 2009 and 2010, Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fairly shouted Iran's preconditions for talks, such as reduced sanctions against Iran's economy.  But the P5 plus 1 group — the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France plus Germany, which had been trying to negotiate with Iran since 2006 — persisted, prodded along by Mr. Obama.

Obama: I'll Make Case to American People After Iran Deal Is Made.  President Obama will wait until after a nuclear deal with Iran is made to make the case to the American people that it's the right thing to do.  He made the comment today after being asked about this letter from nearly 50 U.S. senators to Iran, which stated, "The next president could revoke such an executive agreement with the stroke of a pen and future Congresses could modify the terms of the agreement at any time."

Obama and the Jihadis: Blind Hatred Meets Self-Hatred Meets Alienation.  President Barack Obama made two appalling statements recently.  First, he characterized the Jewish victims of Islamo-terrorism in the Parisian Kosher market as merely victims "... of violent, vicious zealots who ... randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris."  Then he chastised Americans for hastily condemning Islamic terrorism by comparing Islamist violence to "terrible deeds" perpetrated by Christians during the Crusades and the Inquisition. [...] In truth, Obama's comments were outrageous by any measure.  They reflect at worst a callous indifference to wanton and violent anti-Semitism, as well as to the barbarously heinous murders being perpetrated by Islamic terrorists.  At best, they reveal merely ignorance, willful blindness and gross insensitivity.

The National Security Disaster That Is The Obama Administration.  According to an article in the WSJ, the 2012 raid on the bin Laden compound in Pakistan netted the single greatest collection of intelligence materials since 9/11.  At the time — and since — the Obama message was that al Qaeda was all but destroyed and that it was time to wind down the war on terror.  As Obama said, when two years ago he asked Congress to repeal the Authorization For Use of Military Force (AUMF) passed in the wake of 9/11, this war on terror "must end."  However, the wealth of materials captured in the bin Laden raid told a different story.  They told of a vastly expanding threat from al Qaeda, the Taliban and the ISIS, as well as complicity by Iran.  Those facts contradicted the Obama administration's narrative, so not only were they kept from the public eye, but in what can only be seen as treasonous insanity, they were walled off from analysis by our intelligence community for at least a year, and have had only limited availability since.  Yes, read that last line twice and let it sink in.
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A Wasted Opportunity To Lead In The Middle East.  A dispassionate observer might just ask which side the U.S. is on in the global war on Islamic State terror, given the recent string of decisions coming out of the Obama administration.

12 Questions Iran Refuses to Answer About its Nuclear Weapons Program.  The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has questions about twelve aspects of Iran's past nuclear weapons research that the Islamic Republic has failed to satisfactorily answer, according to an analysis that appeared in The New York Times on Sunday [3/8/2015]. [...] American officials are vague when pressed on how fully Iran will have to answer questions it has avoided for years from United Nations inspectors with the International Atomic Energy Agency, based in Vienna.

The Nuke Horse is out of the Barn.  The United States now has an Obama-Jarrett foreign policy, predicated on the unproven guess that Iran's daily threats are mere bluff.  Obama is so mentally rigid that he simply will not consider any other possibility.  But others, including the Saudis, the thousand-year enemies of Shi'ite Iran, are preparing for the possibility that Obama is wrong.  The United States must come back to strategic sanity as soon as possible.

Obama's Ongoing Assault on the Constitution.  Throughout his tenure in office, Obama has been exercising powers outside the scope of his constitutionally prescribed executive authority. [...] Most recently, and quite disturbingly, Obama has signaled his intention to consummate a nuclear arms deal with Iran without so much as conferring with the Senate — much less getting its approval, as required by the Constitution's treaty clause in Article 2, Section 2.

King Barry.  Obama is a lawless leader, choosing to rule by memorandum, regulation and executive order — he is not a president; he is a king.  Any treaty negotiated by a president and his minions must be approved by a two-thirds vote in the Senate.  An accord bears no such restraints.  The former is a legally binding agreement, whereas the latter is not.  Barack Obama knows that any agreement negotiated with Iran, allowing them to continue enriching nuclear fuel for a weapon, will not pass in the Senate.  An agreement with sunset provisions, allowing Iran after a certain period of time, the option of producing weapons-grade enriched uranium to build as many bombs it desires also doesn't stand a chance in Congress.

Netanyahu Rebuts Obama: 'I Presented a Practical Alternative' to Administration's Iran Deal.  Countering President Obama's assertion that he offered no alternative to Washington's plan for an Iran nuke deal, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said after landing in Israel that there was indeed an alternative offered.

Radical Islamists Attack Secretary Kerry's Jobs For Jihadists Program.  In 2013 Secretary of State John Kerry first promoted the Jobs 4 Jihadists program encouraging Western investment in Mid-East companies to stimulate the economies and create jobs for radical extremists.  Last month State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf expanded on that belief and took considerable flak for promoting the position of her boss.  Reports are now surfacing that Jihadists are specifically targeting Western Companies for violence and attacks.  This obviously could become problematic for Secretary Kerry's jobs program.

A Simple Question About Iran.  We keep hearing from Democratic critics of Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech that if we don't reach an agreement with Iran, then the path will be clear for Iran to have a bomb soon.  Explicit is the idea that even a bad agreement is better than no agreement.  Hold on a minute.  Isn't there something missing here?  I thought "all options were on the table."  Obama has said this repeatedly.  Now he and his political allies seem to admit it isn't true.

Saudi Columnist: Netanyahu Is Right To Insist On Addressing Congress About Iran Deal.  Since Obama is the godfather of the prefabricated revolutions in the Arab world, and since he is the ally of political Islam, [which is] the caring mother of [all] the terrorist organizations, and since he is working to sign an agreement with Iran that will come at the expense of the U.S.'s longtime allies in the Gulf, I am very glad of Netanyahu's firm stance and [his decision] to speak against the nuclear agreement at the American Congress despite the Obama administration's anger and fury.  I believe that Netanyahu's conduct will serve our interests, the people of the Gulf, much more than the foolish behavior of one of the worst American presidents.

Have We Forgotten We're A Superpower?  One of the most puzzling aspects of America's relationship with Iran is the reality that — by rhetoric and conduct — the United States acts as if it fears Iran, while Iran behaves as if it has nothing to fear from the U.S. Iran commits repeated acts of war against the U.S., unlawfully holds our citizens and violates their human rights, wages proxy wars against us, and vows to destroy our close ally — a vow made out of genocidal hate.  And yet we constantly respond to these provocations — if we respond at all — with fear and timidity, as if Iran is the greater power.

U.S. Centcom Chief: 'Iran Represents the Most Significant Threat'.  Gen. Lloyd Austin, the top commander of U.S. military efforts against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), told a congressional panel that Iran poses the "most" serious threat to the region he oversees.  "Iran represents the most significant threat to the Central Region... Iran continues to pursue policies that threaten U.S. strategic interests and goals throughout the Middle East," declared Gen. Austin in written testimony prepared for a March 3 hearing held by the House Armed Services Committee.

Experts: U.S. Concessions Give Iran a Clear Path to Nuclear Bomb.  The Obama administration is pursuing a nuclear deal with Iran that leaves the Islamic Republic a year away from obtaining a nuclear bomb and which, according to experts, gives the United States insufficient leverage to dismantle Tehran's nuclear infrastructure.  As negotiations with Iran hit a critical juncture, U.S. officials and policy experts from across the spectrum are warning that the Obama administration is poised to agree to a deal that all but guarantees Tehran the ability to build a nuclear bomb.

Admiral Lyons on Obama's Strategy: 'It's Anti-American ... Pro-Islamic, It's Pro-Iranian, and Pro-Muslim Brotherhood!.  Admiral James "Ace" Lyons, Jr. (Ret.), the former commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, said that President Barack Obama does have a strategy for dealing with Islamic radicals in the Middle East and it is an "anti-American" and "pro-Islamic" strategy," as well as "pro-Iranian" and "pro-Muslim Brotherhood" strategy.

Benjamin Netanyahu believes in American Exceptionalism, too bad Obama doesn't.  Mr. Obama pointedly skipped Mr. Netanyahu's speech but was quick to dismiss it as "nothing new."  He may be as arrogant as he is ignorant, but at least he is modest.  Negotiating with such feral beasts as Iran's theocratic dictators is certainly dangerous.  It is also a fool's errand.  And who better to tap for a fool's errand than Secretary of State John Kerry himself!  The fool's fool, the very jester in the court of jesters!  John Kerry's unbridled whorishness for a deal with Iran has become so desperate that even The New York Times felt compelled to print a front page story this week about the "unseemly intimacy" between Kerry and Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif.  The story chronicled the long hours alone together, the private emails and even their river walks together.

Shades of Churchill's 'Iron Curtain Speech'.  [Scroll down]  It once again makes you wonder about President Obama's instincts or the people that he listens to.  What if President Obama had embraced the visit?  What if he did a joint press conference with the prime minister and assured this deal was good for all, especially Israel?  What if President Obama had taken advantage of this opportunity to make his case for the nuclear deal?  Instead, President Obama looks small and petty.  He looks like a man who was avoiding the debate or hiding the truth of the deal with Iran.

Iran Poses an Existential Threat to Western Civilization.  While the focus since 9/11 has been on al Qaeda and its spin-off ISIS, the greatest danger to the Western world is Iran — a country that, with a wink and a nod from the U.S., is on the precipice of becoming a nuclear hegemon.  Iran is the world's largest sponsor of international terrorism, killing Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan and threatening pro-American regimes across the region.  Its warships are expanding their movement in regional waters and cruising to Venezuela.

Obama smears Netanyahu, coddles Iran.  The Obama White House is in full war mode against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of our best ally in the Middle East, for accepting House Speaker John Boehner's invitation to speak before Congress, while it mollycoddles that region's most dangerous nation, Iran.  No one crosses Obama without facing his wrath.  No one dares.  He is the president.

Mr. President, America is fighting a war on jihadists, not poverty.  Now we know why apocalyptic jihadists rule vast stretches of the Middle East, beheading and burning alive all who oppose them.  Because it's too hard to start a business in Syria.  At least that's the verdict of State Department spokesperson Marie Harf, who declared earlier this week that fighting the Islamic State terror group, or ISIS, means focusing on "root causes," like economic conditions that make it easier for young Muslim men to "pick up an AK-47 instead of trying to start a business."  She was roundly mocked for this statement, but was only giving voice to the president's own ideology.

Defense Intelligence Told NOT to Update Obama on bin Laden Documents.  The documents SEAL Team Six confiscated the night they killed Osama bin Laden, in his Abbottabad compound, were deep-sixed by the Obama administration.  Not interested, al-Qaeda's decimated, the war's over.

'Knives are out': Hawaii Dem faces backlash for taking on Obama over 'Islamist' extremism.  She was Hawaii's golden girl after winning a seat in Congress with support from top liberal groups, but now that Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has been critical of President Obama, her political reputation in the bluest of blue states is taking a hit.  That isn't stopping the twice-deployed 33-year-old Army veteran from continuing to challenge the president, her home state's favorite son, over his refusal to identify terror groups like the Islamic State as driven by "radical Islam."

Dem Rep Under Fire for Criticizing Obama.  Democrat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii is taking heat from Democrats for her strong criticism of President Barack Obama's handling of the Islamic State threat.  Although she is a Vice-Chair of the Democrat National Committee, she may face a primary fight to keep her seat in 2016. [...] Gabbard, who served two deployments in Iraq, criticized Obama's refusal to use the term "Islamic extremism" when discussing terror attacks by the Islamic State.

'Telegraphing' of plan to retake Mosul not unprecedented, may be strategic.  Within hours of the announcement by an unnamed U.S. military official that plans were underway to retake the key Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS, the criticism began.  "That is pretty amazing that that information's out there," retired Gen. Jack Keane, former Army vice chief of staff and a Fox News military analyst, said Friday [2/27/2015].  Top Republican senators also demanded answers, saying the disclosure has put the mission at risk.  "Never in our memory can we recall an instance in which our military has knowingly briefed our own war plans to our enemies," Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said in a letter to President Obama.

Why Obama's Iran deal is a path to war.  The Obama administration and its supporters insist that, although the agreement on Iran's nuclear program now taking shape may not be perfect, the only alternative is war with Iran.  A failure of the nuclear talks, they also contend, would sacrifice important temporary agreements that now restrict Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons.  Both arguments are false.  Worse, the nuclear deal that the administration is pursuing may make war with Iran more likely.  The world would be safer if the nuclear talks with Iran were stopped now.

This Man Is Dangerous.  [O]ne nation stands out as the most bloodthirsty and violent and dangerous of all.  Iran.  From the day the Ayatollah took over, a disaster of kidnapped American diplomats, endless sponsorship of terror against Americans including the catastrophic bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut more than 30 years ago.  Iran is the bankroller of the terrorist Hezbollah.  They have been listed at the top of the world's state sponsors of terrorism for decades now.  And, just as the perfect touch, they are working feverishly to get a nuclear bomb (lots of nuclear bombs) and the rockets to deliver them to Israel, to Europe, to New York.  Iran has already promised to have "a Holocaust in an afternoon" if they get The Bomb.  They are apparently [very] close to getting it.  But guess who Obama has now decided is his best friend and partner in the world?  Yes.  You got it.  Iran.  He's keeping Israel from bombing them.  He's trying to prevent the primary branch of government, the U.S. Congress, from hearing the Prime Minister of Israel speak on how best to keep Iran from getting a bomb.

Kerry: Give Obama 'the benefit of the doubt' in Iran nuclear talks.  The Obama administration deserves "the benefit of the doubt" over a pending nuclear deal with Iran, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday, maintaining that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's objections to it shouldn't be "turned into some great political football."

Appeasement in Our Time.  Is Barack Obama another Neville Chamberlain?  I've been reluctant to make the comparison, but as talks with Iran have unfolded, it's become impossible not to think of the 1938 Munich conference, where Britain and France agreed that strategically and economically vital Czech territory be ceded to Germany, leading soon after to German conquest of Czechoslovakia and World War II.  America's looming deal with Iran rivals Munich in its unnecessary and catastrophic recklessness.  It is an inexplicable unforced error that will have disastrous consequences unless Congress, or Israel, does something to stop it.

Will Obama's Iran Deal Be the Worst Deal Ever Made?  To begin with, the agreement is said to have a sunset clause of 10-15 years.  Whatever the number turns out to be, that tells us that Iran is free to do anything it wants in the nuclear weapons field after a set amount of time, assuming that it hadn't disobeyed the strictures of the agreement before then — a monumental assumption given past history.[...] The idea — if it can be called that — behind this sunset clause is a kind of bet that Iran will turn into a normal country during the time frame, abjuring the fanatical religious doctrines (global war bringing about the twelfth Imam/Mahdi, etc.) inherent in Khomeinist Shiism that would make allowing Iran the bomb equivalent to giving a loaded gun to a two year old, only with global implications.

When Obama refused to blame Islam for terrorism.  That President Obama won't call it Islamic terrorism; that he believes we shouldn't be on a "high horse" because America and Christians have done bad things; that Muslims are victims of "bigotry and prejudice"; that his State Department says it's the lack of jobs, not religion, that fuels ISIS, should come as no surprise.  After all, he said the same thing about 9/11.  In 2004, Obama released an update of his 1995 memoir, "Dreams from My Father," with a little-noticed new preface about the attacks.

Iran hangs Obama in effigy even as it negotiates nuclear deal with US.  Just weeks before Secretary of State John Kerry held new nuclear talks with Iran's foreign minister in Geneva, Iranians were hanging Kerry's boss in effigy at a huge Tehran-sponsored rally marking the Islamic Revolution's 36th anniversary, an event that critics say underscores the absurdity of the ongoing diplomatic effort.  The U.S. and Iran are trying to reach a final nuclear agreement by a March 31 deadline against a backdrop of ongoing anti-American hatred in the Islamic republic.

Obama's Partners in Peace Destroy Mock U.S. Aircraft Carrier in Persian Gulf.  The motives of Obama and his Iranian-born chief adviser Valerie Jarrett are truly unknown.  But their actions make clear this much:  they are intent on seeing Iran become a nuclear power.  As for their rationale, I leave that as an exercise for the reader.

Obama's Iran Obsession.  The Obama administration values a future relationship with Iran more than it values the historic relationship it has with Israel.  Unless there's a reversal in the reported deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran, all the superficial talk about this extraordinary friendship between Israel and the United States isn't going to mean much.  And the histrionics surrounding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned speech in front of a joint session of Congress only confirm that there are plenty of people who are happy about it.

Obama's Nuclear Iran Deal Portends "Spectacular Attack" on the U.S..  There is an article you might want to read on Maggie's Notebook about defense intelligence being told NOT to update Barack Obama on the bin Laden documents.  During a terrorism trial this week, 8 new documents were presented with information that shows a top al Qaeda operative, Younis al-Mauritani asked bin Laden's permission to relocate to Iran in June 2010.  From there, he would plot terror attacks around the world.  The documents not only showed a mutually beneficial relationship between Iran and al Qaeda, they give evidence of Iran's presence in Afghanistan.  Reports that Iran is cooperating with al-Qaeda on a "spectacular attack" on the West have been circulating since 2011.

Selling the ObamaCare of Foreign Policy.  Secretary of State John F. Kerry met with significant skepticism at yesterday's House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, not only from Republicans, but Democrats as well.  Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) told Kerry "we're hearing troubling reports on the scale and duration of the program that Iran may be allowed as part of a deal."  He noted "very disturbing" reports that the administration "would ease limits on Iran's production during the later years of an accord ... [as] an attempt to bridge the difference between the two sides over how long an agreement should last."  Kerry did not deny those reports.

Obama Praises Qatar, No. 1 Sponsor of Hamas, for Partnership Against Terror.  President Obama on Tuesday [2/24/2015] praised the emir of Qatar for the Gulf State's partnership against terrorism, less than a year after a senior U.S. Treasury Department official raised concerns about Qatar's open support for Hamas and financing of jihadists in Syria.  "Qatar is a strong partner in our coalition to degrade and ultimately defeat ISIL [the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS] and I express my appreciation to his highness for the work that they have done in coordinating with other members of this coalition," Obama said alongside Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani in the Oval Office.

White House Lowers Bar for Iran Nuke Deal.  For anyone hoping a nuclear deal with Iran might stop the Tehran government from destabilizing the Middle East or free its political prisoners, the Obama administration has some bad news:  It's just an arms control agreement.  As details of a proposed pact leaked out of the Geneva talks Monday [2/23/2015], administration officials told us they will ask the world to judge any final nuclear agreement on the technical aspects only, not on whether the deal will spur Iranian reform.

Thanks to Obama, Iran will be getting the Bomb.  Earlier this month, the Washington Free Beacon reported on comments in Iranian media that the United States was desperate to get a deal done on the country's nuclear ambitions."  "Americans are begging us for a deal on the negotiation table," are the exact words used by Mohammad Reza Naghdi of Iran's Basij, a paramilitary group under the authority of the country's Revolutionary Guard.  Iran's English language  propaganda  news service has followed this up by quoting former American diplomat and adviser to the Senate Republicans James George Jatras who is saying basically the exact same thing.

Synopsis:  Obama hates America so much, he is trying to get us nuked!
15 Photos From Iran's Revolution Day 2015 Demonstrations You'll Never See In Legacy Media.  Curiously, a massive wave of vicious anti-American sentiment in Iran has been utterly ignored by vintage media, even as the Obama administration does its level best to position the regime as a nuclear power. [...] Experts indicate that the deal being worked out by the Obama administration fails to address Iran's nuclear weaponization program whatsoever.  Which should work out well in the future, what with its development of ballistic missiles, its support of terror groups worldwide, and its virulent hatred of America.

Bloodthirsty? Try Liveshot's menu.  Leave it to John Forbes Kerry to identify one of the root causes of terrorism — the lack of gourmet dining opportunities in the Islamist terrorist, I mean "violent extremist," community.  This blindingly brilliant insight from America's Gigolo came last week at the White House Don't-Call-It-Islamic-Terrorism Conference.  This is the confab where Obama again mentioned America's Muslim founding fathers.  You know, like Osama Ben Franklin.  Then they floated their Jobs for Jihadis program for the genocidal ethnic cleansers, I mean aspiring rappers, who are turning their lives around.  You've surely seen the list of proposed new Islamist anti-poverty agencies:  Be-Head Start, the Jobs Corpse, etc.

The President's First Insult.  President of the United States of America Barack Obama had not been president for more than ten minutes when he slapped American Jews in the face (and by extension Israel and all Jews). [...] In fact, although the settling of the original Thirteen Colonies was almost exclusively the handiwork of Christians from northern Europe, by the time of the American Revolution there were already six Jewish communities, one in each of the major colonial cities. [...] In American cities every December, merchants decorate their shop windows with "Merry Christmas" & "Happy Hanukah" signs.  The country has most definitely been a Judeo-Christian enterprise.  Muslims, by contrast, played no role in the making of America.  There is no evidence of a Muslim presence before the 20th century.  Yet here on that January day was the brand new American President orating that the U.S. was "a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus..."  In this formulation, the Jews have been bumped back to third place, elbowed, so to speak, aside by Muslims who take their place.

Jordan furious over Pentagon leak on secret anti-terror training camp.  The Pentagon let slip that one of its training camps to help fight Islamic State terrorists is in Jordan — information the pro-U.S. kingdom had specifically requested be kept private, and the latest gaffe in a series of sensitive leaks coming out of the Department of Defense.  In order to hide its flub, which was first announced to reporters during a briefing last week, the Pentagon has scrubbed its public transcripts of any mention of the training camp.

The President and 'Violent Extremism'.  Regarding Islamic violence — the greatest world evil since Nazism and Communism — the president of the United States, his administration, and the left generally live in a make-believe world, a world of denial.  In their world, Islam is today, and has always been, a religion of peace; Muslims are threatened by Islamophobia; Christians are wiped out by "violent extremists;" European cartoonists incite radical Muslims to murder them; fundamentalists of all religions are equally problematic; the hundreds of millions of Muslims who support violent Islamists have nothing to do with Islam, but the Inquisition was conducted by normative Christians; and slavery was defended in the name of Christ, but no mention is made of the far more ubiquitous (and ongoing) slavery in the name of Allah or of the fact that the movement to abolish slavery in the West was due entirely to Christians.

Nuclear deal could allow Tehran to make bomb.  Secretary of State John Kerry met in Geneva Monday with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif amid reports that a deal was taking shape that might allow Tehran to build nuclear weapons in its final years.  Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, meanwhile, met separately with Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran's nuclear program, on technical details before joining the broader talks.

U.S. enemies are better off now than they were six years ago.  Iran and Vladimir Putin are both better off, and Islamist extremists are better off beyond their wildest dreams of six years ago, but that about does it.  Israel is not better off — its relations with us are worse than the weather; Ukraine is not better off — it is being slowly dismembered; Syria, Libya and Yemen are not better off — they had dictators then, but were not yet a war zone — Denmark, France and Australia are not better off — their cities were not yet the targets of Islamist extremists; and Iraq — the subject of so much intense misrememberance — is perhaps the least better-off of them all.

White House Whitewash: Koran Verse Featured at 'Extremism' Summit Edited Out Call to Crush Jews.  Penny Starr of CNSNews.com has reported that the second day of this past week's White House summit on "Countering Violent Extremism" was initiated by an unidentified "Muslim prayer" exclusively:  "no other religious text was presented during the portion of the event that was open to the press."  Imam Sheikh Sa'ad Musse Roble, president of the World Peace Organization in Minneapolis, recited a "verse from the Koran" in Arabic.  An English translation of the verse was read next by Imam Abdisalam Adam of the Islamic Civil Society of America.

Obama's Fight Against the Ideology-With-No-Name.  The terrorists are animated by an ideology, and we cannot understand what Obama called "the nature of the enemy" without knowing this ideology.  You cannot go into a war of ideas without understanding the ideas you are at war with.  Yet, throughout the two speeches, he never mentions the substance of the enemy's ideas once.

Obama Is Taking the Side of the Terrorists.  The nonsensical counter-radicalization conference and State Department spokeswomen's blatherings aside, an even bigger problem is that in the war between the Moslem governments we were allied with and the terrorists, Obama has consistently taken the side of the terrorists.

Aiding Islamic Terrorists Is Our Foreign Policy.  Obama says that we are not fighting a war on Islam.  What he leaves out is that under his administration the United States is fighting in a civil war that is taking place within Islam.  It's not a conflict between the proverbial moderate Muslim and the raging fanatic.  That was an outdated Bush era notion.  Instead Obama has brought us into a fight between Muslim governments and Muslim terrorists, not on the side of the governments we were allied with, but on the side of the terrorists.

Louisiana Governor: ISIS threat reveals Obama's failure as commander in chief.  President Obama has shown the country that he is incapable of being commander-in-chief of the United States of America.  One of the defining military challenges of our time is the spread of radical Islamist terrorism, and President Obama has focused more on criticizing America and lecturing the American people than on devising a plan to hunt down and kill these extremists.  Every day, Islamic State is expanding its atrocities, killing more innocent people, all while the president and his administration are refusing to admit we are at war, giving us history lessons about the Crusades, refusing to call out radical Islam as the root problem, and contending that jobs programs are the key to defeating terrorism.

Does Obama Love America or Islam?  Love, of a person or of a country, is not judged by what we say. It is judged by what we do. [...] What are the things that Obama is passionate about?  In his first days in office, he signed a number of executive orders.  Of his first five orders, three involved Muslim terrorists captured and held in Gitmo.  His third executive order was about the "humane" treatment of terrorists.  His fourth executive order sought to close Gitmo.  Like the man who can't wait to get away from his wife so he can call his mistress, Obama made his priorities clear from the start.

Obama kept reform Muslims out of summit on extremism.  The White House excluded members of a prominent group of reformist Muslims from its terror summit this week, apparently because President Obama rejects their argument that such groups as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria are actually motivated by Islam.  A group of 23 prominent Muslim reformers signed a full-page ad in the Sunday New York Times on Jan. 11 asking "What can Muslims do to reclaim their 'beautiful religion'?"  But Obama and officials throughout his administration deny any connection between Islam and the terrorists beheading and burning their victims in a reign of terror in the Middle East.

Washington vs. Obama.  Unlike [George] Washington, who put forth that the president should set policy, the current president cannot figure out how to fight the terrorists.  At a news conference in August, President Obama stated, "I don't want to put the cart before the horse.  We don't have a strategy yet."  Congressman Tom Rooney does not disagree with President Obama, "The president still hasn't given us a winning strategy to defeat ISIS.  He withdrew from Iraq too quickly, without leaving behind any forces to maintain stability, and that's turned into a disaster.  I am very concerned about the general feeling of detachment we're seeing from the president."

Obama Lies.  Whereas many presidential lies protect us; Obama lies are protecting our enemies: ISIS marches on; Iran gets closer to the bomb as Obama rejects calls for more sanctions.  Obama lies are insidious because they wriggle their slimy way through his delicate psyche, untethering him from the vast world beyond self or golf course.  When reality dare intrude into his bubble of self-deceit it elicits cognitive dissonance, prompting his auto defense mechanisms to blast the interlopers as phony, or blame it on hyperbolic social media.  Meanwhile, ISIS marches on, Iran gets closer to the big one, and the real interloper is our supposed Commander-in-Chief.

The Defenders of the Faith Apologize for America.  "Defender of the Faith" is one of the British sovereign's titles.  Of course, Britain has an official faith, the Church of England.  The United States has no state religion, and if it did, it wouldn't be Islam.  Nevertheless, Barack Obama and his minions have set themselves up as official interpreters and defenders of the Muslim faith.  This doesn't stop with insisting that Islam has nothing — nothing! — to do with Islamic terrorism.

Silly Denials Of Islamic Terrorism Bring A Silver Lining.  Ever since the Paris attacks, when Muslim terrorists shouted "Allahu akbar" as they slaughtered people in the name of their god, the Obama administration has continued to twist itself into lexicological pretzels, insisting that Islam had nothing to do with those attacks or any others committed by self-declared mujahedeen around the world.  Indeed, the just-concluded White House summit on "Countering Violent Extremism" is a perfect example of the rhetorical and logical cul-de-sac President Obama has crashed into.  It was a community-organizing confab dedicated to a problem the community organizer in chief refuses to acknowledge exists.  He found himself arguing that Islamic terrorism is an oxymoron, like "jumbo shrimp" or "good flan."

The Editor says...
What's wrong with flan?  I like flan.

Obama: Islam 'Woven into the Fabric of Our Country Since Founding'.  In his bloviating speech on Thursday [2/19/2015] at his summit on countering violent extremism, President Obama bent over backwards to make nice with Islam.  Not only were terrorists not Muslim, President Obama stated, but Islam played a crucial role in America's founding.  "Here in America," Obama stated, "Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding."  Obama seems significantly more comfortable with this characterization of the historic role of Islam than he is with the non-fictional actual historic role of Christianity and Judaism in the American founding.

Obama Opens 'Extremism' Summit With Muslim Prayer, No Other Faiths Allowed — Biden Says Christians Are Murderers.  We are learning more and more about Obama's supposed conference on "extremism" and one thing we've discovered is that Obama had the thing opened up with a Muslim prayer.  But no other religions were allowed to participate in the event.  Worse, Vice President Joe Biden was then heard saying that it is Christians who are the violent murderers.

State Department nonsense
State Dept. Blog: 'The Solution To Violent Extremism Begins in Your Community'.  It's the 1930s all over again, brought to you by people on record trying to reassure us with "Never Again."

Find the 'Countering Violent Extremism Summit' at the Intersection of Islamists and Leftists.  You may understandably think of it as an ISIS jobs fair, but the ongoing confab in Washington is officially known as President Obama's "summit" on "Countering Violent Extremism."  That being the case, many Americans seem surprised at the appearance of Salam al-Marayati, leader of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC).  After all, the White House is having a public hissy fit over the upcoming speech to Congress by Obama's bête noire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  An odd time, one might think, for the POTUS to be so chummy with a Muslim activist best know[n] for theorizing, right after the 9/11 attacks, that "we should put the State of Israel on the suspect list."

Our Dangerous Historical Moment.  America has convinced its European partners to drop tough sanctions against Iran.  In the manner of the Allies in 1938 at Munich, they prefer instead to charm Iran, in hopes it will stop making a nuclear bomb.  The Islamic State has used almost a year of unchallenged aggression to remake the map of the Middle East.  President Obama had variously dismissed it as a jayvee team or merely akin to the problems that big-city mayors face.  Europeans pay out millions to ransom their citizens from radical Islamic hostage-beheaders.  Americans handed over terrorist kingpins to get back a likely Army deserter.

White House Summit on Violent Extremism Opens With Muslim Prayer — No Other Faiths Represented.  A Muslim prayer was recited at the start of the second day of the White House summit on "Countering Violent Extremism," but no other religious text was presented during the portion of the event that was open to the press.  Imam Sheikh Sa'ad Musse Roble, president of the World Peace Organization in Minneapolis, Minn., recited a "verse from the Quran" following remarks by Obama administration officials and Democratic members of Congress.

None Dare Call It 'Islam'.  First of all, Islam has not "been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding," as Obama said yesterday in his speech about combatting terrorism. [...] Every American should attend to what Obama has said about combating terrorism.  Here he is last September:  "Now let's make two things clear," he said.  "ISIL is not 'Islamic.'  No religion condones the killing of innocents."  "ISIL is not 'Islamic.'"  Really?  Was the Ayatollah Khomeini "Islamic?"  How about Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Erdogan:  is he "Islamic"?  A few years ago, Erdogan told the world that the phrase "moderate Islam" is "ugly" because "Islam is Islam."  Democracy, he said, is just an express stop on the train whose destination is Islam.  Who, in fact, speaks for Islam?  Who gets to say what it is and isn't?

Obama lies by omission.  The see-no-evil president doesn't glimpse Islam as the common denominator behind recent ugliness from Libya to Syria to Nigeria and points beyond.  The speak-no-evil president dare not name the religion as the inspiration for vile acts but instead maintains that a perversion of the message of the Warrior Prophet motivates them.

Obama 'looks scared' to call terrorists Islamic says ex-CIA director.  The former director of the CIA said Thursday [2/19/2015] that President Obama "looks scared" to called members of al Qaeda, the Islamic State group and other terrorist organizations "Islamic."  When asked by CNN host Don Lemon if Mr. Obama was too politically correct, Mr. Woolsey said, "The President is sort of a world champion of political correctness, and I think that he's let it really run too far here.  It might be different if he was taking a stern position in the Middle East and [other places] that are causing huge problems," Mediaite reported Thursday [2/19/2015].  Mr. Lemon then asked, "Does it affect the strategy?  The president said that we have to address the root causes of radicalism — poverty, the lack of education and so on."

Doomed Diplomacy: There's no way Iran will ever help fight al Qaeda.  Not long after his inauguration in January 2009, President Barack Obama penned a letter to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran. As a presidential candidate, Obama had promised to conduct "tough, direct diplomacy" with the Iranians.  And Obama figured, correctly, that all diplomatic entreaties would end up on Khamenei's desk.  So, the newly elected president decided to write Iran's ultimate decision-maker directly.  And he has written several letters since.  According to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported on the correspondence, Obama sent his latest letter to Khamenei in October of last year.

WH on Comey Snub: Didn't Want Terror Summit to Be 'Overly Focused on Law Enforcement'.  White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Friday [2/20/2015] that FBI Director James Comey was not invited to the White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism, because they didn't want the perception that the conference "was overly focused on law enforcement tactics."  "We wanted to make sure that there wasn't a perception that this conference was overly focused on law enforcement tactics.  Certainly law enforcement is a very important role to play.  That's why we had the nation's top law enforcement official in attendance," Earnest said.

F.B.I. Chief Not Invited to Meeting on Countering Violent Extremism.  The White House did not invite the most senior American official charged with preventing terrorist attacks — the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey — to the three-day conference this week on countering violent extremism in the United States and abroad because the administration did not want the event too focused on law enforcement issues, according to senior American officials.

Obama's "Violent Extremism" Summit: An Exercise in Community Organizing.  Andy McCarthy points out that, even as the White House throws "a public hissy fit" over the upcoming speech to Congress by Benjamin Netanyahu, it chooses to be "chummy" with Salam al-Marayati, the Muslim activist best known for saying, right after the 9/11 attacks, that we should put the State of Israel on the suspect list.  You have to hand it Obama, he knows who his friends are.  It's America's friends that he hasn't a clue about, and that's giving him the benefit of the doubt.

Will It Take The End of the World For Obama To Recognize ISIS As 'Islamic'?  Doing a verbal tap dance around Islamic theology and extremism, even calling it "whatever ideology," Obama and his policy team have it completely wrong.  We have to own the issue of extremist Islamic theology in order to defeat it and remove it from our world.  We have to name it to tame it.

Obama rejects as [an] 'ugly lie' [the] notion that [the] West is at war with Islam.  U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday [2/19/2015] urged countries to tackle violent Islamist militancy around the world and rejected as "an ugly lie" suggestions that the West was at war with Islam.

Imam Obama defends "true peaceful nature of Islam".  Far superior at cover-up and lie spreading than any garden variety Muslim cleric, Obama tried today [2/18/2015] in an op-ed published in the Los Angeles Times to have all believe that even in the face of thousands of Christian and Jew deaths at the hands of now rampaging radical Islamist terrorists, the "true peaceful nature of Islam" is worthy of defense by the current occupant of the Oval Office.  How do you say "Horse Hockey" in Arabic?  Because, according to this squatter on the White House who tries to con the world he personally put al Qaeda on the run, groups like ISIS promote a a "twisted interpretation of religion that is rejected by the overwhelming majority of the world's Muslims."

Obama: 'Islam Has Been Woven Into the Fabric of Our Country Since Its Founding'.  We hear a lot about the United States' Judeo-Christian heritage, but according to President Obama, "Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding."  That's what the president told a White House conference on "countering violent extremism" on Wednesday [2/18/2015].  Obama has said similar things in the past: [...]

Obama: Media Gives 'Very Distorted Impression' of Muslims.  President Barack Obama blamed the media Thursday in a speech as part of the White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism for offering a "distorted impression" of Islam.  "In some of our countries, including the United States, Muslim communities are still small and relative to the entire population, and as a result, many people in our countries don't always know personally somebody who is Muslim.  So the image they get of Muslims or Islam is in the news, and given the existing news cycle, that can give a very distorted impression," he said.

The Editor says...
Yes, I would say a long list of "isolated incidents" might give someone a vivid impression of what Islam is all about, and it certainly does not point to a "religion of peace."  Mr. Obama pretends to understand Islam better than Ayatollah Khomeini, who once said, “People cannot be made obedient except with the sword.”  Does Nidal Malik Hasan understand Islam less clearly than Obama does?  How about all those people who are (still) out to get Salman Rushdie — do they misunderstand Islam?  I think they do, and I think Barack H. Obama understands Islam better than he would have us believe.

Wartime admiral: Obama is 'anti-American, pro-Islamic'.  Retired Adm. James "Ace" Lyons, also a former deputy chief of naval operations, said that the administration's approach to the multiple confrontations with Muslim-based enemies follows a string of White House failures to strike Islamic terrorists stretching back to the Carter era's failure to strike at Iran's leadership after the 1979 hostage taking.  "We've had many opportunities to changed the course of history.  It hasn't mattered whether it's a Democratic or Republican administration, we've failed every one of them," says Lyons, who headed PacFleet from 1985 to 1987.

Obama dances around reality as ISIS plays the tune.  After months of taking flak for his lack of a coherent strategy to combat ISIS, President Obama came up with an answer.  Unfortunately, it's "Let's pretend."  In a speech to a conference Wednesday as well as an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, our president did set forth an agenda for countering what he insisted on calling "violent extremism."  But his approach puts the top priority on the West acknowledging the terrorists' economic and political grievances.  That won't convince anyone that Obama understands the nature of the threat.  Nor will it do much to convince groups like ISIS that he's serious about defeating them.

U.S. Won't Back Egypt's Attacks on ISIS.  The Obama administration was given multiple chances Wednesday [2/18/2015] to endorse a long-time ally's airstrikes on America's biggest enemy at the moment, the so-called Islamic State.  Over and over again, Obama's aides declined to back Egypt's military operation against ISIS.  It's another sign of the growing strain between the United States and Egypt, once one of its closest friends in the Middle East.

To Fight Extremism, Obama Calls on US to Embrace Its Muslims.  In the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama has argued the U.S. has one thing going for it that Europe doesn't:  a long tradition of warmly embracing its immigrants, including Muslims.

State Department blames uptick in recent ritual human sacrifices on global unemployment rates.  I can't believe that I have to write this, but here goes:  no, people do not burn other people alive, or slit their throats in a mass human sacrifice, or set up slave markets, or crucify other people, or throw them off buildings, or any of the other things that death cultists do, just because those death cultists don't have access to better jobs.  Those death cultists like their jobs.  It feeds something in their souls.  You'd think that the State Department would know better... well, no, not really:  but they used to be better at hiding that.  Six years of this administration's reverse Midas touch is taking its toll.

A Lying in Winter.  Can you see it now?  It's all there in bureaucratese.  [Marie] Harf wasn't speaking out of turn; no loose cannon.  Harf came on the Chris Matthews show to deliver a message.  They're going to uplift those poor misguided people if they have to spend your last dollar to do it.  If the public misunderstood Harf it was only because it sounded so ridiculous most thought she had lost her mind.

At summit on 'violent extremism' (by nobody in particular) Obama stresses need to placate Muslims.  Ever since the day after 9/11, our leaders have been cautioning us against blaming all Muslims for the acts of terror done in the name of Islam.  And the fact is that there have been remarkably few hate crimes against Muslims, to the great credit of the American people.  Jews are far more risk of hate crime, in fact.  This disproportionate concern for "unfair target[ing]" and desire to exempt all Islamic institutions from scrutiny rests on the dogmatic assertion that there is absolutely nothing in Islam for  infidels  non-Muslims to worry about.

Obama: 'Notion That The West Is at War With Islam Is An Ugly Lie'.  Speaking again at the White House Summit to Countering Violent Extremism [2/18/2015], President Obama asserted that the notion that the United States is at war with Islam is "an ugly lie."  He encouraged all Muslim leaders to directly challenge the notion that somehow the West was at war with Islam. [...] Obama criticized those who referred to Islamic State terrorists as Islamic, arguing that they were only offering the terrorists legitimacy.

Obama: Extremists Have "Legitimate Grievances".  As the White House kicks off day-two of a summit on combating generic violent extremism, President Obama has published an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times titled, "Our fight against violent extremism."  While the administration has overtly refused to specifically name "Islamic" terror, the piece finally acknowledges (albeit inadvertently) the regular existence of violence inside Islam.  Still, Islamic extremism isn't specifically named and won't be during the three-day conference at the White House this week.

Obama defends the 'true peaceful nature of Islam'.  President Obama defended the "true peaceful nature of Islam" on Wednesday — saying terrorist groups like ISIS promote a "twisted interpretation of religion that is rejected by the overwhelming majority of the world's Muslims."  In an op-ed published in the Los Angeles Times, the commander-in-chief provided a possible preview of a speech later at a White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, in which community leaders from across the country gathered to discuss how to protect people from "extremist ideologies."  "The world must continue to lift up the voices of Muslim clerics and scholars who teach the true peaceful nature of Islam," Obama wrote.

State Dept. Official: ISIS Terror Motivated by Joblessness.  Study after study has proven that there is no connection between Islamist terrorist recruitment and poverty, unemployment and lack of education.  This was the conclusion of a survey of 400 Al-Qaeda members all the way back in 2004, as well as the determination of a Queen Mary University survey published last year.  Simple observations and basic logic falsifies this Marxism-rooted theory that terrorism is basically the result of class warfare and social inequality.  The top terrorists are highly educated and usually come from the middle class or higher.  And, obviously, the purpose of having a job is to improve one's life.  Joining a terrorist group isn't exactly a promising career choice.  The issue here isn't the errors made by Harf.  It's the fact that this discredited premise continues to permeate the national security apparatus over a dozen years after the 9/11 attacks.  Harf wasn't speaking off the cuff.

Krauthammer: Obama Sounds Like Christians Killed Muslims.  "[President Obama] sounds like a community organizer talking about outreach to communities.  If you listen to the president today, and his emphasis on Islamic grievances, on reaching out, on making Muslims feel comfortable and not excluded, you would think that we are responding to the execution, the beheading of 21 Muslims on behalf of 21 extreme Christians somewhere in the world.  It is so divorced from reality, as if the problem is the lack of understanding of the Muslim grievances, particularly in the Middle East.  We talk about root causes as if that's going to make any difference whatsoever. [...]"

Obama at extremist summit: 'We are not at war with Islam'.  The White House found itself on the defensive Wednesday over the administration's downplaying of Jewish and Christian victims of Islamist terrorism, as President Obama hosted a summit seeking to gloss over Muslim connections to violent extremism.  Mr. Obama told the conference that the U.S. is not at war with the Muslim world but it needs to counter the religious ideology that groups such as al Qaeda and the Islamic State are using to recruit young fighters.  And he defended his avoidance of the term "radical Islam" to describe terrorists.

Obama's op-ed in the LA Times, for what it's worth:
President Obama: Our fight against violent extremism.  [Scroll down]  That pluralism has at times been threatened by hateful ideologies and individuals from various religions.  We've seen tragic killings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin in 2012 and at a Jewish community center in Kansas last year.  We do not yet know why three young people, who were Muslim Americans, were brutally killed in Chapel Hill, N.C. But we know that many Muslim Americans across our country are worried and afraid.  Americans of all faiths and backgrounds must continue to stand united with a community in mourning and insist that no one should ever be targeted because of who they are, what they look like, or how they worship.

The Editor says...
Thank you, Imam Soetoro.  Unfortunately, Colleen Hufford and Brendan Tevlin are unavailable for comment.

Biden: Muslim Immigration Not Going to Stop.  Obama tried to counter the Paris Unity March, which his administration boycotted, with a seminar on "Countering Violent Extremism".  CVE continues to mean pandering to the Muslim Brotherhood and refusing to deal with Islamic terrorism.  Obama is claiming that the solution is to teach the true peaceful nature of Islam while continuing to push the lie that the Chapel Hill killings targeted Muslims.  Biden is cheerleading all that Muslim immigration.

The 'Jobs For Jihad Delinquents' Program.  Instead of killing jihadists, keeping them off of our soil, locking up their poisonous spiritual agitators and shutting off their terror-funding pipelines, President Obama called on America and the world to "invest" in unnamed immigrant "communities" vulnerable to unnamed extremism.  Some of the most generous welfare states on the planet have suffered horrific jihad attacks this year.  Liberal Denmark's soft-on-jihad rehab program has been a disaster.  But that hasn't stopped State Department spokes-babbler Marie Harf from mewling incessantly about "combating poverty" to combat ISIS.

Obama seeks to defeat terrorism by wishing it away.  The White House is holding a three-day "summit" on "countering violent extremism."  If there was ever need of more evidence that Barack Obama just doesn't understand the problem, one need look no further than his op-ed in today's Los Angeles Times on the subject.  Let's look at this rather amazing literary effort section by section.

The Editor says...
One thing is certain:  If it's anything close to an "amazing literary effort," Barack H. Obama didn't write it.

White House Summit Features Muslim Leader with Record of Defending Terror Groups.  The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) posted a picture on Twitter confirming that its President, Salam Al-Marayati, is in attendance at the White House's Countering Violent Extremism Summit, which kicked off on Tuesday [2/17/2015].

Egyptian Government Outraged That White House Hosted Muslim Brotherhood Terrorists.  The peerless Middle East Media Research Institute, better known as MEMRI, serves up another major story certain to be ignored by our betters in legacy media.  To wit:  the government of one-time ally Egypt is outraged that the Obama administration is fomenting civil unrest — again — in that country by propping up the Nazi-aligned terror group known as the Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt: U.S. State Department Hosting Of MB Delegation — A Slap In The Face Of The War On Terrorism.  Several members of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) recently reported on their social media accounts that a delegation of MB members had visited the U.S. State Department on January 27, 2015 and met with officials from the State Department and White House, as well as with members of Congress and representatives from American research institutes.  According to the MB reports, the purpose of the meeting was to recruit support for their opposition to the 'Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi regime in Egypt."  On its part, the American administration was embarrassed by the publication of the visit, but openly acknowledged it a few days later.

Obama's Secret Iran Talks Deserve Scrutiny.  Over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal reported that the exchange of secret letters between President Obama and Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has resumed.  The letters are believed to concern Obama's offer of cooperation with Iran against ISIS terrorists if Tehran will agree to a deal on its nuclear program.  These letters have clearly been a crucial element in the six-year administration effort to forge a new détente with the Islamist regime.  But they must also be placed in the context of the ongoing dispute between the U.S. and Israel about the nuclear talks.

Barack Obama Refused to Share Intel With Egypt and Jordan.  The Egyptian government asked the Obama administration for information on ISIS targets after 21 Coptic Christians were brutally executed.  Obama refused.  Egypt wants to defeat ISIS.  Jordan asked for intel and drone support but Obama refused.  They have been bombing ISIS and want to defeat them.  The Kurds have begged us for support and they can't get it.  Barack Obama won't help the Nigerians who are fighting Boko Haram.  When Obama "freed" Libya all the U.S.-backed government in Libya wanted was training for their military and police.  Obama refused.  Even though ISIS made it clear that they were killing the innocent Coptic Christians because they were Christians, Obama refused to acknowledge it today [2/16/2015] in the White House statement.

Cicero and Obama.  [Scroll down]  We now know that Obama recently met with men who call for the destruction of the United States.  In fact, there is no pretense anymore as Obama maintains that one of his duties is to protect and defend Islam while serving in the White House.  In fact, he has stated that he "considers it part of [his] responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear."  (Apology Tour Speech at Cairo University in June 2009).  Yet, that 'responsibility' has never been part of the job description of President of the United States, but Obama [has made] it a goal to make certain Islam is defended at all cost.

Is Obama a Manchurian Candidate?  Obamacare and the sabotaging of the immigration system were bad enough, but they are absolutely trivial compared to what is going on now.  We have the next thing to a jihadist in the White House.  From the inability to name Islamic terrorists as Islamic, to the failure to name Jews as the objects of homicidal anti-Semitism at a kosher market, to the complete omission of the word Christian when 21 Christians have their heads cut off (simultaneously!) for being Christian, we have in the Oval Office not only the worst president in the history of our country, we have the worst person to be president.  And now he is opening the door to a huge number of Syrian refugees, who knows how many of whom may be members of ISIS, al Qaeda or some group we haven't even heard of yet. [...] And if this weren't enough, Obama is colluding with the Iranian ayatollahs as if he were an [sic] Shiite imam, not only to help them get nuclear weapons, but to form a permanent alliance with the United States against the Sunni world.

Obama flashes the Muslim gang sign
Obama and the Muslim Gang Sign.  Is President Obama a Muslim?  A lot has been written about this, but if photographs speak louder than words, then a photo taken at last August's U.S.-African Leaders' Summit in Washington D.C. might shed considerable light. [...] Maybe it was Obama's idea of a joke, but that is unlikely.  The finger in the air was a position statement brazenly stated.  His entire administration has been a promotion of Islam at home and abroad, and just cataloging the evidence would fill a book.  He has made this country cozy for Islam, from ordering NASA to make Muslims feel good about themselves to calling ISIS beheading victim Peter Kassig by the Muslim name that he had adopted in the vain hope of saving his life. [...] Obama is comfortable with Islam's extreme.  He arms such people throughout the Middle East.  He has let them into our government.

What does this weird hand sign flashed by President Obama mean?  Is this hand sign, flashed by President Obama at the recent U.S.-African Leaders Summit, just a random gesture?  Or does it have a deeper meaning?

Obama defends Islam at all cost.  It seems like a long time ago that Colleen Hufford was the victim of a savage jihadist attack when a devout Muslim sliced off her head.  But it was just a few months ago.  And if you recall, after the attack Obama had no comment.  None.  At least not about Colleen Hufford.  Or jihad.  He did, however, have a comment that was so important the message was hand-delivered and read aloud to members of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City where Obama expressed his sympathy for what a rough month the Muslim community had following the attack while offering thanks to all of them.  Beyond that, Obama remained silent on the matter, deferring to the FBI. [...] Whoever would have imagined that the President of the United States would be facilitating terror?  And whoever would have imagined that such a person would be elected not once.  But twice.

The Word for this Administration: Islamisant.  The president is usually quick to describe violent extremist attacks by "random folks."  We are surprised that he did not call the murder of the twenty-one Egyptian Copts "workplace violence."  After all, weren't they kidnapped from their place of employment?  The Obama administration infamously called the murders at Fort Hood in 2009 workplace violence.  They were carried out by a jihadist who for years had been spewing violent Islamist threats, and who had been protected by Pentagon bureaucrats who were more interested in a false notion of diversity than in security of our troops.  Islamisant is a fair characterization of President Obama's attitude from Day One.  He boasted to The New York Times in 2006 that he could still recite the Shahada — the Muslim call to prayer.  He learned it as a boy in Indonesia.

Marie Harf: I'm "too nuanced" for you.  Touting the rollout of Great Society liberalism worldwide as the answer to religious fanaticism betrays a mind-boggling stupidity.  Jobs programs don't quite cut it when you're in the 72 virgins business.  This is where the administration's comprehensive denial of the motive forces driving the terrorists is key.  They aren't looking for work.  They aren't looking to get rich.  They aren't looking for early childhood education.  They aren't looking for daycare programs.  They've got something else on their mind, something else that is taboo to speak of in the higher reaches of the Obama administration.

If there's one thing this country needs, it's more Syrians!
U.S. Expects to Quadruple the Number of Syrian Refugees Brought Here.  The United States has "a long tradition of welcoming refugees," and it expects to welcome thousands more of them from Syria in 2015 and 2016, despite concerns about foreign fighters, the State Department said.  "The United States has admitted 524 Syrians since 2011.  We're likely to admit 1,000 to 2,000 Syrian refugees for permanent resettlement in Fiscal Year 2015 and a somewhat higher number, though still in the low thousands, in Fiscal Year 2016," spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Friday [2/13/2015].

Vice President Joe Biden Calls for Steps 'Beyond Force' to |Fight Islamic Extremism.  Vice President Joe Biden kicked off a three-day White House summit on combating violent extremism with a call for "answers that go beyond force."  "We need answers that go beyond a military answer," Biden told a group of 40 participants in a roundtable meeting at the White House.  The meeting's agenda was to identify effective local strategies to counter extremist messages targeting vulnerable minority youth in American cities, officials said.

Obama leaves al Qaeda war resolution intact, keeping Guantanamo open.  The push for a new war authorization to fight the Islamic State group does nothing to change the 2001 fight against al Qaeda, leaving the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay open and meaning President Obama's successor could refill the prison he has rapidly been emptying.  Mr. Obama called for repealing the 2002 resolution authorizing war in Iraq but wants to leave the 2001 authorization passed in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks intact, meaning the U.S. is still formally in combat and the prison can remain operational.

Even President Bush Got Involved trying to Stop Obama's Pro-Iran Tilt.  It's becoming increasingly obvious that Obama has sold out American foreign policy to Iran.  What happened in Yemen hasn't changed that.  And former American allies are getting increasingly desperate to be heard. [...] Obama isn't just selling out Israel to Iran.  He's also selling out the Sunnis in Iraq to Iran.

Obama White House Partners with ISIS-Linked Group.  A Boston-based hub of terrorism associated with a top Islamic State propagandist and producer of hostage-beheading videos will receive the red carpet treatment at an anti-terrorism conference at the Obama White House this Wednesday [2/18/2015].  The so-called Summit on Countering Violent Extremism comes as President Obama seeks formal authorization from Congress to wage war against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL).  The terrorist-friendly Islamic Society of Boston (ISB), which is a known front for Islamist terrorist groups, operates mosques in and around Boston.

President Obama, America's Nero.  Like Nero of ancient Rome, Obama fiddles, takes selfies and does Internet interviews while the world burns.  Is he trying to distract himself, or us?  To use a sports analogy, is he trying to "run out the clock" and leave office before terrorist fires consume us?  We have a president who is mismatched to the times in which we live.  He is unserious when seriousness is required.  The tyrants of the world have taken notice and rightly calculated they can pretty much do what they want without paying a heavy penalty.

Kamikaze Nation.  The United States is under direct and sustained attack by the combined forces of the tyrannical far left and radical Islam, punctuated by humiliation abroad and despair at home.  We are losing because unlike Walter Mitty, whose delusions were confined to his own head, Barack Obama has been permitted to play out his most destructive leftist and pro-Islamic fantasies in real-time from the most powerful office on the planet.

As Jordan, Egypt bomb ISIS, Obama holds a summit on extremism; He plans 2 speeches.  Whenever Barack Obama needs the appearance of taking action on some hot issue in the news, he calls for a summit of some kind.  Gun violence.  Bullying.  Healthy eating.  Oh, look!  Another one begins today in Washington:  The White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism.  It's so very important that Obama will throw not one but two speeches at it during the next three days.

A Closer Look at the White House Statement On The Murder of Egyptian Coptic Christians.  The White House released a statement yesterday [2/15/2015] regarding the brutal murder of the Coptic Christians in Egypt.  Within the statement itself you'll note the absence of the word "Christian" which continues the administration's avoidance narrative: [...]

'Islamic extremism' off limits at White House terrorism summit.  The White House will kick off a three-day summit Tuesday on combating violent extremism on social media — but the administration won't focus on Islamic extremism and won't even mention the term.  "You can call them what you want; we're calling them terrorists," a senior Obama administration official said Monday [2/16/2015].  The determination not to mention Islam or Muslims comes as ISIS continues its murderous spree in the name of Islam, most recently beheading 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya.

Obama's weak and unnecessary war authorization.  President Obama has asked Congress to authorize the use of force against the Islamic State, declaring in his State of the Union address "We need that authority."  No, he doesn't.  Obama has been using force against the Islamic State for six months now.  Between his inherent authority as commander in chief and two existing authorizations for the use of military force, he has all the authority he "needs" to defeat the Islamic State.  What is holding Obama back is not the lack of congressional authorization but his own stubborn unwillingness to employ the kind of force his military commander says is necessary to win.

What a Statesman would do Today.  Obama's basic triviality as a human being and politician comes from his failure to understand the difference between civilization and barbarism.  Time and time again, Obama can't understand the most basic needs of daily life:  Security rather than anarchy, liberty rather than oppression, basic morality rather than sadistic murders against innocent scapegoats.  Churchill would recognize ISIS in about five seconds.  Reagan would, too.  But Obama is still trying to pretend all those snuff videos aren't real.

Obama Goes Golfing AGAIN as World Mourns Christian Martyrs.  As the international community mourned the deaths of 21 Egyptian Christians who were beheaded in an Islamic State (ISIS) video released on Sunday [2/15/2015], President Barack Obama spent the day golfing in Palm Springs, California.  Obama also played golf on Sunday when the videotaped slaughter of Coptic Christians went viral globally.

On Terrorism, Our President Is Tone-Deaf.  I am the last person to suggest that the President of the United States needs to issue a statement every time someone gets shot in a foreign country.  But in the context of the administration's wrong-footing of the Charlie Hebdo/Paris deli attacks, its response to the murders in Copenhagen is puzzling.  President Obama is busy fundraising and golfing in California.  To date, he has been silent on the Danish terrorist attacks.

State Department on Islamic State: We can't win 'by killing them' — need to get them jobs.  Marie Harf, a spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department, said America can't win against the Islamic State "by killing them" and ought instead to focus on addressing what she claimed was the root problem — their poor economy — and help them get jobs.

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Wars have been fought for centuries, and in every case of which I am aware, they were won or lost based on destruction and annihilation.  Job fairs won't win a war against ruthless 7th-century murderers.

Top Ten Jobs for Jihadists.  [#1] Wal-Mart Greeters: Who better to meet and greet shoppers — and urge them to load their shopping carts to overflowing — than hooded and black-robed jihadists who will decapitate anyone who dares to oppose them?

U.S. Expects to Quadruple the Number of Syrian Refugees Imported into U.S..  Far be it from me to challenge the genius of the Hillary/Kerry State Department, but one wonders whether Psaki needs a fungo-sized konk in the noggin from our legendary clue-bat.  According to State Department spokeserson Marie Harf, ISIS can be stopped in its tracks with a unique military strategy:  offering the burgeoning Caliphate members entry-level jobs.  Say, changing oil at JiffyLube or refilling the  troughs  buffets at Golden Corral.  Of course, an accurate representation of ISIS' goals would require candor and resolve, which is why you'll never hear a peep about any of that from the most transparent administration evah.

Obama's underwhelming Islamic State war powers request raises doubts.  The administration's strategy would authorize military force to defeat the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, for three years but would limit American boots on the ground to specific roles, such as rescue operations or commando missions.

ISIS Upset with Obama, Kerry, 'Heretics' for 'Slogan' That Islam Is Religion of Peace.  The new issue of ISIS' magazine released today [2/12/2015] takes issue with Western leaders who assert that Islam is a religion of peace.

Why Did Obama's FBI Just Release Chicago Bomb Plotter and Narco-Terrorist Emad Karakrah?  Several years ago the FBI had arrested Emad Karakrah and charged him with a series of crimes.  Karakrah was involved in several plots and crimes including narco-terrorism and a 2009 plot to bomb Oprah Winfrey's Chicago TV studios.  But for some inexplicable reason, the FBI just released this dangerous man out of prison.  This guy has a long history of terrorist activities.  Karakrah was involved in a far-reaching narco-terrorism plot according to extensive reporting by Judicial Watch and when he had a ISIS flag waving from his car — the same car he threatened to use as a bob [sic] carrier.  But now, for some inexplicable reason the FBI announced that on January 7, Karakrah reached a plea deal and was released from jail.

Expert: FBI 'neutered' by Muslim Brotherhood.  A veteran national-security specialist disputes FBI Director James Comey's contention that restrictions on information-gathering are the main hindrance to uncovering ISIS conspiracies in the U.S.  Clare Lopez, who served in the CIA for 20 years and is senior vice president for research and analysis at the Center for Security Policy, said the problem isn't with working-level FBI agents, who know the jihadi threat is "nurtured" in mosques.  The hindrance is from "higher-level" FBI management and the national security leadership, she insisted.  She said the FBI for too long has allowed itself "to be influenced by operatives of the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates whose objective is to neuter U.S. national security defenses."

Obama's so selfie absorbed.  [Scroll down]  Recent events show a disturbing picture of the emerging world order he favors.  It starts with bringing Iran in from the cold, a plan Obama has been working on since taking office in 2009.  His concessions to the mad mullahs' nuclear program are alarming, but that is only a piece of his strategy.  As national defense veteran Michael Doran writes in Mosaic magazine, Iran is key to Obama's "thinking about the role of the United States in the world, and especially in the Middle East."  He argues persuasively that the president wants a grand bargain that would, in Obama's own words, "integrate Iran into the international community" and "make it a very successful regional power."

Obama's Unconstitutional Attempt to Shift the Blame for His Losing ISIS Strategy.  On Wednesday [2/11/2015], President Obama proposed for Congress's consideration an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) against the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL).  The jihadists are already being fought — albeit not nearly vigorously enough — under existing AUMFs.  So Obama's proposal, which would gratuitously repeal one of the prior AUMFs, is unnecessary.  It is, in addition, so pathetic a concoction of lawlessness and aimlessness that, in a healthier political climate, Congress would not give it the time of day.

Who Benefits from Our Inaction Abroad?  [Scroll down]  The best insight into the president's motives is supplied by a very troubling piece in Mosaic magazine by the Hudson Institute's Michael Doran.  The president has been consistent, Doran shows, from his first days in office.  "Obama based his policy of outreach to Tehran on two key assumptions of the grand-bargain myth:  that Tehran and Washington were natural allies, and that Washington itself was the primary cause of the enmity between the two."  The president has been secretive and dishonest about negotiations with Iran — and aides have hinted of his intention to block the Senate's ratification power by not calling a nuclear agreement a treaty.  All of Obama's seemingly inexplicable decisions, Doran argues, from Syria to Iraq to the spurning of the Green Revolution in 2009, are of a piece.  Obama believes that once a nuclear agreement is reached, Iran will become a stabilizing power in the region and the world.

ISIS Agrees to Three-Year War.  ISIS commanders today announced that they had agreed to President Obama's time limit of three years for the war between the Islamic state and the United States and its allies.  "We think three years is enough time to decide who's best," an ISIS spokesman said today.  "There is much wisdom to Obama's approach.  It's kind of like a soccer match.  At some point, you have to call time, and whoever is ahead is the winner."  President Obama's proposed authorization of military force lasts for three years, after which the next president would have to try to extract a new authorization from Congress if he decided to continue the war.

White House omits Jews as ISIS targets in war proposal.  Bipartisan criticism of President Barack Obama's proposed authorization of force against ISIS mostly has to do with the use of U.S. troops and limits on the commander-in-chief.  But one Republican lawmaker noticed something else that he calls quite troubling — omission of the word "Jews."  Freshman Lee Zeldin is the only Republican Jewish member of Congress, and says it immediately leapt off the page that the President's proposed resolution specifically singles out several ethnic groups threatened by ISIS:  Iraqi Christians, Yezidis and Turkmens, but says nothing about Jews.

Were These People Not Christians?  The White House Sunday issued a statement condemning the barbaric beheadings of more than a dozen Egyptian Coptic Christians, but somehow the statement failed to note that that they were killed because they were Christian — or even that they were Christian at all. [...] President Obama's determination to portray Islamist terrorism as merely "extremism" untethered from any religious motivation has now crossed the line from absurdity into profound offensiveness.

No Mention of 'Christians' In White House Statement Condemning ISIS Beheadings.  On Sunday night [2/15/2015], White House press secretary Josh Earnest issued a statement condemning the actions of Islamic State Militants after they released a video of the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians.  The statement from the White House described the victims as "innocents" and "citizens," but made no mention of the victims' faith.  "The United States condemns the despicable and cowardly murder of twenty-one Egyptian citizens in Libya by ISIL-affiliated terrorists," the statement read, offering condolence to the victims families.  The ISIS video was directly targeted at Christians, citing their faith as the reason for their death.

When Muslims are victims, Obama is very quick to speak on their behalf.
Obama says N.C. shooting victims may have been targeted as Muslims.  Although police haven't determined yet whether three Muslims in North Carolina were murdered in a parking dispute or because of their religion, President Obama suggested Friday [2/13/2015] that they were victims of a hate crime.  "No one in the United States of America should ever be targeted because of who they are, what they look like, or how they worship," Mr. Obama said, saying he and first lady Michelle Obama were offering condolences to the victims' families.

Obama Announces FBI Probe Into Chapel Hill Shootings.  President Obama issued a statement announcing that a FBI probe had been launched to investigate the Chapel Hill shootings which claimed the lives of three Muslims.  "No one in the United States of America should be targeted because of who they are, what they look like or how they worship," said Obama.  This stands in sharp contrast to Obama's assessment in his interview with Vox that last month's attack in a Jewish grocery store in Paris which claimed the lives of four Jews was random.  This despite the fact that the man responsible for the killing called a radio station and stated, "I targeted them because they were Jewish."

Former Obama DIA Chief: Administration 'Struggling to Define' Threat of Islamic Extremism.  President Obama has sent a proposal to Congress for the authorization of military force to fight against the threat of IS.  Flynn said the president had used the term "Islamic State."  This action recognizes that there is a faction of radical Islam that wants to commit terroristic threats.  "If the enemy is calling themselves that, why are we having such a difficult time defining that," Flynn said.

Muslim Brotherhood: White House Official Met Us at State Department.  A Muslim Brotherhood member who recently was hosted at the State Department along with several of the Islamist group's key allies now claims that a White House official also was present in that meeting, according to recent remarks.  Abdel Mawgoud al-Dardery, a Brotherhood member and former Egyptian parliamentarian, was in the United States late last month along with a delegation of fellow Brotherhood leaders and allies.

White House Stalled ISIS Rescue. Foley, Sotloff, and Mueller Died.  The U.S. did not think British intelligence was good enough to act on and waited a month to launch a mission to rescue ISIS's hostages.  By then it was too late.

Report: White House had intel for seven weeks before launching rescue attempt for Kayla Mueller and other hostages.  We already knew they'd dragged their feet in greenlighting a rescue mission for the hostages.  After James Foley was murdered last summer, a defense source told Toby Harden that he'd heard the White House had waited nearly 30 days to say okay after special ops told them they were ready.

The Editor says...
This is exactly the behavior one would expect if Obama were a Muslim himself.  Which is why I believe he is a Muslim.

Obama White House dithered for nearly a month before launching rescue.  The United Kingdom gave the Obama administration intelligence in June 2014 about where in Syria the ISIS terror army was holding its American captives, but the White House dithered and missed its opportunity to rescue them, according to a shocking report published Thursday [2/12/2015].  U.S. and British officials said the administration sat on the information for nearly a month before launching a military raid to recover American aid worker Kayla Mueller and journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff.  By the time a rescue was mounted on July 4, 2014, the hostages had been moved.

Details emerge on Kayla Mueller's capture, captivity at ISIS hands.  Fox News first learned details about Mueller's capture and captivity last fall, and, at the request of U.S. officials who cited national security concerns in ongoing efforts to secure her release, agreed to hold off on reporting them.  A similar request was made by a spokeswoman for the family and agreed to by Fox.  Following the confirmation Tuesday of Mueller's death, Fox News can now report those details, though some specifics are still deemed too sensitive for publication.

Obama's Minions Defend Him For 'Random Shooting' Deli Remark.  Four Jews were murdered because of their faith, but Obama, in one devious sentence, reduced the heinous nature of the attack to something akin to "workplace violence."  (Sound familiar?)  He couldn't even bring himself to say the word "kosher."

President Obama: Iran Won't Develop Nuclear Weapons Because It's "Contrary" To Islam.  [Scroll down]  This follows four years of Obama saying one thing, and yet delivering an outcome totally divergent to what is claimed.  Here is a timeline of the Obama administration's Iran policy, as the world's most dangerous nation and leading state sponsor of terrorism moves inexorably towards acquiring the world's most dangerous weapon.

Obama Knew Location of U.S. Hostages; Waited 7 Weeks to Order Rescue that Failed.  Here is Fox News' Catherine Herridge reporting that President Barack Obama had actionable intelligence in May 2014 as to the whereabouts of hostages held by ISIS — down to the location, including the building and the floor plan of the building.  Yet, Obama waited seven weeks to order the rescue attempt!  As you remember, by the time Obama got around to giving the go-ahead for the Special Forces rescue attempt, the hostages had been moved.  [Video clip]

Anti-Semitic horrors don't exist in Obama's world.  At Tuesday's press briefing, White House mouthpiece Josh Earnest said something disgusting — I don't know how else to describe it — about the massacre at the Hyper Casher kosher supermarket in Paris one month ago.  "The individuals who were killed in that terrible, tragic incident," Earnest droned, "were killed not because of who they were but because of where they randomly happened to be."  Take it from someone who keeps kosher:  Nobody "randomly" happens to be in a kosher supermarket, not even in Manhattan.

Obama's Fundamental Transformation of America now global.  Lib-left world 'leaders' , soft as fleece on Islamic terrorism, go out of their way to hide the meaning of Islamic terrorism under a wooly blanket called "extremism".  The upside-down world they create leans heavily on projection and distortion in which they add insult to injury by smearing their perceived dissidents as "extremists" and watch with glee as the mainstream media repeat the smears.  As bad as it is, count on it getting much worse.  By the end of 2015, President Barack Obama's high-handed influence on elections in other countries aims to add fellow Islamic deniers to the Western world roster.

Obama: According to Iran's Supreme Leader, "It Would Be Contrary To Their Faith To Obtain A Nuclear Weapon".  At a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel President Obama addressed the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran.  According to the Supreme Leader of Iran, said Obama, "it would be contrary to their faith to obtain a nuclear weapon."

President Compares Islam to Christianity.  It is important to analyze these words — because the president of the United States spoke them in a major forum, and because what he said is said by all those who defend Islam against any criticism.  Referring to Islamic violence, the president accuses anyone who implies that such religious violence "is unique to some other place" — meaning outside the Christian West — as getting on a "high horse."  Is this true?  Of course, not.  In our time, major religious violence is in fact "unique to some other place," namely the Islamic world.  What other religious group is engaged in mass murder, systematic rape, slavery, beheading innocents, bombing public events, shooting up school children, wiping out whole religious communities and other such atrocities?

More about Obama's offensive speech at the National Prayer Breakfast.

If it bleeds, it leads... to denial by Obama.  John [Hinderaker] did a great job of ripping President Obama's pathetic musings on terrorism, as served up to Matthew Yglesias of Vox.com.  I want to focus on Obama's claim that the media "absolutely" sometimes overstates the level of alarm people should have about terrorism.  Obama offered no evidence to support this claim.  He merely asserted it, adding that he doesn't blame the media for following the "the famous saying... if it bleeds, it leads."  That's big of him.  But in what instances does Obama believe the media gave inordinate coverage to terrorist blood-letting?  ISIS's beheading of hostages?  The murders at Charlie Hebdo and the kosher deli in Paris?

Obama, Susan Rice Repeat Claim to Have 'Halted' Iran's Nuclear Progress.  More than two weeks after saying during his State of the Union address that an interim agreement with Iran had "halted the progress of its nuclear program" — a claim since disputed — President Obama repeated the assertion in his National Security Strategy report, released on Friday [2/6/2015].  "We are currently testing whether it is possible to achieve a comprehensive resolution to assure the international community that Iran's nuclear program is peaceful, while the Joint Plan of Action has halted the progress of Iran's program," Obama wrote in the introductory letter to the NSS.

Obama on Iran Negotiations: 'What's the Rush?'.  At a news conference today [2/9/2015] with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Obama was asked whether nuclear negotiations with Iran were headed for another extension.  His response, in part:  "What's the rush?"  "I think there was always the assumption that although the interim agreement lasted a certain period of time that we would probably need more time to move forward," Obama said.

Obama's meeting with Muslim leaders included president of Hamas-tied ISNA, other Islamic supremacists and subversives.  [Scroll down]  Let's look at this group.  What are they working on?  They claimed victory in pressuring the already Sharia-compliant LAPD into changing the way it handles Islamic suspicious activity reports.  Is counterterror the focus of any of the work MPAC is doing?  Go to their website, mpac.org.  Is there even one word addressing the tens of thousands of jihad attacks, the oppression of non-Muslims in Muslim countries under the Sharia, Islam's misogyny and dehumanization of women?  Is any of that worthy of mention on their website?  No.  Their objective is to impose Islam upon the secular marketplace.

The Muslim Brotherhood Comes To The White House.  The Obama White House has finally released the names of the fourteen Muslim "leaders" who met with the President this past week.  Among the group — which included a comedian, along with a hijab-wearing basketball player and a handful of left wing activists — were a select few individuals with disturbingly close ties to the global Muslim Brotherhood.

No Thanks to Obama, the World Is Finally Figuring Out How to Fight ISIS.  Yes, it's unfortunate that the US has a president, Barack Obama, who consistently sees things from the Muslim point of view. [...] With a pro-Muslim commander-in-chief, and with the administration insisting that "climate change" is the greatest threat we face, it shouldn't be a surprise that the villainous Islamic State is on the march in the Middle East.

Obama's Fanaticism.  On the one hand, we discover that Obama warmly welcomes "Muslim leaders" including "members of known jihadist groups."  And on the other, he "stuns and horrifies Americans, and indeed Christians around the world not to mention victims of Islamist horror" with his bigoted rant at the National Prayer Breakfast.  At what point can it be definitively acknowledged that Obama's loyalties are not with the United States?  Moreover, this man's disregard for humanity is breathtaking and terrifying.

Obama Calls Terror Attack on Paris Jews 'Random' Shooting.  President Barack Obama has called the terror attack on Jews in a kosher supermarket in Paris last month an act of random violence, rather than a terror attack or an antisemitic attack. [...] The president calls the attackers "violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris."

Taqiyya? State Dept. admits lying about meeting with Muslim Brotherhood.  So anyway this non-terrorist group was hosted by the State Department, and in typical Obama administration fashion, the circumstances of the meeting were fabricated.  As the Free Beacon writes, "The State Department admitted on Monday that it misled reporters about a recent delegation of Muslim Brotherhood leaders and allies who were hosted for a meeting with officials at Foggy Bottom."  I love the way it says "misled," the kinder, gentler way to say taqiyya.

Barack Obama: What the heck is wrong with you?  Barack Obama was asked about [the] gruesome murder that the Islamic savages filmed and then released on Tuesday [2/3/2015].  The photo-op president of the United States was in the middle of another Obamacare promotional event when a journalist asked him about the death of the Jordanian pilot.  Mr. Obama, instead of reacting with the horror that real Americans or even any sane individual has over this shocking murder, seemed to be seriously irritated that someone would dare interrupt his photo-op.

Obama changes objective in war on ISIS from 'destroy' to 'defeat'.  President Obama is changing the objective in the war against the Islamic State from "destroy" to "defeat."  Military analysts say there is a big difference.

Revealed: Names of Seven American Muslim Leaders at White House 'Anti-Muslim Bigotry' Meeting.  The White House has still refused to name the "American Muslim leaders" with whom President Obama met to "discuss a range of domestic and foreign policy issues."  According to a White House statement on the President's meeting, the domestic issues discussed were the "Affordable Care Act, anti-Muslim violence and discrimination, the 21st Century Policing Task Force, and the upcoming White House Summit on Countering Violence Extremism."  On the foreign policy front, "the President discussed the need to continue countering ISIL and other groups that commit horrific acts of violence, purportedly in the name of Islam," while also congratulating Muslims on their "remarkable contributions" to America.  Breitbart News has uncovered the names of seven of the American Muslim leaders in attendance.

The Editor says...
When has Obama ever met secretly with a group of Christian leaders?

Day Before Denouncing Christianity, Obama Held Secretive Meeting With Islamic Leaders.  Yesterday [2/5/2015] Obama once again made good on his promise to "stand with the Muslims" when he responded to the latest ghastly atrocity by the Islamic State by absurdly blaming Christianity for slavery and denouncing the Crusades.  On the previous day, he attended a religious meeting more to his liking. [...] Considering the malevolent ultra-radicals he openly consults with (e.g., Al Sharpton) and even appoints to positions of great power (e.g., Eric Holder), the imagination balks at who must have attended this meeting for the Regime to want it kept secret.  Members of the terror umbrella group the Muslim Brotherhood were likely present, given Obama's record of support for it at the expense of Western interests.

Islam, history and the failure to recognize a world threat.  If you don't know which side the president is on, you should probably be forgiven.  It often appears HE doesn't know which side he is on.  Last week had to be an all-time low not just for this president, but for any president in history, in terms of looking weak and vacillating, if not downright pusillanimous, in the face of the enemy.  The enemy, in case you need a scorecard, is Islamic expansionist jihad.  The tactic is terrorism waged with shameless barbarity, and the goal is worldwide domination in the form of a Sharia-law-based caliphate.

Muslim Group's Enthusiastic Invitation to Obama After Christianity Comments.  The nation's largest Muslim group is inviting President Barack Obama to visit an American mosque, enthusiastically embracing the president's controversial comments at the National Prayer Breakfast this week comparing past Christian misdeeds to the Islamic State. [...] Obama met with 15 Muslim leaders at the White House Wednesday [2/4/2015], but the White House has not yet released the names, only that they were "American Muslim leaders."

Whether a Civilization Endures is Determined by How it Confronts Evil.  Are Americans becoming complacent to the violence in our midst?  Obama certainly appears to be.  In the fight of good versus evil, he is siding with evil.

'Strategic Patience': White House Unveils National Security Strategy.  President Obama issued a national security strategy to Congress this morning calling for "strategic patience" to face challenges ranging from rampaging terrorists to Vladimir Putin on the march.  "America leads from a position of strength.  But, this does not mean we can or should attempt to dictate the trajectory of all unfolding events around the world," Obama wrote in the preface of the report.  Global challenges, he added, "require us to take our responsibilities seriously and make the smart investments in the foundations of our national power."  The 35-page document mentions "Islam" just twice — in spelling out the formal name of ISIL, and stating, "We reject the lie that America and its allies are at war with Islam."

Appeasement as Narcissism.  Members of the Obama administration have insisted that the Taliban are not terrorists.  Those responsible for the recent Paris killings are not radical Islamists.  The Muslim Brotherhood is largely secular.  Jihad is a "legitimate tenet of Islam."  And "violent extremism," "workplace violence" or "man-caused disaster" better describe radical Islamic terrorism.  Domestic terrorism is just as likely caused by returning U.S. combat veterans, according to one report by a federal agency.  What is the point of such linguistic appeasement?

The White House Won't Reveal Who Attended Obama's Secret Meeting With Muslim Leaders.  President Obama met with American Muslim leaders this afternoon, according to the White House schedule, but so far the administration is unwilling to reveal who attended the meeting, which was closed to the press.  The White House released a readout of the meeting explaining that Obama discussed "a range of domestic and foreign policy issues" including Obamacare, police fairness, anti-Muslim discrimination, and the upcoming Summit on Countering Violence Extremism.

Obama quietly hands out names of Muslim leaders he met with privately.  The White House has finally divulged the names of American Muslim leaders who met with President Obama this week, including Imam Mohamed Magid, who has advised the administration on formulating responses to incidents that Islamists consider offensive.  After stonewalling journalists for two days about the names of the participants at the meeting Wednesday [2/4/2015], the White House quietly attached the list of attendees to the end of its daily press briefing transcript Thursday evening [2/5/2015].

Will Democrats Formally Announce an Alliance With Hamas and Boycott the Israeli Prime Minister's Speech to Congress?  This sort of thing must pose quite the head-scratching conundrum for many in the American Jewish community.  If they support their far left ideology, they also must support the Nazi-backed, Islamofascist movement and all it entails.
1. Obama is entertaining Muslim Brotherhood leaders in the White House and at the State Department
2. Obama is doing his level best to ensure Iran continues its work on nuclear weapons
3. Obama is doing his level best to ostracize Israel and ridicule its self-preservation instinct
4. Obama continues to legitimize the tactics of Hamas
5. Obama refuses to call the Islamic state "Islamic"
And Democrats, instead of speaking out, are in lockstep with him.

Obama denied request from Jordan for Predator drones in Islamic State fight.  The Obama administration this year turned down a request from Jordan for Predator spy drones that would help it locate targets in the war against the Islamic State.  The refusal, disclosed by a House Armed Services Committee member, has gained attention since Jordan has emerged as a critical player in a U.S.-led coalition to destroy the Islamist terrorist group in the days after it released a video of its execution by fire of a captured Jordanian military pilot.

Do ya think? Obama says ISIS 'appears only interested in death and destruction'.  Now, we all know by now Barack Hussein Obama prides himself on being cool and aloof.  Last summer when ISIS beheaded an American, Obama denounced it at a brief photo-op it, then played a long round of fist-bumping golf with pro athlete pals.  Obama skipped the funeral of the first U.S. general killed in combat in decades because he was on vacation. [...] No wonder we've never seen Obama donate blood.  He doesn't have any.  Or passion.  Or humanity.

Gitmo's Worst Terrorists Skype as Part of "Humane Treatment".  In the latest of many fringe benefits extended to the world's most dangerous terrorists the Obama administration is allowing Guantanamo Bay prisoners — including a senior Al Qaeda operative — to speak with family via video chats similar to Skype.  The captives are "high-value" detainees locked up in a special top-security wing of the military compound at the U.S. Naval base in southeast Cuba.

Islamic extremist terrorism: The scourge that Obama dare not name.  To the average person, it's pretty clear we're at war with Islamic extremists.  Yet, to hear President Obama tell it, we are not technically at war, and even if we are, he wants you to believe religion has little to do with it.  He and his surrogates have repeatedly refused to say the words "Islamic extremism" or "radical Islam" when describing our enemies in groups like Al Qaeda, Jabhat al-Nusra, ISIS and Boko Haram, just to name a few.

Obama's Response to ISIS Murders: Better Stick to the Golf.  [Scroll down]  The clue to Obama's dreamy bemusement lies in the words: "whatever ideology they are operating off of, it's bankrupt."  Go on Barack, take a quick stab at that ideology thing.  Are they — Islamic State — really an ideological terrorist cover for Presbyterianism?  Radical Quakers?  Mormons, Jews, Hindus or pastafarians?  Is that their political/religious orientation?

We Still Don't Know Why Obama Wants Deal with Iran.  [Scroll down]  The secret talks began in 2008, before Obama was even elected, and the back channel, as I was the first to reveal, was retired U.S. Ambassador William Miller, who confirmed the story to me and others.  In other words, Obama entered the White House with the intention of forging an alliance with our most dangerous enemy in the Middle East.  That fact has to be the baseline of any serious analysis of our government's policies.  Which takes us straightaway to the great unanswered question:  Why does the president want this alliance?

Obama To Host American Muslims At The White House — Closed To The Press.  President Obama plans to meet with American Muslim leaders at the White House, the day after a video of a Jordanian pilot being burned alive was released by Islamic State terrorists.  The meeting will take place later this afternoon [2/4/2015], according to the White House, but it will be closed to the press according to the schedule.  Photographers will also be blocked from the event.

State Department admits it lied about Muslim Brotherhood visit.  This is a serious and shameful incident that the mainstream media can be counted on to brush aside.  The Muslim Brotherhood is the central Sunni coordinating mission for jihad, the conquest and subjugation of the world to the dictates of sharia law, and the supremacy of Muslims over infidels.  The Egyptian government has identified the MB as a terrorist organization. [...] By falsely claiming that Georgetown University sponsored and funded the delegation, the State Department attempted to legitimize its visit with a veneer of academic respectability, making it seem like a courtesy call since they were already in the neighborhood.

State Dept. Misled Reporters About Meeting with Muslim Brotherhood.  The State Department admitted on Monday [2/2/2015] that it misled reporters about a recent delegation of Muslim Brotherhood leaders and allies who were hosted for a meeting with officials at Foggy Bottom.  State Department spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki claimed last week that the controversial delegation of key Brotherhood leaders and allies had been "organized and funded by Georgetown University."  However, the university denied this is the case when reached by the Washington Free Beacon.

Allen West To Congress: Censure Obama For Being 'Islamist Sympathizer'.  "Well, this is what happens because weakness is enticing for your enemy and let us go back and remember even in 2009 when President Obama went to speak in Egypt at that university there in Cairo he requested for the Muslim Brotherhood members to be front and center for his speech.  So you know there comes a time when we really have to honestly say, you know, whose side is President Obama on?" West said.

"If we can't name the enemy we cannot begin to deal with it."
The Administration's Epidemic Speech Tic.  [Scroll down]  "This follows a series of semantic exercises in which the shoe bomber is dismissed as 'deranged' and the Fort Hood shootings are described as a "workplace incident'.  The great cartoonist Ramirez mocked this linguistic legerdemain this week, but it's not really funny.  I think it's a serious speech tic and it seems to be catching.  "Why would the administration think calling these monsters 'insurgents' could disguise the terrorist nature of their acts?  What distinguishes them from 'terrorists' attacking civilians, our troops, our contractors, our interests and allies in particularly brutal fashion?

What Are the Metaphysics of Islamic Denial?  After six years, it is no surprise that the Obama administration does not see the Taliban as "terrorists" or that it will not associate "violent extremism" with radical Islam or just Islam.  After all, when Maj. Hasan murdered U.S. soldiers it was nothing more than "workplace violence," as if he were a disgruntled post office employee of the 1970s.  Our two top intelligence chiefs assured us that the Muslim Brotherhood was "largely secular" and that jihad "was a legitimate tenet of Islam."  Add in "workplace violence" and the old "overseas contingency operations."  Do we remember that Ms. Napolitano's Department of Homeland Security warned us about right-wing returning veterans as the most likely to terrorize us? When someone blows up people at the Boston Marathon, beheads a woman in Oklahoma, or puts a hatchet in a NYPD officer's head, he is not a terrorist or proselytizer fueled by Islamic hatred of non-Muslims as much as mentally confused.

Obama Does Have a Strategy.  The Obama administration has not formulated a consistent strategy to cope with the advance of second-generation Islamic terrorism.  It is confused by the state upheavals in the Middle East.  It is surprised by the aggression of Putin's Russia and the ascendance of an autocratic China.  Our allies in Europe, much of democratic Asia, and Israel all worry that the U.S. is rudderless, as it slashes its military budget and withdraws from prior commitments.

Obama Downplays Terror Threat.  The president has been under intense scrutiny for how he has handled the Islamic State.  His downplaying of their threat to national security, calling them a "JV squad" has provider fodder for Obama's critics.  In his interview with Fareed Zakaria, the president offered a line of thinking that could not be any more different than that of his predecessor.

Obama: We Should Stop "Overinflating" Importance Of Terror Groups As If "They Are An Existential Threat" To U.S..  [Quoting Barack Hussein Obama] ["]When you look at ISIL, it has no governing strategy.  It can talk about sitting up the new caliphate but nobody is under any illusions that they can actually, you know, sustain or feed people or educate people or organize a society that would work.  And so we can't give them the victory of overinflating what they do, and we can't make the mistake of being reactive to them.["]

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Islamic terrorists have no interest in developing the ability to "feed people or educate people or organize a society" because they have a myopic worldview based on perpetual outrage, destruction and death.  Building cities and schools is the least of their concerns.  School work isn't necessary for cradle-to-grave warfare.

Obama Dithers While Terrorism Escalates.  Islamists were responsible for 80 percent of 17,958 deaths from terrorism worldwide in 2013, according to the Global Terrorism Index of the Institute for Economics and Peace, an Australian think tank.  Deaths from terrorism have risen 500 percent since 9/11/2001, with the major players being the so-called Islamic State in the Middle East, Boko Haram in Africa and al-Qaida.  Islamists kill someone somewhere every five hours, on average, says the Religion of Peace website.

Chuck Hagel Admits He Was Pressured by The Obama White House To Release GITMO Detainees.  It has long been suspected that President Obama took the direction to empty GITMO of detainees as a strategic maneuver once he was politically unable to put them into Federal DOJ custody for trial.  Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel confirms the pressure in that regard.  President Obama and his leftist ideologues want GITMO closed. Sending the detainees to Qatar or Mid-East allies became the politically strategic direction.

Hagel Admits Disagreement with WH Over Pressure for Swifter Release of Gitmo Detainees.  In an interview with CNN that aired during Friday's [1/30/2015] "The Situation Room," former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel admitted there was some disagreement between he and the Obama White House over the pace of the release of Guantanamo Bay detainees during his tenure.  In her line of questioning to Hagel involving the prisoner swap of five Taliban Guantanamo detainees for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr got Hagel to admit there had been some pressure from within the White House.

Homeland Security Adviser Mohamed Elibiary Goes on Hate-Filled Anti-Christian Rant.  Obama administration Muslim adviser Mohamed Elibiary is no stranger to regular PJ Media readers.  In September, Elibiary was unceremoniously removed from his fellowship position with the Department of Homeland Security, which he tried to spin as a "resignation," but letters sent to members of Congress by DHS officials indicated he would not be reappointed.

Obama Is Openly Colluding with the Enemy.  We are in the middle of a hot war in the Middle East, with constant terror attacks all over the world, including the United States, Europe, and Asia.  The enemy is called violent Islam, or radical Islam, or fascist Islam, or reactionary Islam, or merely "orthodox Islam."  We constantly waste time quibbling about the name.  But we know the enemy by now. [...] Obama's half-brother Malik Obama is a big Muslim Brotherhood money man.  The MBs have espoused jihad against the modern world since 1928, when their organization was founded.  Malik "oversees Muslim Brotherhood investments worldwide," and that means buying up politicians, like you-know-who.  Malik is also a funder of Hamas, which has an identical war theology to ISIS's.

Obama says terrorists not motivated by true Islam.  Criticized for avoiding the phrase "Islamic extremism," President Obama said he doesn't want to alienate the majority of peace-loving Muslims as the U.S. fights to defeat terrorist networks around the world.  "I think that for us to be successful in fighting this scourge, it's very important for us to align ourselves with the 99.9 percent of Muslims who are looking for the same thing we're looking for — order, peace, prosperity," Mr. Obama said on CNN.  "And so I don't quibble with labels."

Obama once again refuses to call battle with terrorists a war against radical Islam.  President Obama has again refused to call the battle with terrorism in the Middle East a war against radical Islam.  In his latest interview, the Commander-in-Chief agrees certain factions have perverted the religion having embraced a 'nihilistic, violent, almost medieval interpretation of Islam'[.]  But he insists that such labels hurt efforts to root out radical ideologies in Muslim communities which have been tainted by groups such as ISIS and Al Qaeda.

Is Obama Trying to Kill President Bush?  It's still unclear whether there is any Gitmo terrorist that Obama will not free.  Outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has said that the White House pressured him to free more Gitmo terrorists faster.  White House reports suggested that Obama fired Hagel because he had been moving too slowly on freeing terrorists, making him guilty of thwarting Obama's plot to close Gitmo.  That would make Hagel the first Secretary of Defense to be fired for failing to undermine national security.

Muslim Brotherhood Nazis Call for "Long, Uncompromising Jihad" After Meeting with Obama State Department.  It couldn't be more obvious to me that Obama and his Administration are in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood.  This past week, they held a confab at the State Department concerning their ongoing efforts to oppose the current government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, who rose to power following the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi, an ally of the Brotherhood, in 2013.  And that just [angered Obama] to no end.  Not hard to tell where his allegiances lie and they certainly aren't with Israel.

State Dept Won't Call Taliban Murder of American Contractors 'Terrorism'.  In the latest round of verbal gymnastics over the Taliban, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki refused to categorize the murder of American civilians at Kabul International Airport an act of "terrorism."  The Taliban claimed responsibility for that attack on Friday [1/30/2015], which killed three civilian contractors working for the U.S. government and wounded one other.  The gunman was reportedly a member of Afghan security forces who turned his weapon on his colleagues before being killed.

Why Obama Needs to Pretend the Taliban Aren't Terrorists.  No doubt because of my background investigating, prosecuting, and studying terrorism, the cynical claim by White House spokesmen that the Taliban is not a terrorist organization has annoyed me even more than the Obama administration's nonstop lying usually does.

The Obama Era Has Been Very, Very Good for Iran.  When trying to make sense of Barack Obama's foreign policy, it is difficult to escape the conclusion that a great deal of it has been meant to reward, placate, or at least avoid angering Iran.  With the world in flames after six years of Obama, there are two things he wants to fish out of the smoldering wreckage and hold up as "legacy" triumphs: a nuclear deal with Iran and a Palestinian stat

Obama has agreed to 80 percent of Iran's demands in nuclear talks, Israeli officials tell Ch. 10.  According to unnamed officials, Washington "has given the Iranians 80 percent of what they want" out of the negotiations, Channel 10 is reporting.  Jerusalem officials appear alarmed at the prospect that the United States will soon strike a deal with the Iranian regime that will leave it with a "breakout point" of months before it can gallop toward the bomb.

Open Jihad Declared in Egypt Following State Dept. Meeting with Muslim Brotherhood-Aligned Leaders.  The Muslim Brotherhood called for "a long, uncompromising jihad" in Egypt just days after a delegation of the Islamist group's key leaders and allies met with the State Department, according to an official statement released this week.  Just days after a delegation that included two top Brotherhood leaders was hosted at the State Department, the organization released an official statement calling on its supporters to "prepare" for jihad, according to an independent translation of the statement first posted on Tuesday [1/27/2015].

State Dept: Muslim Brotherhood US Trip 'Organized and Funded' by Georgetown University.  An official U.S. State Department transcript revealed that Georgetown University had "organized and funded" a recent trip for members of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood to the United States.  While in the United States, the Brotherhood operatives met with top State Department officials in the Obama administration.

Drift and Delusion at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  In the Middle East, we aren't winning against the Islamic State terrorist group, as the president claimed.  We may have killed many thousands of its fighters and much of its leadership, but new groups inspired by the movement are mushrooming daily in West and North Africa, the North Caucasus, and likely Afghanistan and Central Asia as well.

The Lying Sleeps Tonight.  [Scroll down]  Iran is convincing the administration to retreat everywhere by explaining each time that it is really a victory for Obama.  In consequence, America's enemies are finding it childishly simple to manipulate the experts in Washington.

Obama's Taliban Tools and Treachery.  Washington is awash in conflicting reports this week that the Pentagon may — or may not — charge Taliban tool Bowe Bergdahl with desertion.  I first reported on Bergdahl's betrayal and abandonment of his post in July 2009.  A military source tells me that the Obama administration has "slow rolled" the investigation and prosecution — while withholding vital intelligence gathered from Bergdahl's debriefing last summer.  As the Obama administration dithers on the desertion charges, at least one of the five Taliban terrorists the president exchanged for Bergdahl has reportedly returned to jihad.  The news comes this week as the White House adamantly refuses to call the Taliban a terrorist group.

Obama Squirms to Dodge the Truth.  Iran is on the verge of nuclear weapons and Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs).  Obama is pretending it aint' so, so he can sign his totally phony "peace agreement" with the mullahs.  But Israel's Netanyahu won't sign on to a treaty that will give the genocidal cult of Iran all the power in the world.  That is why Obama hates Netanyahu, and wants to destroy him.  Obama is therefore making exactly the same move made by the appeasers of Hitler and Stalin in Europe.  He is gambling on a losing game of appeasement, but nobody, certainly not the Arabs, believes a word.

Behind the White House's defense of the Taliban.  [T]he Obama administration today [1/28/2015] claimed that the Taliban is an "armed insurrection" — you know, kind of like George Washington's Continental Army — not a terrorist group.  It is therefore materially different, spokesperson Eric Schultz argued, from ISIS.  Thus, it is okay for the U.S. to swap prisoners with the Taliban (see Bergdahl, Bowe), but not okay to make concessions to ISIS in exchange for prisoners.

White House: Taliban are not terrorists.  I suppose that if Daniel Patrick Moynihan was right and we can define deviancy down, there is really no good reason why terrorism can't be defined down, too.

Muslim Brotherhood-Aligned Leaders Hosted at State Department.  The State Department hosted a delegation of Muslim Brotherhood-aligned leaders this week for a meeting about their ongoing efforts to oppose the current government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, who rose to power following the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi, an ally of the Brotherhood, in 2013.  One member of the delegation, a Brotherhood-aligned judge in Egypt, posed for a picture while at Foggy Bottom in which he held up the Islamic group's notorious four-finger Rabia symbol, according to his Facebook page.  That delegation member, Waleed Sharaby, is a secretary-general of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council and a spokesman for Judges for Egypt, a group reported to have close ties to the Brotherhood.

HE Stands With THEM.  "Islamic Terrorism" is a euphemism this Administration will not use even ordering the military to delete such references in manuals.  We may not identify our enemy but they clearly identify us when chanting "Death to America".  Strangely, the Obama Administration prefers phrases like "overseas contingencies" and "workplace violence" to protect what must be the brass unblemished image of Islam in the President's mind.

The Elites bow to Mecca.  The aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre has confirmed something widely suspected:  this country's elites have no interest in defeating terrorism. [...] At the end of the same week, five Yemeni terrorists — associated with the Al Qaeda offshoot that sponsored the CH murders — were freed from Guantanamo, evidently on Obama's orders.  Not only does this defy widely-discussed findings that from 10 to 20% of all released detainees return to terrorism, it also gives the back of the hand to the French and the victims.  With this action, the administration's long-suspected reluctance to engage with terrorism has been formalized.

As Obama bows to the new Saudi King, he quietly unveils plans to kill off the crucial Trans-Alaska pipeline.  It's bad enough that President Obama doesn't have time to get to Paris for a global protest against terrorism after the Charlie Hebdo attack but can meet and greet the San Antonio Spurs.  But then he privately slams an invitation by Congress to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, our only true ally in a terror-stricken Middle East, with whom he has no time to speak, while he travels to Saudi Arabia to meet with new Saudi King Salman and extend our condolences on the death of King Abdullah.  And the way to Riyadh, Obama gives the Saudis a gift in the form of the proposed wilderness designation of three energy-rich areas of Alaska:  1.52 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge's coastal plain, 5.85 million acres of the Brooks mountain range and 4.92 million acres of the Porcupine Plateau.

Al Qaeda agent floated in swap for US prisoners?  Over the last several decades, there has been a long tradition of U.S. foreign policy officials making clear to our friends and enemies that we do not negotiate with terrorists.  The customary belief from national security experts is that negotiating with the bad guys in any way will encourage more bad guys and more bad behavior. [...] The Obama administration, however, while periodically claiming it doesn't negotiate with terrorists, has done it.

Pentagon Sponsors Essay Contest to Honor Late Saudi King.  Obama administration officials have been effusive in their praise for late Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz who died last week at the age of 90.  Now comes word that chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin E. Dempsey is establishing a "research and essay competition" at the US military's National Defense University to honor the long-time U.S. ally.

Obama's silence on radical Islam puts all of us in danger.  Last night [1/20/2015] during the State of the Union address, President Obama refused to acknowledge that Islamic extremism is even a thing.  Instead, he said the greatest threat facing America is climate change.  Fox News' Todd Starnes sounded off Wednesday in his "American Dispatch" saying, "Okay, Mr. President.  Let's talk about climate change for a moment.  What do you think is going to happen to the ozone when Al Qaeda explodes giant nuclear bombs in American cities?  Good luck growing those radioactive butter beans.  The fact is, President Obama is in denial — and he's putting the lives of our families in jeopardy."  [Video clip]

Obama: We've achieved victory in Europe.  NATO: The fighting's never been worse.  Let's review what is probably going to be remembered as Barack Obama's most tone-deaf and imprudent statement amid an ocean of similarly ill-considered assertions in Tuesday's State of the Union.  Not merely the president but everyone who wrote and vetted the 2015 State of the Union address thought it was a great idea to take a victory lap over the White House's approach to the crisis in Europe precipitated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Jihad by Civilian.  Jihad has rapidly taken a new and ominous shape.  In the past, bombs were exploded — either human homicide bombs or car/truck bombs.  Rockets were launched.  Unbelievably, planes were once flown into major Western targets.  Now, President Obama empowers the radical Islamic world further by refusing to join the words "terrorism" and "Islam" and by insisting that Islam is a religion of "peace."  Obama continues to empower Iran to become a nuclear power and, most fatefully, empowers the recruitment efforts of The Islamic State.  He does so each time he refuses to say that the Free World or the Judeo-Christian West is at war with Islamic barbarianism or with radical political Islam.

King Abdullah "Could not Stand President Obama".  Uh oh.  Somebody got the wrong idea about a friendship they were having.  That would be President Obama, who said, as part of an obsequious statement lamenting the passing of Saudi Arabian King Abdullah, "As our countries worked together to confront many challenges, I always valued King Abdullah's perspective and appreciated our genuine and warm friendship."  According to Richard Engel of NBC News, Abdullah's feelings were not warm, and if they seemed that way to Obama, they were not genuine.

A-10 Warthog ISIS-Killer Axed by Uber-Competent Commander-In-Chief.  The venerable A-10 Warthog, designed to stop Soviet tanks, and the perfect weapon to "degrade and destroy" the Islamic State, as President Obama promised, faces a budgetary chopping block. [...] Dubbed the "Warthog" because of its decidedly un-sleek profile, the A-10 has been found to be useful in another capacity in Iraq — attacking IS forces that don't want to be on the business end of the Warthog's 30 mm cannon as it flies low and slow over the battlefield.  As Iraqi News reported last week after an A-10 sortie against IS forces near Mosul:  "The aircraft sparked panic in the ranks of ISIS and bombing its elements in spaces close to the ground."

Also posted under Obama is intentionally weakening America's defenses.

Obama lives in ignorance of Islamic threat.  President Obama has a happy and untroubled life on Fantasy Island, where he lives in splendid isolation from the world where the rest of us live. [...] When an Islamic radical shoots up an Army base, dispensing wholesale death in the name of Allah, the president sees only "workplace violence."  Trouble in Syria?  He'll draw a red line around that.  Nuclear weapons in Iran?  He's on that, too.

The Editor says...
Mr. Obama is either thoroughly incompetent, or he is a Muslim.  Take your pick.

Democrat Senator Slams Obama's Pro-Iranian Propaganda.  "I have to be honest with you, the more I hear from the administration and its quotes, the more it sounds like talking points that come straight out of Tehran.  And it feeds to the Iranian narrative of victimization when they are the ones with original sin," [Sen. Robert] Menendez said during a Congressional hearing.

Check your Muslim Privilege.  Barack Obama has led the way in granting and promoting Muslim privilege.  Others have followed.  It is high time it stops. [...] Islam is a supremacist religious creed that denigrates all other religions.  Now others seem to agree, or are certainly acting in ways that show sympathy for that point of view.  It starts at the top.  Barack Obama has used the powers of his office to protect and promote Islam.  Examples abound: [...]

U.S. to Award Iran $11.9 Billion Through End of Nuke Talks.  The Obama administration on Wednesday paid $490 million in cash assets to Iran and will have released a total of $11.9 billion to the Islamic Republic by the time nuclear talks are scheduled to end in June, according to figures provided by the State Department.  Today's $490 million release, the third such payment of this amount since Dec. 10, was agreed to by the Obama administration under the parameters of another extension in negotiations over Tehran's contested nuclear program that was inked in November.

A fantasy for tweens.  [Scroll down]  And as for "turning the page," what about American involvement in Iraq?  The centerpiece of his State of the Union last year was extensive back-patting about pulling all our forces out of Iraq.  And last night?  He called on Congress to give him a new authorization for the war against the Islamic State — a war that is being fought in... Iraq.

'It's not Islam!' they say — but it is.  How can you draw on the lessons if you're confused and cannot define what you're fighting?  And don't look for clarity and guidance from the White House.  President Obama has been in denial from day one.  Not only was he absent from the Parisian boulevard parade of world leaders he has been MIA on Islamic terror since he took office.  The best he came up with over the French terrorist attacks was to pledge to stand with his allies against the "scourge" of terrorism.  Well good for him for his vacuous words.  What scourge would that be, Mr. President?

Obama Releases Convicted terrorist al-MarriLong War Journal reports that the Obama administration has released Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri from a U.S. prison — not from Gitmo, but from a civilian jail after a federal terrorism conviction.  Al-Marri is an al-Qaeda operative who was planted as a "sleeper" in the United States by Khalid Sheikh Mohamed to await instructions on carrying out a second wave of attacks after the 9/11 atrocities — against water reservoirs, the New York Stock Exchange, U.S. military academies, and other targets.

Missing the answer to terror attacks: Guns.  Over four million people including 50 world leaders showed up in Paris to rally against the murders and for free speech yet the main gist of subsequent commentary was to criticize the absence of President Obama.  Given his abhorrence of the word jihad, I never expected him to participate in any event that was critical of Islam.

Top Dem: Obama Admin Sounds Like Getting Talking Points 'Straight Out Of Tehran'.  Menendez directed his comments to Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken.  "They get to cheat in a series of ways and we get to worry about their perceptions" about sanctions, Menendez said going on to read a quote from Blinkin indicating that is an administration concern.  In his State of the Union address Tuesday evening, Obama said he would veto any new sanctions on Iran.

Obama's Solution: Greater Islamic Integration.  He [Obama] said, "Our biggest advantage is that our Muslim populations, they feel themselves to be Americans.  There is this incredible process of immigration and assimilation that is part of our tradition," he said.  "There are parts of Europe in which that is not the case and that's probably the greatest danger that Europe faces."  Besides the fact that it sounds annoyingly arrogant, that is patently a false statement.  America has Islamic encampments right now that number just over 100 locations.

Why Obama Can't Say 'Radical Islam'.  Following the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris this month, White House spokesman Josh Earnest briefly became an Islamic theologian.  At issue was why U.S. President Barack Obama's administration, unlike the leadership of France, wouldn't describe the murderers as adherents to "radical Islam." [...] It's easy to see the absurdity in saying that men who shout "Allahu Akhbar" before they murder Jews, cartoonists and French policeman are not radical Muslims.  But Earnest was not freelancing, he was articulating a longstanding U.S. policy, not only for Obama but also his predecessor, George W. Bush.  Both administrations have said repeatedly since Sept. 11, 2001, that radical Islam is not Islamic.  There is a reason for this:  The long war against radical Islamic terrorists requires at least the tacit support of many radical Muslims.

Dem Rep Gabbard: Obama Admin 'Refuses to Recognize Who Our Enemy Is'.  Representative and Iraq War veteran Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) argued that the Obama administration "refuses to recognize who our enemy is" on Friday's [1/16/2015] "Situation Room" on CNN.  "It sickens me, Wolf, like so many other people who I served with and service members, who served both in Iraq and in other places, unfortunately we lost friends there who paid that ultimate price, and what is so frustrating now as we look at the situation there, our administration refuses to recognize who our enemy is.  And unless and until that happens, then it's impossible to come up with a strategy to defeat that enemy.["]

Dem Rep.: 'Frustrating' WH 'Refuses to Recognize' Radical Islam as Threat.  One common refrain this week among conservatives is that President Obama and the White House have a very steadfast resistance to referring to terrorists like the ones in Paris as "Islamic extremists" or "Islamic radicals."  Josh Earnest argued it's a matter of "accuracy," but the administration hasn't provided much of an explanation beyond that.  And now, Democratic Congresswoman and Army veteran Tulsi Gabbard is joining in on that criticism, telling Wolf Blitzer on CNN today, "It's frustrating how, as we look at the situation there, our administration refuses to recognize who our enemy is."

Obama Doesn't Get Islamic Terrorism.  When 44 world leaders joined 1.6 million Parisians to condemn Islamist terror last Sunday, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were watching football.  Secretary of State John Kerry was in India (where it's been unseasonably cold), to give a speech on global warming.  Attorney General Eric Holder was in Paris but didn't attend because he was in "high-level meetings," aides said.  With whom?  Nearly every prominent French official was at the rally. [...] It's appalling if the White House didn't grasp the symbolic importance of U.S. participation, more appalling if the snub were deliberate.

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I think Mr. Obama understands Islam much better than most political commentators believe.

There Is Only One Way to Stop Obama from Setting Jihadists Free.  You're not going to like this.  Our commander-in-chief is recklessly releasing jihadists from Guantanamo Bay.  The president's Bush-deranged base is buoyed by the all-out effort to fulfill his vow to shut down the detention camp.  But the vast majority of Americans remain opposed, and increasingly alarmed.  The pace of releases has surged since November's midterm elections, with over two-dozen detainees sprung — aiding the enemy even as the terror threat intensifies.  But if you want it stopped, the president has to be impeached.

Religion that dare not speak its name: British PM warns of global 'Islamist extremist terrorist threat'.  Barack Obama pointedly refused to call ISIS terrorists Muslims today [1/16/2015] as he spoke at a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron.  Standing just a few feet away, Cameron warned of a global 'Islamist extremist terrorist threat,' condemning the perversion of Islam in the strongest possible terms three times and using the word 'poisonous' to describe the radicalized ideology five times.  Keeping with his administration's policy to label foreign fighters as 'terrorists,' Obama would not refer to the religion of ISIS militants during the White House news conference but at one point called them 'fanatics.'

Obama vs. Cameron: British PM takes hard line on 'Islamist' extremists, Obama avoids I-word.  "Poisonous ideology."  "Radical, death cult of a narrative."  British Prime Minister David Cameron was unsparing in his condemnation of Islamist terrorists on Friday, as he stood beside President Obama in the White House.  Like French officials last week following the deadly attacks in Paris, the PM bluntly described the problem as a "very serious Islamist extremist terrorist threat."  Obama?  The U.S. president stayed the rhetorical course.

Obama whispers "bang-bang" to terrorists.  Iraq, where trainees lack weapons and ammunition, is the site of America's most robust anti-terrorist activity.  Elsewhere, our efforts are even more pathetic.

The Conversation Obama Doesn't Want to Have.  Could this argument be any dumber?  The Obama administration has forced America and much of the world into a debate no one wanted or needed.  Namely, does Islamic terrorism have anything to do with Islam? [...] White House spokesman Josh Earnest says, "We have chosen not to use that label [of radical Islam] because it doesn't seem to accurately describe what happened."  What happened was the slaughter last week at the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo.  The sound of the terrorists' gunfire was punctuated by shouts of "Allahu akbar!" and "We have avenged the prophet Mohammed!"

Obama rush to empty Guantanamo alarms lawmakers.  It took a while for Republicans to catch on to what President Obama is doing with the U.S. terrorist prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  But now that it's clear Obama is rushing to empty the place, Republicans are stepping up efforts to stop him.  Whether they succeed could have a serious impact on national security, as well as on more general GOP efforts to rein in runaway executive power in the White House.  Obama has accelerated Guantanamo releases and transfers since last November's midterm elections.  Other than the five senior Taliban leaders released in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl last May — a deal Obama made in secret, ignoring the law that required him to notify Congress — the president released just one other Guantanamo inmate in 2014 before the elections.

Five Guantanamo detainees released to Estonia and Oman — leaving 122 in the detention center Obama pledged to close.  The release is the latest in a wave that have alarmed congressional opponents of closing the detention center.

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Freed Gitmo Detainee Opens ISIS Base in Afghanistan.  As President Obama frees droves of terrorists — including five Yemenis this week — from the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo news reports confirm that a Gitmo alum who once led a Taliban unit has established the first Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) base in Afghanistan.

Guantánamo: five more prisoners freed.  Five men from Yemen have been freed from the Guantánamo Bay prison after more than a dozen years of captivity and sent to Estonia and Oman for resettlement, US officials have said Wednesday [1/14/2015].  It is the latest in a wave of releases that have alarmed congressional opponents of closing the detention centre.  Four of the men went to Oman and one to Estonia, according to a Pentagon statement.

Obama's Islam Psychosis.  If President Obama believes that terrorists who identify as Islamic aren't true Muslims, why does he treat them as if they are?  Media are fixated on the Obama administration's latest ridiculous refusal to admit any link between Islam and terrorism, despite video of the Paris mass murderers shouting, "We have avenged the Prophet Muhammad!"  The point here is not about Islam per se.  It's about the irreconcilability of Obama's words with his actions.

Obama says Europe should integrate Muslims to curb terrorism.  President Obama warned Europeans "not to simply respond with a hammer" in working against radicalization among its Muslim populations, and argued that the United States had an advantage on this front because American Muslims are better integrated into society.  "Our Muslim populations, they feel themselves to be Americans.  There is, you know, this incredible process of immigration and assimilation that is part of our tradition that is probably our greatest strength," Obama said Friday [1/16/2015], as he stood next to British Prime Minister David Cameron at a news conference.

U.S. Military Not Taught Ideology of Islamic Jihad, 'Our Nation Is In Great Peril,' Says CSP.  Center for Security Policy (CSP) official Tommy Waller, who fought against Islamic jihadists "on their turf" in Afghanistan and elsewhere, said his military training did not include instruction in the ideology of the enemy, a deliberate omission that puts America in "great peril."

Obama Administration Undermines Muslim Reformers with Excuses for Radical Islam.  On Tuesday [1/13/2015], White House press secretary Josh Earnest explained that the Obama administration would not be using the phrase "radical Islam" to describe the ideology motivating the Charlie Hebdo terrorists.  "These are individuals who carried out an act of terrorism," he tut-tutted, "and they later tried to justify that act of terrorism by invoking the religion of Islam in their own deviant view of it... we have not chosen to use that label because it doesn't seem to accurately describe what had happened."

State Dept: Iran Allowed to Build New Nuclear Reactors.  Iran is permitted to build new nuclear reactors under the existing conditions of an interim deal with the United States meant to curb Tehran's nuclear ambitions, a State Department official told the Washington Free Beacon less than a day after Iran announced the construction of two new nuclear plants.  The construction of these new nuclear plants is not prohibited under existing United Nations restrictions or under the terms of the current interim nuclear agreement inked in 2013 with the United States, according to the State Department official.

Obama's father was "born a Muslim," which means Barack H. Obama was, too.
Obama: 'My Father Was Born A Muslim'.  As President Obama faces harsh criticism for his handling of the Islamic terrorist attack in Paris, a review of his personal statements about religion presents a window into his view of the Muslim faith, which he acknowledged his father was born into.  Obama drew fire for not appearing at an anti-terrorism unity march in Paris after the attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.  White House press secretary Josh Earnest said that it was "not accurate" to call the Hebdo attack an act of "radical Islam."

Obama White House Gives Two Reasons for Avoiding the Term 'Radical Islam'.  Why is the Obama White House bending over backwards to avoid talking about "radical Islam," using the term "violent extremism" instead?  "I think the reason is two-fold," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told a reporter who asked that question at Tuesday's [1/13/2015] press briefing.  "The first is accuracy.  We want to describe exactly what happened.  These are individuals who carried out an act of terrorism (in Paris), and they later tried to justify that act of terrorism by invoking the religion of Islam and their own deviant view of it."

White House won't rule out nuclear deal with Iran while the Islamic regime holds American citizens captive without criminal charges.  President Obama's chief spokesman refused on Thursday to rule out the possibility that the U.S. will strike a nuclear deal with Iran while the Islamic Republic holds several Americans captive — including a Washington Post journalist being tried by the mullahs' Revolutionary Court without public notice of the charges.  The case is the mirror opposite of Cuba, where the White House announced steps toward normalizing diplomatic relations on the condition that President Raul Castro release American Alan Gross and a Cuban citizen who had been a U.S. intelligence asset.

Josh Earnest: Obama Will Try To Stop 'Anti-Islam' Articles.  Wait a minute. Obama didn't try to stop 'journalists' from reporting on the Democrat Senate staffers' (mendacious) CIA 'Torture' report.  In fact, he cheered them on.  Even though every responsible grown up in the military and elsewhere said it could bring about retaliatory terrorist attacks. [...] In fact, it's hard to remember anytime that Obama objected to any media actions that put our soldiers or Americans in general at risk.

White House: Obama Will Fight Media To Stop Anti-Jihad Articles.  President Barack Obama has a moral responsibility to push back on the nation's journalism community when it is planning to publish anti-jihadi articles that might cause a jihadi attack against the nation's defense forces, the White House's press secretary said Jan. 12. [...] The unprecedented reversal of Americans' civil-military relations, and of the president's duty to protect the First Amendment, was pushed by Earnest as he tried to excuse the administration's opposition in 2012 to the publication of anti-jihadi cartoons by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

The White House violence incentive system.  If the Government things exercising the first Amendment rights guaranteed by our constitution will upset violent fanatics said government will do what it can to prevent said people from doing so.  Apparently Baptists, Catholics, Mormons, Hindus, Sikhs, Jews and other assorted religious groups have been doing it all wrong.  If we would only ignore what our religions actually say and mimic the actions of the significant minority of well-funded Muslims who are willing to commit violence to keep people from insulting or blaspheming our relative religions, our government would lead the charge to make sure we were never insulted in media, film or on TV again.

As Obama Dithers, Iran Builds Nuclear Plant, Missiles in Syria.  As the western powers prepare for the latest round of never-ending talks with Iran over the fate of its nuclear program, the Tehran regime is reportedly overseeing the construction of a nuclear plant in Syria, as well as the building of new missile sites.  Both moves underscore the contempt that Iran has for UN Security Council resolutions and for the nuclear talks themselves, and suggest that President Barack Obama's quest for a deal at any price has only encouraged Iran to behave more aggressively.

There is just something creepy about this administration and a certain religion.  Years ago, Obama misspoke about "my Muslim faith", a misspeak which most people don't normally get caught in and on a topic that usually creates little personal confusion.  George Stephanopoulos, quickly corrected him, grabbed the words from mid air, unrang the bell.  But did he?  Obama's first major speech was off continent in Cairo, Egypt.  It was, in essence, an apology to the Muslim world.  Then there was the out of the ordinary mandate for our NASA program to reach out to Muslim countries[.]  Obama, the self proclaimed student of history, created the glorifying rhetoric of the Muslim Golden Age.

What's Obama's problem calling radical Islam radical Islam?  The absence of President Obama or a senior U.S. representative in Paris Sunday at history's largest anti-terrorism march was an instant embarrassment of major international proportions. [...] Press secretary Earnest declined to use the word "mistake."  He refused to say what Obama was doing during the march, just as the White House refused to reveal what Obama was doing during the long deadly night of Benghazi.  And he refused publicly to name the responsible staffer.  Earnest suggested security was a concern.  But Joe Biden wasn't busy.  Security was already in Paris for Atty. Gen. Eric Holder.  And the Secret Service says no one ever asked about a Paris trip.

Sen. Barrasso: We Will Block Obama From Closing Gitmo.  Tuesday [1/13/2015] on Fox News Channel's "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren," Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) discussed Republican senators introducing a "time out" today in the form of new legislation to block President Barack Obama from releasing any more terrorists from Guantanamo Bay.  [Video clip]

White House Lies About France Terror to Preserve PC View on Islam.  It is common for White House spokespeople to spin the facts — to find the interpretation that best flatters the president.  It is rare, but not unheard of, for White House spokespeople to lie about facts that are not yet fully known to the public.  It is extraordinary for White House spokespeople to lie about facts that everyone already knows.  Yet that is exactly what Josh Earnest did on Tuesday, when trying to explain why the Obama administration strains to avoid mentioning radical Islam.

After Paris, Why's Obama Still Freeing al-Qaida Terrorists?  U.S. intelligence has linked two of the Paris terrorists to al-Qaida in Yemen while warning of new terrorist threats against America.  So why would Obama dump more al-Qaida detainees onto the Muslim street?

Countering jihadis with US teach-ins.  Talk about bringing a knife to a gun fight:  As Islamists lure new followers to their side by killing, the Obama administration plans to counter them with... teach-ins, more or less.  Days after last week's atrocities in Paris, the White House announced a February summit to develop strategies to counter the allure of ISIS and the various al Qaeda branches.  Actually, the White House never mentioned these jihadis. Instead, it defined the summit as an effort to "prevent extremists and their supporters from radicalizing, recruiting and inspiring individuals and groups in the United States and abroad from committing acts of violence."

Obama Tries to Co-opt the Charlie moment.  [Scroll down]  Obama has steadfastly refused to name the enemy for what it is:  Muslim Holy War (jihad), which leads to barbaric mass murder of children, women and men in Syria, Kenya and Paris.  Jihad is run by the two radical wings of Islam, the Iranian brand led by Khomeinist mullahs, and the Saudi branch led by Wahhabi imams.  They both preach the same 7th century war theology every single Friday in mosques all over the world [...] Obama's closest political allies, including Jerry Wright, Bill Ayers, and Code Pink have all acted to whip up anti-American hatred and support for the Muslim Brotherhood against Egypt's peace forces, including Presidents Mubarak and Sisi.  Obama's career-long cover-up for the Jihad War campaign disqualifies him from leading any effort against the forces of jihad.

Obama absent as world leaders gather in Paris to protest Islamic terror.  An impressive array of world leaders is gathered in Paris to march in solidarity with the victims of Islamic terror.  British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and even Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas found it important enough to stand up to those who would kill the critics of Mohammed to come to the City of Light.  But not President Obama.  Even though he has no activities at all on his presidential daily schedule, he is too busy to make time.

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US tempers criticism of Muhammad cartoons after Paris attack.  The Obama administration on Tuesday [1/13/2015] tempered its views on caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, refusing to criticize a satirical French magazine for publishing such images less than a week after a deadly attack on its headquarters.

White House: Inaccurate to use phrase 'radical Islam' to talk about terrorists.  The White House tried to explain Tuesday [1/13/2015] why it has refused to use the term "radical Islam" in describing the Islamist terrorists responsible for last week's Paris attacks and other acts of violence across the globe.  White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the administration doesn't want to legitimize those terrorists or the "warped" view of Islam they hold.  Also, Mr. Earnest said, the phrase "radical Islam" simply is not an accurate way to describe the enemies of the U.S., France and other nations across the globe.

Obama Handcuffs America in War on Terrorism.  From the beginning of his term in office, Obama has evidenced a deep moral confusion, a distorted worldview perhaps based on a bizarre upbringing.  It's not that he doesn't distinguish between good and evil; it's that he often doesn't clearly recognize which is which.  He professes to be a Christian, yet his behavior screams otherwise.  Even if he actually is a Christian, he undeniably has a nostalgic attraction and sympathy for Islam, which, among other things, obscures his grasp of the enormity of the threat the world faces from Islamists.

White House: Obama Will Fight Media To Stop Anti-Jihad Articles.  [Scroll down]  Obama's willingness to pressure media outlets, to quit defending First Amendment rights and also to mollify jihadis, reflects Obama's overall policy of minimizing conflict with militant Islam.  Throughout his presidency, Obama has tried to shift the public's focus away from the jihadi threat toward his domestic priorities.  He also repeatedly praised Islam and Muslims, and criticized criticism of Islam.  "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam," he told a worldwide TV audience during a September 2012 speech at the United Nations.

Is the White House a 'Sleeper Cell'?  [Scroll down]  It would certainly explain Obama's not going to France, which was a decision that hurt the USA, hurt the effort against Islamic terror and hurt the president's already tarnished reputation into the bargain.  There are so many other things that the existence of a White House "sleeper cell" would explain that I couldn't even begin to count them.  And as you know, a cell doesn't have to be violent to be active.

White House to Host Home-Grown Terrorist Summit.  President Obama is correctly noting the increasing danger of home-grown radicals.  Of course, the announcement nowhere mentions Islamist radicalism, which is in fact the threat.  I mean, if there's going to be a discussion panel of rooting out potential terrorists attending Reform Jewish Hebrew day schools, then they're wasting their time.  In Europe, it's not clear how this works, with Muslim states and Sharia law already established within these nations.  In the video [in this article], terrorism expert Steve Emerson says that Europe may be finished.  And no doubt, Sharia law will be coming here, unless the problem has a name.

Obama's remarks on Paris shooting 'Shariah-compliant'.  Shariah is Islamic law, the moral code of Islam that encompasses all realms of life, from the personal to the criminal, economic and political.  In addition to Obama's comments Wednesday in the immediate aftermath of the Paris shooting, Brighton referenced his speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York Sept. 25, 2012, in which he said, "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam."

'Our President Should Have Been There'.  Many of our allies gathered together in Paris yesterday in an admirable display of determination.  Our President should have been there, because we must never hesitate to stand with our allies.  We should never hesitate to speak the truth.  In Paris or anywhere else in the world.

'You can keep your freedom, if you like your freedom' (or maybe not).  [Scroll down]  Take this stupefying comment from French President Francois Hollande after the two hostage crises ended on Friday [1/9/2015]:  "[W]e must demonstrate our determination to fight against anything that can divide us...  Not to be divided means we must not make any confusion concerning these terrorists and fanatics that have nothing to do with the Muslim religion."  Well, yeah, OK, they had nothing to do with the Muslim religion in the same sense that Adolf Hitler had nothing to do with the Nazi Party.  They acted because of their strong Islamic faith; they shouted Muslim slogans while carrying out their deadly missions; they were trained by Islamic terror groups in the Mideast; and they are supported by millions of Muslims worldwide.  But yet they had "nothing to do with the Muslim religion."  Well, at least one person agrees with Hollande.  In September, President Obama declared that "ISIL is not Islamic."

Obama Will Hold Summit on 'Countering Violent Extremism' — Not Radical Muslim Terrorism.  White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced in a written statement today that President Obama will host a "Summit on Countering Violent Extremism" — not radical Muslim terrorrism [sic] — on Feb. 18 and that the event will be held "in light of recent, tragic attacks in Ottawa, Sydney and Paris."  The statement said one "theme" of the summit would be "religious leader engagement," but made no mention of radical Islamic terrorism.  It also made reference to "foreign terrorist fighter recruitment" generically, but made no specific mention of radical Islamic terrorist groups recruting fighters in Western nations.

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Islamic terrorists are waging a religious war against America, a fight to the death, and Obama intends to counter it with a PowerPoint presentation about workplace violence and "extremists," presented to a group of carefully-screened and friendly faces.

Obama Imported 300,000 Muslims Into the US in 2013.  The idea that America has better assimilated its Muslims than the UK and Europe is ridiculous on its face.  It's a matter of numbers.  The only difference between the US and France, the UK and the rest of that doomed continent is that they began importing Muslims decades earlier than the US.

6 Times the Obama Administration Said Its Job Was to Promote Islam.  On Thursday, White House press secretary Josh Earnest announced that the Obama administration would prioritize fighting Islamophobia in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo in France. [...] This, of course, is not the first time the Obama administration has discovered a duty to illuminate the inherent beauty and wonder of Islam.  Over and over again, the Obama administration, in high culturally imperialist dudgeon, has attempted to explain to the world the true meaning of Islam.

Islam is the Most Violent Religion in the World, But Let's Keep Calling it 'Peaceful' Anyway.  And here we are again.  You might recognize this place.  We've been here frequently over the past, say, 1,500 years or so.  It's the place where the whole world stands in dumbfounded shock after witnessing unspeakable brutality at the hands of Islamists.  Maybe we should stop being so surprised. [...] Muslims just gunned down 12 people over a cartoon this morning, and what do we immediately hear?  Islam is a religion of peace.  A White House spokesman came out within hours of the attack and spent about 40 seconds condemning the violence before immediately repeating this same slogan.  While another dozen bodies lay dead in the street, we're told that it all happened at the hands of a "peaceful" religion.

Congress waits for Obama's rules for war against Islamic State.  Republicans said Thursday [1/8/2015] that they expect the White House to write a set of rules governing the war on terrorism and share it with Congress in the near future, kicking off a debate about redefining the war to go after the Islamic State.  That would end weeks of haggling between Congress and President Obama, who has said he is eager for more authority but has been reluctant to lay out his exact wishes.

SEAL Vet Lawmaker: Obama's Foreign Policy Incites Terrorists.  Freshman Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT), a former Navy commander and Congress' only SEAL veteran, said Obama's foreign policy fueled the terrorist attack on the Paris offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead on Wednesday.  "When America doesn't lead — and this administration is not leading — then it fuels and it gives hope to Islamic fundamentalists," Former Navy Commander Rep. Zinke told Breitbart News.

Does The Obama Administration Have a Strategy to Fight Islamic Terrorism?  As the terror attacks in Paris continue to unfold, many are asking how the United States has prepared to prevent similar attacks from happening on American soil.  Does the Obama administration have a clear strategy about how to fight the war on Islamic terror?  The answer seems to be no.  "We have no strategy," General Jack Keane said during an interview on Fox News Friday morning.  "They have not defined the enemy in terms of radical Islam."

After Paris, Will Obama Continue to Close Gitmo?  Of all the lies Barack Obama has told — and they are almost uncountable, in the thirties on Obamacare alone — by far the most dangerous for you, dear reader, and for almost anyone in the Western world, are the statements he has made about Islamic terror (when he has even admitted it existed).  How many times has he told us that al-Qaeda was defeated or on the run?  Or that ISIS — now in control of territory the size of Indiana and initiating educational systems for six year olds while turning scores of women into sex slaves — is the jayvee team?

Obama White House can't admit Paris attacks 'Islamic terrorism'.  They shouted in Arabic "Allahu Akbar" (Allah is Greatest) and "We are avenging the Prophet Mohammed" as they sprayed their victims with hundreds of bullets from their semi-automatic weapons.  Their "victims" were the top editorial cartoonists of the satirical Charlie Hebdo magazine, who had dared to practice their right of free speech.  Their offense?  Publishing cartoons deemed "offensive" by Muslim leaders around the world.  The perpetrators?  Islamic terrorists.  Yet in the immediate hours after the murders in Paris, the response from western leaders was scurrilously predictable in their refusal to describe the attack as an "Islamic terrorist attack."

Obama should stand tall to Islam.  [Scroll down]  But recognizing that many, indeed no doubt most, Muslims are peaceful and even respectful of other religions does not require giving Islam a pass for the transgressions by its followers against decency and order.  George W. Bush, standing in the smoking ruins of Sept. 11, famously called Islam "a religion of peace" before all of the 2,996 bodies were recovered.  Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, lectured her constituents against succumbing to "Islamophobia."  But such exhortations by leaders in the West inevitably lapse into inane apologies for what makes Western civilization the fount of the freedoms of the modern world.

White House couldn't be sure at first if Paris bloodshed was a 'terrorist attack'.  White House Press Sec. Josh Earnest initially responded to the horrific attack in Paris on Wednesday like an automaton.  In an appearance on CNN at 8:45 a.m. ET, Earnest robotically began by condemning this episode of "violence" and touting the efforts of the administration to counter the impression that Islam is a violent ideology — a staple of all Western counterterror campaigns since September 12, 2001.  "You keep using the word violence," CNN anchor Chris Cuomo interjected.  "This is an act of terrorism."

Why It's So Hard for Obama to Call Terrorism Terrorism.  Notwithstanding the incontrovertible, seemingly undeniable evidence that the terrorist attack against Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris was a terrorist attack, the Obama White House initially engaged in its maddening practice of refusing to state the obvious for fear of offending Muslims.  As the Weekly Standard's Daniel Halper reports, Obama spokesman Josh Earnest insisted on labeling as "an act of violence" the murder of a dozen people by Allahu-Akbar!-screaming gunmen.  When CNN pointed out that French President Francois Hollande had, without hesitation, described the atrocity as an "act of terrorism," Earnest spluttered that "if based on this investigation it turns out to be an act of terrorism, we would condemn that in the strongest possible terms, too" — but he declined to draw that conclusion.

Flashback: WH Condemned Judgement of 'Deeply Offensive' Charlie Hebdo.  On September 19, 2012 at the White House daily press briefing then press secretary Jay Carney condemned the judgement of Charlie Hebdo magazine for publishing "deeply offensive," anti-Islamic cartoons.  Partial transcript as follows: [...]

The Future Should Belong To Those Who Can Slander The Prophet of Islam.  On September 9, 2012, Egyptian demonstrators in Cairo scaled the walls of the U.S. Embassy and pulled down the American flag, threatening the lives of those inside to protest a film they claimed was insulting to the prophet Mohammad.  Reacting to this attack on our sovereignty and the lives of our citizens, the administration acted in the most un-American way imaginable, sending out this preposterous message:  ["]The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims — as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions.["]

Obama Still Determined to Close Guantanamo.  For those keeping count, Obama has released a total of 111 prisoners from Guantanamo, including the five he exchanged for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release, an American soldier held as a POW in Afghanistan.  Obama was widely criticized for the decision, which was perceived as his negotiating with the enemy.  Guantanamo Bay prisoners are placed there for a reason. [...]

A fire sale at Gitmo?  If it seems like the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay has seen a lot of media attention of late, you're not imagining things.  Noah covered the release of five more detainees on Tuesday, but the accelerated rate of transfers has just begun to gain notice — as well as the timing.  With Barack Obama's authorized transfer of five more Gitmo detainees over the holiday, the total comes to 22 over the last two months.

Obama is Closing Gitmo, One Terrorist at a Time.  President Obama pledged to close the terrorist detainee facility at Guantanamo Bay, but Congress wouldn't let him move the prisoners to the U.S. So Obama is de facto closing the facility by releasing the terrorists held there.  The population is down to 127, after the administration released 28 in 2014.  The release of the last five was announced on Tuesday; they will be "resettled" in Kazakhstan.  The administration describes these five detainees (three from Yemen and two from Tunisia) as "low risk," but we've heard that before.

Republicans Must Investigate Where the Media Fear to Tread.  The failure of the House to investigate the Muslim Brotherhood lies at the feet of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), who denounced his fellow Republicans when they sought a probe of Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin's controversial foreign Muslim connections.  Boehner was also slow to embrace a special committee to investigate Benghazi.  Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy notes that the Muslim Brotherhood's influence is so pervasive within the U.S. government and civil institutions "that a serious, sustained and rigorous investigation of the phenomenon" is in order.

Obama Releases 5 More Gitmo Detainees With Ties to Al Qaeda.  Five men who were held for a dozen years without charge at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been sent to the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan for resettlement, the U.S. government announced.  The two men from Tunisia and three from Yemen had been cleared for release from the prison by a government task force but could not be sent to their homelands.  The U.S. has sent hundreds of prisoners from Guantanamo to third countries but this is the first time Kazakhstan has accepted any for resettlement.

Obama on Iran Embassy: 'Never Say Never'.  President Barack Obama hinted that he might be prepared to establish a new U.S. embassy in Tehran "if we can get a deal on making sure that Iran does not have a nuclear weapon," and the deal led to warmer relations with the Iranian regime.  Obama's remarks were published Monday [12/29/2014] in an interview with National Public Radio host Steve Inskeep.

Obama won't rule out embassy in Tehran.  President Barack Obama said Monday that Iran might join Cuba as a second rogue state to enjoy normalized diplomatic relations with the United States under his administration.

I wonder how many more Muslims are now working in DHS?  The Obama Regime is crawling with high- and mid-level Muslim personnel, many of them members of the designated (by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, & Bahrain) terrorist organization, the Muslim Brotherhood.

In exchange for ... nobody.
Four Guantanamo Bay Detainees Repatriated To Afghanistan.  Four Guantanamo Bay inmates have been returned to their home country of Afghanistan, the U.S. Department of Defense announced Saturday — the latest in a flurry of prisoner releases from the controversial detention facility in recent weeks.  The four repatriated to Afghanistan were identified as Shawali Khan, Khi Ali Gul, Abdul Ghani, and Mohammed Zahir.  All the men had been held at the Cuba detention facility for more than 11 years.

Rev. Franklin Graham:
'Christians Are Being Slaughtered' But Obama Called ISIS 'Junior League'.  Christians are being "butchered" in Iraq and Syria by the Islamic State and we knew this was coming starting last year, but President Barack Obama called ISIS "junior league or something JV," said Rev. Franklin Graham, adding that the president "absolutely" must be more vocal and speak out in defense of Christians being persecuted in the Middle East.  In an interview on The Kelly File, host Megyn Kelly noted to Rev. Graham that "we're now engaged in a war over there" against ISIS and "the president is taking some action."

DOD: 'We're Not Going to Target Taliban Simply by Virtue of the Fact That They're Taliban'.  As the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan ends on Dec. 31, American troops will still conduct counter-terrorism operations, but only if the terrorists "directly threaten our people or our allies," Pentagon spokesman Admiral John Kirby told reporters on Tuesday [12/16/2014].  "And we've also said that we're not going to target Taliban simply by virtue of the fact that they're Taliban.  So being a member of the Taliban doesn't — doesn't mean that the United States is going to prosecute operations against you for that reason alone."  Kirby said any member of the Taliban who "undertakes missions against us or our Afghan partners" will face a military response.

Obama 2012: My Administration Is Negotiating with the Taliban.  From Bagram Airfield, the U.S. Air Forces Central Command in Afghanistan, May 2012 President Barack Obama said his administration was "pursuing a negotiated peace," with the Taliban. [Video clip]

Obama Fails to Blame Taliban for Mass School Murder in Pakistan.  President Obama's statement condemning the mass murder in a Pakistan school fails to blame the perpetrators, the Taliban.  Here's Obama's full statement: [...]

Condemning Taliban by name too embarrassing for Obama.  The Taliban outdoes even the Islamic State in its latest atrocity extravaganza.  In deploring the attack, the president conveniently omits mention of the group he led the U.S. in surrender to. [...] The explanation is obvious.  This president withdrew our troops prematurely from Afghanistan, which in 2008 he called "a war that we have to win," but couldn't because "we lack the resources to finish the job because of our commitment to Iraq."  But President Obama first lost in Iraq, then lost in Afghanistan too, where the Taliban are now poised to return to power — the very same group that helped al-Qaida attack America on Sept. 11, 2001, killing 3,000 innocent people.

The Obama Doctrine.  The president has backed Muslim Brotherhood (MB) policy objectives in the Middle East and North Africa every step of the way.

State Dept. Has Not Cancelled Passports of Any 'ISIS or Foreign Fighters' Returning to U.S..  The United States must use "all of the tools at our disposal" to deal with the threat posed by Americans and other Westerners who go to Syria and Iraq to fight with ISIS, a State Department official told Congress on Tuesday [12/2/2014].  But so far, that does not include revoking the passports of U.S. citizens who have traveled to Syria to fight with ISIS.

Catch and release: Two terrorists set free into U.S. by Homeland Security Dept..  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson acknowledged Tuesday that his department had to release two men who admitted they were part of a terrorist group from Turkey, after a judge ordered them to be let out — a decision he said he disagreed with.  Earlier this year, Mr. Johnson had told Congress that four men who were caught crossing the southern border and who claimed to be part of a Marxist terrorist group would be deported.  But Tuesday [12/2/2014] he told the Homeland Security Committee that two of them remain in U.S. custody, and two others were released into the U.S. and then fled to Canada, where they are seeking asylum.

Obama Admin Wants Hamas Ally Qatar to Remain Chief Broker in Peace Process.  The Obama administration is pressing for the Qatari government to remain a chief broker in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process despite the country's longstanding financial support for the terror group Hamas, according to recent correspondence from the State Department to lawmakers on Capitol Hill.  Qatar — which has come under harsh criticism by lawmakers in recent months due to its longtime financial support for Hamas — has promised the Obama administration that it will not allow the terror group to benefit from a new $150 million cash infusion that is meant to go toward reconstruction efforts in the Gaza Strip, according to the letter.

White House Shoots Down Petition to Declare Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organization.  The White House has officially rejected a 'We the People' petition calling for the U.S. Government to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization after more than a year and 200,000 signatures.  The petition, which was first posted on July 7, 2013, reached the necessary threshold for a response — 100,000 signatures — within 30 days.  However, the White House failed to respond until Monday [12/1/2014], when it issued an unequivocal 'no'.

The Week in Pictures: Emperor's New Clothes Edition.  This week we learned that Hagel is not Hegel:  he does not represent the end of Obama's historical mission to return the U.S. to its isolation of the 1920s and 1930s.  (But nice of Obama to give Iran seven more months to build a Bomb.  It must be frustrating to Obama that it is taking so long.)

A Fantasy-driven Muslim World can Never Become Modern.  When Thomas Jefferson sent the U.S. Navy and Marines to the shores of Tripoli after the Barbary Pirates, he knew who the enemy was.  They were religiously inspired barbarians, who would kill and take slaves in American merchant ships without a moment's doubt.  Between Jefferson and Obama, we have totally lost the plot.  Obama is himself a fantasy-prone person, who has, for some reason, adopted the fantasy world of Muslim fascism.  That is how he can confidently say plainly false things like "Muslims helped to found the United States."  This is not sheer blithering idiocy.  It shows how deeply Obama is immersed in cult fantasies.

Pentagon prepares for more detainee releases from Guantanamo Bay.  The Pentagon is preparing to transfer more detainees from Guantanamo Bay in coming weeks despite continued Republican opposition, according to defense and congressional officials.  The Wall Street Journal reports that, after five detainees were transferred last week, there will be another round in December, but defense officials refused to disclose further information on their numbers or nationalities.

Down the Road: Amnesty For Gitmo Detainees.  [I]f you think granting de facto amnesty to millions of illegal aliens was a reach, wait till you see what he might do about Guantanamo.  As is well known, Obama promised on Day One of his presidency to close Gitmo within a year.  But then reality intruded, plus congressional legislation, when Democrats still controlled both houses, blocking him from bringing Gitmo detainees to the U.S.  I'm guessing Obama remains determined to close Gitmo, and the one executive action he could take to accomplish this is simply to declare an amnesty for all of the remaining residents of Gitmo, and releasing them.  If he does this in his last week in office, what could Republicans do?  Impeach him?

DoD renames "unlawful combatants" in detainee manual to ....  In fact, captured terrorists went out of style a long time ago, so that's not the actual change.  Until recently — like, say, two weeks ago — the Department of Defense used the term unlawful combatant as the label for terrorists captured by American military and intelligence forces as a way to distinguish them from uniformed soldiers of a recognized state authority in a straight-up fight.  Their new manual dispenses with that term, the Federation of American Scientists noticed today [11/26/2014].

Obama's Parallel Universe.  You've got to hand it to Obama.  He is no slouch when it comes to redefining reality.  He can look at an elephant and proclaim it a donkey without a bat of the eye.  Or in the case of Iran, look at spinning centrifuges and see no threat.  Over the weekend he told George Stephanapolous that the nuclear deal with Iran, which his negotiators extended for another eight months on Monday without a single concession from Iran, has "definitely stopped Iran's nuclear program from advancing."

Barack Obama's Only Foreign Policy.  B. Hussein Obama's approach to all things Islam is beyond craven.  From his "pinprick" stratagem against ISIS to articulating a "moral equivalency" between Israel and Hamas to his "hashtag" war on Boko Haram — Obama has displayed a world-class talent [...]

How the Obama Administration Has Already Caved to Iran.  The deadline for the Joint Plan of Action ended it seems without a final agreement between the P5+1 and Iran over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.  It's not yet clear what happens next. [...] According to Omri Ceren at the Israel Project, a pro-Israel public affairs organization that focuses on the Middle East, there are several issues on the table, many of which the Obama administration has already caved on.

Obama: Helping Terror Go Nuclear.  Last Tuesday's terror attack on a Jerusalem synagogue killed five people:  four rabbis (including three born in the USA) and a Druze police officer.  Two Palestinians entered during morning prayers and attacked worshipers with knives, meat cleavers, and a handgun.  Congress showed moral clarity when blaming the horrors on Hamas and Palestinian Authority incitement, but Obama's statements were perfunctorily "balanced."  Obama warned of a "spiral" of violence — an obtuse refrain of those suggesting moral equivalency between terrorism and the fight against it.

Iran: Obama's Biggest Failure Fails Again.  Among the many lies and failures of Barack Obama, ultimately the most dangerous, the most lethal for humanity, is his meretricious and pathetic pursuit of a nuclear deal with Iran.  In negotiation, Obama and his minions have been treating the mullahs as if they were the leaders of Denmark, even to the point of sending fawning multiple mailings to Ayatollah Khamenei, as absurd an approach as it is asinine.

How Many Lies Have Democrats Told To Sabotage The War on Terror?  Start with Obama's claim that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (or ISIS) is not Islamic.  Say what?  In fact, the so-called war on terror is clearly a war that Islamic jihadists have declared on us.  Yet Obama is so hostile to this war that even the subterfuge "war on terror" was too much for him and he purged it from official government statements and replaced it with "Overseas Contingency Operations," which describes nothing.  Why would he do this?  To avoid confronting the actual threat from what is obviously the most dynamic movement in Islam today:  the jihadist war to purge the world of infidels and establish a global Islamic state.  The same impulse to deny this threat can be seen in the Obama administration's characterization of domestic acts of Islamic terror like the recent beheading in Oklahoma and the Fort Hood massacre as "workplace violence."

US releases Saudi prisoner from Guantanamo Bay, to take part in militant rehab program.  Muhammad al-Zahrani was released Saturday [11/22/2014], based on the conclusion of a U.S. government board that has been re-evaluating the need to continue holding the roughly 142 men held at the facility.

Guantanamo Bay prisoners released to Slovakia and Georgia included 'high risk' al-Qaeda members.  Five prisoners released Thursday from the U.S. Navy prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba included hard-core al-Qaeda members who traveled and worked closely with terror leaders Osama bin Laden and Abu Zubaydah.  The move is being seen as part of the Obama administration's effort to shutter the military detention center, a promise the president made during his 2008 campaign but which he has yet to fulfill.

Obama releases Gitmo detainees, setting up fight with GOP.  President Obama has opened a new front in his hard line against the incoming Republican Congress by releasing more detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, against lawmakers' objections.  The Pentagon announced Thursday that four al Qaeda fighters from Yemen, including a senior figure who facilitated travel to Afghanistan for Arab extremists, and a Tunisian extremist would be transferred to Slovakia and Georgia.

Homeland Security head aims to build trust in L.A. Muslim community.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson met Thursday with American Muslim leaders who've raised concerns about government surveillance, initiatives to combat extremism and treatment during airport security screenings.  The meeting at the Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley in Rowland Heights, which was closed to the media, was intended to "build partnerships and build trust," Johnson said after gathering with about 60 community leaders.  "I've made this a personal priority of mine," Johnson said.

Iran Appeasers in Bed With Obama: The Truman Project Unmasked.  What do Eric Bolling of Fox News and President Obama's strategy on Iran have in common?  Answer:  the Truman National Security Project.  A few weeks back in this space ("The Hit Job on Fox News") it was revealed that an arrogant, huffy letter from veterans demanding an apology from Bolling was in fact a setup.  Left unrevealed by the letter's sponsor — the Truman National Security Project — many of the signers in question were in fact Democratic Party or liberal special interest activists.  This is not, but of course, how the Truman Project presents itself.  The impression given by its website is that it is just another independent-no-alliances-out-there think tank.

Iran: This deal keeps getting worse all the time.  When dealing with the Soviets and their nuclear aggression, President Ronald Reagan famously cited an old Russian proverb:  "Trust, but verify."  In his current dealings with Iran and its nuclear ambitions, President Obama seems to be forgetting about that second part.  He is asking Americans to trust a negotiating adversary who keeps trying to remind the world that it remains the same bad actor it was during the 1979 hostage crisis.

National Cathedral to Host First Muslim Prayer.  Washington National Cathedral is hosting a Muslim prayer service for the first time on Friday [11/14/2014].  Planners say they hope Friday's service at the historic cathedral will foster more understanding and acceptance between Christians and Muslims around the world.

Washington National Cathedral to host Friday Muslim prayer service.  Washington National Cathedral, known for presidential funerals and other major spiritual services, will host a Muslim prayer service for the first time Friday [11/14/2014].  The cathedral, part of the Episcopal Church, has long held high-profile interfaith events, and some mosques hold services in synagogues or churches if they need overflow space.  But organizers said Monday that they are seeking to make a statement by having Muslim leaders come and hold their midday service in such a visible Christian house of worship.

More Lies: Obama Never Consulted With Pentagon About ISIS Strategy. Not Once..  Between Jan. 1, 2014 and the end of August, there was not one piece of communication or one single meeting between Obama's White House and the Pentagon concerning a strategy to deal with the threat posed by the Islamic State.  Breitbart.com is reporting that a Freedom of Information request showed not a single document that indicates any sort of meeting at all concerning ISIS.

Obama: No Coordination With Iranians Over ISIS, But We Told Them 'Don't Mess With Us, We're Not Here to Mess With You'.  President Obama said Sunday [11/9/2014] the U.S. was not coordinating with Iran in the fight against "our common enemy" in Iraq — the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) — but added that the Iranians had been informed, "don't mess with us, we're not here to mess with you."  Obama also denied having offered Iran a deal linking a nuclear agreement with cooperation against ISIS.  He declined to comment on media reports saying he had sent Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei a letter suggesting such linkage.

The dumbest move yet on Iran?  The news media broke (or were given) the story that President Obama penned a letter to Iran's Supreme Leader: [...] Writing one letter , let alone four, is among the dumbest moves in a foreign policy with far too many blunders in it already.  Even worse, Obama seemed to be suggesting just the sort of alliance critics have suspected was his objective all along and which will certainly terrify Israel and our Sunni allies.

Romney: Obama 'Diminishing Himself and America' with Letter to Iran.  2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney called President Obama's secret letter to Iran's supreme leader "an enormous error" that legitimizes the Iranian regime and weakens America's hand.  Romney said Obama's weak foreign policy is one of the reasons why nations like Russia and China are not worried about America's reaction to their "bold actions."

Ayatollah Khamenei Doesn't Want To Be Pen Pals With Obama.  The President of the United States has had a tough week.  First he watched the voters thoroughly repudiate him.  Now the news is out that he's been begging and pleading for help from the Supreme Leader of Iran, who has no time for him either.

Obama's secret letter to Iran.  Ayatollah Ali Khamenei received a secret letter from an unlikely person last month:  President Obama.  In the midst of airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Obama reportedly sent Iran's Supreme Leader a letter in the middle of October, expressing the importance of cooperation in fighting the militants, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Keywords:  collaboration, cahoots, Muslim sympathizer.
Letters to the Ayatollah: Obama's 'Keys to Paradise'.  I admit I didn't much care for Barack Obama before the revelation that he had secretly written Khamenei to induce the Iranian supreme leader to sign a nuclear deal in return for U.S. help battling ISIS.  Now I despise our president.  He is contemptible.  Ayatollah Khamenei is a man who has been leading the massive chants of "Death to Israel" (and the Jews) literally every day since 1979.  Only a true anti-Semite could attempt to make a secret deal with such a person.

Senior WH Official Plans to Usurp Congressional Authority for Iran Deal.  Ben Rhodes, President Obama's deputy National Security adviser, revealed in recently released audio tapes that the White House intends to usurp the authority of Congress to strike a long-term nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran.  Rhodes' remarks were given to a group of White House officials last January, who were joined by members of left-wing interest groups, according to information obtained by The Washington Free Beacon.

Election Day looking like a referendum on competence.  Obama got a ratings bump when he finally bestirred himself to order airstrikes and vowed to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State.  Yet almost two months later, there is a realization that the disorganized, halfhearted, ad hoc U.S. reaction has made little difference.  The vaunted 60-country coalition is nowhere to be seen.  The barbarians are even closer to the gate.

Our Make-It-Up World.  Do bothersome facts matter anymore?  Not really. [...] The Islamic State is at times dubbed jayvee, a manageable problem, and a dangerous enemy — or anything the administration wishes it to be, depending on the political climate of any given week.

ISIS is Islam.  The other day, President Obama claimed that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was not Islamic, a little like claiming that the Vatican has nothing to do with Catholicism.  Put aside for a moment the illogic of using the phrase "Islamic State" and then denying the adjective in the next breath.  If ISIS is not Islamic then the Crusades and the Reformation were not Christian.  If ISIS is not Islamic then the French had nothing to do with the Great Terror.  If ISIS is not Islamic then Russians had nothing to do with totalitarian Communism.  If ISIS is not Islamic then Germans had nothing to do with National Socialism or the Holocaust.  If ISIS is not Islamic then behavior has nothing to do with beliefs!

Mr. Obama's half-hearted fight against the Islamic State.  An unlikely consensus is emerging across the ideological spectrum about the war against the Islamic State:  President Obama's strategy to "degrade and eventually destroy" the terrorist entity is unworkable.  It's not just that, as some administration officials say, more time is needed to accomplish complex tasks such as training Iraqi and Syrian forces.  It's that the military means the president has authorized cannot accomplish his announced aims.

President Obama, Silent.  President Obama says he's "shaken" by this week's violent attacks on three soldiers in Ottawa by an Islamic jihadist.  He immediately phoned Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper to offer support and "solidarity."  He vowed to "remain vigilant."  Too bad Obama didn't show the same resolve after multiple attacks and plots against our troops by Muslim terrorists on our soil.  And I'm not just talking about the "workplace violence" of jihadist Nidal Hasan, whose Koran-inspired Fort Hood rampage took the lives of 13 American servicemen and servicewomen and one unborn baby.

Taking back America.  Clearly, trust in our government institutions has been eroded.  Furthermore, the Obama administration's embrace of the Muslim Brotherhood, with its penetration of essentially all our government agencies, including the Department of Defense, has had an adverse impact on our policies, particularly with regard to the Middle East and the global war on terrorism.  As we have seen, the administration switched sides in that war in Libya by financing, training and arming Islamic jihadist militias who were under the political control of the Muslim Brotherhood.  It was these same militias that carried out the terrorist attacks on the U.S. compound in Benghazi.

Barack Obama Flies E-L-A-L.  When it comes to Muslim terrorists or other problems in the Middle East, President Obama is a very slow learner, and each "teachable moment" becomes an eternity as Obama argues with or ignores the facts:
  •   For two years, Obama largely waved off the problem of Islamic terrorists in Syria and Iraq knocking off major cities like dominoes, and he began to focus on the problem after broadcasts of beheadings of Americans by the terrorists;
  •   Three years ago, President Obama blithely dismissed the view of US generals who said the US had to keep some forces in Iraq to prevent a vacuum that would be filled by terrorists and by Iranian influence.  Even though the generals were proven right, Obama refuses to admit it;
  •   A Muslim terrorist murdered 13 people at the Fort Hood army base in 2009, as he yelled "Allah is Great," but Obama still calls the attack "workplace violence;" [...]

ISIS threat: Operation 'Inherent Resolve' is a flop. Time to arm the Kurds.  President Obama met with the anti-ISIS coalition's defense ministers at Andrews Air Force Base this week.  Afterward, he said the 21 member states agreed that they're going to defeat ISIS.  It sounded great.  But it was a fairy tale.  The only thing the 21-nation coalition agreed on was that nobody is sending combat forces to defeat ISIS.  Some are helping the U.S. bombing campaign.  Some are offering humanitarian assistance.  But none are willing to stand up against ISIS, except the Kurdish Peshmerga, who were not even invited to the conference.  The Kurds are the only ones in the entire region willing to fight ISIS, but they're the only ones in the region we're not arming.

Kerry Pushes for Middle East Peace, Pledges $212 Million Aid for Gaza.  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Sunday for a renewed commitment to achieving Middle East peace, saying a lasting deal between Israel, the Palestinians and all their neighbors could be achieved. [...] At the conference Kerry also announced an additional $212 million in U.S. aid to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, which was badly damaged during a conflict with Israel in July and August in which 2,100 Palestinians died, most of them civilians.

Living in the age of insanity, from Ebola to radical Islam to gay marriage.  Would a sane government trade five Taliban terrorist leaders for an American soldier who went AWOL in Afghanistan?  Would a director of national intelligence (James R. Clapper) testify to Congress that the Muslim Brotherhood, whose surrogates have turned the Arab Spring into a bloody regional war, is a "largely secular" organization in Egypt?  Would the administration continue to define as "workplace violence" the slaughter of more than a dozen soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009 by a militant Muslim yelling "Allahu akbar"?  How about the Army's top general (George Casey) observing, "as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that's worse."

The Editor says...
The Muslims have been extremely lucky since Obama has been in the White House.  Every coin toss falls their way.  They always enjoy the benefit of the doubt, even when there is no doubt.  Every branch of the federal government favors the Muslims — as if the President himself were Muslim.

Kerry Uses Arab Name 'Daesh' to Refer to Islamic State.  Following the lead of Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Secretary of State John Kerry Sunday began using the Arabic acronym "Daesh" at times when referring to the Islamic State (ISIL or ISIS).  Kerry was in Egypt for a meeting with Egyptian foreign minister Shoukry, and spoke extensively about the terrorist group in remarks following the meeting.  The new terminology appears to be an attempt to bolster the secretary's contention that there is "nothing whatsoever about ISIL that is related to Islam."

Gaza to ISIL: How Anti-Semitic Is the State Department?  Weeks into the bombing of ISIL, we know next to nothing.  The reportage is vague at best.  Some, like the left-wing UK Independent, say Obama's strategy has been a fiasco.  Who knows?  Unlike Hamas, which has always exploited human shields to the hilt for propaganda purposes, ISIL prefers to keep reporters out (or slice their heads off) and employ social media for publicity and recruitment purposes.  But still the bombs fall and innocents and not-so-innocents die or get maimed for life.

State Department Endorses Handbook Calling Jihad 'Noble'.  The U.S. State Department endorsed on Wednesday a controversial anti-terror handbook published by Canada's Muslim community that refers to jihad as "noble" and urges law enforcement to avoid using terms such as "Islamic extremism."  The handbook, published earlier this month by two Canadian Muslim community organizations, was so controversial that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) flatly rejected the manual and ordered its officers not to use it.  Yet the State Department's official anti-terrorism Twitter feed, called Think Again Turn Away, appeared to endorse the controversial handbook on Twitter and linked to a positive article about it.

Krauthammer: Obama's actions suggest he's not serious about destroying ISIS.  Charles Krauthammer said Monday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" it is not yet clear whether President Obama is serious about confronting the threat from the Islamic State terrorists or if he just wants to "appear" to be doing something, but "everything he's doing now indicates it's the latter."  Krauthammer, a syndicated columnist and a Fox News contributor, said it's possible that Obama is serious about completely destroying the militant group, but he is not optimistic.

Surrender in the War of Ideas.  The Obama administration is failing to wage ideological war against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) terrorists over fears that attacking its religious philosophy will violate the constitutional divide between church and state, according to an in-depth inquiry by the Washington Free Beacon.  Instead, the task of countering what President Obama called the "warped ideology" of ISIL is being farmed out to foreign states and Muslim communities that often share some of the same goals as the groups the administration calls violent extremists.  This approach allows the administration to avoid identifying links between terrorism and Islam.

FBI Director: Americans Fighting for Islamic State 'Entitled to Come Back'.  The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey, said tonight [10/5/2014] that Americans fighting for the Islamic State in Syria are "entitled to come back" because they hold American citizenship.

Obama Has Said Quite Enough.  One would think that the beheading of a woman on American soil would warrant some sort of comment from the President Obama.  At the very minimum, he could offer a few kind words.  As of this writing, he has not said word one about it.  His silence speaks volumes.  After all, the beheading of Colleen Hufford in Moore, Oklahoma, by a former co-worker at Vaughan Foods who had recently converted to Islam occurred only weeks after the beheading of two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff, in Syria.

White House Sends 'Thank You' to Beheader's Oklahoma Mosque Congregation.  The beheader's mosque, the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, was founded by a sibling of a U.S.-designated Hamas terrorist, and in the past has welcomed an Imam who was a close confidant to al-Qaeda mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki.  David L. Myers, who serves as director of the DHS Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships, was tasked with presenting a personal message from President Barack Obama.  It read, "Your service is a powerful example of the powerful roots of the Abrahamic faiths and how our communities can come together with shared peace with dignity and a sense of justice."

Oklahoma Muslims receive special praise from White House officials.  Oklahoma Muslims marked the end of the yearly pilgrimage to mecca with communal prayer and celebration called Eid Ul-Adha on Saturday [10/4/2014].  Leaders of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City say it's been a tough month for Muslims here in Oklahoma after being associated with the beheading at Vaughan foods in Moore.

The Editor says...
It's been a tough month for Muslims in Oklahoma, they say.  But at least none of the Oklahoma Muslims had their heads chopped off.  Who's the victim here?

Why Obama Refuses to support anti-Islamist, Secular Moslems.  For reasons unknown, the Obama Administration had no qualms in removing and even bombing the secular Arab dictators, citing the human rights of their citizens, but when it comes to the human rights of the citizens living under the bloodiest Islamist dictators in Iran, this administration has gone out of its way to ignore the victims and empower the aggressors.  President Obama did not support the secular uprising in Iran but chose to stand by the Islamist clerics and their international terrorist Revolutionary Guards who are creating havoc across the Middle East, Africa, South America, and even here in the United States.  Hizb'allah is the brainchild of Khomeini.  Hamas is another gang of Islamists that Khamenei supports, leaving the people of Iran hungry.  The Revolutionary Guards are operating in Africa, in every city in Europe, and in South America making deals with the drug cartels.  If we are really determined to eradicate Islamism, we should stop making deals with them and start supporting the people against the Islamist regimes.

To Better Protect Muslims, AG Holder Set To Ban 'Religious Profiling'.  If one is looking for reasons why Washington has become so caustic, divisive and bitter, look no further than retiring Attorney General Eric Holder.  If reports first published by the Los Angeles Times are correct, the always controversial Holder, aged 63, will soon announce a new and permanent ban on so-called 'religious profiling' designed to better protect those suspected of jihadist or Islamist activities from federal surveillance.

New Documents Show FBI Kept Channels Open to Al-Aulaqi Despite Terrorist Designation.  Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained 900 pages of newly released internal documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) indicating there may have been a serious rift between the agency's 9/11 Commission Task Force (Task Force) and the National Commission on Terrorism (Commission) in tracking the activities of U.S.-born al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Aulaqi.  Additionally, in an October 2003 email from al-Aulaqi to an FBI agent, the terrorist says he is "astonished" and "amazed" by the media coverage of him and hoped that "US authorities know better."

American incompetence in a world spinning out of control.  In the past week, the question has arisen whether the president refused to acknowledge the rise of ISIS over the past year or whether the intelligence community underestimated the threat.  Either the president is right and the intelligence community has presided over its worst failure since the Iraq war, or he's wrong (or lying) and simply closed his eyes to a situation he did not wish to see.  No matter which is true, it's a disaster.

Netanyahu: Militant Islam Aims to 'Dominate World;' State Dept.: 'No' It Doesn't.  In a hard-hitting speech at the United Nations, the Israeli leader said that entities such as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL), Hamas, the Iranian regime, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda and Boko Haram share that eventual goal.  Jen Psaki was asked at the State Department daily briefing later whether the administration agreed with Netanyahu's argument that those various groups "are all part of the same kind of militant Muslim — Islamic attempt to rule the world."  "We would not agree with that characterization, no," she replied.

President Obama's Asinine Abdication of Responsibility on Iraq.  In case you missed it last night, President Obama acknowledged (sort of) that mistakes were made [by everyone but himself] in assessing the threat level that ISIS posed to the stability of Iraq and the entire region.  Some low level employees in a rogue office in Cincinnati have once again conspired to create bad headlines for the President, but definitely no one should suggest that Obama himself has done anything wrong.  The most galling portion of the interview was when Obama claimed that those who specifically predicted that a precipitate withdrawal from Iraq would create a power vacuum were somehow wrong.

WH 'Warrior' Won't Let FBI Consider Religion in Terrorism Investigations.  The Investigative Project on Terrorism, run by Steve Emerson, is the top data center on Islamic terrorism in the country.  In assessing the threat by ISIS, he said the FBI has been hampered by not being allowed to consider religion in their investigations.  The terrorists are actively recruiting in Mosques and the FBI is not allowed to monitor them in mosques.  Emerson believes there are 300 to 400 ISIS killers in Syria and Iraq with American passports who can come back whenever they want.  Why can they come back whenever they want?  This is insane.  They're traitors who went to fight with terrorists.

Obama's Narcissism [is] a Threat to National Security.  We mention President Obama's narcissism not as an exercise in name-calling but because it continues to be relevant to how he conducts himself in office, and it's not pretty. [...] If anything remotely positive happens on his watch, he presumes to take full credit for it — way more than the normal opportunistic politician.  With the killing of Osama bin Laden, for example, Obama boasts as if the raid were his initial idea and he delivered the kill shot.  Most people in his position would play down their role in such an event and give credit to our special forces personnel who made it happen.  But when things are going poorly, Obama either candy-coats the reality or pretends he's an outsider powerless to do anything but complain about it.  No president has ever been so committed to eschewing accountability.

Report: Obama Has Missed Over Half His Second-Term Daily Intel Briefings.  A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014.  The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama's PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second.

Obama will pay a price for blaming intelligence services for ISIS failures.  1.  By blaming the intelligence community for his failure to act on the ISIS threat, he ensured that a series of damaging leaks will be coming, and they are already starting. [...] 2.  Obama has now handed his political opponents a big issue. He has failed in his duty to protect America. [...] 3.  The media, which had invested so much in his success for so many years, is having a hard time coping with such a naked demonstration of personal irresponsibility on such grave matters.

Like autumn leaves, Obama's story changes to match the season.  Remember back in the 2012 presidential campaign when Barack Obama said things like:  "Al Qaeda is on the run.  We have decimated its core leadership.  And Osama bin Laden is dead.  But I don't want Americans to think the struggle against terror is over.  It's not, by any means.  We have a long struggle ahead.  By 2014, new terrorist groups may spring up and we'll be back fighting in the Middle East."  Neither do we.  That's because, while the Democrat incumbent said the first part over and over to imply he'd lead the nation to victory over Islamic extremists, the second warning part he left out.  Not by accident, of course.

Mr. President: Stop Using the Term "ISIL".  Many of you may be confused by the alternate labels used for the Islamists rampaging through Iraq and Syria. Some call them ISIL, some call them ISIS, and some call them Islamic State.  Right now, they are calling themselves the Islamic State, after previously using the terms ISIS or ISIL.  Now, I don't really care what they want to be called. [...] But I do care what our president calls them.  Because by using the term ISIL, he is legitimizing their claim to a broader region than they currently occupy.

Obama Was Warned Repeatedly of Consequences of Withdrawal from Iraq.  Top government officials and military brass repeatedly warned of the consequences of sticking to a timetable on full Iraq War troop withdrawal, but President Obama proceeded with the plan in 2011.  U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker cautioned against such a move in the years beforehand.  "I am certain that abandoning or drastically curtailing our efforts will bring failure," he said in 2007.  "An Iraq that falls into chaos or civil war will mean massive human suffering, well beyond what has already occurred within Iraq's borders."

U.S. intel disputes Obama claim on Islamic State.  U.S. policy leaders, including President Obama, were repeatedly warned for more than a year by the U.S. intelligence community that the Islamic State terror group was gaining significant strength in Syria and was on the verge of seizing territory deep inside Iraq, where the military was struggling to respond.

Marie Harf explains: ISIL Was Too Fast For Us!  With the dissolution of the Obama administration's foreign policy in the Middle East and elsewhere, President Obama is talking as fast as he can.  Obama set some kind of a land speed record for double-talk in his interview with Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes last night, highlighted by Obama's passing the buck for his misunderestimation of ISIS to the Director of National Intelligence et al.

Why President Obama and Congress Are Not Protecting Us Effectively.  If you are not troubled about how the U.S.A. is being run, you are not paying attention.  The threat from Islamic killers is growing, and our response is disorganized to say the least.  But even more dangerous than that is the fact that our government is caught by surprise time after time after time.

The Obama Doctrine:  No matter what happens, it's always somebody else's fault.
Obama: Intel officials underestimated ISIS.  President Obama, during an interview broadcast Sunday [9/28/2014], largely blamed the United States' intelligence community for giving an incorrect assessment of the capabilities of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Jon Karl Grills Earnest: People Warned of ISIS for Months, Did Obama Not Hear?  ABC's Jonathan Karl put White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on the hot spot today about how President Obama could say the U.S. "underestimated" ISIS when several high-ranking officials warned of the threat months ago.  And what Karl asked is whether this was underestimation on the part of the intel community or on the part of the president.

As with ISIS, Obama Administration 'Underestimates' Threat of Radical Islam Engulfing Libya.  On Sixty Minutes [9/28/2014], President Barack Obama said that his administration had "underestimated" the rise of the Islamic State.  Recent history supports a case that the President and his counselors have underestimated the entire crisis of disorder in the Arab world at least since the 2011 Libya intervention.  Libya's anarchy today is where the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq is headed swiftly.

Allen West: 'Islamist Sympathizer' Obama Blind to Radical Ideology of Jihadists.  On Breitbart News Sunday [9/28/2014], former Rep. Col. Allen West (R-FL) said last week's Oklahoma beheading was a "jihadist attack" and not an act of "workplace violence," and he warned that President Barack Obama's refusal to fully appreciate the dangers of radical Islam will make Americans less safe at home and abroad.

Obama faces backlash after blaming intel community for missing ISIS.  One wouldn't be surprised if President Obama's Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, woke up Monday morning checking for tire tracks after his boss effectively threw him under the bus for having "underestimated" the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group.  But Obama's remarks in a "60 Minutes" interview drew immediate objections from lawmakers and the intelligence community.

Justice Department expected to ban profiling by federal law enforcement.  The Justice Department is expected to ban profiling by federal law enforcement.  Counter-terror investigators would be barred from undercover operations in mosques or other religious institutions unless there is reason to believe criminal activity is going on there, under a new policy expected within weeks.  The new rules would ban profiling based on religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation and includes no exemption for national security investigations, the Los Angeles Times reports.  The announcement of the new policy to crack down on law enforcement profiling was delayed for several months because of White House concerns over national security implications.

Obama Defends Islam, Smacks Israel, American Racism at UN.  Taking on issues ranging from Iran to Russia, from Ukraine to Syria, from global warming to Ebola, Obama pledged to utilize American might in service to the United Nations, speaking grandly of the beauty and power of the world's least effective and most morally bankrupt international institution.

US Reportedly Providing Indirect Military Aid to Hezbollah.  Mohammed Afif, the new head of public relations for the Lebanese-based Iranian-backed terror organization Hezbollah, gave a rare New York Times interview as Lebanese experts reveal his group is indirectly receiving American intelligence aid in its fight against Islamic State (ISIS).  Following ISIS's temporary conquest of Arsal last month on the Lebanese side of the Syrian border, the US sent new weapons to the Lebanese army, which coordinates with Hezbollah.  Likewise, US intelligence has found its way to Hezbollah according to Lebanese experts.

Since Obama has been in the White House, the Muslims in America have been very lucky.
U.N. to dump flood of Muslim refugees on U.S..  Since the early 1990s, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees has selected 200,000 to 250,000 refugees from Islamic countries to be resettled in the United States.  Most of them have come from Somalia and Iraq.  Syria could soon be added to the mix in the midst of that country's brutal civil war.  The Obama administration has been greasing the skids for the Syrian refugees for months, WND has learned, and the refugees will soon be dumped on American cities throughout the U.S.

Barack's World.  President Obama has declared his strategy is to "degrade and defeat" ISIS.  Yet he's hoping to do so by relying on a plan that is ludicrously insufficient.

Obama's boots.  For the life of us, we see zero value in broadcasting to our enemies what tactics the United States will and will not use to defeat them.  President Obama says America's security depends on degrading and destroying ISIS.  Instead of laying out exactly how the United States is going to get it done, wouldn't it be better if they literally didn't know what hit them?

Holder Issues Fatwa.  [Scroll down]  Evidently this is part of the Obama administration's smart diplomacy.  The president intends to make good on his claim that America is a Muslim nation.  The idea is to distract public attention by combating bloody Islamist organizations abroad and smooth the path for stealth jihad on the home front.

President Obama, This Is the Islamic State.  First, on September 11, 2014, Secretary of State John Kerry spoke of the U.S. mission to defeat ISIL (sic).  For Kerry, the mission was not a war. The word "war" was the wrong terminology and analogy.  The U.S. was engaging in a "very significant counter-terrorism operation."  Then, on September 14, the White House chief of staff, Denis McDonough, informed us, "Just as we have been at war with al-Qaeda, in similar fashion we are at war with ISIL."  What is the right terminology for the U.S. "mission"?  President Barack Obama has been sitting on the fence, and it doesn't make much sense.  Without mentioning the word "war," he said the U.S. was moving ahead with "our strategy to degrade and ultimate destroy this terrorist organization."

To Whom does President Obama listen?  [Quoting Charles Krauthammer] ["]No, I don't think Obama can be reached.  I think he'll have to come to his own decision.  And I think what brought him to his own decision to do anything at all was the switch in public opinion.  It was not a switch in strategy.  I guarantee you that if we hadn't had the televised beheadings, Obama would never have announced the policy he did.["]

Controversial DHS Adviser Let Go Amid Allegations of Cover Up.  A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) adviser long engulfed in controversy over his radical views was let go from his role in the department last week after a long fight by lawmakers and others to revoke the individual's privileges at DHS.  Mohamed Elibiary was until last week a senior member of DHS' Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC).  After years of controversy about his status at DHS, Elibiary announced his final day with the department on Twitter earlier this month and said he would remain close to the agency.  Media outlets have raised questions about the circumstances surrounding his departure, speculating that his provocative comments about the "inevitable" return of the Muslim "caliphate" may have played a role.

Obama: Rout ISIL Everywhere (Except In U.S. Mosques).  President Obama has vowed to "hunt down (Islamic State) terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are" in Iraq and Syria.  News flash:  They're also in American mosques.  Yet Obama is not going after terrorists in radical mosques.  And he's making it harder for local governments to stop the construction of recruiting and training centers for the enemy.  In fact, as a grand jury investigates another Minneapolis mosque for radicalizing recruits for ISIL, the Justice Department is suing local officials for blocking a new extremist mosque in the area.

The Obama Bomb.  [Scroll down]  The swift rise to power of so brutal and determined a jihadist entity is clearly on Obama's malign scorecard, the handiwork of a president who, by his own admission, did not formulate a strategy to deal with the impending menace until he went on TV to explain it on Wednesday night (White House press secretary Josh Earnest frantically tried to cover for Obama, saying he really meant Syria); who withdraws troops from contested regions; who refuses to take responsibility for his mistakes and even attempts to capitalize on them for propaganda advantages; and who is always brought up short by events he is unable to take the measure of.

Has the New York Times Just Provided Proof of Muslim Brotherhood Influence Operations in the United States?  On June 13, 2012, five members of Congress called for an investigation into Muslim Brotherhood influence operations in the Obama administration.  The five members — Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Tom Rooney (R-FL), and Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA) — were widely criticized for doing so, even by their own Republican leadership, including John McCain (R-AZ), John Boehner (R-OH), and Mike Rogers (R-MI).  At the time, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) said, "It's not right to question the loyalty of fellow Americans without any evidence."  Well, now we have the evidence.

Behind Closed Doors, Cheney Tells Republicans That Obama Supported Muslim Brotherhood.  Dick Cheney spoke to House Republicans on Tuesday [9/9/2014] about the need for military action in Iraq.  With President Obama poised to give a major speech on Wednesday about military action against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Cheney spoke to the assembled Republican congressmen about the situation in the Middle East at their weekly caucus meeting.  And while the GOP has been fiercely divided over foreign policy in recent years, Cheney didn't wade into that debate, instead opting to pillory Obama in front of an audience giving him "rapt attention."

Obama's Untruth, Inc..  Remember the al-Qaeda-is-on-the-run 2012-election talking point?  It was mostly a lie.  The administration deliberately released to sympathetic journalists only those documents from the so-called Osama bin Laden trove that revealed worry and dissension among the terrorists.  Then it nourished essays by pet journalists trumpeting the decline of al-Qaeda.  Disturbing memos that confounded that narrative, as Weekly Standard journalist Steven F. Hayes recently noted, were kept back.  "On the run" was dropped after the 2012 election, when events on the ground made such an assertion absurd.

GOP Proposes Ban On Libyans Attending Flight Schools, Studying Nuclear Science In U.S..  In response to the Obama administration's recent approval of a rule lifting a ban on Libyan nationals coming to the U.S. to attend flight school, work in plane maintenance or study nuclear science, House Republicans introduced legislation Monday [9/8/2014] aimed at ensuring the ban remains.  The ban on Libyans participating in these studies on American soil was put in place in 1983 amid terrorists incidents involving Libyans.  In July, citing a "normalized" relations between Libya and the United States, the Obama administration approved a rule to lift the ban.  If the Department of Homeland Security Sec. Jeh Johnson signs the final rule, the ban will be officially lifted.

Top Egyptian Politician Says Egypt And U.S. Relationship Strained Because President Obama Demands Muslim Brotherhood Be Supported.  Unfortunately such is the state of current affairs.  A prominent Egyptian official is telling his constituency, and the world, the reason Egypt and U.S. relations are so poor is because President Obama and John Kerry demand the Severe Islamists be included in policy decisions.  Egypt categorically rejects the considerations of radical Islamic extremism, and will not bow to pressure from the United States to be more accommodating toward the radicals within the Muslim Brotherhood.

Obama has No Intention of Stopping ISIS.  Obama is allowing ISIL/ISIS to continue its blood lust of beheadings of Christians and others across the world.  He has done nothing to stop it and, chillingly, has not even mentioned it except for a passing remark or two.  Now, this group of Sunni Muslims (BTW... please remember that Obama's "family" members — save one who is a conservative Christian shunned by the rest of the family — are all Sunni Muslim Brotherhood) — has beheaded 2 American journalists within the last 2 weeks.  After a passing remark containing an almost 'sorry it happened' to the parents of beheaded journalist James Foley, Obama hurried off to make his tee time.  He was later photographed high-fiving one of his golfing buddies and yucking it up on the links.

Networks Ignore Report That Obama Was Briefed on ISIS Going Back 'at Least a Year'.  On Tuesday night [9/2/2014], the three major broadcast networks omitted from their coverage on the Islamic group ISIS a report that President Barack Obama has received briefings on the terrorist organization "for at least a year before the group seized large swaths of territory over the summer."  ABC, CBS, and NBC all led their evening newscasts with multiple segments on the gruesome murder of American journalist Stephen Sotloff at the hands of ISIS in a propaganda video released on Tuesday afternoon.

Fight the Religious War We are Already In.  Radical Islamists or Islamofascists, call them by any nomenclature, and one still cannot separate them from Islam, and neither can one separate Islam from the atrocities currently being committed. [...] Where is our President?  Praising fictitious Islamic contributions to Our American Heritage?  America cannot tolerate Obama's foreign policy based on inaction, delays and half-measures, while the fires of global jihad burn.

Latest Big Lie: 'We Have No Strategy'.  They DO have a strategy, but they prefer to appear indecisive.  That's because the strategy would likely provoke even greater criticism than the false confession of endless dithering.  The actual strategy is detente first, and then a full alliance with Iran throughout the Middle East and North Africa.  It has been on display since before the beginning of the Obama administration.

The Islamic State Has Nothing to Do With Islam?  Whatever they may disagree about, Western leaders are in complete agreement about one thing: the new self-styled caliphate, the Islamic State, has nothing whatsoever to do with Islam.  It's a comforting, reassuring vision for Western non-Muslims facing a massive influx of Muslim immigrants and jittery about the prospect of Islamic terrorism, except for just one problem:  it's entirely false.  Barack Obama has made it clear: "ISIL speaks for no religion.  Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents."

What Obama doesn't get about the Islamic State.  [Obama's] refusal to lead is precisely why the Islamic State has been able to take control of a swath of the Middle East the size of Belgium and carry out the crimes against humanity we are witnessing today, from burying women and children alive to crucifixions to the beheading of a U.S. citizen.  Even after that horrific act, Obama continued to play down the threat posed by the Islamic State and United States' responsibility to stop the militants.  At a second news conference after the Foley execution, Obama once again dismissed the idea that the United States was at war with the Islamic State.

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If one were to connect the plentiful dots, one would reach the conclusion, as I did years ago, that Obama himself is a Muslim.

The Tentacles Of Qatar: From ISIS to the White House.  Although never known for political stability, the Middle East today is in the midst of anarchy due to the Arab Spring.  From the beginning, the Obama administration embraced this movement, and the United States remains an important source of support for transnational, Islamic, revolutionary groups.

Obama's Willful Blindness.  [Under Obama,] Terrorism is magically transformed into an act of workplace violence (Ft. Hood) or called man-made disasters.  The words "Islam" or "Muslim" are never to be used in the context of violence, since that would be racist or xenophobic — it is the hate that dare not speak its name.  Instead, his fiction-filled Cairo speech was a paean to the wondrous history of Islam written by Ben Rhodes, a failed short-story writer promoted to Deputy National Security Deputy Adviser.

Taqiyya Exhibit #3,521.  Right on cue, after the Obama administration went out of their way to say that Hamas is not like ISIS, a Hamas spokesperson publically distanced Hamas from ISIS, noting they are very different organizations. [...] Wow. You'd almost think the White House and Hamas were coordinating their talking points as State Department spokesperson Marie Harf just this week announced that ISIS and Hamas are very different.

Obama's Post-Foley Fraud About Shariah.  President Barack Obama found time between golf rounds Thursday to condemn the beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State (also known as the Islamic State in the Levant or ISIL) and to assure the American people that he was all about protecting them against similar fates. [...] President Barack Obama found time between golf rounds Thursday to condemn the beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State (also known as the Islamic State in the Levant or ISIL) and to assure the American people that he was all about protecting them against similar fates. [...] Mr. Obama also asserted that the Islamic State's "ideology is bankrupt."  Calling that ideology bankrupt at a moment when it is palpably on the march from North and sub-Saharan Africa to the Far East and Latin America bespeaks a contempt for the intelligence of the American people.

Obama claims ISIL speaks for no religion, so what does the "I" in "ISIL" stand for?  The Islamic States is just that, Islamic.  ISIL has all the trademarks of the past 1300 years of post-Mohammedan culture — Piracy, theft, slavery, torture, and genocide.  But don't tell that to the president.

Defender of the Faith.  ISIL is of course an acronym for the Islamic State in the Levant.  It purports to have created or restored an Islamic caliphate in the territory under its control.  How do you edit Islam out of the Islamic State?  Like Hezbollah, Hamas, al Qaeda, Islamic Jihad and all the rest, the Islamic State promotes the imposition of Sharia law in the name of Islam.  They all understand themselves to be Muslims acting on behalf of the faith.  Yet Obama makes a special point of standing up for the good name of Islam, such as it is.

State Dept. Defends Arms Sales to Turkey Despite Hamas Ties.  The State Department defended missile sales to Turkey just hours after news emerged that Ankara is hosting and abetting a senior Hamas operative who planned to violently overthrow the Palestinian government in the West Bank and wage war on Israel.  State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf defended the transfer of Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) to Turkey just days after she was forced to explain why the White House had stepped in to block similar weapons shipments to Israel.

National Security Policy Adrift.  How did we get to the rudderless position we are in today?  Clearly, a series of policy mistakes have been made.  It should be remembered that it was President Carter's misguided policies that gave rise to Islamic resurgence by undercutting our key ally, the Shah of Iran by fostering the return of the Islamic zealot Ayatollah Khomeini with his 7th century mentality. [...] Today, we have the Obama Administration's embrace of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), which has clearly facilitated the advance of the Islamic global agenda.  President Obama's 4 June 2009 Cairo speech was the catalyst for the Arab Spring movement which evolved under the political direction of the Muslim Brotherhood.  We all know how that has turned out.

Obama Ignores Congress, Lifts Ban on Libyans Training in U.S. as Pilots, Nuke Scientists.  The ban was implemented in 1983 after a wave of terrorist incidents involving Libyans.  The African nation continues to be a hotbed of terrorism and in fact, the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli was recently evacuated because violence between rival militias has created a deadly environment.  Many other foreign governments have also shut down their embassies in Libya because the violence has spread throughout the entire country.  Nevertheless, President Obama has discounted congressional opposition to let Libyans train as pilots, airplane mechanics and nuclear scientists in the United States.  Perhaps the commander-in-chief has somehow forgotten that many of the 9/11 hijackers — mostly Saudi nationals — received their training in American flights schools because our government allowed it.  Have we not learned that it's a really bad idea to help our enemies obtain skills that could later be used to attack us?

Obama Lifts Ban on Libyans Attending U.S. Flight Schools, Training In Nuke Science.  The Obama administration has lifted longtime restrictions on Libyans attending flight schools in the United States and training here in nuclear science, according to a final amendment of the ban recently approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  Less than two years after the deadly terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is poised to sign off on an amendment reversing the ban, which was enacted following a wave or terrorist attacks in 1980s and prevents Libyans from studying these sensitive trades in the United States.

Obama lifts ban on Libyans attending flight school, studying nuclear science here.  President Reagan worried about terrorist hijackers using airplanes as weapons way back in 1983.  He banned Libyans from taking flight lessons or nuclear studies in the United States.  Now, believe it or not, President Obama is lifting that ban because, aides say, post-Gaddafi Libya and its relations with the United States are "normalized."  Seriously?  We just abandoned our embassy there last month. [...] This is the same Libya that brought us Lockerbie.  The same Libya Hillary Clinton urged Nobel Peace Prize winner Obama to attack. Citing possible civilian slaughter in the anti-Gaddafi rebellion of 2009, Obama obeyed.

Would We Rally Behind Obama after the Next 9/11?  Thirteen years ago this month, President George W. Bush was vacationing at his Texas ranch when his daily briefing included a memo titled, "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in the U.S." Al-Qaida struck a month later, and the nation was at war.  No memos are needed today.  ISIS is communicating directly to President Obama via the Internet and social media.  "The Islamic Caliphate has been established," the spokesman, Abu Mosa, said Friday [8/8/2014], vowing to "raise the flag of Allah in the White House."

50 Things Barack Obama Has Done Wrong:  [#41]  Radical Islamist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan "described himself as mujahedeen" and yelled "Allahu Akbar" as he murdered 13 of his fellow soldiers at Fort Hood.  The Obama Administration labeled that as "workplace violence" rather than admitting there was a terrorist attack on his watch.  [#42]  He released 5 Taliban terrorists In exchange for deserter Bowe Bergdahl.  [#43]  Americans died at Benghazi because Obama's administration didn't take their repeated requests for additional security seriously.

Andrew McCarthy: State Dept. Negotiating With the Taliban.  The Taliban is not claiming responsibility for the murder of American Army Maj. Gen. Harold Greene in Afghanistan, but it is praising the attack.  National Review contributing editor Andrew McCarthy said the State Department hasn't designated the Taliban a terrorist organization "because they're negotiating with the Taliban."

Red-carding Qatar.  It needs be stressed that Qatar, which sways democracies, is not remotely democratic and its leadership is unelected.  With 11,000 square kilometers, oil-glutted Qatar is about half little Israel's size.  Its native population numbers some 200,000, but it has more than 2 million foreign workers.  They lack any civil rights and many of them toil under slave-like conditions.  Qatar has become a particular favorite of the Obama administration, which bolsters Qatari pretensions to parade as an intermediary between Israel and Hamas, regardless of the fact that Doha unequivocally backs Hamas and foots its bills.

Obama's friendly fire.  How much better if the White House had said nothing, instead of issuing a fuzzy statement Wednesday [7/30/2014] condemning the shelling of a UN school for Palestinians in Gaza.  It matters little that the National Security Council's spokeswoman, Bernadette Meehan, did not explicitly accuse Israel of the bombing.  Or that she went on to condemn those "hiding weapons in UN facilities." [...] In a grisly bid for world sympathy, Hamas is maximizing Palestinian civilian casualties by placing weapons in schools and launching rockets from hospitals.  This shouldn't be surprising.  The leaders of Hamas are the same people who, instead of using their resources to build things that would improve the lives of Palestinians — schools, apartments, sewer systems — built terrorist tunnels aimed at taking Israeli lives.

Obama failed to stop the Islamic State when he had the chance.  From Europe to the Middle East, we have seen how disaster follows U.S. retreat and disengagement from the world.  But the one area where President Obama seemed to be leaning forward was drone strikes.  He personally approved terrorist "kill lists" and has taken out many hundreds of terrorists with drones in Pakistan, Yemen and East Africa.  So why, when Iraqi officials began pleading with him one year ago to strike Islamic State terrorists with drones, did Obama repeatedly refuse — standing by while terrorists overran the country?

Obama Thanks Muslims for 'Building the Very Fabric of Our Nation'.  A statement put out today by President Barack Obama on the occasion of a religious holiday is raising some eyebrows. [...] The word choice here, that anyone built "the very fabric of our nation" would usually sound hackneyed and overplayed — but, in this particular instance, given that the U.S. didn't even have its first Muslim-American congressman until 2007, the peculiar word choice has left some scratching their heads.

Related development:
Republican official resigns after questioning the contributions of Muslims to the 'fabric' of America in Facebook post.  A Virginia Republican Party official resigned Wednesday night [8/6/2014] over a post he made on Facebook questioning Muslims' contributions to the 'fabric' of America.  The post was a critique of President Barack Obama's statement that the Muslim holiday Eid-al-Fitr 'reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.'  'It is one thing to be gracious on religous holidays, but this is pure nonsense,' Bob FitzSimmonds, the unelected Treasurer of the Republican Party of Virginia, said in a comment accompanying Obama's quote.

US President Barack Obama wishes Muslims on Eid.  US President Barack Obama greeted the Muslim community across the world on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr stating that the festival celebrates the common values that unite humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other.  "As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to them and their families," Obama said in statement.

Obama administration knew Islamic State was growing but did little to counter it.  Like the rest of the world, the U.S. government appeared to have been taken aback last month when Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, fell to an offensive by jihadis of the Islamic State that triggered the collapse of five Iraqi army divisions and carried the extremists to the threshold of Baghdad.  A review of the record shows, however, that the Obama administration wasn't surprised at all.

Obama's 'New World Order' Quote Will Creep You Out Even if You're Not a Conspiracy Theorist.  While more and more people are looking around the world and seeing the turmoil that follows on America receding from the global stage, Obama just sees business as usual — he doesn't believe he has any hand at all in all these events.  He doesn't believe that selling out our allies on missile defense and the "Russian Reset" encouraged Putin, or that making impotent threats against Assad emboldened him, or that pulling out of Iraq prematurely brought on the ISIS terrorist resurgence.  He really believes this is all just normal.

Do Muslim Brotherhood operatives have the president's ear?  Do Muslim Brotherhood operatives "enjoy strong influence over U.S. policy" through their relationship with the Obama administration?  Posters like this one reference the website of the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) and name six suspects:  Arif Alikhan, Mohammed Elibiary, Rashad Hussain, Salam al-Marayati, Mohamed Magid, and Eboo Patel.  The source for the allegations can be traced to an Egyptian newspaper article that ran late in December 2013 and included little substantiation.

Obama rewarding terror.  Hamas builds tunnels and rockets to kidnap and kill Jews, has a charter that calls for the killing of all Jews wherever they live, launches missile attacks against Israelis, uses UNWRA facilities to hide rockets, spreads anti-Semitism and claims of war crimes against Israel, has become unpopular in Gaza, and is losing support in Egypt and the Arab world.  And now the US wants to reward and rescue them with a vast influx of money?  They will use that time and money to develop more accurate and deadly missiles, etc.  Rewarding murder is what this amounts to.

Obama refused 'repeated requests' since August 2013 for drone strikes against ISIS.  Breaking on Capitol Hill is the news that Iraqi officials began requesting almost a year ago for the US to carry out drone strikes against ISIS — but the requests were shot down by the White House.  That stunning revelation came during a hearing on the situation in Iraq this morning [7/23/2014].

At Ramadan dinner, Obama attributes his success to family and community, not government.  President Obama said Monday [7/14/2014] that the only reason that he has been successful in life is because of investments made by his family and his community.  "[A]ll a young person needs is knowing that somebody cares about them and believes in them," the president said Monday during an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan, the sixth that he has hosted.

Obama at Iftar Dinner.  President Obama told guests at the White House's annual Iftar dinner tonight that "further escalation" in the Middle East "benefits no one, least of all the Israeli and the Palestinian people."  Faced with criticism from some Arab and Muslim activists who think he has been too friendly toward the Israeli side, Obama addressed the conflict near the end of his comments, which largely honored "the traditions of one of the world's great faiths."

Obama's Counterterror Plan Has New Doubters: His Own Generals and Spies.  For a White House looking to announce a new policy to go to zero combat troops in Afghanistan by the time President Obama leaves office, the agency's classified assessment was exactly what they wanted to hear.  But the assessment ran afoul of military leaders, especially those responsible for Afghanistan, who had long advocated for leaving a residual force in Afghanistan past 2016, including a strong contingent of the special operations and intelligence personnel to pursue and press al Qaeda.

Qatar to buy Patriot missiles in $11 bln deal: US officials.  Qatar will buy US Patriot missiles for the first time in a major arms deal worth $11 billion, officials said Monday [7/14/2014], as Washington awaits a decision by the Gulf state on a lucrative fighter jet contract.

US Muslims support Obama more than any other religious group.  Nearly three quarters of American Muslims like the job President Obama is doing — by far the largest backing of any religious group, a new survey released Friday [7/11/2014] reveals.  The Gallup Poll, conducted from January through June, found that 72 percent of Muslims approve of Obama's performance, compared to 55 percent of Jews, 44 percent of Catholics and 37 percent of Protesants.  Mormons were least supportive — only 18 percent gave Obama a thumbs up and 78 percent offered a thumbs down.

From Muslim to Mormon, Obama divides the nation by religion too.  The national survey, based on more than 88,000 aggregated daily tracking interviews in the first half of 2014, finds Muslims by far approve of Obama's job performance the most, fully 72% approving with only 20% disapproving.  The least Obama-approving religious Americans are Mormons, only 18% of whom approve, while a whopping 78% disapprove.

U.S. Muslims Most Approving of Obama, Mormons Least.  Seventy-two percent of U.S. Muslims approved of the job President Barack Obama was doing as president during the first six months of 2014, higher than any other U.S. religious group Gallup tracks.  Mormons were least approving, at 18%.  In general, majorities of those in non-Christian religions — including those who do not affiliate with any religion — approved of Obama, while less than a majority of those in the three major Christian religious groups did.

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Muslim Brotherhood Org that Met with Obama WH Calls for Islamic War Against Israel.  The head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), a Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated group, called upon fellow Islamists and Arabs to declare holy war against Israel "for the sake of Palestine."

Our Roost, Obama's Chickens.  The American public hardly noticed when Obama recklessly withdrew every peacekeeper from Iraq.  Did he not boast of "ending the Iraq War"?  It did not mind when the U.S. posted dates for withdrawal from Afghanistan.  Trashing all the Bush — Cheney anti-terrorism protocols, from Guantanamo to renditions, did not make much sense, when such policies had worked and, in fact, were of use to Obama himself.  But again, most Americans took no note.  Apparently the terrorists did, however, and they regrouped even as the president declared them "on the run."

Obama and the Culture of Death.  [One wonders] how Barack Hussein Obama could maintain that "Allah is supreme, Allah is supreme, Allah is supreme, Allah is supreme.  I witness that there is no god but Allah" is "one of the prettiest sounds on earth."  It is not the "Stars and Stripes" nor "America the Beautiful" that he cites.  It is the call to prayer for a "culture of death," as affirmed by Pope Francis's secretary, Father Yoannis Lahzi Gaido, an Egyptian Christian Copt who speaks fluent Arabic.  In fact, Obama, the president of the United States, smiles when Bergdahl's father recites the Arabic prayer intimating the caliphate capture of land. [...] Obama was educated in a Muslim country; he celebrates his annual iftar dinners by saying how much the Muslim world has contributed to humanity.

Obama sends best wishes for Muslim holy month.  President Barack Obama is sending his best wishes to Muslims in the U.S. and around the world on the start of the holy month of Ramadan.

On behalf of all Americans, Obama hails Ramadan.  ["]On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I extend our best wishes to Muslim communities here in the United States and around the world on the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan.  A time for self-reflection and devotion through prayer and fasting, Ramadan is also an occasion when Muslims around the world reaffirm their commitment to helping the less fortunate, including those struggling because of economic hardship and inequality.["]

MSM finally realizes that Islam is really, really scary.  After years of terrorism that resulted in, among other things, the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centers, Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, murder of Americans in Benghazi, and the brutal hacking death of off-duty soldier, Lee Rigby in London, the main stream media is finally sounding the alarm on the religion President Obama claims America "shares common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings."

Obama 'Disappointingly Complacent' on Islamic Extremism says Former Australian PM.  [Former Australian Prime Minister John] Howard's comments were met by nods of approval across the room as he took aim at Barack Obama's West Point commencement speech of last month.  Howard said:  "Islamic fundamentalism is a far greater threat than many people in their culturally equivocal way believe.  "Obama's West Point commencement speech... with the greatest respect to him and the office... I found it a disappointingly complacent speech when he spoke of Islamic extremism.  "In a world where Pakistan is a failed state and with Iraq... [the West Point speech] was altogether too complacent an analysis".

Obama Funds Kidnappers of American Citizen Naftali Frankel.  On Friday, State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf said the United States was "very concerned" about the kidnapping of three Israeli boys, including American citizen Naftali Frankel, 16, by terrorist group Hamas. [...] Harf maintained that the "Israelis and the Palestinian Authority are working closely together" and that the United States was "giving this cooperation our full encouragement." [...] There is no such cooperation.

Jeanine Pirro: I'm Worried — And You should Be Too.  Judge Jeanine Pirro let Obama have it on Saturday night's [6/14/2014] installment of Justice for squandering all of the hard fought and won gains in Iraq, and endangering American lives in the process.  "You know me," Pirro said, "most of the time, I'm fearless.  I've spent most my life, fighting, investigating, prosecuting and sentencing the worst of the worst.  But tonight, I'm worried."  "Our president has literally replenished the enemy at a time of war," she said.

Obama ignored general's pleas to keep U.S. forces in Iraq.  The last American commander in Iraq recommended to the Obama administration that 23,000 U.S. troops remain to cement the victory, but no deal was ever reached with Baghdad, and all combat forces went home.  That stalemate has come back to haunt the country as al Qaeda-linked extremists, who had been defeated by 2011, have returned to Iraq in a terrorist campaign to capture huge swaths of territory in northern and western areas.

Obama's Feckless Foreign Policy Threatens to Set the Entire Middle East on Fire.  From Syria to Iraq to Afghanistan to Pakistan, the jihadist dream of a caliphate stretching from the Atlantic to the Himalayas is taking shape.  It's aided by a feckless foreign policy not seen since Neville Chamberlain.

Does Obama understand Iraq may soon be an Islamist state?  Serious times require serious measures, not Bart Simpson-like evasions.  The administration must drop its business-as-usual (and none-too-"smart" diplomacy) approach to address what are very real and pressing dangers.  After six years, the president needs to start acting like a real commander-in-chief.

Boko Haram Urgency Fades as Questions Raised About What Admin Knew When.  As quickly as Boko Haram caught Washington by hashtag storm, the Nigerian terrorists — and their schoolgirl captives — have seemingly vanished from the radar of priorities, even as the al-Qaeda-linked group's jihadi brothers-in-arms run roughshod across Iraq.  One senator this week, though, charged that the administration never wanted the frightening growth of the North African terrorist organization to receive much attention in the first place.

Obama's Criminal Negligence in Iraq.  President Barack Obama came to office promising to "bring a responsible end to the war in Iraq."  That should have been easy enough to do, considering the war was already over.  Alas, he seems to have had in mind something quite different than "ending a war."  Perhaps because of his general bias against exertions of American power, Obama seems to have convinced himself that our continuing military presence in post-war Iraq was the same as continuing the war.  This novel conception of when wars end suggests Obama may yet pull our forces out of Europe and the Far East in order to "end" World War II.

Obama's 'All Options' Include Surrender.  President Barack Obama tried to fend off criticism of his Iraq policy, as that country fell into the clutches of a terrorist army this week, by insisting that he was considering "all the options" for a response.  "I don't rule out anything," he said.  Of course he doesn't.  The essence of postmodernism — of which this president is the political fulfillment — are a profound moral relativism, a habitual flexibility, a hermeneutical hanging-out.  Yet what does it mean to consider "all the options"?  The president uses that phrase to suggest that he has not ruled out military force.  He said much the same thing about Iran's nuclear program, for example, and Syria's chemical weapons.  But "all the options" could mean, in the literal sense, that Obama is also considering the opposite:  i.e. surrender.  And that, in effect, is what Obama's foreign policy has been for the last six years.

Obama Quits Afghanistan.  Bringing Bergdahl home is part of sporadic negotiations with the Taliban about easing Americans out of the war, and also useful for closing down Guantanamo.  Obama is wagering that the public does not care all that much whether Bergdahl is a deserter.  Or whether the administration has negotiated with terrorists such as the Haqqani network or the Taliban.  Or whether the released Taliban militants will soon return to fight in Afghanistan.  Obama is also betting that Americans are sick of Afghanistan, and don't really care how American soldiers leave or what they leave behind, as long as they all leave.

Sum of all fears: Obama may have to approve airstrikes in Iraq.  For Obama, who campaigned on and successfully achieved a near complete American withdrawal from Iraq, even over the objections of policy makers who warned of the potential for that chronically unstable nation to again erupt in violence, being forced to contemplate revived military action in that country represents a political Sophie's Choice.  Abstain, and risk being haunted by the impression that he presided over the loss of the Middle East having surrendered the tenuous gains in Iraq and allowed conflicts in Syria, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia to metastasize.  Accept, and the Obama presidency's raison d'être — a mandate for retrenchment and a renewed reliance on smart power — collapses.

Obama's Weakness Gets Al-Qaida Back In The Game.  As Mosul falls to al-Qaida and Iraq slips into civil war, Americans are left to ponder the foreign policy wreckage of the Obama administration. Has there ever been an administration this incompetent?  It's doubtful.  Iraq's descent into chaos and civil war is the direct result of President Obama's decision to abandon that country to its worst elements.  Americans who think it doesn't matter will soon find out it does, because a new, dangerous anti-Western terrorist state has been born in the Mideast.

Obama's views on Muslim terrorism fly in the face of reality: Report.  Despite President Barack Obama and his minions claiming the strength of the world's radical Islamist network is waning and the threat to the United States minimal, a study released on Wednesday [6/4/2014] by a well-respected and highly-regarded think-tank contradicts what many call Obama's myopic view of the terrorist threat to the United States, the American people, and U.S. interests throughout the world, according to Joel Kaplan, a former members of a police special operations team.  The RAND Corporation study suggests that the threat of Islamic terrorism isn't waning at all, but appears to be growing by leaps-and-bounds.

Arab countries have warmed to Obama, poll finds.  Arabs living in the Middle East have warmed to President Obama's policies in recent years, according to a comprehensive survey released Wednesday by Zogby Research Services.  Zogby polled people living in seven Arab countries including Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Palestinian territories.

The Wanderers — Obama and Bergdahl.  Bergdahl's quest to find the Taliban strikes me as a good metaphor for President Obama.  Like Bergdahl, he has wandered away from familiar confines — traditional, shared notions of how to conduct American foreign policy — in search of exotic enemies with whom to talk.  Such enemies include not just the Taliban, but also Iran, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Hamas.  Like Bergdahl, Obama ignored warnings from those to whom he was similarly situated.  In Obama's case, candidate Hillary Clinton found Obama too eager to meet, without preconditions, with enemies the U.S. has shunned.

The Obama Doctrine.  President Obama thought trading a deserter for five top terrorists would be a PR coup.  What does this tell us about our president as a person?  At the most basic level, it shows that Obama does not share Americans' visceral reaction to Bergdahl's betrayal of his fellow soldiers and country. [...] Obama didn't have a normal visceral reaction to the 9/11 attack in Benghazi, either.  Any normal person would have rushed to his post in the Situation Room to oversee a rescue attempt.

American Nazi gives Hitler Salute from Rose Garden.  We can now see Obama's version of the Knockout Game against our allies, always favoring our deadliest self-proclaimed enemies.  Here's the game:  First, Obama says nice things about defending our allies, like endlessly repeating the conscious lie that "Iran will never possess weapons of mass destruction."  Then he stabs our allies in the back, and does a victory lap, applauded by the bloody-handed mullahs, the Taliban, the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Nusra in Syria, the whole gangland world of theological criminals.  Repeat that pattern of "flattery and betrayal" over and over again, and you have BHO's foreign policy from the beginning.

Obama Submits To Taliban Demands, Allows Praise For Allah.  President Barack Obama apparently traded five jailed jihadis held in Guantanamo for one American soldier, despite federal law, which requires Congress to be notified before prisoners are transferred.  Obama used a Rose Garden press event to tout the surprise trade — which he won by making critical, last-minute concessions — while the parents of the freed soldier, Bowe Bergdahl, stood alongside.  At the end of the brief event, the soldier's father, Bob Bergdahl, recited the most frequent phrase in the Koran — "Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim" — which means "In the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Compassionate."  After Bergdahl finished his statement and his praise for Allah, Obama hugged him.

Obama's phone must be disconnected, and his pen out of ink.  It sure would be nice for President Pen-and-Phone to speak up in a few situations where he actually could make an immediate difference, without trampling on the Constitution.  Maybe that's why he doesn't say anything.  It's no fun unless he can disrupt the separation of powers, make a government agency bigger, or turn the situation into a slam against his political enemies.  I'd also like to see President Obama use his fabled pen and phone to do something for Meriam Ibrahim, held prisoner by the barbarians of Sudan and just forced to give birth in chains.  I'm not talking about metaphorical chains, either.  She was literally shackled to the floor in a filthy dungeon cell while her baby daughter was delivered.

Obama: Must close Gitmo before I leave office.  President Obama said Thursday [5/29/2014] he's still determined to close the prison for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, before the end of his presidency.  Asked if he'll be forced to turn over the problem to his successor, Mr. Obama told NPR, "Not if I can help it."  "I'm going to keep on pushing because I want to make sure that when I turn the keys over to the next president, that they have the ability, that he or she has the capacity to make some decisions with a relatively clean slate," Mr. Obama said.

Muslim cleric who backed fatwa on 'killing of U.S. soldiers' promoted by State Dept..  The State Department's Counter Terrorism (CT) Bureau promoted on Friday a controversial Muslim scholar whose organization has reportedly backed Hamas and endorsed a fatwa authorizing the murder of U.S. soldiers in Iraq.  The CT bureau on Friday tweeted out a link to the official website of Sheikh Abdallah Bin Bayyah, the vice president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), a controversial organization founded by a Muslim Brotherhood leader "who has called for the death of Jews and Americans and himself is banned from visiting the U.S.," according to Fox News.

State Dept. apologizes for promoting Muslim cleric who backed killing of US soldiers.  The State Department's Counter Terrorism (CT) Bureau apologized on Tuesday [5/27/2014] for promoting a controversial Muslim scholar whose organization has reportedly backed Hamas and endorsed a fatwa authorizing the murder of U.S. soldiers in Iraq.  The apology came on the heels of a Friday Washington Free Beacon report detailing the CT Bureau's promotion of Sheik Abdallah Bin Bayyah, the vice president of a radical Muslim scholars group that was founded by a radical Muslim Brotherhood leader who has called "for the death of Jews and Americans."

Grassley Investigating Alleged DHS Terrorist Lookout Record Deletions.  Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) is investigating allegations the Department of Homeland Security has deleted records related to a list of terrorists the agency maintains as part of a "hands off" policy on some of the individuals on the list.  Grassley released emails last week describing the alleged terrorist "hands off" list at DHS which apparently resulted in the deletion of records of an individual who was allegedly a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and a "close associate" of a supporter of "Hamas, Hizbollah, and (Palestinian) Islamic Jihad."

Obama Administration Threatened Nigeria with Sanctions in 2013 for Fighting Boko Haram.  Hillary Clinton wasn't the only Obama administration official who went to bat for Boko Haram over the past few years.  Soon after John Kerry took over as Secretary of State, the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Terence P. McCulley, accused the Nigerian government of butchery during a confrontation with Boko Haram terrorists in Baga, a Nigerian town on the shores of Lake Chad, and in May 2013 threatened to withdraw U.S. military aid from the West African nation.

Obama's Alliance with Boko Haram.  Obama and Hillary resisted doing anything about Boko Haram because they believed that its root cause was the oppression of Muslims by the Nigerian government.  Across the bloody years of Boko Haram terror, the State Department matched empty condemnations of Boko Haram's killing sprees with condemnations of the Nigerian authorities for violating Muslim rights.  Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton haven't championed #BringBackOurGirls because it's a hashtag in support of the kidnapped girls, but because it undermines the Nigerian government.  They aren't trying to help the kidnapped girls.  They're trying to bring down a government that hasn't gone along with their agenda for appeasing Boko Haram and Nigerian Muslims.

Downplaying Jihadism.  President Obama's aversion to any perceived "war on Islam" has consistently led his administration to downplay the problem of jihad.  Its outrage over the abductions of hundreds of young women in Nigeria by the jihadist organization Boko Haram hasn't changed that stance.  The State Department is still reluctant to make mention of Boko Haram's Islamic character.  Under Hillary Clinton, the State Department hesitated to label the group even a terrorist organization, despite its long catalogue of terrorist acts.

WH Can't Say Why It Took Two Years to Label Boko Haram a Terrorist Organization.  White House press secretary Jay Carney could not offer a tangible reason to explain why it took the Obama administration two years to label Boko Haram a terrorist organization Friday [5/9/2014] on MSNBC.  He cited a number of lesser measures the administration implemented to address the group's heinous acts, but stopped short of stating what kept Boko Haram off the State Department's terror organization list between 2011 and 2013.

Boko Haram and the Failure of Obama's Counter-Terrorism Strategy.  During Hillary Clinton's tenure, the State Department failed to designate Boko Haram a terrorist organization, in spite of the fact that Boko Haram had become second only to the Taliban as the deadliest terrorist organization. Clinton will rightly have to bear blame for that, but the lack of a designation also reflects the much deeper problem of the Obama administration's overall approach to Islamic extremism.  It is an approach that has led to bad policies, not only with regard to Boko Haram, but also to Iran, the Syrian rebels, Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Benghazi.

The Obama State Department's Understanding of Boko Haram Was Even More Delusional than You Thought.  A news article in today's [5/9/2014] New York Times sets out to explore why the United States waited until November 2013 to designate Nigeria's Boko Haram as a "foreign terrorist organization."  In light of the group's latest atrocity — the kidnapping and enslaving of over 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria's Borno state last month — this is a very good question.  The article makes the point that the terrorist designation was made after Hillary Clinton resigned as secretary of state, and confirms reporting that it came after a two-year debate in which "the Justice Department, the F.B.I., American intelligence officials and counterterrorism officials in the State Department" all called for the designation but State ultimately opposed it.

Rogers: U.S. needs tougher foreign policy than 'hashtags and selfies'.  House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers argued Sunday [5/11/2014] that the Obama administration needs to take a tougher approach to foreign policy than tracking online trends and hashtag diplomacy.  The Michigan Republican criticized the administration for not designating Boko Haram a terrorist organization years ago.  The Islamist militant group is responsible for abducting at least 276 schoolgirls from the northeastern Nigerian village of Chibok last month.

Clinton's State Department resisted labeling Boko Haram as terror group.  The kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by radical Islamic terror group Boko Haram has drawn international condemnation, including that of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  "Abominable," is how she described the kidnapping, calling it an "act of terrorism" that merits "the fullest response possible."  But the State Department, under Clinton's leadership, repeatedly resisted and blocked efforts to designate Boko Haram as a terrorist group.  Those who pushed for the designation as early as 2011 are now saying the department missed a major opportunity to track and target the deadly organization as it grew.

Why Hillary Clinton's State Dept. didn't list Boko Haram as a terrorist group.  The US lists Boko Haram as a foreign terrorist organization.  But that designation occurred only last year, under John Kerry's State Department.  An earlier proposal by a congressional committee that the group be placed on the US terror list was studied but ultimately denied in 2012 by Mrs. Clinton's State Department.  The Clinton State Department did add three Boko Haram leaders to the US list of individual terrorists, including Abubakar Shekau — the leader who issued a video this week in which he claims the mass kidnapping and vows to "sell in the market" the 276 girls though to still be under his control.

Unsecured Libyan Weapons Went to Boko Haram.  Add another drop of tragedy to the story of America's reluctant, no-boots-on-the-ground operation in Libya in 2011: Weapons that were never secured after Muammar Gaddafi's ouster made their way to Boko Haram, the Islamist terrorist organization now holding hundreds of Nigerian girls.  Last May, Boko Haram staged an attack in the town of Bama, killing 55 innocents and freeing 100 prisoners.

Why was a Suspected Muslim Brotherhood Spy Copied on the Benghazi 'Smoking Gun' E-mail?  [Scroll down]  Interestingly, one of the recipients of the e-mail to Rice was a Mehdi K. Alhassani.  According to Shoebat.com, Alhassani is an alleged Muslim Brotherhood spy.  Alhassani is the Special Assistant to the Office of the Chief of Staff, National Security Council Staff, and the Executive Office of the President.  Alhassani was president of the Muslim Student Association which is an alleged Muslim Brotherhood front organization.  The question is, how did Alhassani slip through the cracks to find himself in such a position of influence?

U.S. to Send Egypt New Apache Attack Helicopters.  The United States has decided to lift its hold on the delivery of 10 Apache attack helicopters to Egypt imposed last year after the military's ouster of President Mohamed Mursi and an ensuing crackdown against protesters, the Pentagon said on Tuesday [4/22/2014].

U.S. Releases Another $1 Billion to Iran.  The United States has released $1 billion in cash assets to Iran in April alone under the interim nuclear deal aimed at ratcheting back Iran's nuclear program, according to the White House.  The Obama administration unfroze Iranian assets totaling $550 million on April 10 and another $450 million on April 15.  The United States has now released $2.55 billion to Iran since February, when the scheduled cash infusions first began.

9/11 Victim Families: Obama Administration Sabotaging Trials.  Victims of the 9/11 terror attacks expressed shock that the FBI may be meddling in the hearings here, and some speculated that it is part of an effort by the Obama administration to completely derail the hearings and force them into federal court stateside.  Families of those killed in the 9/11 terror attacks traveled here with the intent of watching their family members' accused killers face justice.  However, many say they were horrified earlier this week when pre-trial hearings came to a halt over revelations that the FBI had launched an investigation into the accused terrorist's defense lawyers.

John McCain: Obama lets 'bad people' fill U.S. void, says Jimmy Carter was better.  In some of his harshest comments about the administration's lackluster foreign policy to date, Sen. John McCain said that former President Jimmy Carter was tougher with U.S. foes than President Obama has been, and that America's credibility as world power has crumbled under Obama.  McCain, the top foreign policy expert in Congress, said that U.S. credibility to lead the war against terrorist states cracked when Obama failed to make good on his threats against Syrian chemical attacks and when the al Qaeda retook Fallujah where the bloodiest battle in Iraq took place, killing 96 Americans and wounding 600.

Look At What America Is Giving To Terrorists.  Look at what America is giving these terrorists in Syria.  This is a BGM-71, one of the most widely used anti-tank guided missiles.  The weapon is used in anti-armor, anti-bunker, anti-fortification and anti-amphibious landing roles.  The TOW is in service with over 45 militaries and is integrated on over 15,000 ground, vehicle and helicopter platforms worldwide.  In other words, its serious weaponry, and its in the hands of these savages all thanks to politicians like Obama and McCain.

The War on Our Warriors.  Karen and Billy Vaughn gave birth to one of our most elite worriers, Aaron Vaughn.  One of the team that took out our most-wanted terrorist, and 90 days later was shot out of the sky.  Why was he shot out of the sky?  Because our Commander-in-Chief's rules of engagement are so heavily influenced by Muslim Brotherhood advisers and sympathizers in the highest level of our government.

Obama 'religious freedom' appointee: Shariah Law is superior to American Law.  Barack Obama has appointed a woman named Azizah Yahia Muhammad Toufiq al-Hibri to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.  [...] That's right, he's appointed an extremist Muslim to a commission on religious freedom.  Imagine that.  This would be like appointing someone to the board of the American Lung Association who is a three-pack-a-day chain smoker.

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The president's pointless trip to Saudi Arabia.  As President Obama prepares to visit Saudi Arabia on Friday, many in the Middle East are wondering why he is making a trip with no discernible purpose.  No one is quite sure what Obama is supposed to do while in Riyadh. [...] Indeed, some of Obama's policies are signs either of a deliberate strategy to end American leadership, or of ineptitude.  In Egypt he sided with the Muslim Brotherhood, whetting the group's appetite for domination in the Arab world.  Even when the Brotherhood was caught plotting a coup in Abu Dhabi, Obama looked the other way.  Qatar saw Obama's support for the Brotherhood as endorsing its own policy of funding the organization and giving it exposure through the Al Jazeera TV networks.  That, in turn, heightened Saudi anxiety with fears that Washington might back the Brotherhood in a power grab in the kingdom.

Obama Praises Abbas: 'Somebody Who Has Consistently Renounced Violence'.  Hosting Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas in the Oval Office on Monday [3/17/2014], President Obama described his visitor as "somebody who has consistently renounced violence" — a view in stark contrast to that held by the Israeli government.

Iran to Receive Another $550 Million Cash Infusion.  Iran is scheduled to receive another $550 million in unfrozen assets from the Obama administration on Friday [3/7/2014], just days after Tehran unveiled a slew of new weapons and advanced ballistic missiles.  Iranian banking authorities on Wednesday confirmed that another $550 million is now on its way to Tehran under the interim nuclear accord inked last year with the United States and other Western nations.

Obama's bizarre immigration rules.  After the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, none of us ever imagined a dozen years later we'd be negotiating with the Taliban in Afghanistan, supplying aid to al Qaeda-affiliated "rebel" groups in Syria, and releasing from Gitmo some of the most hardened al Qaeda operatives.  Under the Obama administration, that's exactly what we're doing.  Now we can add another bizarre, and potentially dangerous, unilateral decree from the administration:  Mr. Obama has ordered a change in immigration rules making it easier for so-called "minor" terrorists to gain refugee status and asylum in the United States.

Putin Doesn't Threaten Our National Security, Obama Does.  [Scroll down]  I'll tell you what does concern me: [...] Muslims in the Obama White House — including Arif Alikhan (Deputy Executive Director for Policy in DHS), Mohamed Elibiary (Homeland Security Advisory Council), Rashad Hussain (Special Envoy to the deeply anti-Semitic Organization of the Islamic Conference), Imam Mohamed Magid (Obama's Sharia Law advisor, on loan from the Islamic Society of North America, with its Brotherhood ties) and Eboo Patel (on the Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships).  A Muslim who takes his religion seriously must put loyalty to Dar al-Islam above allegiance to an infidel state.

Obama Sues to Allow Illinois Muslims to Skip Work Without Being Fired.  [A]ccording to the Obama administration, if you are a Muslim in Illinois who signed a contract to work for a company, but you find that you just don't want to do something your boss tells you to do, why, you just don't have to do it.  Oh, and if you are fired for refusing to do the work you contracted to do, why, Obama will sue your employer for you.  This is what has happened in the Land Of Lincoln with the US Government vs the Star Transport trucking company.

Obama is preparing to abandon Afghanistan to its fate.  Don't be fooled.  When President Obama says that America is preparing for the total withdrawal of all American forces from Afghanistan by the end of this year, what he really means is that he has already decided on the total withdrawal of all American forces from Afghanistan by the end of this year.

Obama Threatens To Leave Afghanistan To Taliban, Al-Qaida.  President Obama's strong-arm tactics with Afghanistan underscore an uncomfortable fact:  He wasn't telling the truth five years ago when he said Afghanistan's war, not Iraq's, was the one we needed to be fighting.

FBI Documents Raise Additional Questions about Saudi and al-Aulaqi Connections to 9/11 Attacks.  Letting terrorists off the hook is dangerous, but inviting a terrorist to dine at the Pentagon is downright dangerous and bizarre.  But that's exactly what happened when Anwar al-Aulaqi, the American-born terrorist ultimately assassinated by President Obama, was asked to speak at a Pentagon luncheon.  The more we learn about what the government knew about al-Aulaqi, the more curious we become as to why this man was courted by those entrusted with our national security.

John Kerry Visits Mega-Mosque, Proclaims that All Religions Essentially are the Same.  Who died and made John Kerry an Islamic scholar?

Obama pledges $1B in loan guarantees to Jordan.  President Obama pledged $1 billion in loan guarantees for Jordan, a Middle East ally that is dealing with a flood of Syrian refugees who have crossed the border.  The president made the loan guarantee commitment during a meeting Friday evening [2/14/2014] with Jordan's King Abdullah II at Sunnylands, the Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage, Calif.  Obama also extended an aid package for the country for five years.

The Pentagon's Bow to Islamic Extremism.  "Caving to pressure from Muslim groups, the Pentagon has relaxed uniform rules to allow Islamic beards, turbans and hijabs.  It's a major win for political correctness and a big loss for military unit cohesion," said a recent report.  This new relaxation of rules for Muslims comes at a time when the FBI is tracking more than 100 suspected jihadi-infiltrators of the U.S. military.  Just last month, Craig Benedict Baxam, a former Army soldier and convert to Islam, was sentenced to seven years in prison due to his al-Qaeda/jihadi activities.

Muslim Brotherhood Leader Meets Obama in White House.  A senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood was recently hosted at the White House for a meeting with President Barack Obama, prompting an outcry from critics of the global Islamist organization.  Anas Altikriti, a top British lobbyist for the Muslim Brotherhood whose father heads Iraq's Muslim Brotherhood party, recently met with the president and Vice President Joe Biden as part of a delegation discussing problems in Iraq.

Mulsim Brotherhood in the Oval Office.  The MB ultimately would like to eliminate all the Christians, all the Jews, and all the Buddhists, all the Hindus; every single infidel on the planet, while establishing a Global Caliphate run by, of course, the Muslim Brotherhood.

Obama admin unilaterally changes law to allow immigrants with 'limited' terror contact into US.  The Obama administration has issued new exemptions to a law that bars certain asylum-seekers and refugees who provided "limited material support" to terrorists who are believed to pose no threat from the U.S.  The Department of Homeland Security and the State Department published the new exemptions Wednesday in the Federal Register to narrow a ban in the Immigration and Nationality Act excluding refugees and asylum seekers who had provided limited material support, no matter how minor, to terrorists.

Obama may trust Iran but America should not.  President Obama's proposal in Geneva to the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council allowing Iran to enrich some uranium violates previous U.N. resolutions demanding the Islamic Republic stop "all" uranium enrichment activity.  To avoid a violation of current U.N. resolutions, the permanent members must ask the entire Security Council to vote to weaken and supersede their previous demands.

President Costanza and the Nuclear Deal with Iran.  The president has seemingly determined that the Iranian theocratic regime is trustworthy, and perhaps a potential ally for us in the Middle East, even though Iran:  1) is technically at war with the U.S.; 2) has a long history of lying in its diplomacy; 3) continues to be the leading state sponsor of international terrorism; 4) cruelly suppresses the human rights of its people; 5) backs the vicious Assad regime in Syria; 6) routinely threatens the extermination of our close ally Israel; and 7) often acts to undermine the stability of other Middle East nations, such as Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Bahrain.

Senate Democrats Back Off Iran Sanctions to Save Obama.  Unnamed sources told AFP that Democrats who were signed up for more sanctions against Iran have now "privately recoiled from a damaging vote against their own president."  According to AFP, "several Democrat Senators who previously backed a bi-partisan sanctions bill stepped back after Obama threatened a veto during his State of the Union address on Tuesday."  With the Democrats changing position, the bill is quickly losing momentum, and the once-imminent vote on new sanctions is imminent no more.

Report: Obama heading to Saudi Arabia.  President Obama is planning a trip to Saudi Arabia to repair badly frayed ties with one of America's key allies in the Middle East, The Wall Street Journal reports.  Obama will visit the kingdom in March for a meeting with King Abdullah, the Journal reports, citing Arab officials.  The White House declined to comment.

Report: Malik Obama, the President's Brother, Funds Hamas.  On Tuesday we noted that Malik Obama is President Barack Obama's half-brother, but the two are very close.  Malik Obama was best man at the future president's wedding, and has visited the White House during the Obama years.  We also reported that Malik Obama posted a photograph of himself on the Barack H. Obama Foundation website in which he is wearing a scarf emblazoned with calls for Muslims to destroy Israel.  Wearing a scarf is by no means the full extent of evidence that Malik Obama is anti Israel and supports its destruction.  According to anti-terrorism activist Walid Shoebat, Malik Obama raises money through an Islamic charity organization, and uses that money to support Hamas.

Did D'Souza Hit a Nerve?  How does one connect these dots?
  (1)  Obama backs offshore drilling in Brazil but not the US
  (2)  The Gulf oil spill is used as an occasion to lecture the US on the evils of our fossil fuel consumption.
  (3)  Obama backs a 100 million dollar mosque near Ground Zero but turns a blind eye to the prohibition in many Arab countries against building any new churches.
  (4)  Supports the release of the Lockerbie bomber but incarcerates the producer of an anti-Mohamed film.
  (5)  NASA Chief Charles Bolden announced that from now on the primary mission of America's space agency would be to improve relations with the Muslim world.
Penance?  Penance for past colonial exploitation?

Pentagon, McDonald's Capitulate To Sharia Law.  Caving to pressure from Muslim groups, the Pentagon has relaxed uniform rules to allow Islamic beards, turbans and hijabs.  It's a major win for political correctness and a big loss for military unit cohesion.

First-Class Islam: Eric Holder Puts Muslims Above Terror Suspicion.  From 2008 to 2011, I was a guest lecturer at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (the primary DHS training facility, located in coastal Georgia) and at Joint Special Operations University (which brings foreign officers to learn of U.S. irregular warfare, located in Tampa).  At both venues I was asked to lecture on the history of terrorism. [...] Only 14 of the 44 PowerPoint screens in my presentation dealt with Islamic terrorism, although several of those actually mitigated against the concept.  Nonetheless, in June 2009 I was told that I could no longer lecture at FLETC, because the edict had come down from the new Obama administration that "no trainer who uses the term 'jihad' shall henceforth be used."

Obama Has Made it Impossible for Israel to Strike Iran.  It's done.  Iran will get a bomb.  They want a bomb and they will not be denied unless somebody stops them.  Obama does not want to stop them.  He does not want a friendly regime in Iran.  He wants Iran as a counterforce to America and Israel.  Obama is not a Muslim, but he is a radical.  He sees the U.S. and Israel as imperialistic and oppressive.  He doesn't like the U.S. military.  He'd cut it to nothing if he could get away with it.

The Editor asks...
What makes the writer think Obama's not a Muslim?  There is abundant evidence that Obama is in fact a Muslim.

Barack Obama — our appeaser in chief.  Obama and his team have worked to argue for Tehran against the American Congress for several months, insisting that the representatives of the American people should accept the promises of an Iranian government which has spent the last 20 years lying about its weapons programs.  Not to speak of Iranian support for terrorism, murder of Americans, and domestic abuses.

Obama Is Eagerly Mainstreaming the Iranian Regime.  A State Department spokesman announced Monday that the United States and the European Union will begin offering sanctions relief to Iran because the country "has begun to take concrete and verifiable steps to halt its nuclear program."  Here's just three items over the past week that suggest that Iran's behavior perhaps isn't quite worthy of State's praise: [...]

Holder's terror surrender.  If indeed he follows through on promises made to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and reported in yesterday's New York Times, Holder should quite simply be impeached.  Now no one supports racial profiling in the conduct of ordinary policing.  Nor do we support the harassment of our Muslim neighbors and friends.  But to ignore the role of radical Islamists as a genuine security threat to this nation is nothing short of insane.

KSM's Prison Communiqués: Enemy Combatants Back to Being Criminal Defendants.  I was invited to provide commentary Tuesday night [1/14/2014] on Megyn Kelly's Fox News program ("The Kelly File") regarding the all too predictable but nevertheless appalling news that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed — al Qaeda heavyweight, 9/11 mastermind, decapitator of Daniel Pearl, jihadist warring against America for the better part of two decades, and murderer of nearly 3,000 of our fellow citizens — has been permitted to transmit propaganda out of the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay.

Obama's Failed Islamist Outreach.  Earlier this month, the president decided to approach the Islamists at the center of the Syrian revolution.  Here's why they spurned his offer of help against Assad.

The Syria mess is Obama's doing.  The terrible fact is that in every situation, in every conflict, Obama supports the jihadists.

Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates Obama Administration.  The radical Muslim Brotherhood is often dismissed in the media as a distant threat.  In fact, this sworn U.S. enemy isn't just overseas.  It's inside the gates of the White House.

Team Obama's 'quiet diplomacy' efforts = public betrayal of Pastor Saeed Abedini.  Jihadists are not impressed by efforts at "reconciliation."  They are not won over by prisoner releases.  They will gladly take our billions of dollars in sanctions relief and use it to enrich their nuclear program.  They do, however, understand the power of rigorous sanctions backed by credible threats of military force.  They do understand the necessity of giving concessions to avoid their own destruction.

Kuwaiti Newspaper: Obama Negotiating with Hezbollah Terrorists.  The Obama administration has entered secret talks with the Hezbollah terrorist group, mediated by Great Britain, according to a report in the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Rai, as relayed by the Jerusalem Post Wednesday [11/27/2013].  The State Department lists Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.  Thirty years ago, Hezbollah bombed a U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, killing 241. [...] The organization is also dedicated to Israel's destruction.

Barack Hussein Obama — Islam's Trojan Horse!  After supplying al Qaeda with arms to overthrow Gaddafi, Obama turns more than a blind eye to al Qaeda's (Ansar al Sharia's) control of Benghazi.  He hires them to provide "security" for our American diplomats in Benghazi after drawing down our own security there.  After the British and the Red Cross leave Benghazi, Obama leaves our Consulate there in the hands of Al Qaeda and, when the attacks of September 11th, 2012 began, Obama beat a hasty retreat from the situation room after 20 minutes and never checked in for an update! [...] When it was over and Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were dead, Obama kept the FBI from entering Benghazi for 3 weeks and, all the while blamed the attacks on a YouTube video critical of Islam!
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Iran says Obama administration LIED about details of nuke deal.  Iranian officials claimed on Tuesday that the Obama administration concocted a fact sheet on a landmark nuclear agreement that doesn't match what they endorsed over the weekend. [...] At issue are several differences between the White House's summary of the accord and the plain text of the agreement between Iran, the U.S. and five other industrialized nations — specifically the administration's claim that Iran has agreed to stop enriching uranium for the next six months.

Iran: White House Lying About Details of Nuke Deal.  Iranian officials say that the White House is misleading the public about the details of an interim nuclear agreement reached over the weekend in Geneva. [...] The White House released a multi-page fact sheet containing details of the draft agreement shortly after the deal was announced.  However, Iranian foreign ministry official on Tuesday [11/26/2013] rejected the White House's version of the deal as "invalid" and accused Washington of releasing a factually inaccurate primer that misleads the American public.

The Editor says...
Wow, there's a surprise.  The White House is lying about the Middle East.  Again.

Obama's full grovel to Iran.  There's good news and bad news in Barack Obama's sucker deal with Iran.  The Iranians get all the good news, and the West gets all the bad news. [...] The president and his administration, having done the full grovel in Geneva, is now into full defensive mode.  Stung by the cries of disbelief in Washington from a growing number of his partisan allies in Congress, the president insists that his handiwork "halted the progress of the Iranian nuclear program."

Now the Twelfth Imam Can Come.  Among the many who decried the Obama Administration's catastrophic capitulation to the nuclear ambitions of the Islamic Republic of Iran, none spelled out its potential consequences as trenchantly as Israel's Economy Minister Naftali Bennett:  "We awoke this morning to a new reality," he said Sunday.  "A reality in which a bad deal was signed with Iran.  A very bad deal.  If a nuclear suitcase blows up five years from now in New York or Madrid, it will be because of the deal that was signed this morning."

Obama Chose Dishonor.  President Obama had to choose between dishonor and war and he chose dishonor.  Now we will have war.  He has dishonored U.S. allies in the Middle East, including Israel and the Persian Gulf states, by abandoning their security concerns regarding a nuclear Iran by believing that appeasing Iran is the only way to avoid war.

Obama White House betrays an American pastor.  The Obama administration has left an American pastor behind.  In its quest for a "deal" with the hostile, jihadist Iranian regime, the Obama administration has thrown an American Christian, Saeed Abedini, under the bus — the latest American victim in the administration's continual, naïve (at best) quest to bargain with Islamic radicals.

The Secret Talks Between Obama and the Mullahs.  I have long pointed out that Barack Obama's administration, and particularly president Obama himself, has been more than likely clandestinely communicating and working with the Islamic Republic of Iran much longer than just before the current nuclear talks, and even long before President Hassan Rouhani came to the United States to attend the UN General Assembly.  Several national and international outlets have just released more details and reports on this issue.

$150 million has gone to groups that back anti-American terrorist attacks.  A new investigation has revealed that the U.S. government has paid more than $150 million to groups that fund terror attacks against American soldiers.  The findings have been reported by the Pentagon itself as the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction compiled a list of 43 such companies who are connected to Taliban leaders who have arranged bombs and attacks on American targets.

Security adviser to Obama says U.S. is an 'Islamic country'.  A member of the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council is under fire for tweeting that America is "an Islamic country."  After a Twitter user asked Mohamed Elibiary on Thursday [10/31/2013] to "show me just ONE example of an Islamic country where non Muslims are treated with equality," he responded with the controversial tweet, which was first reported by the Washington Free Beacon:  "America and yes I do consider the United States of America an Islamic country with an Islamically compliant constitution.  Move On!"

Obamacare Victims and Israel.  As was the case with ObamaCare, the White House knows that most Americans won't support its policy of doing nothing to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.  So the White House never says that this is its policy.  Obama and his advisers insist that preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear power is a central goal of the administration.  But their actions move US policy in the opposite direction.

Morsi Trial Expected to expose Obama's ties to Muslim Brotherhood.  If former Chief of Egyptian Intelligence Murad Muwafi, can prove Morsi's agreement to the presence of terrorists in Egypt and providing them with protection, he will be executed for the crime of high treason.  Egyptian intelligence had begun spying on and recording the telephone calls of ousted President Morsi after it was discovered that he was leaking information to Palestinian Hamas and jihadi groups in efforts to sabotage the Egyptian Army's efforts to eliminate terrorism in the Sinai Peninsula, mainly the demolition of secret tunnels between Egypt and Gaza, which Hamas was using to smuggle arms, money, drugs and terrorists.

Department of Homeland Security is quietly considering lifting ban on Libyans coming to US.  The Department of Homeland Security is quietly considering lifting a long-standing ban on Libyans coming to the U.S. for training in the aviation and nuclear fields, according to an internal document, raising red flags for lawmakers who say Libya is still a security threat.  "Now, more than ever, we have concerns about terrorist activity in that country," Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told FoxNews.com.  "Now the administration wants to normalize — that's just not acceptable."

Anti-terror rules relaxed to let Libyans get military training in U.S.  The Obama administration has drawn up draft rules that would end a decadeslong ban on Libyans getting military training in the U.S., according to documents obtained by House Republicans who said Thursday [10/24/2013] that it's the wrong move after last year's Benghazi attack.  The administration says relations with Libya have "normalized" over the past two years and that the Libyan government has earned the right to have better access to the U.S., which imposed the ban in 1983 after a wave of terrorist attacks involving Libyans.

The Editor says...
"Access to the U.S." is now a right?  No, it's not.  Military training can be done anywhere in the world.

The Muslim Brotherhood's Man in the White House.  When the State Department announced early in October that it was cutting hundreds of millions in military and other aid to Egypt, it was yet another manifestation of Barack Obama's unstinting support for the Muslim Brotherhood, a support that has already thrown Egypt back into the Russian orbit.  The aid cut was essentially giving the Egyptian people a choice between Muslim Brotherhood rule and economic collapse.  Nothing else could have been expected from Obama, who has been a Brotherhood man from the beginning.  Obama's support for the Brotherhood goes back to the beginning of his presidency.

Morsi Trial destined to lay bare Obama's Muslim Brotherhood connections.  After Obama's defeat at the hands of Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and the Egyptians — which he still refuses to admit — Obama continues to punish Egypt and its army.  In Obama's failure to avoid an economic crisis in America, how is it he has time for War Games in Egypt?  Obama should be truly worried about how the trail of ousted President Mohammad Morsi will lead to the truth coming out on his relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood and their common goals.

Rand Paul: Aid fueling 'war on Christianity'.  Sen. Rand Paul on Friday detailed his opposition to sending foreign aid to many places in the Middle East, arguing that doing so will fuel a "worldwide war on Christianity."  "We are now arming Islamic rebels who are allied with Al Qaeda that attacked us on 9/11," Paul (R-Ky.) said, speaking to the Values Voter Summit.  "Does that make any sense at all?  American tax dollars should never be spent to prop up a war on Christianity.  But that's what's happening now across the globe."

The Muslim Brotherhood President.  The State Department announced Wednesday [10/9/2013] that it was cutting hundreds of millions in military and other aid to Egypt, and make no mistake:  this was not a government shutdown move.  This was the President of the United States blackmailing a sovereign state to force it to restore the Muslim Brotherhood government he favors.

Dangerous Times: The Crisis-Monger.  The Obama presidency pre-emptively surrenders to the enemy whenever it gets a chance.  It has appointed Muslim Brotherhood loyalists to high positions in this administration.  It has swept under the rug jihadist assaults on our military and our civilian population.  It has failed to stop the aggressive jihadist regime in Iran in its assault — not just on Israel, but on America itself.

Al-Shabaab and Obama's Family Push For Islamic Kenya.  Both the al-Shabaab terrorists and the Obama family want the nation of Kenya to be under Sharia code.  Al-Arab wrote that Obama's cousin, Musa Obama, "studied Sharia in Medina" and has called "upon the Arab and Islamic states to put more effort toward aiding the Kenyan Muslim brethren, especially since there is much support coming from Western nations and Western churches."

Barack H. Obama wishes God's blessing on the leader of a terrorist state.
Obama to Rohani: May God be with you.  "Have a nice day" — this is how Iranian President Hassan Rohani concluded his phone conversation with US President Barack Obama, the first direct contact between leaders of the two nations in over three decades.  A message on Rohani's Twitter page, which has since been deleted, stated that Obama answered in Farsi by saying "khodahafez" to indicate goodbye, whose literal meaning is "may God be with you."

Obama speaks by phone to Iran's Rouhani, sees chance for progress.  [Scroll down]  Rouhani said on a Twitter feed believed to be genuine that in his phone conversation he told Obama "Have a Nice Day!" and Obama responded with "Thank you.  Khodahafez (goodbye)."

The Editor says...
Nice try, Reuters.  Khodahafez means more than just goodbye.

Details of Conversation With Obama Deleted From Twitter Account in Rouhani's Name.  Another of the deleted updates, captured by The Lede, described the two presidents wishing each other farewell in their own languages.  Mr. Rouhani offering the American blessing, "Have a nice day!" and Mr. Obama responding with the Persian word for goodbye, "Khodahafez" — literally, "May God protect you."

First the Mall, Now the Church.  ABC News reports that 43 people have died in a suicide bombing attack on a church in Pakistan. [...] Since only a little over 1% of the population in that region is still Christian there isn't a whole lot of design margin left among the holdouts.  They are going to be wiped out.  Not that the administration has proved very sensitive on the issue of ethnic cleansing without a lobby to plead on their behalf.  The administration's effort to reach out to the Muslim community has proved so successful one wonders Who's On First.  Or who employs whom.

Islam Needs an Intervention.  This real Islamophobia has been the pathetic stance of our government and military since 9/11, made worse by the delusions of Barack Obama.  Of course it has failed.  How could it possibly succeed when it is fundamentally dishonest?

National Park Service produces videos praising Islam.  A series of videos produced for the National Park Service shows American Muslim students blaming hatred against their faith on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.  The videos also promoted Islam as a pioneer in women's rights and addressed a "general ignorance about what Islam is."  "Islam within itself, Islam itself means peace," the government video states.  "Islam brings nothing but peace if you truly look into it."  The video was posted on the website for the Women's Rights National Historical Park.  It was filmed at the AnNur Islamic School in Schenectady, N.Y. by a National Park Service intern.

Where Women's Rights, Islam, and Nature Collide.  Did you know that the National Park Service (NPS) is now in the business of promoting Islam?  Or more specifically, promoting the wonder that is women's rights under sharia law? [...] So what does the park service have to do with women's rights?  And why in the world is the park service shilling for Islam?

Our Government's Propaganda Isn't Even Subtle Any More.  Tolerance of diverse groups isn't enough.  We must love all the diverse groups too, even if we have to lie to ourselves to do it.  The National Parks Service is making videos to indoctrinate us on that very issue.  The video below pimps out children to extoll the virtues of Islam, particularly their support of women's rights.  You heard me.  Islam promotes women's rights.  According to the girls in the video, Islam gives women their rights and they have 'equity' as a result — not equality, equity.

If you believe Islam promotes women's rights and/or equality, you should visit this page.

The Obama Mythology Has Been Shattered.  Poor Jay Carney.  In the wake of this debacle he's trying to recreate the mythic Obama — the post-ideological, objective, empirically driven statesman who would, through "smart diplomacy," open an exciting new chapter in relations with the Arab and Islamic world.  It was all a mirage; and all the world now knows it was a mirage.

President Barack Obama Defender of the Muslim Faith.  [Scroll down]  In short, Obama is clearing the path to supply arms to the same terrorist group that killed almost 3,000 innocent souls on 9/11.  Ever since his November 4, 2008 rockstar-like election, my friend Sarge and I have somewhat naively been waiting for Obama, whose father changed his name from 'Baraka' to the more Christian-sounding 'Barack', to own up to being Muslim.  We were waiting patiently for an announcement something along the lines of:  "I am reverting back to the religion of my forbears".

Lois Lerner + Malik Obama = White House IRS Scandal.  Whenever the subject of Malik Obama's ties to the government of Sudan comes up — via his role as Executive Secretary of the Islamic Da'wa Organization (Muslim Brotherhood) — there are always detractors who say it's guilt by association.  Just because the President's half-brother works for a terrorist regime doesn't mean the President is guilty, they say, before attempting to move on.  Not so fast.

Muslim Brotherhood supporter gets Homeland Security promotion.  A controversial Homeland Security advisor who was recently promoted to senior fellow is a self-declared Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and Mohamed Morsi supporter.  Mohamed Elibiary, who was appointed to the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council by then-Secretary Janet Napolitano in 2010, tweeted Thursday [9/12/2013] that his appointment was renewed and his position elevated.

Our Never Ending Obama Nightmare.  In Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, an ally of America, was abandoned by President Obama, even though he kept the peace for 30 years. The result of our abandonment was that the Muslim Brotherhood, a terrorist organization, assumed power and shredded the country's constitution.  The Egyptian military with the support of millions of Egyptians have reasserted power, but no thanks to the Obama administration, who remained on the sidelines.

Putin the Peacemaker vs. Obama the Warmonger.  President Obama has now sabotaged four decades of stability in the Middle East. [...] In the strangest twist of history, it is Obama the radical leftist who is now acting as the destabilizing warmonger in the Middle East, while Vladimir Putin may be emerging as a stabilizing peacemaker.  Nobody can figure out whether Obama is the most hapless bumbler in history, or whether there is some sinister purpose behind it all.  It could be both.

Persecution on Our Road to Damascus.  The President's confused and confusing speech this week raised more questions than it answered.  One of the most important questions isn't even being asked by our foreign policy elites:  Why should the U.S. back the Syrian rebels who are slaughtering Christians in that war-racked country?  Why should any American Christian support going to war for these rebels in Syria?  Until the Russians threw Mr. Obama a lifeline, we were preparing to align ourselves with persecutors of Christians in that country's civil war.

Welcome to the 'United States of al-Qaeda'.  Is it possible that the 50 CIA-trained 'soldiers' sneaking across the Syrian border today are members of Obama's Civilian National Security Force in military disguise?  With only 29.5 percent of American population approval, would any sincerely patriotic soldier now in the US Military follow the orders of a commander in chief who would send them to fight side-by-side with al-Qaeda?

"My Administration is Proud to be Your Partner", Obama Tells Muslim Brotherhood Pro-Hamas Group.  Obama taped a statement congratulating ISNA, an unindicted co-conspirator in the Hamas Holy Land funding case, on its anniversary, telling the Muslim Brotherhood terror-linked front group, "My administration is proud to be your partner." [...] Speakers at the terror-linked group's convention that Barack Hussein Obama was praising, include Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Co-Founder of Zaytuna College, and Muslim Brotherhood scion Tariq Ramadan who defended stoning women to death.

President Obama Congratulates American Muslims for ISNA's 50th Anniversary Convention.  President Barack Obama released a video message congratulating American Muslims on the many achievements and contributions they have made to American society from its early history to present day.

Does Obama know he's fighting on al-Qa'ida's side?  If Barack Obama decides to attack the Syrian regime, he has ensured — for the very first time in history — that the United States will be on the same side as al-Qa'ida.  Quite an alliance!

Egyptian Pol: 'Very Strong Perception' Obama Backs Muslim Brotherhood.  Speaking on August 22, the head of Egypt's Social Democratic Party Mohamed Abou El-Ghar said:  "America is losing Egypt... There is a very strong perception that they are supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and they are against other parties."  El-Ghar said this perception began growing when Senator John McCain (R-AZ) met with representatives from the Muslim Brotherhood in February 2012 but would not meet with with representatives from other parties.

Obama's Strange Love Affair with the Muslim Brotherhood.  It's hard to fathom how or why our administration ever thought the Muslim Brotherhood saw democracy as other than a means to an end — and a particularly repellent one at that — in the first place.  It's not as if the MB is subtle.  They have proclaimed who they are since their founding by Hasan al Banna in 1928 and have not wavered in any significant way since in their global jihadist goals.

White House More Pro-Islamist On Egypt Than The Saudis.  The new military government in Egypt that just deposed Islamist rule there isn't Islamic enough for the Obama administration.  But Saudi Arabia, whose constitution is the Koran, is backing it.

Why is Obama "pro-Islamist?"  Here's a clue.

Thank Obama's Ego For The Carnage And Crisis In Egypt.  [After Anwar] Sadat's 1981 assassination his legacy of peace and close ties with the U.S. continued for three decades under his successor, Hosni Mubarak.  Why on earth did Barack Obama want to disturb this too-good-to-be-true state of affairs?  In 2009, his grandiose speech in Cairo apologized for America's historical role in the Middle East and snubbed Mubarak, setting the stage for the Egyptian president's overthrow by the mob.

As Egyptian Churches Are Put To the Torch, Obama's Reputation Goes Up in Flames.  As church after church is put to the torch in Egypt by members of the Muslim Brotherhood and its allies, one of the things that is going up in flames is the reputation of President Obama.  In the past 48 hours alone, some 57 Egyptian churches have been burned to the ground in the Nile valley.  It will not be lost on the Egyptians that Mr. Obama has spent the crisis playing golf at Martha's Vineyard.

It's Official: Obama Has Surpassed Jimmy Carter.  Jimmy Carter infamously declared that America suffered from an "inordinate fear of Communism," but at least, as far as I can recall, he didn't actively promote or side with Communist movements.  Today Communism has collapsed, and America's number one enemy is the Muslim Brotherhood, progenitor of al Qaeda, Hamas and other terrorist groups.  Barack Obama not only tolerates the Brotherhood — [...] — but, for reasons that remain unfathomable, he has generally supported it.

Reaping What Obama's Sown in Egypt.  President Obama continues to offer his blessings to the theocratic totalitarians of the Muslim Brotherhood as they spill blood on Egyptian streets in an effort to restore Mohamed Morsi to power.  Our terrorist-supporting president has the gall to scold the military, the most stable, trusted institution in Egypt, while his Islamofascist allies burn scores of Coptic churches in the region where Christianity began more than six centuries before the birth of Mohammed.

State Dept. 'Wanted Dead or Alive' Posters for Islamic Civil War.  In Iraq the slaughter of innocents is worth a $10-million bounty.  When it happens in Fort Hood, it's called 'Workplace violence".

Obama's Hypocrisy on Gays.  [Scroll down]  Obama audaciously declared of Russia:  "I have no patience for countries that try to treat gays or lesbians or transgender persons in ways that intimidate them or are harmful to them."  Really?  Russia is not mutilating and executing gays the way Muslim regimes do under the Sharia.  And Obama supports most vicious anti-gay regimes in the world.  The gay community should be disgusted by such political exploitation.  The Muslim Brotherhood's genocidal position on homosexuality is quite clear.  Where is Obama's condemnation?

The Continuing Brutal Legacy of the Religion of Peace.  As Barack Hussein Obama enjoys his vacation, he should ponder the brutality of Muslims against so many groups in the world, including other Muslims.  Instead of his fawning at the recent White House iftar dinner, he should remind these co-religionists that their religion defies the imagination for the sheer ferocity against those who dare to resist.

Huma Abedin is the new Alger Hiss.  Even to question whether Abedin has any connections with the [Mulsim] Brotherhood, and whether those connections had any influence over Hillary Clinton's decisions as secretary of State, is to demonstrate that one is a bigot, a racist, an Islamophobe, and a hatemonger, as well as a hysterical paranoiac.

Eid part of US tapestry of traditions: Obama.  Muslims across the US celebrated Eid on the same day to everyone's joy and relief. [...] US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle also sent their warmest greetings to Muslims celebrating Eid Al-Fitr around the world, calling it "part of a great tapestry of America's many traditions."  "Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to Muslims celebrating Eid-Al-Fitr in the United States and around the world," Obama said in his message.

Valerie Jarrett's Father-in-Law Linked to OPEC Funded Islamic Plot to Fund Obama.  One can look to how President Obama has cozied up to the Islamic nations, while shunning the Christian and Jewish faiths. [...] One can look at how President Obama has worked over time to hamper America's ability to explore our own natural resources, like oil, while actively working with the Saudis to up their production, and our imports from the Kingdom, significantly.  One can step back and look at how President Obama has conducted himself in general, as well as his lifelong associations with radicals, and the following story won't be hard to believe at all.

Barack Obama and the theater of the absurd.  For the last week, the Obama Administration has been in overdrive, suddenly engaged in the war on terror that it has denied for the last four and a half years.  Though al-Qaeda was supposedly on the run, diminished or dying out, they have managed to cause us to shut down our embassies throughout the Middle East and completely evacuate our staff in Yemen.

Obama marks end of Ramadan with more Syrian aid.  President Obama on Wednesday announced the U.S. would give an additional $195 million in humanitarian aid to displaced Syrians as a gesture to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of the Muslim holy month.  "Many of us have had the opportunity to break fast with our Muslim friends and colleagues — a tradition that reminds us to be grateful for our blessings and to show compassion to the less fortunate among us, including millions of Syrians who spent Ramadan displaced from their homes, their families, and their loved ones," the president said in a statement.

The Editor asks...
How much money does Obama give away to celebrate Christmas or Easter?

Caustic Light on White House's Reaction to a Terrorist Threat.  The Obama administration's decision to evacuate so many diplomats on such short notice — however justified by the seriousness of the threat — has upset some of its foreign partners, who say the gesture contributes to a sense of panic and perceived weakness that plays into the hands of the United States' enemies, and impedes their efforts to engage with people in their countries.  Some American officials have also said they believe the administration overreacted, in large part because of the political fallout from the attack last year on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi [...]

Now Obama [is] Offering Amnesty To Terrorists, Too.  As President Obama locks down U.S. embassies across the Muslim world in response to terrorist threats, he's giving thousands of terrorists amnesty in Afghanistan.  Buried inside a lengthy unclassified report released last week by the Pentagon is a description of something called the Afghan Peace and Reintegration Program, through which the administration started to pay terrorists to walk off the battlefield.

State Department Sits Down with Muslim Brotherhood.  The Muslim Brotherhood announced that it held a meeting with an American delegation on Saturday [8/3/2013], including the U.S. ambassador reviled among the Tamarod movement for cozying up with the Islamists.

On Closed Embassies, the Worldwide Travel Alert, and Wimpitude.  Don't know about you, but I find this pre-emptive cringing unworthy of a great country, even humiliating.  Why do we allow a bunch of extremist thugs to close us down, rather than the reverse?  For what purpose to we pay for the world's best military and largest intelligence services if not to protect ourselves from this sort of threat?

The Editor says...
Why is the U.S. so soft on terrorists and such a cowardly pushover when terrorists huff and puff?  It makes no sense — unless Obama himself is a Muslim, and then it makes perfect sense.

Under Sequester, U.S. Giving Islamists $500 Million.  The sequester has "cost jobs," says President Obama, and "gutted investments in education and science and medical research."  But somehow he's earmarked $500 million for Hamas terrorists.

Global Jihad Is Here.  In fact, historians may date the start of the Global Jihad to October 1979 — to the Islamic Revolution in Iran, after Jimmy Carter betrayed our loyal ally the shah of Iran to the most cruel and oppressive reactionary ideology in the world.  That was the first major explosion of Muslim imperialism in modern times.  Iran is now moving toward nukes and missile production, with the quiet consent of Barack Hussein Obama.

Obama: 'Throughout Our History, Islam Has Contributed to the Character of Our Country'.  President Obama welcomed dozens of ambassadors and a handful of lawmakers to last night's [7/25/2013] iftar dinner at the White House to break the day's Ramadan fast by saying "throughout our history, Islam has contributed to the character of our country."

Obama Hosts Iftar Dinner for Muslims at White House.  President Barack Obama praised the accomplishments of Muslims in America at his fifth annual Iftar dinner.  The event was hosted at the White House Thursday [7/25/2013].  Iftar is an observance of the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan.  The president praised Muslim entrepreneurs, innovators, and pioneers for their contributions to America.

The Editor asks...
When has Mr. Obama ever hosted an Easter dinner?  Who are the great Muslim innovators, and what have they created?

Obama celebrates Ramadan: 'Islam has contributed to the character' of US.  President Obama late Thursday [7/25/2013] celebrated Ramadan with a traditional dinner in the State Dining Room, saying that throughout the nation's history, "Islam has contributed to the character of our country."  In remarks before the Iftar dinner, eaten by Muslims after sunset to end the day of fasting, Obama quoted from the Koran, according to a White House pool report.  "As the Koran teaches, whoever does an atom's weight of good will see its results."  "Muslim-Americans and their good works have helped to build our nation, and we've seen the results," he added.

The Editor says...
Name one Muslim who "helped to build our nation."

Franklin Graham: Why is Obama Silent as Iran Tortures American Pastor?  One of the nation's most prominent evangelical leaders wants to know why President Obama has remained silent as Iran tortures an American pastor held captive in one of the Islamic republic's most notorious prisons.  Franklin Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse, told Fox News the imprisonment and torture of Pastor Saeed Abedini is a blatant example of "religious intolerance."

US to halt F-16 supplies to Egypt due to 'current situation'.  US President Barack Obama has taken a personal decision to suspend the delivery of F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, claiming it is no longer "appropriate" following the toppling Mohamed Morsi's government.  "Given the current situation in Egypt, we do not believe it is appropriate to move forward at this time with the delivery of F-16s," Pentagon spokesman George Little said in a statement.  Little said that Obama had been unanimously supported by his security team.  Four fighter jets were to be delivered to Egypt this week as part of the $1.3 billion military assistance package for the country.

Obama's propped up Muslim Brotherhood Bosom Buddy Out!  The outcome of what may have been the largest pro-democracy demonstrations in human history has shown President Barack Hussein Obama for what he really is:  a Muslim Brotherhood-advocating failure.  With Obama's $250 million March 2013 gift still in his pocket; the 12 F-16s already delivered this year, with the promise of another eight by the end of the year, and 200 (count 'em) Abrams tanks, Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is under house arrest.

Egypt's Dangerous Turmoil Is Ultimately Obama's Doing.  In demonstrations against Hosni Mubarak in 2011, President Obama insisted our imperfect ally had to go.  Now that Egyptians want his disastrous Islamist replacement removed, the U.S. stands by its man.

Another Fine Mess Obama's Gotten Us Into In Mideast.  Is it too late, Mr. President, to get a refund on the billions in aid you gave the Islamist thugs in Egypt?  How about the F-16s and Abrams tanks you sent?  It's now painfully obvious you invested in the wrong regime.

Obama hails Muslim holiday as symbol of tolerance for other faiths.  [Quoting Barack Hussein Obama:]  I have been honored to host an iftar dinner at the White House each of the past four years, and this year I look forward to welcoming Muslim Americans who are contributing to our country as entrepreneurs, activists and artists.  I wish Muslims across America and around the world a month blessed with the joys of family, peace and understanding.  Ramadan Kareem.

When is Obama so enthusiastically effusive about Christianity?
Obama: Ramadan Time to 'Celebrate the Principles That Bind People of Different Faiths'.  Happy Ramadan from President Obama.

Obama Demands Peaceful Surrender to Brotherhood.  Barack Obama's administration is the best American friend the global caliphate movement has ever had.  Obama, a notorious backstabber of accomplices who have outlived their usefulness, is now demonstrating that he is capable of steadfast comradeship when his heart is in it, responding to the mass uprising and military coup that has toppled Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood regime by demanding that the Brotherhood be allowed to participate in whatever form of government comes next.

When is a coup not a coup? With $1.5bn on the line.  In Through the Looking Glass, Humpty tells Alice:  "When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less."  The White House press secretary, Jay Carney, doesn't have that luxury.  If he called the Egyptian military's intervention in the democratic process a "coup", it would clearly mean the huge amount of aid the US gives to Egypt would have to be cut off.

Kerry, White House Try to Beat Back Belief That They're Rooting for Muslim Brotherhood.  Three days after the ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, Secretary of State John Kerry finally spoke about the revolution in a late Saturday night statement — in an effort to beat back widespread sentiment that the U.S. backed and continues to support the Muslim Brotherhood.

Obama says U.S. is not aligned with any Egyptian party: White House.  President Barack Obama condemned the violence in Egypt on Saturday [7/6/2013] and said that the United States was not working with any particular Egyptian political party or group as the country reels from a military takeover.

Sheikh who OK'd killing Americans in Iraq gets White House reception.  Steve Emerson and John Rossomando of the Investigative Project reported last night that Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah, vice president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), was received by senior Obama administration officials in the White House on June 13.

Obama to Egyptian Christians: Don't Protest the Brotherhood.  As Egyptians of all factions prepare to demonstrate in mass against the Muslim Brotherhood and President  Morsi's rule on June 30, the latter has been trying to reduce their numbers, which some predict will be in the millions and eclipse the Tahrir protests that earlier ousted Mubarak.  Among other influential Egyptians, Morsi recently called on Coptic Christian Pope  Tawadros II to urge his flock, Egypt's millions of Christians, not to join the June 30 protests.

The IRS, the NSA, and Obama's Dirty Tricks.  [Scroll down]  The NSA collection of data also has a political motivation.  Since the NSA is clearly violating the Fourth Amendment and the Patriot Act, the information they are gathering cannot be used in court.  It would be very difficult for the government to prosecute a terrorist — and Obama wants terrorists prosecuted in criminal court — if the information they obtained violated their rights.  Proof of this is the fact that Obama wanted the Boston bomber to be given a lawyer and Miranda rights.  So the investigation of the Boston bombing case — an investigation likely to yield important information about the terrorist network in the U.S. — was stopped by none other than the president, who claimed the NSA wiretapping is necessary only for national security.

As Egypt unravels, Team Obama increases support for Muslim Brotherhood.  Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood president, Mohammed Morsi made international headlines this week as he appointed Adel Al Khayat as governor of Luxor, an ancient Egyptian city that is key tourist destination.  The problem with Mr. Khayat?  He just happens to lead the "political" arm of a terrorist organization that massacred tourists in Luxor in 1997.  The details of the attack are beyond grisly, with many of the dead disemboweled and notes "praising Islam" placed inside their mutilated bodies.

Obama announces extra $300 million in aid for Syrians, refugees.  The U.S. is to give more than $300 million in additional "life-saving humanitarian assistance" to Syrians caught up in the country's civil war, Barack Obama has announced, taking the total amount given since the conflict began to nearly $815 million.

The Editor asks...
Can Mr. Obama generate $300 million dollars just by announcing it, and then spend it on whatever he pleases?  What part of the Constitution authorizes such a thing?

The New American Enemies List.  The CIA and FBI knew of the suspicious activity of the Boston bombers, of Major Hasan, and of Anwar al-Awlaki.  And they did nothing to preempt their violence.  The FBI is said to be carefully avoiding monitoring mosques, although all of the above terrorists were known by many fellow Muslim worshipers to be either disturbed or extremist or both.

The False Excuse of National Security.  [Scroll down]  So why are we giving billions, and F-16s, to our enemies?  In May, Obama's Secretary of State John Kerry sent yet another $1.3 billion in aid to Egypt, now controlled by the Islamic Jihadi Muslim Brotherhood, by waiving Egypt's failure to meet standards in the law.  To get aid, Egypt must show progress toward democracy and civil rights.  Kerry waived the requirement.  (These payments seem like "tribute" paid to a dominant Muslim Caliphate to buy temporary peace.)

Obama is Abrading the Social Fabric.  [Scroll down]  In any event, with the FBI having ignored specific warnings from the Russians about the Boston bombers and the administration announcing it will provide military support for the Syrian rebels just as they in turn announce their affiliation with Al Qaeda, the need for this elaborate record-gathering becomes ever less clear.  From the outside it seems as if in Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Iran, and Egypt we are doing everything in our power to strengthen our enemies.  What's the point then creating this expensive apparatus to permit listening to their communications as if we still regarded them as enemies?

Obama's Multiplying Foreign Policy Failures.  Just yesterday [6/13/2013] the Obama administration admitted what our allies have long said — that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons against opposition forces.

'Arrest Obama when he visits'.  The Muslim Lawyers Association in Johannesburg wants US President Barack Obama arrested and tried for war crimes when he arrives in South Africa on June 29.  It submitted a 600-plus page document to the Office of the National Director of Public Prosecutions on Friday [6/14/2013] asking for an investigation into Obama's involvement in the Middle East.

Obama's Snooping Excludes Mosques, Missed Boston Bombers.  The White House assures that tracking our every phone call and keystroke is to stop terrorists, and yet it won't snoop in mosques, where the terrorists are.  That's right, the government's sweeping surveillance of our most private communications excludes the jihad factories where homegrown terrorists are radicalized.  Since October 2011, mosques have been off-limits to FBI agents.  No more surveillance or undercover string operations without high-level approval from a special oversight body at the Justice Department dubbed the Sensitive Operations Review Committee.  Who makes up this body, and how do they decide requests?  Nobody knows; the names of the chairman, members and staff are kept secret.

Report Details U.S. Government's 'Disastrous Muslim Outreach'.  A new report documents the failures of Muslim outreach conducted by the U.S. government before and after the Sept. 11 attacks, faulting both Republican and Democrat administrations for reaching out to known terrorist funders and leaders.  Published by the Israel-based Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center by Patrick Poole, a counterterrorism consultant and investigative reporter, the 14,000-word exposé details the federal government's "long-standing policy of engaging extremists."  Among the many examples, Poole cites government leaders inviting radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki to the Pentagon, just months after one of his spiritual disciples had flown a plane into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

The Not-So-Veiled Threat to Non-Muslims in Tennessee.  The attempted snow job by the American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) of Tennessee which sponsored the joint Department of Justice/FBI event, "Public Disclosure in a Diverse Society," Tuesday night in Manchester, Tennessee, did not work with the 2,000 attendees. [...] A well-informed crowd responded with calls of "taqiyyah" when members of AMAC, a group that bills itself as "a bridge between the Muslim community and law enforcement," touted Muslim contributions to U.S. society and their dedication to upholding American values.

U.S. Gives Saudi Airlines 'Unrestricted' Access to American Skies.  The United States and Saudi Arabia have signed an Open Skies agreement that will "permit unrestricted air service by the airlines of both countries between and beyond the other's territory."  The agreement means Saudi airlines may fly from any point in the kingdom to any point in the United States, and that U.S. airlines may fly from any point here to any airport in Saudi Arabia.

FBI Purged Training Materials Deemed 'Offensive' to Muslims by the Professionally Offended.  According to Judicial Watch, it has obtained documents that show the Federal Bureau of Investigations intentionally blinding itself.

Obama's Years of Collaboration with Terror Supporters.  As the Obama administration seeks to move beyond a welter of scandals, a new report by investigative journalist Patrick Poole reveals that the frenzy isn't quite over yet.  On top of the IRS's targeting of conservatives, the DOJ's seizure of reporters' phone records and the coverup surrounding the murder of four Americans in Benghazi, the White House's years-long collaboration with supporters of terrorism is finally getting the scrutiny it deserves.

US Attorney Bill Killian: Posting Something Mean About Muslims on Social Media Might Be a Criminal Action Under Federal Civil Rights Laws.  The First Amendment served us well for a time, but now it's outdated.  Remember reading that England had arrested a guy for anti-Muslim Twitter postings in the aftermath of the Woolrich slaughter?  And remember thinking, "Well, this is America, that can't happen here"?  Oh yes it can.  Obama's Attorney for the Eastern district of Tennessee wants you to know that if you say something untoward about Muslims, the Federal government may imprison you.

Make Room for Islamistgate: the Obama Administration's New Scandal.  Up to now the Obama Administration has faced three big scandals — the IRS, the bugging of AP and Fox, and Benghazi.  And now here is scandal Number 4:  For the last four years the Obama Administration has conducted a major "outreach" program to Islamic groups in the United States and in the Middle East.  Patrick Poole has been investigating this project and in a comprehensive article now presents the full scoop and scope of what's been going on.

DOJ: Watch what you say about Muslims on social media.  How many civil-rights prosecutions are currently in progress against Muslims who say inflammatory things on social media? [...] This is also the same government that flagrantly abused the power of the Internal Revenue Service, and other agencies, to oppress political dissidents.  There are a lot of Tea Party groups who wish the only thing they had to fear from Democrat politicians is offensive Facebook chatter.  No one in this government seems terribly concerned about protecting their hurt feelings, or encouraging the rest of the American public to treat them with dignity and respect.

DoJ places a chill on criticism of Islam.  By "spreading information considered inflammatory against Muslims" — even if it's true — you could violate the civil rights act and be subject to prosecution.  We all know that this new ruling will target those considered to be "blasphemers" against Islam.  Muslims here and around the world have been after western governments to enforce their idea of blasphemy and to punish those who speak out against Islam.

Barack Obama: Don't say 'Islamic terrorism'!  'Words that Work,' produced by the State Department's Counterterrorism Communications Center, found that Islam and terrorism are not linked.  So that's official! Islamism or militant Islam and terrorism are not linked either.  There is absolutely no connection whatsoever between Islam, in any of its forms, and terrorism.  The only thing that is linked to terrorism are various 'death cults' or 'sects'.  This is now the truth according to Barack Obama too.  Obama ordered a revision of America's National Security Strategy, around three years ago, so as to erase all possible connections between Islam and terrorism.  That is, between Islam and anything violent.  This is thought control.  It's all really about words; not about realities or actions.

Obama FBI leaking information to terror-linked CAIR?  This is what happens when the FBI refuses to present a coherent story on how an interviewee is shot dead and when agents leak to terror-linked Muslim groups.

Barack Obama, George Orwell, and Terror.  Lying can be a conscious choice or an accidental habit.  The leader "Big Brother" did it all the time in 1984, but lying can also come from sloppy language.  President Obama and his team use euphemisms to describe Arab-Islamic terror.  Fort Hood was "workplace violence," Detroit a "lone gunman."  Obama and his staff got so wrapped up in "politically correct" and factually wrong syntax that they could not see the truth even when it bit them in the leg in Benghazi.  Their own discourse trapped them in a policy of inaction and clumsy cover-up.

Muslim Advocates Urge Reduced FBI Anti-jihad Role.  Politically influential Muslim activists are pushing to reduce the FBI's role in countering Islamic terrorism and are seeking greater federal reliance on hard-line orthodox Imams.  The White House's "Countering Violent Extremism" program "did not produce the results a lot of us were hopeful ... [and] kind of collapsed towards the end of last year," complained Mohamed Elibiary, a Texas-based advocate who was appointed to the Homeland Security Advisory Council.

State Department Denies Libya Weapons Buyback program Exists.  Gunrunning from Libya into Syria is a violation of international law.  Furthermore, one has to ask how arming rebels in Syria would serve America's interests because it doesn't.  Just like it didn't serve America's interest in Egypt or Libya where the Muslim Brotherhood has steadily gotten or is gaining power.  Arms running would also explain why the Obama-Clinton regime gave "stand-down" orders and denied providing any help to Americans in peril.

Whose side is he on?
Obama Administration Calls for the 'Human Rights' of Jihadi Murderers.  It's well known that whenever jihadis attack and slaughter innocent people — especially Christians — the Obama administration tries to ignore or whitewash.  Lesser known, however, is that whenever foriegn governments try to subdue the jihadis, the Obama administration objects and calls for the "human rights" of the terrorists.

Terrorists given new identities allowed to board commercial flights, IG report finds.  An investigation of the Justice Department's witness protection program uncovered glaring security problems that allowed terrorists who had been given new identities after cooperating with U.S. prosecutors to board commercial flights in the United States.  In some cases, suspects whose names were on federal watch lists that were meant to keep them off commercial aircraft were nevertheless able to board flights because the Justice Department had failed to add their new, government-issued identities to counterterrorism databases.

Homeland Security guidelines advise deference to pro-sharia Muslim supremacists.  The Department of Homeland Security, which under Secretary Janet Napolitano has shown a keen interest in monitoring and warning about outspoken conservatives, takes a very different approach in monitoring political Islamists, according to a 2011 memo on protecting the free speech rights of pro-Shariah Muslim supremacists.

Obamites Must Stop Mollycoddling Islamists.  Was the FBI's failure to track Tamarlan Tsarnaev a matter not just of bad luck or incompetence, but actually the result of outlandish policy choices by the Obama administration? [...] That's the only explanation I can imagine for not continuing surveillance of somebody who had been reported by a foreign government to have extremist ties, whose public electronic communications were full of Islamic rage and jihadist sympathies, who attended an Islamic religious center with extremist ties, who had been detained for anger issues (abusing his girlfriend) — and who, quite strangely, showed no visible distress about the murder of a good friend.

How Obama Betrayed America.  Far from shouldering his responsibility as the commander-in-chief of America's global War on Terror and embracing it as this generation's equivalent of the Cold War, Obama showed his distaste for the entire enterprise by dropping the term "War on Terror" and replacing it with an Orwellian phrase — "overseas contingency operations."  Minimizing the Islamist threat to the United States is not an oversight of the Obama administration; that is its policy.

The Humiliation of John Kerry.  The secretary of state was back in Washington on Thursday, begging the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to take it easy on the poor Iranians.  Enough with the sanctions, he said. Secretary Kerry has joined decades of his predecessors, buying into the latest version of the 30-year old illusion that we can make a deal with the Tehran regime if only we deal properly and humbly with them.

Air Force Recruits Chaplains From Muslim Brotherhood Front Group.  The U.S. Air Force has confirmed to The Clarion Project that it paid nearly $5,000 for advertisements in the magazine of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorism-financing trial that was also labeled a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity by the government.  The Air Force said it would continue to consider paying ISNA for ads.

Whose Side Is he On?  Obama has never been a president for all of the American people.  From the very beginning of his Regime, he immediately set out to divide Americans and pit us against each other.  He is a president who has been working to demoralize, discourage and defeat a large percentage of us.  For the first time in our lives, we know we have a president who is not on our side.

Whose side is Obama on?  Team Obama decided precipitously to charge the surviving alleged bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, in civilian court.  This action resulted in his being read Miranda rights and obtaining a lawyer, prompting him to refuse to answer more questions from investigators.  Former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy observed, "Obama was determined to end the public debate over whether the jihadist is a wartime enemy combatant or a mere criminal defendant."

Can a President Who Has Promised to 'Stand with the Muslims' Protect Americans?  The negative implications of Obama's time in office will be felt for decades, but one thing is clear.  The U.S. President who does not recognize America's exceptionalism and who has promised to stand with Muslims has been unable to keep Americans safe from Islamic terror — both at home and abroad.

Gohmert: Muslim Brotherhood Is Guiding Obama In Boston Bombings Investigation.  Appearing on World Net Daily's radio show, Gohmert speculated that Attorney General Eric Holder read bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev his Miranda rights to "shut him up" and undermine the investigation into the brothers' possible ties to radical Islam.  "It's very clear to everybody but this administration that radical Islam is at war against us," he said, before noting that Obama has displayed a "real pattern" of "incompetence" in responding to the threat from extremists during his tenure.

The 'Public Safety' Follies.  It has now been reported by Fox's Megyn Kelly that the FBI's interrogation of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was short-circuited when the Justice Department arranged for him to be given a presentment hearing in the hospital.  In point of fact, it was not the hearing that caused the suspension of vital intelligence-gathering.  It was the Obama Justice Department's decision over the weekend immediately to file a criminal charge against Tsarnaev.

The Price of Obama's Islamophilia.  The father of the jihadist who tried to blow up a plane over Detroit in 2009 went to a CIA office in Africa and announced to anyone who cared to listen that his son was a threat to the U.S.  No one did.  Major Nidal Hasan, the jihadist who shot up Fort Hood, spared American intelligence even that minor step of dot-connecting.  He held public presentations on his hatred of America and sympathy for suicide bombers.  The soldiers in the audience politely listened, not wanting to risk demotion or open themselves up to scoldings from their PC overlords.  Some of Hasan's colleagues even thought he had the makings of a thoughtful adviser to the government on Islamic affairs.

Syrian rebels announce plans to implement Sharia; U.S. gives them $123 million more in aid.  What is a "moderate form" of Sharia?  Wherever Sharia is implemented, it is markedly similar in form, contrary to the dissembling claims of Islamic supremacist spokesmen in the U.S. like Imam Faisal Rauf and Reza Aslan, who claim that it is so amorphous as to defy characterization.

I Saw Something, So I'm Saying Something.  I've seen Janet Napolitano, Obama's Homeland Security Secretary, refuse to use the term "terrorism" and insist on calling jihad-inspired carnage "man-caused disasters." [...] I've seen Obama's Department of Defense, which prosecutes our War on Man-Caused Disasters, order a complete purge of "anti-Islamic content" from all military training materials. [...] Just this month, I've seen a U.S. Army training instructor teach his military students that "Evangelical Christianity" is the leading movement of dangerous "Religious Extremism," along with "Catholicism" and "Islamophobia."

We Are Not Serious About Stopping Islamic Terror.  Our President praises the public for not being terrorized, then lectures us not to "rush to judgment" about the bombers' motivations and "certainly not about entire groups of people."  Translation:  we're not going to talk about the jihadi war on us.  Hope for the best.  Do not pay attention to the problem of Islamic imperialism.

Obama Years Synonymous With Terrorism.  For someone who goes out of his way to miniaturize the threat from terrorism, terrorism sure seems to dog this president.  When will President Obama face up to this growing evil?

Flashback: FBI Training Manual Purged References to Islamic Terror.  [Scroll down]  However, around the same time the bureau interviewed Tsarnaev, changes in the FBI training manual took place as well.  The FBI's own departmental counter-terrorism analytic lexicon was purged of key words that could reference Islamic terrorism.  Words like Muslim, Islam, Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and sharia were not mentioned once in the FBI's counter-terrorism lexicon afterwards.

Flashback to 2/17/2011:
Obama Administration Opened up Muslim Immigration Floodgates.  President Barack Hussein Obama, in a determination letter to Congress, has announced that he will allow an additional 80,000 immigrants — mostly from Islamic countries — to resettle in the United States during fiscal year 2011.  Mr. Obama says that the increase in Muslim immigrants "is justified by humanitarian concerns or is otherwise in the national interest."

Is Obama Covering Up Saudi Role In Boston Bombings?  Could a Saudi terror cell be behind another major U.S. attack?  And could the Saudi government be trying to sink the investigation?  After 9/11, the Saudi ambassador demanded the evacuation of dozens of Saudi nationals, including bin Laden kin, before the FBI could properly question them.  He got his wish, even though 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis and others had ties to the plot.  Eerily similar high-level intervention is taking place in the Boston bombings case.

More about the Boston bombing.

America will Survive Obama.  [Scroll down]  Now we have a president who confuses slavery and liberty, most obviously in the case of the Islamist Spring, which is certainly not an Arab Spring, since in Syria alone nearly 100,000 Arabs have killed each other by now.  Some Spring!

Obama's Religious Freedom Appointee Involved in Muslim Event Calling for Limits to 1st Amendment.  America's free-speech model is in desperate need of an update, says an American-Muslim human rights activist who recently spoke at an event linked to an Obama administration appointee.  Dr. Qasim Rashid argued that cyber-bullying laws could be used to limit freedom of expression — such as the burning of Korans — in war time.

White House Partners with Muslim Brotherhood Front.  The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a group with Muslim Brotherhood origins and an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror-financing trial, recently toured the White House and met with multiple officials.  According to the group, Paul Monteiro, Associate Director of the Office of Public Engagement, "cited ISNA as his primary means of outreach to the American Muslim community."

Obama's Islamist Tilt.  Important overseas populations are drawing the conclusion that the Obama administration is quietly realigning itself in the Middle East, toward the Islamists.

GOP Rolls Over for Obama and Recommends Brennan for CIA Post.  During a press conference in September 2010 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., respected experts, including officials from the Florida Security Council, told reporters that because of Brennan's adherence to the politically-correct orthodoxy that permeates the Obama administration, the U.S. government is being prevented from identifying, understanding and countering radical Muslims and their threat of imposing Shariah law.

Ingrates.  Were it not for a single post at the Weekly Standard, Michelle Obama and John Kerry would have presented the International Women of Courage Award to Samira Ibrahim on Friday afternoon [3/8/2013].  This despite the fact that Ibrahim is a raging anti-Semite and celebrant of 9/11, including the Islamist observation of the anniversary at the American embassy in Cairo this past September.

Sequester Exaggerations Exposed By Egypt Foreign Aid.  What are we to make of the U.S. suddenly finding $250 million to spare for Egypt during a suppsedly devastating sequester?

Brennan Signals 'Our Saudi Partners'.  When President Obama met Saudi King Abdullah in London in 2009, the former bowed low before the latter.  No American president had ever so abased himself before one of the world's most oppressive rulers before.  Now, Mr. Obama has nominated John Brennan to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency. [...] When he spoke of Jerusalem — his "most loved city in the world" — he referred to it first by its Arabic name, al Quds.  Nobody refers to Jerusalem as al Quds unless he wants to send a signal:  "I agree with you."

The 3 Stooges are running the country.  As the new Secretary of State, Kerry is boning up on Islam and has learned that it "is not represented by a lot of jihadists and others," but is, instead, "a beautiful religion." [...] That should be enough to immediately let us know the direction of Kerry's tenure in his new position, a direction wholeheartedly endorsed by President Obama.

What Secretary of State Kerry Doesn't Know About Democracy or Islam... Would Fill a Book.  In contrast to a proper approach, Kerry makes the American system sound like letting the deranged walk the streets as homeless people, babbling incoherently but doing little harm.  Sure, let them cling to their guns and religion while we smart people make all the decisions.  He's merely turning around a traditional left-wing critique of democracy that comes from Herbert Marcuse or Noam Chomsky, of "repressive tolerance."  And that seems to be what Kerry and Obama really believe.

The Islamic cloud over Brennan and Hagel.  [Scroll down]  The report stated that Mr. Brennan was converted to Islam while CIA station chief in Saudi Arabia from 1996 to '99.  Let's be clear:  In America, a man's religion can never be a condition to his holding a government position.  It is protected by both the First Amendment and Article 6 of the Constitution.  Therefore, even if it is true that he converted, Mr. Brennan's religion should not be an issue.  However, [...] what should be an issue was the Saudis' targeted recruitment of Mr. Brennan to the ideology of Islam while he was serving as the CIA station chief in Riyadh.  This was not just a conversion but a political act by a foreign intelligence service.  If verified, this would indicate Mr. Brennan's susceptibility, whether witting or unwitting, to manipulation by a foreign intelligence entity.

The spook who couldn't see the perils of jihad.  John Brennan, President Obama's nominee for CIA director, does not believe we are at war with jihadists because "jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam, meaning to purify oneself or one's community, and there's nothing holy, legitimate, or Islamic about murdering innocent men and women."  On May 26, 2010, speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Mr. Brennan said, "Nor do we describe our enemy as jihadists or Islamists."  That is Mr. Brennan's view, but how about the view of the Islamist enemies who are fighting us?

No, Mr President, the war against al-Qaeda is far from won.  There are times, such as last night's State of the Union address, when I think President Barack Obama has taken leave of reality.  How he can claim, when half the Arab world is being overrun by Islamist militants, that al-Qaeda is now a shadow of its former self is beyond comprehension.

The next Director of the CIA calls Jerusalem... "Al Quds".  Aside from his hippy past, and his horrible, obsequious Arabic, the thing that made me most uncomfortable about Brennan's whole paean to Islam is the fact that he said "Palestine" twice and never said Israel, and when he finally felt compelled to say Jerusalem, after saying "Al Quds" twice he sounded like he was either going to spit or apologize for mentioning the word Jerusalem in the presence of his audience.

Emerson, IPT Expose Brennan Letter: FBI Training 'Substandard and Offensive' to Muslims.  Steven Emerson and the Investigative Project on Terrorism have revealed that on Oct. 19, 2011, Muslim Advocates President and Executive Director Farhana Khera sent a letter to Chief Counterterrorism Advisor John Brennan, listing numerous Islamic-based grievances against the FBI.  On Nov. 3, 2011, Brennan capitulated and began a fundamental change of FBI practices.

Barack Obama's choice for CIA chief 'converted to Islam' former FBI agent claims.  The incoming head of the CIA converted to Islam while working as a station chief in Saudi Arabia in the 1990s, a former FBI agent has claimed.  John Guandolo, who retired from the FBI in 2008, said in a radio interview that John Brennan — who has been nominated by Barack Obama as the new director of the CIA — visited the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina accompanied by Saudi officials who may have persuaded him to convert.

Obama calls al-Qaida 'shadow of former self'.  President Barack Obama says al-Qaida is a "shadow of its former self," and does not pose the kind of threat to America that requires tens of thousands of U.S. troops to fight abroad.

Things Only a Democrat Could Get Away With.  Obama's surrender in Iraq paved the way for the regional resurgence of Al Qaeda.  It put a spring in the step of every enemy from Iran to the Muslim Brotherhood to the grimmer sort of Salafis.  It convinced them that they could take on the United States and win.  Like Hillary [Clinton], Obama has never been held accountable for any of it.  And Hillary's very lack of accountability, her immunity from accountability makes her eminently qualified for the top spot in a Democratic Party where it's more important to know how to shrug off accountability than it is to get things right.

The Obama Vacuum.  Obama's desire to disengage from the Middle East was driven at first by his politically useful cartoon version of Bush's Iraq, a "quagmire" that he wished to avoid at all costs.  But now, at the beginning of his second term, Obama seems to fear U.S. intervention of any kind.

Why Is Obama Clinging to the Brotherhood?  The Obama administration, which has been bragging to the press about Egypt being one of its foreign policy accomplishments, is standing aloof from a situation that the head of the Egyptian military said had brought the country to the edge of collapse.  While the president may pride himself for helping to hasten the end of the Mubarak dictatorship and pressured the country's military not to interfere with the Brotherhood's drive to take control of the country, he seemed to have gone silent just at the moment when the secular opposition there needs him to speak up.  Why?

Hillary Clinton's Legacy.  What responsibility did Mrs. Clinton have for the serial Team Obama decisions that helped bring the Muslim Brotherhood to power in Egypt?  Is she concerned that, by so doing, Islamists determined not only to foster hatred for Israel but to pursue its destruction are now in a position to try again, for the first time since 1973?  How does Mrs. Clinton justify, under such circumstances, sending to the Egyptian military additional U.S.-made fighter planes and tanks — weapons whose use, as a practical matter, can only be for waging war against the Israelis?

When you arm Islamists, you become a willing participant in your own undoing.
Apes, Pigs, and F-16s.  When Morsi fulminates that Muslims "must not forget to nurse our children and grandchildren on hatred towards those Zionists and Jews, and all those who support them," he is taking his cues straight from the Koran.  Or rather, from the Holy Koran, as "progressive" American politicians take pains to call it in the off hours from their campaign to drive every last vestige of Judeo-Christian culture from the public square.

Egypt to Receive F-16s: State Department refuses to delay delivery to Muslim Brotherhood-run Egypt.  The State Department has refused to cancel or delay the delivery of several American-made F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, claiming that the arms deal serves America's "regional security interests," according to an official State Department document obtained by the [Washington] Free Beacon.

Obama Refuses To Delay Delivery Of F-16's To Muslim Brotherhood.  "Sixteen F-16s and 200 Abrams tanks are to be given to the Egyptian government before the end of the year under a foreign aid deal signed in 2010 with then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak," Fox News reported Tuesday [1/22/2013].  The State Department maintained in a January 8 letter to Sen. James Inhofe (R., Okla.) that the arming of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood serves the U.S.'s "regional security interests."

Barack Obama Wants To "Understand" Muslim Terrorists.  The Muslim Brotherhood now controls Egypt, Iraq is once again teetering on the brink of radicalized anarchy, North Africa is a wasteland of lawless terrorist activity — all the direct result of Barack Obama's purposeful and willing failure to protect the interests of the United States and freedom abroad.

Mohamed Morsi Is a Scandal Bigger than Benghazi.  It's no news that Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood is an extremist, anti-Semitic monstrosity. [...] Obama's top intelligence people have been assuring us that the Brotherhood is a moderate, secular, heterogeneous organization and a prospective American partner, for example, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper last year.  Republican congressmen like Michele Bachmann who objected to administration coddling of the Brotherhood have been vilified as extremists by the mainstream of their own party.  On the strength of a 2010 video tape long known to specialists, the establishment has suddenly discovered that this moderate, secular organization is a nest of Jew-hating vipers.

Terror haven Somalia likely to get taxpayer cash.  It was only two years ago that then-CIA Director David Petraeus testified before Congress on the dangers posed by Somali terrorists [...] Today the U.S. is preparing to formally recognize the Somali government, paving the way to send taxpayer dollars to the place that will forever be associated with "Black Hawk Down," where a U.S. Army Ranger was dragged through the streets in 1993.

Disarming Americans, Arming Terrorists.  While the White House was busy drafting proposals to ban assault rifles, the last of the regulations imposed on Saudi travel to the United States after September 11 were being taken apart.  While some government officials were busy planning how to disarm Americans, other officials were negotiating the transfer of F-16s and Abrams tanks to Muslim Brotherhood-run Egypt.  Obama is unwilling to trust Americans with an AR-15, but is willing to trust a genocidal terrorist group with Abrams tanks and F-16 jets.

Obama Appoints Islam's Apologists.  For an administration that has made "diversity" a worn shibboleth for almost every other series of appointments, why this sudden departure from generating a photo-op like a Benetton ad of Christmas past?  Were there no "wise Latina women," "academically distinguished African-Americans," or "experienced white women" available?  What is it that makes these three candidates so phenomenal as to cause Obama to drop the diversity consideration?  All of these candidates are rabidly pro-Islam, pro-Arab, or both.  All are apologists for those causes.

The blind sheik and our mute president.  Egypt's terror-coddling President Mohamed Morsi has repeated his arrogant demand that America free convicted 1993 World Trade Center mastermind Omar Abdel-Rahman.  I'd like to report that President Obama repeated his unequivocal rejection of the Muslim Brotherhood leader's entreaties.  But as of this writing, no such public statement or restatement yet exists.

Michele Bachmann says Obama wants to 'lift up the Islamists' and allow Sharia law in America.  Representative Michele Bachmann has claimed that Barack Obama is determined 'to lift up the Islamists' and bow to their 'ultimate demand' of imposing Sharia law on America. [...] In an extended on-air conversation with conservative radio hosts Jan Markell and Eric Barger, Bachmann contended that Obama was endangering the United States and Israel by supporting radical Islamists.

Obama to Troops: Don't Criticize the Taliban.  The Obama Administration has ordered changes in a new military handbook to now forbid U.S soldiers from criticizing the Taliban.  In addition, our men in uniform are forbidden to disparage pedophilia.  Even further, our soldiers are instructed not to speak of women's rights.  Or homosexuality.  Or criticism of Afghans at all.

Obama To Troops: Don't Insult The Taliban.  The administration blames U.S. troop rudeness for insider attacks by Afghan training partners.  So it's issuing an etiquette book ordering them not to criticize "pedophilia" and other things Islamic.

Benghazi explained, Part III.  The so-called "Arab Spring" is an initiative by Obama and his foreign policy advisers, Clinton, in her capacity of Secretary of State, and others including some of the most powerful people in the world.  International bankers, the power brokers and string pullers.  It is a plan to reshape the Middle East and North Africa, and change the geopolitical balance of power.  It's not about some feel-good mission to free the oppressed.  Never was.  It's about the U.S., through the CIA, using groups ideologically aligned to al Qaeda aligned to overthrow various Middle East nations to install regimes controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood.

It's Dictators All the Way Down.  Look down on Cairo, Baghdad, Benghazi or Ramallah, or any of those other exotic eastern precincts where the democracy dreamers thought the reformation and renaissance of Islam would begin, and as far as the eye can see, it's dictators all the way down.  The great spiritual, political and cultural revivals that were supposed to neuter terrorism, end the need for drone strikes and naked scanners, for men pouring water down on other men in secret prisons, and for all the rest of it, has never come to pass.

Walid Phares: Everybody knows Obama supports the Muslim Brotherhood.  Walid Phares says that the question isn't IF Obama supports the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood group, but WHY he supports them.

Cairo: Blood In The Streets, Obama Silent.  As the White House remains completely silent on the most recent events in Egypt — the President has not uttered as much as a peep about the Muslim Brotherhood's thuggery against democratic protesters, raising memories of his spineless behavior during the Iranian uprising of 2009 — violence is breaking out in the streets of Cairo.

The Brotherhood delusion.  Meet the new pharaoh, same as the old pharaoh.  Except Egypt's old form of misgovernment may soon look progressive by comparison.

Egypt Is Collapsing Thanks To Obama Foreign Policy.  The democratic "New Beginning" President Obama announced in Cairo in 2009 becomes a new, bold Egyptian tyranny.  An imperfect ally was swept away by what has generated into an Islamist perfect storm.

GOP Rep. Gohmert: Obama Admin Has 'A Bunch of Muslim Brotherhood Members Giving Them Advice'.  Gohmert told [Frank] Gaffney that anti-Muslim investigations are necessary because President Barack Obama made "horrendous decisions" in backing the "revolutions in Northern Africa and across the Middle East and to the Far East."  He chalked such decisions up to the administration listening closely to the advice of Muslim Brotherhood members.

Did Obama Cut a Faustian Deal with Morsi?  Is Morsi now following up on the second part of the deal by ramping up his bid for total power — dictatorship — in Egypt?  Moreover, the Obama administration and its apologists seem red-faced over the Faustian deal.

The Benghazi Slingshot.  The Center for Security Policy panelists aren't the only thinkers to question whether this administration has an affinity for sharia.  In his article "Obama knew:  Did ideological soft spot for Sharia keep US government from protecting Benghazi consulate?," American Spectator's Jeffrey Lord suggests that the highest levels of the Obama administration are "in some fashion simpatico with a totalitarian ideology."  That "ideological soft spot" may explain why President Obama "can't," as Rep. Dana Rohrabacher declared, "utter the words 'Muslim terror attack.'"

Obama Official Attends 'Symposium on Defamation of Islam'.  An Obama administration official reportedly attended a Monday meeting with Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) officials to work on banning any speech that "associates Islam or Islamists to violence."  The official was U.S. Consul General in Jeddah Anne Casper (pictured above), and the meeting took place in Saudi Arabia.

CAIR Poll: More Than 85% of American Muslims Picked Obama.  The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) released the results of an informal exit poll on Friday [11/9/2012] that shows more than 85 percent of American Muslim voters picked President Barack Obama in Tuesday's election.  That number is lower than a similar poll conducted in 2008 that showed 89 percent of American Muslims cast a ballot for Obama.

Obama Appeases Muslims, Offends Catholics.  While Obama thinks we should bend over backwards for Islamism to practice whatever 7th century idiocy it imposes, including female mutilation and Sharia Law, which judges the testimony of a woman half as worthy as that of a man, he imposes policy that offends and curtails the ability of Catholics to practice their religion as they see fit.

Obama's woman in Tehran.  A close friend of Michelle Obama, Valerie Jarrett is assisting the US government communicate behind the scenes with the representatives of Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei.  Jarret, who was born in the Iranian city of Shiraz, is a senior advisor to US President Barack Obama.

Israeli Paper: Obama Adviser Valerie Jarrett Holding Secret Talks With Iran.  In the final presidential debate, President Obama dismissed reports about an agreement to hold one-on-one talks with Iranian officials after the election, but now, two weeks later, fresh claims have emerged on the eve of Tuesday's election, this time tying senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to alleged secret talks with representatives of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The Obama Doctrine: American Lives Are Expendable.  The denial of air support to our troops in battle is normal operating procedure for this commander in chief.  He doesn't have to give special orders to do it.  It is the Obama Doctrine on the War on Terror:  do not kill Muslim civilians.  Let American soldiers die instead.  That is how Obama thinks he will win the hearts and minds of the Islamic world.

Benghazi Reveals Obama-Islamist Alliance.  The nature of the Benghazi disaster is now clear.  Ambassador Stevens was engaged in smuggling sizable quantities of Libyan arms from the destroyed Gaddafi regime to the Syrian rebels, to help overthrow the Assad regime in Syria.  Smuggling arms to the so-called "Free Syrian Army" is itself a huge gamble, but Obama has been a gambler with human lives over the last four years, as shown by the tens of thousands of Arabs who have died in the so-called Arab Spring — which has brought nothing but disaster to the Arab world.

More about the Benghazi attack.

The consequences of Obama's love of Islam.  The claim that Obama is a Christian was a silly joke, but a necessary lie for the greater cause of changing America to fit the goals of socialists and Islamists.  Obama became the one, the savior of both Islam and socialists.  For that Obama had to deny who he really was.  That is why Obama's actions and words never added up.

Why Our Forces Were Told to 'Stand Down' in Benghazi.  What went wrong in Benghazi is the same thing that went wrong in Afghanistan.  It is the same thing that went wrong on the original September 11.  It is the same thing that has gone wrong throughout the War on Terror.  If we are to learn any lesson from what happened in Benghazi, it should be that American lives come before Muslim diplomacy and that any government which does not put American lives first, which does not take whatever measures are necessary to save their lives, regardless of what Muslims may think, is not an American government, but a post-American government.

The collapse of the Obama strategy against radical Islamists.  The real meaning of the violence of the last week across the Muslim world is the bankruptcy and collapse of the Obama strategy which began with his speech in Cairo. [...] While reaching out to "mainstream Muslims," the Obama strategy would wage selective war against designated enemies.  The Obama administration decided to ignore concerns of sovereignty and to kill terrorists with stepped up drone attacks.  It apparently did not occur to the Obama team that the enemy could and would react.

Spontaneous as a Symphony.  According to the Obama administration, its policies in the Middle East are working.  The Cairo speech, the tougher line with Israel, the withdrawals from Iraq and pending drawdown in Afghanistan, Obama's coolness to Iran's failed Green Revolution:  These have all been part of the successful effort to repair the damage done by the previous administration.  Yet all of that hard work can go up in smoke if some crackpot says something mean about the prophet Mohammed on YouTube?  Progress that flimsy strikes me as no progress at all.

Reconsidering Michele Bachmann.  The overthrow of Moammar Gaddafi has turned out to be a terrible blunder.  It has empowered radical Muslims, led directly to the Benghazi debacle, and scattered Gaddafi's armory among terrorist elements, including al Qaeda.  There has been, of course, no accountability for the Libya decision, either with respect to the Obama administration or others outside the administration who supported Obama's policy.

Obama Tried to Establish Ties with the Mullahs.  For all those bewildered about why Barack Obama made no attempt to reach out to the democracy demonstrators dying in the streets of Tehran (shades of Benghazigate), it seems our president had his eyes set on a bigger prize — diplomatic relations with Iran's Islamofascist Mullahs.

Obama extends Eid greetings to Muslim community.  A statement issued by the White House read, "Michelle and I extend our best wishes for a joyful Eidul Azha to Muslims in the United States and around the world."  "We also congratulate the millions of peaceful pilgrims who are performing the Hajj, including thousands of American Muslims," it added.

Radical Extremists Visiting The White House?  Steve Emerson and John Rossomondo have studied White House visitor logs, and compared them to lists of known radical extremists.

A Red Carpet for Radicals at the White House.  A year-long investigation by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) has found that scores of known radical Islamists made hundreds of visits to the Obama White House, meeting with top administration officials.  Court documents and other records have identified many of these visitors as belonging to groups serving as fronts for the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and other Islamic militant organizations.  The IPT made the discovery combing through millions of White House visitor log entries.

Americans Should Stop Being Surprised by Terrorism.  Criminals and killers are not morally or psychologically strong.  They only act when they see evidence that their intended victims are weak.  As with purse-snatchers and serial killers, so too with Islamic fundamentalists who kill American diplomats.  For years, especially since the Obama Administration but also before Obama came to office, America has done nothing but apologize for itself:  Both in word and action, time and again.

Meet Obama's Wahhabist Relatives.  After President Obama was inaugurated, the Muslim side of the Obama family in Kenya boomed, and it went from rags to riches overnight.  They became one of the most influential families in western Kenya and even extended their sphere of influence to Saudi Arabia.  When Sarah, president Obama's grandmother, decided to go to the Hajj, an obligatory pilgrimage to Mecca with Musa, president Obama's first cousin, they were welcomed with open arms and were provided a special escort with full security detail and first-class treatment at the Saudi royal court.

Obama's Islamic Supremacist Human Rights Rep.  It would be inconceivable for Barack Obama to appoint a man who had praised the Ku Klux Klan to a commission discussing race relations; what he has actually done, however, is all too predictable.  Obama has appointed a man who has praised Hamas and Hizballah, and blamed Israel for 9/11, to be the United States' representative at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe's (OSCE) annual 10-day human rights conference, the Human Dimension Implementation Meetings (HDIM).

Shut Up or Die, the Muslim Protesters Explained.  [Scroll down]  The immediate question is how far this administration will go to limit free speech.  With the arrest last weekend of "Innocence of Muslims" filmmaker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the government took a step toward official intimidation.  The administration is unquestionably on record supporting officially endorsed (as opposed to officially imposed) self-censorship:  the highest levels of government are proclaiming, "The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others," as the secretary of state said, or that "the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others," as the president did.  No other group in American society benefits from the deference and kid-gloves treatment that this administration is extending to Muslim extremists.

Barack Obama: President and Protector of Islam's Prophet.  During his remarks on his country's role in international relations, Obama, in the midst of his comments otherwise within the mainstream of American discussions, proclaimed that the "future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam."  This single phrase entails deeply disturbing implications for the defense of free speech critical of Islam against multiplying threats from various adherents of this faith.  This statement also introduces intellectual confusion into the rest of Obama's remarks extolling individual freedom while condemning bigotry and insults.  This philosophical quagmire ultimately is resolvable only through reflection upon Obama's presumed future troubling policy course.

Religious Visas Put Lie To Obama's Suggestion Muslims More Tolerant.  Referring to the Muhammad video during his U.N. speech this week, Obama lectured Americans about "intolerance" toward Islam.  "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam," he said.  "It is time to heed the words of Gandhi:  'Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.'"  He actually believes Muslims have heeded those words.  "Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance," he intoned during his 2009 Cairo speech.  "Throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality."  Obama must have learned his history at that Jakarta madrassa he attended.

Obama Rebuilds Mosques While Churches Burn.  While Christian churches are being destroyed on a near daily basis in Muslim countries throughout the world, the Obama administration is investing millions of dollars to rebuild overseas Islamic mosques and minarets.  According to the State Department, the mosque restoration program, first reported on back in 2010, is a "cultural preservation" project designed to "fight Islamic extremism by building relationships with Islamic leaders."

MSM Tipping Point On Obama in the Middle East?  The anti-American riots that have been rocking the Muslim world since 9/11 have shaken the establishment out of its complacency.  Increasingly, even those who sympathize with the basic elements of the administration's Middle East policy are connecting the dots.  What they are seeing isn't pretty.

Three Star General: Muslim Brotherhood Has Infiltrated Our Government.  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.

Obama still wants to fundamentally transform America.  An American compound in Libya is invaded by al Qaeda terrorists and an American ambassador is purportedly tortured before being killed.  Muslim mobs attack American embassies in 27 countries chanting,"Death to America."  The White House response?  A statement blaming the outrages on a filmmaker in the United States, along with apologies to the Muslim world.

Obama and Ahmadinejad singing from the same choir book.  Both Obama and Ahmadinejad make political careers out of marketing an image of America the Bully, an America that must pay.  The biggest news ignored by the mainstream media is that the UN, the Muslim Brotherhood and the socialists are now working in concert to deliver One World Government on a largely suspecting [sic] global population.  The only difference between the American president and the Iranian one is that the one who hails from the Mid-East is front and centre about what he wants.

How megalomania explains Obama's response to the Arab Spring.  This critical look by the New York Times at President Obama's responses to the "Arab Spring" is very much worth reading.  It describes the "hard lesson[] the president ha[s] learned over almost two years of political turmoil in the Arab world" as follows:  "bold words and support for democratic aspirations are not enough to engender good will in this region, especially not when hampered by America's own national security interests."

Islamists are taking full advantage of our failure to grasp their intent.  Obama genuinely seems to believe that he, his administration, our present foreign policy, and America 2012 are somehow not the real objects of hate of the Arab Street mobs.  That disconnect was also the theme of his mythmaking in Cairo, of his al-Arabiya interview, and of his apologetic commentary to the French and the Turks:  A pre-Obama America was hubristic, insensitive, and culpable for damaged bilateral relations and would be acknowledged as such by an Obama America.

You Broke the Mideast, Mr. President, Now You Own It.  With the Middle East now more hostile to U.S. interests than ever, the "Arab Spring" has become a major political liability for the president.  Try as he may, he can't distance himself from it.

Obama and the Muslim day of love.  The results are in:  Friday's [9/21/2012] "Day of Love" in Pakistan ended with 20 dead and hundreds wounded from anti-American rioting.

How Obama torched our standing in the Arab world:  The reality, which the media shrinks from telling, is that during the past three years regard for our country has dropped precipitously around the world — and it has nothing to do with an anti-Muslim film.  The Pew organization tells us that the number of people in Muslim countries who hold favorable views towards the US stood at 15% in June — down from 25% when President Obama took office.

Releasing the Blind Sheikh?  The Obama administration may give a get-out-of-jail-free card to an Islamic terrorist whose group helped to ignite a wave of deadly attacks last week against U.S. diplomatic missions in the Middle East.  The U.S. Department of State "is actively considering negotiations with the Egyptian government for the transfer of custody of Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as 'the Blind Sheikh,' for humanitarian and health reasons," The Blaze news website reported, citing a confidential source close to the Obama administration.

Obama coddles Twin Towers bomber.  The Obama administration is reportedly in talks with Egypt's government to transfer convicted terrorist Omar Abdel Rahman back to his home country.  This would be a major foreign-policy blunder and an insult to the counterterrorism professionals who put the terror leader behind bars.  Rahman, known as the "Blind Sheikh," was the leader of the terrorist group Al-Gama'a al-Islamiya, which conducted a series of attacks in Egypt in the early 1990s.  Rahman was in exile in New York at the time, preaching at mosques, fundraising, building a radical following and conspiring to create mayhem in America.  Rahman and nine of his acolytes were arrested after the February 1993 World Trade Center bombing.  In 1996, he was sentenced to life in prison for his part in the plot.

Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Obama, it's time to wake up and smell the global jihad.  There are people in this world — and not a small number of them — who share the vision bin Laden had and have the will and means to act.  No amount of apologizing for America, embracing our adversaries or mistreating our allies will change that.  It is worth recalling that Cairo, the city where a mob entered the US embassy compound and burned an American flag, was the epicenter of what critics call Obama's "apology tour."

2008: Military Leaders Warned Sen. Obama 'Doesn't Understand Threat of Radical Islam'.  In February 2008, military leaders reacted to Senator Obama's presidential campaign, warning that he did not understand the threat of radical Islam or the larger picture of national security. [...] With smoke rising around US embassies throughout the Middle East, the warnings of these military minds ring prophetic.

Middle East a Tinderbox, American Leadership Absent.  The winds of war are blowing stronger in the Middle East, all because President Obama refuses to realize the threat posed by radicals in Iran and elsewhere in the Middle East.

Obama Destabilized the Middle East on Purpose.  The same debate we've seen over Obama's destruction of the American economy has already begun over his Middle East policy.  Did Obama hand Egypt over to jihadis, and is he giving a green light to nuclear Iran, because of incompetence or his leftist ideology?

For Barack Obama, Muslims can do no wrong.  As he belittles and lectures the Israeli government, vilifies the Catholic church and other Christian organizations as "anti-woman" for seeking religious freedom in the kind of insurance they offer, and as his party (apparently with his knowledge) removes God from their platform, this president believes it his Constitutional obligation to varnish the image of Islam.  What's more, he apparently considers it his duty to ignore offenses committed in the name of Islam against Christians and Jews around the world, and to apologize to Muslims as they storm our embassy for their "hurt feelings."

Maybe that's because he's one of them and not one of us.

Obama submits to Brotherhood, asks for suppression of anti-Islam video.  President Barack Obama has bowed to the Muslim Brotherhood's demand that the federal government suppress a satirical video of Islam's prophet, Muhammad. [...] Obama's request complied with the Sept. 13 demand and threat by the brotherhood, which now governs the Arab world's largest country, Egypt.

The Muslim Brotherhood in the Obama Administration.  If anyone needed evidence that Hillary Clinton is in the pocket of the Muslim Brotherhood, the events of the last few days should be more than sufficient.  On the anniversary of 9/11, on what should be a day of shame for the Muslim world, the US Embassy in Cairo issued a statement condemning critics of Islamofascism in language appropriate to the office of propaganda for the Muslim Brotherhood.  Islamofascists launched violent attacks on Americans, repeating the outrages in miniature of the World Trade Center attacks 11 years ago.  In the face of these outrages the posture of the U.S. government is one that would make Neville Chamberlain blush.  In four years Barack Obama has managed to turn the entire Middle East over to America's enemies.

Yes we are 'impotent,' Ambassador Rice.  The more you run away and try and hide, the less the Arab street believes you.  Therefore, why not try something novel and exciting?  Defend our Freedom of Speech — without equivocation and without hesitation. [...] We don't have a problem.  The perpetually outraged Muslims do.  How refreshing would it be to hear an Obama administration flunkie say that?

Obama's protective press cordon.  Protecting and defending President Obama through his failures and blunders and gaffes is a full-time job for America's mainstream press corps — and they're getting worried. [...] Muslims across the world are burning effigies of Mr. Obama — the Nobel Peace Prize winner with the "secret kill lists."  Missing in all the Q&A from America's top reporters was this simple fact:  An American ambassador was killed — on the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

1.5 Billion Bin Ladens.  At the heart of events is the intention to create a Muslim caliphate stretching across the Middle East, Northern Africa, and into Southeast Asia.  One that will stretch into Europe and, presumably, America.  The aim is to establish governments in which Sharia law will replace any remnants of democracy and freedom.  It is being aided and abetted by Barack Hussein Obama.

For Barack Obama, 'Defending Islam' Now Supersedes Our Constitution.  Some pictures really are worth a thousand words.  The man [pictured in this article] being taken in by Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies for an 'interview' in the dead of night from his Cerritos, California home is Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the Egyptian Coptic Christian allegedly behind the film 'The Innocence of Muslims' that the Obama Administration is seizing on as the spontaneous cause of the riots in the Muslim World that resulted in the death of four Americans at the U.S. consulate.  And never mind that even the perpetrators are denying it, and that the coordinated attacks were obviously planned in advance.

Obama's Perverse Middle East Policy Bears Fruit.  It would not be fair to blame yesterday's disasters in Egypt and Libya entirely on Barack Obama's failed Middle East policies.  The Muslim extremists who attacked our embassy and consulate are alone responsible for their actions; they are, as a former president memorably put it, evildoers.  Nothing we say about American foreign policy excuses them to the slightest degree.  It is nevertheless true that what happened yesterday in Egypt and Libya is directly related to the perverse policies that the Obama administration has followed for the past four years.

Obama again hits Libya attackers, American free speech.  Obama ignored criticism of his outreach to Islamist advocates in Egypt, Syria and Libya, but did indirectly praise his foreign policy for bring "freedom and dignity" to Arabs in Libya and other countries, and said government fighters help protect the U.S. ambassador.  Instead, Obama portrayed the attack as a non-political criminal event.  "We will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers," he said, shortly before he walked back to the Oval Office while ignoring questions from reporters.

'Those Are Acts of War,' Says Nixon Foreign Policy Adviser.  Bruce Herschensohn, a foreign policy adviser to President Richard Nixon, says the attacks on U.S. property in Egypt and Libya are acts of war.

Al-Qaeda Catches Obama White House Flat-Footed During Egypt, Libya Attacks.  Islamic mobs that stormed the U.S. Embassy in Egypt and the U.S. consulate in Libya on the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, murdering the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, said they were doing so because they were enraged by an obscure, Internet movie that mocked Muhammed.  But a closer examination of the evidence indicates al-Qaeda orchestrated these attacks, and the movie was just a bogus excuse used to trigger the widespread violence.

Obama on 9/11: 'We will never be at war with Islam'.  ["]Instead of turning on each other, we've resisted the temptation to give in to mistrust and suspicion.  I have always said that America is at war with al Qaeda and its affiliates — and we will never be at war with Islam or any other religion.["]

New Democratic Party Platform Betrays Israel.  Despite some introductory bromides proclaiming the "unshakable commitment" of President Obama and the Democratic Party to Israel's security, the 2012 Democratic National Platform, titled "Moving America Forward," mirrors perfectly President Obama's decision to turn his back on our closest ally in the Middle East.  It represents a radical break with prior Democratic Party platforms, not to mention its counterparts issued by the Republican Party, that have expressed unequivocal support for the Jewish state.

Islam a Religion of Peace? Actions Say Otherwise.  [In a] video entitled "Obama Promoting Islam," President Barack Hussein "kill list" Obama says, "Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism; it is an important part of promoting peace."  Saying "that Islam embodied a religion of peace, fairness and tolerance," Obama then commented "that the religion was being 'distorted' by a few extremists."  He made that statement in Mumbai, India, on November 7, 2010, at St. Xavier's College.  In the irony department, St. Xavier's College is a short distance from Chhatrapati Shivaji railroad terminal, where, in November 2008, Islamic terrorists killed 173 people and injured 308 people.

20,000 Muslims Warm-Up Act for Democratic National Convention.  Will what Barack Obama calls "one of the prettiest sounds on earth at sunset", the Muslim call to prayer end the first day of the kickoff to the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, NC?  According to the Charlotte DNC homepage, 'The Jumah at the 2012 DNC' will welcome some 20,000 Muslims to Charlotte, DEM-dubbed an "official event".  'Jumah at the 2012 DNC' starts Friday afternoon, Aug. 31 jumah prayer followed by a myriad of other as yet unidentified programs and events, but leading up to the Islam Regal Banquet.

Obama's Constant BS About Thomas Jefferson and Islam.  Every year he's been in office, President Obama has hosted an "iftar dinner" to honor Islam in the White House.  The President has also each time led his speech with the outlandish nonsense that Thomas Jefferson held the "first iftar dinner" in the White House.  And every time it's been utter hogwash.

Obama and the Other Side of Imperialism.  Obama and the Democrats are anti-American defeatists, because they hate America when it is victorious, no matter how good that may be for world peace.  "Peace" is not the goal of the left; peace comes only after surrender.  Islam does not mean "peace."  It means surrender.

I don't recall Mr. Obama being this effusive about Easter or Christmas.
President Obama speaks out on Eid-al-Fitr.  [Quoting Barack H. Obama:]  "On behalf of the American people, we congratulate Muslim Americans and Muslims around the world on this joyous day.  Eid Mubarak."

Obama at Iftar Dinner: 'Of All Rights We Hold Sacred, Foremost Is Freedom of Religion'.  President Barack Obama — whose administration is being sued by multiple Catholic dioceses, universities, charities and family-owned businesses for violating their First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion — told a group of Muslims dining at the White House on Friday [8/10/2012] that freedom of religion is "foremost" among the God-given rights of man and that he intends to defend it both within the United States and abroad.

Obama hails world's Muslims in White House Iftar remarks: 'Ramadan Kareem'.  [Quoting Barack H. Obama:  "]This evening, we're honored to be joined by members of our diplomatic corps, members of Congress — including Muslim American members of Congress, Keith Ellison and Andre Carson — as well as leaders from across my administration.  And to you, the millions of Muslim Americans across our country, and to the more than one billion Muslims around the world — Ramadan Kareem.["]

Obama Administration Making Concessions to the Taliban.  As Reuters reports, the Obama administration is willing to transfer the five most dangerous Taliban commanders in U.S. custody to Qatar before the Taliban does anything.

Killer of American troops set to be freed, thanks to Obama.  An Iraqi court has rejected a request to send a Hezbollah commander to the United States for trial.  Ali Mussa Daqduq, a Lebanese militant, has been held in Iraq for the 2007 killings of five American soldiers, four of whom were captured, tortured and shot execution-style. [...] As Alana Goodman points out, Daqduq was in U.S. custody in Iraq and could have been transferred to Guantanamo Bay.  But despite our government's belief, set forth in the extradition request, that Daqduq is a top threat to Americans in the Middle East, President Obama refused to send him to Gitmo.

Obama Administration Paves the Way for Sharia Law.  The most terrifying danger Americans face from a second Barack Obama term isn't the economy, which is scary enough.  The most harrowing prospect is the Obama Administration's passivity in the face of attempts to introduce aspects of sharia law into our legal system.  Now there is strong and open evidence of the Obama administration collaborating with Islamist activists to ensure the path toward sharia law is accelerated.

Why Are We Handing Muslim Extremists the House Keys?  Is it by chance, for example, that director of national intelligence James Clapper, reading from prepared notes, absurdly described the Muslim Brotherhood to the House Intelligence Committee last year as a "largely secular" organization?  Is it an accident that in June the State Department issued a visa to Hani Nour Eldin of Egypt to meet with senior White House officials?

The Terrorists Among Us, Protected by Media & Governmental Forces.  What is going on now went on in Iran and Gaza.  The people had the freedom to vote for enslavement to theocracy and Shariah law.  Their freedom usually ends there.  It took Patrick Poole of PJ Media to expose one Ohio terrorist — Dr. Sultan Sallah — who was living among us, spreading terrorist ideals while he was at the same time being protected by the U.S. government and the media.

Ramadan Ding-Dong.  As is customary, President Obama and wife Michelle released their annual Ramadan greetings last Friday.  Also customary for Obama, it was full of platitudes about Islam's supposedly invaluable contribution to American culture, and devoid of any acknowledgement of the dark reality of the Arab Spring that he helped facilitate. [...] Even if many Muslims around the world weren't respectful of Ramadan, at least American officials in Guantanamo were.  In deference to the Muslims who are vacationing — sorry, I mean incarcerated — there, they graciously postponed any court hearings to allow the murderous 9/11 plotters their time of contemplation and joy.

Terrorist Invited To White House.  Dear Leader invited a known terrorist, Hani Nour Eldin, into the White House this past April, and this story got almost no media attention.  It's another reason why Michelle Bachmann is requesting background checks on the people inside our government who may have ties to terrorists.  By law, a terrorist cannot get a visa and come into the U.S.A., but Eldin did, and was INVITED.  Why isn't the media all over this story?

The Islamist in the White House.  The Muslim Brotherhood is on the rise.  The Islamist group is spreading across the Middle East.  The question is whether it has infiltrated the Obama administration, especially the State Department.  Led by Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, a band of House Republican conservatives is investigating the reach of the Muslim Brotherhood.  For this, they are being vilified not just by the liberal media, but by the GOP establishment.  Our ruling class refuses to confront the reality of radical Islam.

Obama's Islamophilia Week.  Last week Barack Obama marked the beginning of Ramadan by saying to Muslims that the "United States continues to stand with those who seek the chance to decide their own destiny, to live free from fear and violence, and to practice their faith freely."  While he undercuts Christianity at home — under his Obamacare abortifacient/contraceptive mandate, resistant Catholic and Protestant schools, hospitals, and charities will soon face crushing fines — he never fails to tout Islam abroad.  One would think his allies at the ACLU might cringe at his lavish tributes to global Islam as a great and blameless religion and his "Iftar dinners" at the White House.  But they don't.  His undiluted enthusiasm for Islam, which amounts to a case of Islamophilia, never triggers any of the usual separation-of-church-and-state objections and anxieties from them.

Judicial Watch sues FBI, DOJ over FOIA stonewall on secret meetings with radical Islamist groups.  Judicial Watch [...] announced today [7/23/2012] that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Obama Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation seeking access to records detailing a February 2012 meeting between FBI Director Robert Mueller and Muslim organizations.  Judicial Watch is also investigating the FBI's subsequent controversial decision to purge the agency's training curricula of material deemed "offensive" to Muslims.

Obama marks Ramadan: 'Islam is part of the fabric of our Nation'.  [Quoting Barack H. Obama:]  ["]The United States continues to stand with those who seek the chance to decide their own destiny, to live free from fear and violence, and to practice their faith freely.  Here in the United States, Ramadan reminds us that Islam is part of the fabric of our Nation, and that — from public service to business, from healthcare and science to the arts — Muslim Americans help strengthen our country and enrich our lives.["]

The Editor says...
When has Barack H. Obama ever said that Christianity "is part of the fabric of our Nation", or that Christian "Americans help strengthen our country and enrich our lives"?  In fact, he has said the opposite — that Christians bitterly cling to their guns and religion.  Barack H. Obama is most definitely a Muslim sympathizer, if not in fact a Muslim.

Revolutionary Islamists Taking Power Produces Moderation and Ends Terrorism!  Well, now at least the debate is in the open and we can see just how questionable are the talking points of those who claim the United States has nothing to fear from Islamists.  The New York Times publishes an article with the promising title of "Fast-Changing Arab World is Upending U.S. Assumptions," yet sadly, the article shows that certain assumptions are not changing at all.  Indeed, are not even discussed.  To summarize the article's thesis:  before Obama's election, the United States thought that pro-American regimes were good and radical Islamists were bad — but now we know better.

Time to Storm Obama and Washington D.C.?  Obama has appointed to high levels of the US government's national security members of the foundational terrorist group the Muslim Brotherhood (Sunni Muslims) and he and his syndicate are in the process of bringing down each and every non-Sunni Muslim regime (Obama's ostensible father and family are Sunni) in the Middle East.  He started by sending leftists (terrorists themselves) "Code Pink" (in 2008-2009), the husband and wife team of Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn and Google executive Wael Ghonim to plan, implement and assist the "revolution" and ultimate end-goal of the installation of the Muslim Brotherhood as Egypt's ruling body.  It has worked.  Obama then set his sights on Libya ... another Shia Muslim country.  Result?  Libya quickly was taken over by the MB.

Why So Many People Think Obama Is a Muslim.  A new Gallup poll shows that 11% of Americans think Obama is a Muslim, and the leftist media just can't figure out why anyone would get that idea. [...] Obama has banned the word "jihad" and any discussion of Islam from State, Defense, and Justice Department vernacular and counter-terrorism materials.  He is denying that jihad is the enemy, while his Justice Department acts as the de facto legal arm for Muslim Brotherhood groups in America.  And the Obama administration has held hundreds of meetings with U.S. Hamas front groups.  Obama is withholding evidence in the Fort Hood jihad that has held up the court case of the single worst act of war on a military base in U.S. history.  The Obama administration refers to the Fort Hood jihad as "workplace violence."

Rep. King questions how terrorist group member attended White House meeting.  House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King (R-N.Y.) has asked the Obama administration to explain why a member of a known terrorist group was allowed to enter the United States last week and participate in high-level meetings at the White House and State Department.

President Barack Obama must do more than manage America's decline .  Ronald Reagan, in 1987, said:  "Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall."  There is no equivalent message from Obama in 2012 to the Muslim people who labour under grim regimes.  The effect of Mr Obama's stance is to help prop up the nasty status quo.  America's emotional energies seem to have gone more into making her enemies feel less angry than in making her friends feel safer.

Administration admits to 'hundreds' of meetings with jihad-linked group.  President Barack Obama's deputies are holding "hundreds" of closed-door meetings with a jihad-linked lobbying group that is widely derided by critics as a U.S. arm of the theocratic Muslim Brotherhood.  The admission of meetings with the Council on American-Islamic Relations came from George Selim, the White House's new director for community partnerships, which was formed in January to ensure cooperation by law enforcement and social service agencies with Muslim identity groups in the United States.

When was the last time Obama publicly saluted any Christian as a 'man of deep faith'?
Obama hails new Saudi Crown Prince as 'man of deep faith'.  [Quoting Barack H. Obama:]  ["]I had the pleasure of receiving him at the White House this April and know that he is a man of deep faith who is committed to improving the lives of the people of Saudi Arabia and to the security of the region.["]

Obama's Muslim Dream.  There is no doubt that our President is a dedicated Muslim.  To be able to recite the Islamic call to prayer in Arabic, kneeling down in prayer in a Mosque, bowing to a Saudi King, Muslim appointees to our Federal Government, to be a follower and lover of George Soros, and to offer amnesty to law breaking illegal aliens.

Obama's military madrassas.  America's top-line military schools are supposed to be cutting-edge centers of strategic education.  But say a bad word about Islam there, and it could end your career.

Obama embraces Islam.  The Obama administration is doing its utmost to promote the fortunes of the Islamist parties in Egypt.  A State Department official declared that with the rise of these radical groups after the Arab Spring, "people who once might have gone into al Qaeda see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism."  They see this as a victory.  The problem is, so do the terrorists.

The Realization of Osama bin Laden's Dream.  Don't let this week's anniversary of Osama bin Laden's assassination fool you.  President Barack Obama may have killed bin Laden, but no one on Earth has done more to help al-Qaeda and the world's radical Islamists achieve their goals in the last year than our president.

The coming chaos from the Obama-Soertoro playbook.  [Scroll down]  On the morning of Obama's first day in office of January 21, 2009, one of the first, if not the first phone call he made as American leader was to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.  Less than five months later, on June 4, 2009, Obama kicked off his American apology tour in a speech at Cairo University in Egypt, co-hosted by Al-Azhar University.  Obama "honored" a promise made during his presidential campaign to give a major address to Muslims from a Muslim capital during his first few months as president.  To date, Obama has not yet stepped foot in Israel, our only democratic ally in the Middle East.

Obama Helps the Muslim Brotherhood's War on Egyptian Women.  This represents a kind of doublethink that would have shocked George Orwell.  It seems the Obama administration is capable of accusing Republicans of hating women for not wanting to see the Catholic Church hand out free birth control contrary to the Church's doctrine.  While it is doing this, it is treating with a terrorist group that has as its governing platform the imposition of Sharia Law, which would send Egyptian women into lives of degradation and oppression.

Muslim Brotherhood delegation meets with White House officials.  Members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood met with U.S. officials including White House staffers, the administration confirmed Tuesday [4/3/2012].  "Following Egypt's revolution, we have broadened our engagement to include new and emerging political parties and actors," White House spokesman Tommy Vietor told POLITICO.

The World According to Obama.  This president views the world from his own prism. In his mind, Muslims hate us because of George W. Bush, but a self-proclaimed grandiose speech in Cairo will turn things around.  Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the mullahs wish to build a nuclear weapon because of American aggression, but a sit-down with Barack Hussein Obama will put a quick end to that.

Obama Bypasses Congress, Gives $1.5 Billion to Muslim Brotherhood.  During a trip through Colorado in December of last year, President Obama spoke of his intention to implement his economic policies with or without the approval of Congress.  Said Obama, "And where Congress is not willing to act, we're going to go ahead and do it ourselves."  It now appears that such a mindset applies not only to economic matters but to the distribution of foreign aid as well — in particular, foreign military aid for the Muslim Brotherhood, who now hold the reigns in Egypt.

Obama apologizes for Afghan slayings, still ignores Mexican 'Fast and Furious' murders.  President Barack Obama has never apologized to Mexican President Felipe Calderon for the 300 civilians murdered with weapons the United States provided to Mexico's drug cartels, but on Sunday [3/11/2012] he found time to place a call to Afghan president Hamid Karzai apologizing for deaths caused by an American soldier this weekend in Afghanistan.

Obama's Islamist agenda.  Radical Islam is on the march.  It is being aided and abetted by the Obama administration.  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton recently warned at a conference in Tunisia that the Arab Spring is backsliding.  The democratic transformation of the Middle East and North Africa is not working out as Mrs. Clinton and President Obama had hoped.  Liberal reformers are being eclipsed by Muslim militants.  Islamist parties are coming to power.  Mr. Obama has no one to blame but himself.

'Hope and Change' Only for America's Enemies, Islamic Extremists.  Islamism is so pervasive, so zany, so entrenched all over the world that I could throw a dart at the globe any random day and find a story to discuss involving extremism, violence, or oppression from its adherents.  And it's getting worse.  Why is it getting worse, you ask?  No doubt there are many reasons, but the one that sticks in my craw is that American weakness is largely responsible.  Weakness will always invite aggression, and this president's profound lack of leadership — weakness — has inspired our enemies the way fuel enrages wildfire.

Was Obama's Apology to Karzai Appropriate?  What's largely missing from the reporting is the reason the U.S. military removed and destroyed the books from its library at the United States-run Parwan Detention Facility next to the Bagram Airfield.  The most we've gotten is that handwritten "extremist messages" by prisoners were apparently found on the pages of the Islamic books.  We're told that prisoners were exchanging hidden messages within the high-security prison.

A Canary in the Mine.  One rare apology might in theory make things safer for Americans; lots of them in fact make things more dangerous for our troops.  In general, if you apologize gratuitously when there is no need, remorse loses its currency in the rare cases when it might be necessary.  All this saying "we are sorry" has also energized our enemies as much as it has depressed the public at home.

"The Obama administration is totally in sync with the Muslim Brotherhood."
Why is Obama in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood?  [Scroll down]  Isi Leibler takes exception to all this and reminds everyone:  ["][T]his organization [The Muslim Brotherhood] represents one of the most fanatical and dangerous of the radical Islamist groups in the region, with a dark record of violence and terrorism imbedded in its DNA.  It is rabidly anti-Western, anti-Christian, antisemitic, committed to imposing sharia law and a global Caliphate — and willing to employ any means to further its objectives.["]  Many would argue that Obama is also "anti-Western, anti-Christian[, and] antisemitic."  Judging by his policies, they would be right.

Obama to law enforcement: Stop linking Muslims to Terrorism.  In yet another curtsy to the politically correct orthodoxy, President Barack Obama's White House plans to tinker with federal police curriculums for counterterrorism training classes.  The first bit of "revamping" is the removal of all material that groups, such as the Council on American Islamic Relations, or CAIR, find offensive or containing a "negative" image of Muslims.

Obama Showers Islamist Radicals With Our Money.  As America staggers toward increasingly inevitable economic collapse due to out of control government spending, Barack Hussein Obama's farcical new budget calls for a staggering $800,000,000 of our money to be showered upon the hostile Islamic radicals he helped take over Egypt.

Obama proposes $800 million in aid for "Arab Spring".  The White House announced plans on Monday to help "Arab Spring" countries swept by revolutions with more than $800 million in economic aid, while maintaining U.S. military aid to Egypt.

Now it's $11 Billion for the Muslim Brotherhood?  Now that America-hating Islamists control three-quarters of Egypt's parliament and the military government has rejected American protests at the prosecution of U.S. citizens for supporting democracy, Egypt is asking for $11 billion in Western aid.  That has to be the least popular idea to float down the Potomac in a long time.  Nonetheless, the Obama administration and its supporters in the Punditeska doubtless will ask American taxpayers to ante up a large part of the $11 billion handout, in the interest of "promoting Egyptian democracy."  Only in America do we feed the mouth that bites us.

New Docs Reveal How DOJ Kowtows to Muslim Brotherhood.  In what promises to be an enormous document dump, I have received the first in a series of DOJ bundles in response to my FOIA request filed close to a year ago. ... One thing is clear, the Muslim Brotherhood has fully infiltrated command and control at the Department of Justice civil rights division. ... In a rational society, these Muslim Brotherhood-linked groups would be marginalized.  Instead, the DOJ is playing Stepin Fetchit for them.  They're using the DOJ as their legal arm.

On the Intellectual Inferiority of Liberalism:  [Scroll down]  Obama hasn't done real Muslims any favors with all the hoopla about a non-existent "Arab Spring."  Instead, he has forged another alliance between the atheistic left and the medieval Muslims of Iran, Turkey and the Arab world.

Obama and the Will of Allah:  Just as [Neville] Chamberlain believed that once Germany's legitimate grievances were redressed, there would be peace, Obama seems to hold the position that once we restore the Muslim world, or Ummah, to its rightful position in the world and show proper respect, there will be peaceful relations, and Islamism will wither away.

The Editor says...
This assumes that Obama is even more of a hapless dupe than Chamberlain, which is possible.  Obama could also be a closet Muslim gradually working toward Islam's goal of world domination.

US holds highest-level talks yet with Brotherhood.  The chief assistant to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met on Wednesday [1/11/2012] with the head of the Muslim Brotherhood's political party, Washington's highest-level talks yet with the Islamist group that has dominated Egypt's parliamentary elections.

Obama Gets Engaged to the Brotherhood.  As the New York Times reported yesterday [1/3/2012], the administration has embarked on a full-scale effort to "engage" with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.  This is, to say the least, a major reversal of a decades-long American policy to treat the Islamists as a threat to the stability of the region as well as to the U.S.-Egypt relationship.

Obama: Entangled by Islam.  It's no longer news that President Obama's vaunted outreach to Islam has been a bust.  Numerous polls over the past three years have shown that after a brief flurry of enthusiasm, regard for the United States among the world's Muslims has declined precipitously.  In some key countries, dislike for America is even lower than it was at the end of the administration of George W. Bush, whom liberal critics deemed culturally illiterate.

Who is this Barack Obama person, really?  [Scroll down]  But what about his policies towards Israel and the Muslim world?  An August 2010 poll showed that 18 percent of Americans believed that Obama was a Muslim.  Naturally, the media decided the notion had to be squashed, and fast.  Practically every report on the poll inserted the qualifier, "incorrectly" to make sure the masses knew this was not a correct thought.

Terrorist attack survivors outraged by White House guest.  Survivors of a 1996 terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 U.S. servicemen are offendedthat an Iraqi official with ties to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was welcomed to the White House this week.  "Outrage at the visit to the White House really doesn't describe what I feel," said William M. Schooley, who survived the June 25, 1996, bombing of the Khobar Towers.

What's Islam Got to Do with It?  Is there anything Islamic about Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps?  On what basis does Ayman al-Zawahiri, now al-Qaeda's leader, formerly the head of Egyptian Islamic Jihad, claim to be a jihadi — an Islamic warrior?  Do groups that justify terrorism on the basis of Islam have a doctrinal leg to stand on?  Let's not start by answering these questions.  Let's start by agreeing that such questions need to be asked — not suppressed.  Yet right now suppression seems to be the goal of senior officials in the Obama administration.

Obama Administration Bans Knowledge of Islam.  The Obama administration's censoring of photographs of the late Osama bin Laden, lest they "offend" Muslims, is one thing; but what about censoring words, especially those pivotal to U.S. security?  Weeks earlier, the Daily Caller revealed that "the Obama administration was pulling back all training materials used for the law enforcement and national security communities, in order to eliminate all references to Islam that some Muslim groups have claimed are offensive."

Obama honors Muslim holiday.  President Obama is extending best wishes for Eid al-Adha, the Muslim festival of sacrifice.  In a White House statement, the president and first lady Michelle Obama also congratulated the millions of Muslims who are performing the annual hajj pilgrimage.

The Risk of Revolution Grows.  The massive growth of Islamic extremists around the world is being fueled by a deluded foreign policy initiative from the Obama administration.  Muslims are reacting aggressively, seizing control of every major nation in the pan-Arabian region:  Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Syria, Turkey.  Nation by nation, we are facing an increasingly hostile Islamist world.  Sharia law is being pressed everywhere, even in America.  It will rapidly get worse.  Israel is about to become a victim of the first nuclear world war.  It will not be the last.  America may soon be a target as well.

Obama Administration Rejects Anti-Islamist Muslim.  Fifteen months ago, an anti-Islamist Muslim named Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser was nominated to join the State Department's Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy.  As a devout Muslim who has courageously confronted the Muslim Brotherhood networks in America, there could be no better choice.  However, Jasser went through an arduous screening process only to be unexpectedly denied by the Obama administration.

Obama's holy war.  Mr. Obama has a well-earned image problem in the faith community.  According to Gallup, his approval rating among those who attend services tracks eight points lower than among those who attend seldom or never.  Government actions justify concern that the Obama administration is seeking to tear down the wall of separation protecting the church from the state.  Earlier this year, the Justice Department intervened on behalf of a Chicago-area school teacher who was demanding three weeks off work to take a pilgrimage to Mecca.  No other teachers had such latitude but the Obama administration argued this was religious discrimination.  It's an absurd claim that it's the province of the government to determine the appropriate amount of time a Muslim needs to conduct a pilgrimage.

A Muslim President, After All.  Last month, Pew Research Center released a survey of U.S. Muslims that was almost universally overlooked.  It found that Muslims overwhelmingly approve of the way Obama is handling his job as president.  Fully three-quarters (76%) favor him, compared with just 46% of the general public. ... And many see him as one of their own.  One in 10 say they think the president is a Muslim, while a third say they don't know or refused to answer.  Nonstop pandering has also made Obama popular in the Muslim community.

The Wages of Terror.  When Obama set off to visit the victims of Hurricane Irene, instead of visiting the American victims who had lost their homes and possessions — he headed off to Patterson, New Jersey.  Patterson is known as 'Patterstine' for a reason, it's home to the second largest Arab community after Dearborn, and while most of its residents are not yet Muslims, concentrating his visit there sends a message.  And it's the same message that has been sent over and over again.  Muslims come first.

In memorial speech, Obama ignores al Qaida.  President Barack Obama's speech memorializing the thousands of 9/11 terror victims played down the identity and purpose of their attackers. ... Obama did not identify the attackers as Islamists or al Qaida members, and did not describe their purpose, but labeled them vaguely as "hateful killers."

Muslim-leftist radical in the White House.  Barack Hussein Obama is the most successful enemy penetration of the US Government in American history.  During his lifetime, he was nurtured, mentored and supported by radical leftist and fundamentalist Islamic elements both of which hate the United States and seek its demise by whatever means necessary.  Obama's immediate family were close to the Communist Party or sympathetic to its aims.  His mother Stanley Ann Dunham has been described by former classmates as a "fellow traveler."  His grandfather Stanley Armour Dunham arranged Obama's mentorship by Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis, originally from Chicago and the former editor of the Chicago Communist paper, the Star.

Obama sends Eid wishes to world's Muslims.  "As Ramadan comes to an end, we send our best wishes for a blessed holiday to Muslim communities around the world.  Eid Mubarak," he said.

Obama to host third Ramadan dinner.  President Obama will host an Iftar dinner to celebrate Ramadan at the White House Wednesday evening [8/10/2011]. ... By late Tuesday, White House officials wouldn't provide any names of expected guests.

Here's a better question:  Why did he even have an Iftar dinner?
Why did the White House hide the names of 3 guests at Iftar dinner?  August 10, 2011, President Obama hosted his third annual Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan at the White House.  Neil Munro of the Daily Caller noted that the invite list was much shorter than previous years and had been scrubbed of several "controversial" Muslim leaders who had attended in the past.  Daniel Pipes, writing at the Investigative Project, identified three Islamist attendees who were not on the official list released by the White House but who are reported to have attended:
  •   Mohamed Magid, President of the Islamic Society of North America;
  •   Awais Sufi, Chairman of Muslim Advocates; and
  •   Haris Tarin, Director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council.
Why did the White House conduct a cover-up of the attendance by these three Muslim leaders of Islamist lobbying and advocacy groups?

Obama's Iftar dinner remarks.  [Scroll down]  "Like so many faiths, Islam has always been part of our American family, and Muslim Americans have long contributed to the strength and character of our country, in all walks of life.  This has been especially true over the past 10 years."

Obama: "Islam Has Always Been Part Of Our American Family".  At the Iftar dinner, a White House sponsored Ramadan event, President Obama says "Islam has always been part of our American family."

Obama's Iftar guest list omits controversial attendees.  The White House's published guest list for this year's Ramadan Iftar dinner was much shorter than previous years' roster.  It excluded the names of several controversial advocates who have attended the event in the past, including some who The Daily Caller can confirm did attend on Wednesday night [8/10/2011].

Obama Sends Best Wishes To Muslims On Ramadan.  As the holy month of Ramadan begins, today [8/1/2011] President Obama and the First Lady sent their "best wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world."

For all his pandering, we have gained nothing.
Muslim world still anti-Western despite Obama.  President Obama entered office promising a new dawn in America's relations with Muslim nations.  He reached out to the Muslim world, offering apologies and a warm embrace.  The theory was that, by showing more understanding of Muslim grievances, they would respond in kind.  It didn't turn out that way.

The Separation of Mosque and State?  As the White House and Congress debate cuts in federal spending, millions of dollars are being funneled overseas to help build many Islamic mosques and structures.  An Atlanta television news station, WSB, reported that "the State Department is sending millions of dollars to save mosques overseas.  This investment has received criticism as the United States makes an effort to slash nearly $4 trillion in government spending."

A Cold War-Style Effort to Root Out Civilizational Jihad.  It is not exactly news that the Obama presidency is determined to go to unprecedented lengths to mollify, appease and otherwise pander to what it calls the "Muslim world."  But the question has begun to occur:  At what point do these efforts cross the line from a misbegotten policy to one that is downright anti-American — hostile to our values, incompatible with our vital interests and at odds with our Constitution?  The evidence is rapidly accumulating that we have reached that point.

Aiding and Abetting the Enemy.  This past week, the Obama administration informed Congress that it had approved the sale of 125 M1A1 Abrams Tanks to the government of Egypt.  The question of just who is running the government of Egypt was apparently insignificant to the decision-makers.  And this goes to the heart of the problem, as this administration continually makes irrational and dangerous foreign policy decisions...

The Obamayyad of Barry Hussein.  [Scroll down]  Israel's cabinet just had its first internationally publicized meeting in its deep nuclear shelter in Jerusalem.  That was a signal, folks.  Israel never talks about its nuclear defenses.  Never.  They publicized that cabinet meeting in the deep bunker last week to signal to the world that America can no longer be trusted.

The Obamayyad of Barry Hussein.  Obama isn't just any old Democrat.  Obama is historic, like Gorbachev or Vladimir Lenin.  He is a liberal demigod, an object of worship.  That's why a week ago Jewish liberals in New York paid $30,800 per person to eat rubber chicken with O. ... But when those rockets go up from the Imam Ali missile base in Iran, tipped with miniaturized nuke warheads, the person responsible will be Our Brave Hero, Barack Hussein Soetoro Barry Obama.

Muslim outreach, Take 2.  President Obama will "reach out" yet again on Thursday [5/19/2011] to what he insists on calling "the Muslim world."  Think of it as the 2.0 version of his much-ballyhooed but seriously deficient 2009 speech at Al-Azhar University in Cairo.

Egypt Rushes Toward Sharia and War.  How hopelessly at odds with America's best interests is Barack Obama?  Less than two weeks ago he declared his support for "political and economic reform in the Middle East," warmly endorsing the "Arab Spring" uprisings there.  Then Sunday, Muslim Brotherhood Sheikh Hazem Abu Ismail announced his candidacy for the presidency of Egypt, promising to transform Egypt into an Islamic state and go to war with Israel.

Obama vs. Israel.  Is Obama a Muslim? Does Obama hate Israel? ... Watching President Barack Hussein Obama try to pick winners and losers in the Middle East would be amusing if it were not so deadly serious.  Not a word about Syria's slaughter of its protestors.  A demand that Libya's Gadhafi step aside and a quick retreat behind NATO's skirts.  Throwing Egypt's Mubarack under the bus when saying nothing would have sufficed.  And then there was the infamous and inauspicious start to his presidency with the "World Apology Tour" that included a stop in Cairo.

Freedom or Islam?  President Obama is trying to hit the reset button on his outreach efforts to the world's Muslims.  He would do better to focus on aggressively promoting freedom rather than pandering to Islam.  The first round of outreach — kicked off by Mr. Obama's June 2009 speech in Cairo — was a spectacular failure.  Opinion polling on sentiment towards the United States in countries with Muslim majorities showed an initial burst of enthusiasm, followed in 2010 by a collapse.  In some cases, Muslim approval of America fell to levels lower than during the waning days of the George W. Bush administration.

The Danger in Severing God from America's Identity.  [Scroll down]  Our leader, too, works feverishly to sever the relationship between God and America, and to downplay the latter's reliance on the former.  Consider that Barack Obama has gone out of his way on numerous occasions to describe that "we are no longer a Christian nation."  Or consider that he has wished goodwill to Muslims around the world on the uniquely Islamic holidays of Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha, but failed this past weekend to offer the same courtesy to American Christians to commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Uncharitable.  'In the United States, rules on charitable giving have made it harder for Muslims to fulfill their religious obligation," President Obama claimed during his 2009 Cairo speech.  "That is why I am committed to working with American Muslims to ensure that they can fulfill zakat."  This statement contained two falsehoods.  One, as I've previously detailed, was obvious:  There are, in fact, no American laws or rules that make it harder for Muslims to give to charity.  What we have are laws against material support of terrorism — against using devices like charitable fronts to channel money to jihadists.

Obama Gives Islamists a Walk.  When the first line of defense is "Bush did it, too," you can rest assured that there is no second line of defense.  And on allegations that the Justice Department intervened to prevent the indictment of various Islamist figures and organizations, the Obama administration's response appears to be:  Bush did it, too.

Why It's OK for the U.S. Govt. to Burn Bibles But Condemn Burning the Koran:  The U.S. government under Barack Obama is deeply committed to battling any belittlement, criticism, or questioning of Islam.  At the same time, however, it is OK, in the Obama regime, for the U.S. government to burn Bibles.  Yes, that's right.  Bibles were sent to U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.  But the U.S. government determined that the presence of Bibles in this "devoutly Muslim country" might inflame the natives.  So they burned them.  Why did they burn them?  Because it is military policy to burn its trash.

Al-Jazeera's Sponsor is a Guest at the Oval Office.  President Obama on Thursday [4/14/2011] hosted Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani of Qatar, otherwise known as the Boss of Al-Jazeera, for a meeting in the Oval Office.  Obama called him "Your Highness" and "His Highness," even though the Emir dropped his robes of royalty for a business suit.  Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani financially sponsors Al-Jazeera and its most famous personality, anti-American and anti-Semitic cleric Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who has just returned to Egypt from Qatar to supervise the transformation of that one-time U.S. ally into an Islamic state.

Al-Jazeera has fans in Obama W.H.  In the halls of American power, the Arab Spring has brought Al-Jazeera in from the cold.  Seven years after then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld called the broadcaster's reporting "vicious, inaccurate and inexcusable" and President George W. Bush joked about bombing it, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised it as "real news" in her recent Senate testimony.

Did Obama and Holder Scuttle Terror Finance Prosecutions?  A number of leaders of Islamic organizations (all of whom publicly opposed the King hearings on Muslim radicalization) were about to be indicted on terror finance support charges by the U.S. attorney's office in Dallas, which had been investigating the case for most of the past decade.  But those indictments were scuttled last year at the direction of top-level political appointees within the Department of Justice (DOJ) — and possibly even the White House.

Obama Empire Strikes Back on My PJM 'Holdergate' Reporting.  [Scroll down]  But now we're starting to get wind of the Obama administration's response.  Fearful that this could easily turn into "Holdergate," the administration is trying to spin its way out of this potential morass by returning to an old standard:  WE BLAME BUSH!!  That's right.  The excuse they are currently floating to their friends in the establishment media to explain the decision not to prosecute CAIR officials and the other Islamic leaders implicated in the Holy Land Foundation case (all of whom had been named unindicted co-conspirators) is that the Bush administration chose not to prosecute them in 2004 and they were just reaffirming what John Ashcroft had decided way back when.

DOJ Source: Gov't Muslim 'Outreach' Jeopardized Active Terror Investigations.  On the heels of last week's article by Patrick Poole, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) has sent a letter to Eric Holder this morning [4/15/2011] demanding answers as to why the Department of Justice decided not to prosecute CAIR, its co-founder Omar Ahmad, and others regarding the Holy Land Foundation case.

Why Did DOJ Drop Muslim Brotherhood Prosecutions?  Muslim Brotherhood front groups  — like CAIR, ISNA, NAIT and others — will now have a new reason to hate Peter King.  Today, the House Homeland Security Committee chairman is demanding to know why Eric Holder's Justice Department decided not to go after the numerous unindicted coconspirators named in the largest terrorist financing trial in American history, US v Holy Land Foundation.

Beheading Ourselves Over Islam.  What can the U.S. do to quell the violent spasms of Islam?  Promote Islam, naturally.  At least that's the thinking of this administration.  It's now official foreign policy.

Obama's Fort Hood Jihadist:  We have been hearing for years that the White House is withholding evidence on the Fort Hood jihadi, Major Nidal Malik Hasan.  Now comes direct confirmation of this from Hasan's own lawyer.  Major Hasan, also known as Soldier of Allah, according to his business card, mowed down thirteen U.S. soldiers while screaming Allahu akbar on the Fort Hood military base in Texas a year and a half ago, in November 2009.  Yet his trial keeps on being postponed.  On March 30, Lt. Gen. Robert Cone, the outgoing commanding general at Fort Hood, granted a request from John Galligan, Hasan's lawyer, to delay the trial until late April.  Galligan, however, disclaims responsibility for all the delays, blaming them on none other than Barack Hussein Obama.

Friend of Shariah.  Like ordinary folks, presidents of the United States are known by the company they keep.  It is a test of their character.  Often it shapes their policies.  And, in the case of Barack Obama, it may blight his legacy and our nation's security interests. ... At the moment, though, we must be concerned not only with who Barack Obama considers his friends, but with those who deem him to be one of theirs:  The record suggests he must be seen as a "Friend of Shariah."

7 Ways The Obama Administration Is Helping To Advance The Islamists' Agenda:  Islamic law (sharia) contradicts the notion that all human beings are entitled to be treated with equal dignity and have inalienable rights.  Islamic law separates believers from nonbelievers, sanctioning inferior status, if not outright death, for the latter.  In this worldview, religious tolerance is a one-way street.  Women in Islam are degraded to submissiveness under misogynist laws.  Children are taught to hate.  Critical thought that questions official Islamic doctrines is regarded as the crime of defamation of Islam, punishable by death.  The Obama administration has joined the chorus of apologists and "makeover artists" who insist that only extremist fundamentalists practice Islam this way, and that they are no different from fundamentalists of every religion.  Genuine Islam is gentle and peaceful, they say.

Obama Consistently Anti-American.  Well, you have to hand it to Obama, he is consistent in his extreme anti-Americanism. ... Obama backed the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.  He specifically invited Brotherhood representatives to attend his speech to the Islamic world in Cairo in June 2009, and during the uprising against Mubarak signaled that he would have no problem with their having a place in Egypt's new government.  He has backed the Muslim Brotherhood in Gaza, Judea and Samaria.  He backed the brutal mullahcracy in Iran during the Iranian people's bloody march for freedom.  He has backed Hezb'Allah in Lebanon.  He has backed Islamic law at the UN, having the U.S. co-sponsor with Egypt in summer 2009 a resolution on the restriction of free speech regarding Islam.  And now he is essentially backing Al-Qaeda in Libya.

Hamas-associated CAIR applauded by White House.  White House officials have applauded advocacy efforts by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, even though top FBI managers refuse to meet its leaders, the council has been judged by courts to have been associated with the Islamic terror group Hamas, and several of its employees and members have been jailed or expelled for jihadi-related terrorist offenses since 2001.  CAIR was publicly applauded at a Mar. 10 White House event by Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor and assistant to the president...

Our Schizoid Foreign Policy.  Terrorism of the home-grown kind is now a "grave" concern, and that is why we do not use the offensive terms "Islamist" or "jihad," and have evolved to nomenclature like "overseas contingency operations" for "war on terror" and "man-caused disasters" for "terrorism" — although one may doubt that any serious American security official has ever phoned his European counterpart to discuss joint "overseas contingency operations" against "man-caused disasters."  When jihadists strike, they do so "allegedly" until formally convicted, and the resulting American uproar and threats to diversity programs can be as serious a concern as the actual terrorist operation.  Formerly one-dimensional agencies like NASA now have new expanded missions, namely, reaching out to the Muslim world.

Obama and Islam:  No president in American history has taken a more admiring view of Islam than Barack Obama.  Whether it is his repeated insistence that the attacks on Americans and the war that has been declared against the West have nothing do with Islam, or his flattering (and false) description of Islam as a religion "that teaches peace, justice, fairness and tolerance," or his unprecedented revelation that he considers it "part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear," Obama in his first two years of office has spurned no opportunity to speak well of the religion.

Obama's state of Islamic denial.  U.S. troops are gunned down by a shooter who screams "Allahu akbar!" before opening fire.  Official statements are rushed out:  The perpetrator was a lone wolf; his motive was unclear; there are no links to terrorism.  Sound familiar?  It should, because when Islam is the cause of American tragedy, President Obama hides his head in the sand.

Obama administration official urges cable companies to carry Al-Jazeera.  Al Jazeera is filled with anti-American propaganda.  It is also awash in anti-Semitism.  The material broadcast stokes terror and violence.  Why would the person who Barack Obama appointed to be the Assistant Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, Juliette Kayyem, advocate American cable companies carry the channel — a channel that cannot help but inflame tensions and anger and one that is not known for unbiased accuracy.

Al Ja-Jeer-America.  Imagine a Cold War president relying on Pravda for news.  Or CNN and ABC vets rushing to work for the propaganda organ.  Insane, right?  So why are they swooning over Al Jazeera?

Obama's fake Christianity?  President Obama's coddling of Islam has many Americans questioning his national-security judgment, if not his intentions.  In his administration's muddled response to the crisis in Egypt, one clear message came from all the president's men:  A new government in Cairo "has to include a whole host of important nonsecular actors," as stated by White House spokesman Robert L. Gibbs.  The hitch is that in the Middle East, nonsecular means radical Islamist, like the Muslim Brotherhood.

A Movement Of Brotherly Hate.  If the Muslim Brotherhood had a slogan, it might be "Today Egypt, tomorrow the world."  Yet the Obama administration is intent on seeing this global jihadist group in a good light.

Does The Obama Administration Stand With the Muslim Brotherhood?  If the Obama Administration wants Egypt to have a more representative form of government it is difficult to comprehend how it will be facilitated with the inclusion of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Obama's Muslim Brotherhood Ties.  Barack Obama has declared that all opposition groups should have representation in the next Egyptian government, which essentially ensures that the Muslim Brotherhood will be part of that government.  The Brotherhood is the largest opposition group in Egypt, so it will probably end up in the driver's seat in any new regime, and steer Egypt toward becoming an Islamic state inveterately hostile to the United States.  So why isn't Obama working to limit the Brotherhood's scope and influence?  Maybe because he doesn't really have a problem with the Brotherhood, despite its hostility to America.

Where's Obama's CIA Director?  Rather than being in the dark about what is happening in Egypt, the CIA may be on the side of radical forces in the country and the region.

Whitewashing The Muslim Brotherhood.  Of course, the Muslim Brotherhood is no stranger to President Obama.  During his infamous speech in Cairo, he insisted that Mubarak allow Muslim Brotherhood members to attend.  And if the Telegraph is to be believed, the Obama Administration actually has encouraged anti-government forces covertly for quite some time.

Obama Well Knows What Chaos He Has Unleashed.  [Scroll down]  My fear is that Obama is not naïve at all, but he instead knows only too well what he is doing, for he is eagerly promoting Islamic power in the world while diminishing the West and Israel, however much innocent blood will flow as a result.  Inevitably, sooner or later, the Muslim Brotherhood will take power, usher in a barbaric Islamist power in Egypt that will control the Suez Canal, and show no mercy to its own people or its perceived foes.

Napolitano and Muslim Brotherhood affiliates met secretly.  Last year, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet and her senior staff secretly met with a select group of Muslim, Arab, and Sikh organizations.  Among the mix were three organizations directly associated with an outlawed terrorist entity — the Muslim Brotherhood, who are involved in the current uprising in Egypt.

The Muslim Brotherhood's Penetration of the Obama Administration.  The first thing we need to realize is that the Muslim Brotherhood operates in the United States under a variety of names and organizational umbrellas.  Technically, there is no "Muslim Brotherhood" in the United States.  But the Muslim American Society (MAS), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and others are — according to a document captured in a raid and released by law enforcement in 2007 during the Holy Land Foundation Hamas funding trial) — Brotherhood-linked organizations.

Obama welcomes the Muslim Brotherhood.  [Scroll down]  The New York Times adds that White House staff members have "made clear that they did not rule out engagement with the Muslim Brotherhood as part of an orderly process" of transition to a new government after the departure of Mubarak.  The Times helpfully explains that the Muslim Brotherhood "renounced violence years ago."  Funny that the Brotherood's Hamas branch (i.e., "one of the the wings of the Muslim Brothers in Palestine") hasn't gotten the word.

Obama's Brotherhood Moment.  Barack Obama has endorsed a role for the Muslim Brotherhood in a new, post-Mubarak government for Egypt.  This should come as no surprise.  Obama has behaved consistently all along, from his refusal to back the protesters in Iran, who were demonstrating against an Islamic Republic, to his backing of these protesters in Egypt, to whom he has just given a green light to establish a government that, given numerous historical precedents, will likely be the precursor to an Islamic Republic.

Obama Stands by Muslim Brotherhood Endorsement.  For the first time, a U.S. government supports granting a government role to an extremist Islamic organization:  the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.  On Monday [1/31/2011], White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Egypt's new government will have to include a "whole host of important non-secular actors."  Most prominent among these is clearly the Muslim Brotherhood — which has made Islamic world domination one of its ultimate goals.

Obama and Islam.  [Page 14:]  "And here in the United States," Obama continued, "Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been part of America and that American Muslims have made extraordinary contributions to our country."  But is this true?  Could Obama provide a list of the Muslim Founding Fathers, the Muslim heroes of the American Revolution, the names of the Muslims killed fighting in the Civil War, World War I, and World War II?  And could he support his rhetoric by producing a list of those "extraordinary contributions"?  It is important for a President to speak for all American citizens in his public pronouncements, not just one religious group — and it is also important that his efforts at "inclusiveness" not be justified by historical fabrication.

2010: The Year of Islamist Infiltration.  While the domestic terror trend has continued unabated, elements of pre-violent, or rather stealth, jihad are taking firm root in our government, military, judicial, and educational institutions, without the slightest opposition from the Obama administration and our homeland security agencies.  In fact, if we've seen anything this year, it has been the willingness of government officials to lend their support to aid this stealth jihad.

The Obama Administration Fights For Sharia Law.  Attorney General Eric Holder has decided to sue a suburban Chicago school district for denying a Muslim middle school female teacher three weeks of unpaid leave to abandon her students and make a pilgrimage to Mecca.  The teacher wanted to perform the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia which every adult Muslim is supposed to make at least once in a lifetime if he or she is able to do so.  Ironically, the Obama administration is suing over a practice that discriminates against women.

TSA New Enemies List.  The First Amendment is in more serious jeopardy than one might have previously imagined.  Do not cave in to the TSA's "conditioning" to make your silence a measure of normalcy.  The government's intention is to inure Americans to living in a state of obedient and submissive servitude.  Of existing and acting by permission.  This is as good an explanation as any of President Obama's policy on Islam, a totalitarian ideology.  He and his appointees have an affinity with it.

Surrendered Nation.  Nothing is being done to defeat that which inspires the enemy.  Barack Obama has banned words relating to Islam and jihad from the anti-terror lexicon.  When in India, he was asked for his opinion, his "take" on jihad, and he surrendered in his response, saying, "Islam is one of the world's great religions."

America 'never will be' at war with Islam, Obama declares in Indonesia speech.  With comments continuing about President Obama's empty hands on his return Sunday from a 10-day investment of presidential time in Asia, considerable attention has focused on his speech at the University of Indonesia.  Although not everyone in Indonesia was happy with the Democrat's visit (see photo below), the address was widely anticipated as a kind of Cairo Address to the Muslim World 2.0.

Gov. Jindal Calls Obama's National Security Strategy 'Dumb' and 'Dangerous'.  Bobby Jindal wasted no time assessing this administration's approach to fighting terrorism, mocking Obama's strategy as a "treatise on social justice."  In part two of his exclusive interview with Human Events, the Louisiana Governor argued that Obama's inability to talk honestly about radical Islam stems from the President's erroneous perception of why the threat even exists.

Obama sends Eid greetings to Muslims worldwide.  US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle extended good wishes Monday [11/15/2010] to the world's 1.57 billion Muslims ahead of the Eid al-Adha religious holiday.  Earlier, around two million white-robed Muslims converged at Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabi as the hajj, the world's largest annual pilgrimage, peaked at the site of the Prophet Mohammed's last sermon.

Obama Pledges Expanded Ties With Muslim Nations.  President Obama, renewing his call for better relations between the United States and the Muslim world, used a long-awaited homecoming trip to this island nation to make a symbolic visit on Wednesday morning [11/10/2010] to the largest mosque in southeast Asia — even as he declared that "much more work needs to be done" to fulfill the promise he made 17 months ago in Cairo of a "new beginning."

President Obama to visit mosque in Indonesia.  President Barack Obama will visit one of the world's largest mosques when he makes good on a long-delayed promise to visit Indonesia, the island nation where he lived briefly as a child.

Obama sets Muslim outreach for Indonesia trip.  President Barack Obama will visit Indonesia's largest mosque and make a major outdoor speech directed at the global Muslim community when he visits Indonesia next month, the White House said on Thursday [10/28/2010].

Is Obama Submissive to Islam?  A few weeks ago, I referred to President Obama as a "dhimmi president," a subservient kowtower to Islamic power.  Maybe it's time to rethink that designation.  He's not a dhimmi.  He's a spineless, supine, surrendering subject of submission — in other words, a dhimmi-plus. ... The super-dhimmi isn't merely a religious drifter or an atheist; he's whatever he is with a pro-Islamist agenda.

Obama, Dhimmi President.  It's predictable enough to hear this Americans-exercising-their-rights-causes-terrorism-so-it's-their-fault message from a terror-supporter like [Imam Feisal Abdul] Rauf, who considers it his obligation to push America into dialogue with terrorist groups like Hamas.  But from President Obama, our nation's Commander-in-Chief, whose most important responsibility is to protect American citizens from "enemies both foreign and domestic," this message is disgustingly [timid].

Barack Obama seeks peace with Islam on anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks.  The US president said at a memorial service at the Pentagon, where 184 people were killed:  "As Americans, we will not and never will be at war with Islam.  It was not a religion that attacked us that September day.  It was Al-Qaeda, a sorry band of men which perverts religion."

Burn flags, not Korans?  On Sept. 11, 2001, radical Islamic terrorists committed the most deadly and destructive foreign attack on U.S. soil.  Nine years later, the American people are being told that the country overreacted to the whole thing.  President Obama last year declared that Sept. 11 is to be a "national day of service."  Others in the administration seem to think that means it is a day upon which Americans should rise up to protect the Koran.

Obama Sends Best Wishes to Muslims for Eid-al-Fitr.  U.S. President Barack Obama has sent best wishes to Muslims worldwide on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.  In a statement Thursday, President Obama said the holiday is a time of self-reflection, focusing on values that Muslims and people of all faiths share.  Mr. Obama said this year's Eid is also an occasion to reflect on the importance of religious tolerance.

Obama Gives Al Qaeda a Pass.  Please tell me this nightmare will be over soon.  What kind of person in this world would characterize ruthless, evil, filthy, and beheading sadists as "a sorry band of men?"  The President of the United States in a memorial address at the Pentagon on Saturday 9/11, that's who.

Obama still can't say who we're at war with.  Barack Obama has spent the past year doing big-time Islamoschmoozing, from his announcement of Gitmo's closure and his investigation of Bush officials, to his bow before the Saudi king and a speech in Cairo to "the Muslim world" with far too many rhetorical concessions and equivocations.  And at the end of it the jihad sent America a thank-you note by way of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's underwear:  Hey, thanks for all the outreach!  But we're still gonna kill you.

By Any Means Possible — The American Civil War of 2010.  Obama has banned use of the words Islamic extremism, jihadist, Islamist and Islamic terrorism, among others, from the official administration language; preferring instead to state America is at war with radical extremists.  Add to these fundamental changes in course and policy the addition of self-described "Devout Muslims" to his administration, and one understands why a majority of America seriously questions his motives.  Marxists/Socialists, as history has shown us, will do and say anything in their quest for power.

Obama sends greeting on Muslim holiday.  President Barack Obama is sending best wishes to Muslims worldwide as they celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of fasting and prayer known as Ramadan.

Obama says enemy is not Islam.  President Barack Obama is appealing for religious tolerance, reminding Americans that the "overwhelming majority" of Muslims around the world are peace-loving people.

Friend of the Brotherhood?  [Scroll down]  More Americans are taking note of the accumulating series of statements and actions by the president that display favoritism, or worse, toward Muslims.  That would be troubling enough; after all, no chief executive is supposed to support one subset of us over others.  Growing numbers of our countrymen may be on to something else about the Obama presidency, however, that is even more alarming:  In instance after instance, Mr. Obama seemingly has bent over backward to accommodate not just Muslim-Americans, but a deeply problematic organization — the Muslim Brotherhood (or Ikhwan) — that purports to represent their interests here.

Obama Wouldn't Have Muslim Image Problem If He Had Joined A Church.  A truly astonishing thing happened on MSNBC Monday:  three devout, liberal Obama supporters said the President is responsible for people thinking he's a Muslim.

O's terror outrage.  Americans are learning there's one minority group President Obama is never afraid to offend:  families of victims of Islamist terror. ... Now, last Friday [8/27/2010], we learned that "no charges are either pending or contemplated" against one of the deadliest and most dangerous al Qaeda operatives, Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, mastermind of the October 12, 2000, bombing of USS Cole that killed 17 sailors and officers and wounded dozens more.

Why Does Obama Tell Muslims America Is Nation of 'Non-Believers'?  Why has President Barack Obama on at least two occasions told specifically Muslim audiences that America is a nation of — among other things — "non-believers"?

Obama Sends $6 Million to Global Muslim Sites.  President Barack Obama's faith may not be clearly identifiable, but he's willing to usurp the U.S. Constitutional principle of a strict separation of church and state when it comes to using American taxpayer dollars to restore Muslim holy places.

Muslims Give Obama Highest Job Approval; Mormons, Lowest.  Muslim Americans continue to give President Barack Obama the highest job approval rating of any major religious group in the U.S., while Mormons give the president the lowest ratings.

Gallup:  Muslims rate Obama highest.  Muslims continue to rate President Obama higher than other major religious groups in the United States, a new Gallup poll shows.  From January to July, Muslims gave Obama a 78 percent approval rating.  While that's down from 83 percent in the previous six months and 86 percent from a year before, it's still several points higher than how other religious groups have scored him.

Obama's choice:  Boy Scouts or Islam.  President Obama couldn't bring himself to observe the National Day of Prayer or spend time with the Boy Scouts of America, but God forbid, he couldn't miss the Muslim Iftar Ramadan dinner, or pass up a chance to praise an Islamic center a stone's throw away from Ground Zero.  He later backed down — a bit.  One has to wonder exactly who is this Barack Obama?

President Obama:  Muslim Missionary?  President Obama is not just rebooting America's image in the Muslim world.  He's deepening and expanding Islamic belief, practice and culture around the world, like a Muslim missionary.

Obama:  Muslim Missionary?  (Part 4).  The fact is Obama's Cairo pro-Muslim mission continues, and proof came again just last week.  On the same day the president announced to the nation from the Oval Office that the combat mission in Iraq had ended, the Obama administration, unbeknownst to most of the country and the world, held a special workshop for 25-30 Muslim leaders from 20 national Islamic groups (under the leadership of the Coordinating Council of Muslim Organizations) to provide the groups "funding, government assistance and resources."  At a time commemorating 9/11, when recent polls show that 70 percent of Americans are opposed to a ground zero mosque and 1 in 5 Americans believes President Obama is a Muslim, does he really expect that we will naively tolerate and approve of the Islamic bias in his presidential religious leadership and administration?

Islam's Achievement Gap.  As the holy month of Ramadan has gotten underway, President Obama has intensified his longstanding mission to "remind us" of the progress and human advancement we all enjoy as a result of Islam and its practitioners. ... [But] how many Muslims have been Nobel Prize winners for science?  Just two:  Ahmed Zewail in 1999 for chemistry and Abdus Salam in 1979 for physics.  For those keeping score, ... that's two prize winners in more than a billion Muslims.

Barack Obama:  Christian In Name Only (CINO)?  Consider Obama's actions since 1/20/09:
 •  Immediately called for shut down of GITMO.
 •  Called for terrorists to be tried by civilian juries, rather than military, including Miranda rights and other rights conferred on citizens.
 •  Once in office, rushed off to a Muslim nation to deliver a speech in which he declared that America is "not" a Christian nation.
 •  Changed policy toward Israel such that that nation is treated like a gang of terrorists.
 •  Supports, or at least does not oppose, the mosque at Ground Zero.

Barack Obama issues special Ramadan message.  "On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I want to extend our best wishes to Muslims in America and around the world.  Ramadan Kareem."

Barack Obama, Apologist-in-Chief.  President Obama's speech on the occasion of the Ramadan dinner in the White House presents difficulties that are becoming his trademark.  Why does he find it necessary to be an apologist for Islam?  He started it in his speech in Cairo a couple of years back, which also had elements that were downright creepy.  Now he justifies the building of a mosque at Ground Zero because Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else.  This is obviously true, but a mosque in this site of mass murder committed by Muslims is not about freedom of worship, it is a statement of supremacy and conquest.

The No-Go Mojo Man.  Nowhere is Obama's lack of metaphoric testosterone clearer than in his tack with the Ground Zero mosque issue.  Obama said that the mosque should be built because this is a simple "freedom of religion" issue, which of course is false — the mosque can be built anywhere, just not on the secular holy site that is Ground Zero. ... The real issue here is the one Obama did not address:  the responsibility of Islamism for the 9/11 attacks, and the association between the Muslims backing the Ground Zero mosque and Islamist ideology.

Imam Thanks Obama.  Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf used his taxpayer-funded Mideast tour yesterday to praise President Obama's qualified support for the mosque near Ground Zero.  "I am grateful to President Barack Obama and all those who expressed support for our project," Abdul Rauf said at a dinner for student leaders in the Gulf state of Bahrain, the Gulf Daily News in Bahrain reported.

More about the proposed Ground Zero mosque.
More about the one-sided separation of church and state.

Two days later...
Obama's "forceful" support of Ground Zero Mosque already changing.  Doesn't the look on Obama's face in today's Drudge Report cover story, detailing that Obama is "forcefully" approving the Ground Zero Mosque, say it all?  In the caption of the Drudge photo, Obama in effect, wishes us all "As-Salumu Alaykum" from the White House.  At least he's not shouting "Alu Akbar!"  Yet.

Standing on a landmine.  Obama's stance on the Ground Zero mosque should signal to Israel that the president is so wed to his ideology that he will push it regardless of political conditions.  US President Barack Obama's warm endorsement of the plan to build a mosque by the ruins of the World Trade Center tells Israel — and its enemies — everything we need to know about the president of the United States of America.

Unshakeable Bam's latest shaky stand.  Thanks for nothing, Mr. President.  Now we know how Arizona feels.  First Obama stood with the president of Mexico as he bashed Americans as bigots for exercising their right of democracy on illegal immigration.  Now he stands with the developers of a mega-mosque near Ground Zero that, outside of Mayor Bloomberg, few New Yorkers want.

Obama's Muslim envoy coming to Dearborn.  President Barack Obama's adviser to the Muslim world is coming to the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn on Sunday [8/15/2010] to discuss U.S. foreign policy at a Ramadan dinner hosted by U.S. Rep. John Conyers.  Rashad Hussain, 31, is the special envoy of the U.S. to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, a group of about 57 Muslim countries that acts as an international public voice.

Obama Okays Victory Mosque.  Americans are aghast that the president approves of the construction of a Victory Mosque by a pro-terrorism imam six hundred feet from Ground Zero.  Revolting, yes.  Shocking, no.  One thing we know about Barack Obama is that he is committed to ruling in direct opposition to three-fourths of the American people on all core issues.

Obama's Islamic America.  President Obama says Islam has always been part of America, which raises the question, does the president know something about American history that we don't?  It has become customary for presidents to offer greetings to various religious communities on the occasion of their most holy days. ... But Mr. Obama has used the occasion of Ramadan to rewrite U.S. history and give Islam a prominence in American annals that it has not earned.

Is Obama Winning the Hearts and Minds of the Arab and Muslim World?  Obama's first presidential meeting with a foreign leader was not with that of Great Britain — one of our two closest allies, whose prime minister stood down opposition within his own party to join the effort in Iraq.  Obama met with Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of the Fatah party, to stress the importance of restarting the Israeli-Palestinian "peace process" — which Obama considered essential to moderate Arab and Muslim views.

Obama's Muslim Daddies.  The Israeli intelligence website DebkaFile has reported that Obama is now seriously considering an attack on the Iranian nuclear facilities.  His change of heart is not, according to Debka, prompted by the Israeli Netanyahu — whose nation is most directly threatened by Iranian nukes — but by an ultimatum from King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, who told Obama that his nation could not tolerate Iranian WMD, and would develop its own if Iran was allowed to acquire them.  In other words, Netanyahu's threat of a Middle Eastern conflict that could devastate Israel and escalate to all-out nuclear war carried less weight with Obama than the far less severe consequences threatened by the Saudis.

Obama religion adviser linked to unindicted co-conspirator.  A religion adviser to President Obama has close ties to a radical Muslim group that was an unindicted co-conspirator in a scheme to raise money for Hamas.  The group, the Islamic Society of North America, or ISNA, has an extensive relationship with the Obama administration.

Obama's homosexual-Muslim conflict.  "Human rights are gay rights," Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said recently, "and gay rights are human rights, once and for all."  That's a touchy-feely liberal talking point, but don't tell it to the Muslims.  Eventually, the Obama administration might have to decide to which radical group it's most important to pander:  homosexuals or Muslims.  There is some friction between these two Obama constituencies.

Acting U.S. Solicitor General Represented Osama Bin Laden's Driver.  Neal Katyal, who became the acting U.S. solicitor general when Elena Kagan was nominated to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, previously served as the legal counsel of record for the man who worked as Osama bin Laden's driver from February 1996 through November 2001.  Salim Ahmed Hamdan, who underwent training at an al Qaeda camp, was charged with transporting weapons to al Qaeda operatives.

In Search of Islam's Contributions.  Obama refuses to acknowledge that radical Islamists are prompted to violence and terrorism by their understanding of their faith.  And he fails to recognize that his blame-America-first foreign policy won't appease an enemy committed to violent jihad and the installation of a global caliphate.  Almost as bad, Obama has been going out of his way to highlight Islam's supposed contributions — to science and technology, to America, to the world.  The main effect of Obama's Muslim ego-stroking is to call attention to just how little Muslims have actually contributed in the modern age.

Tea With Terrorists?  According to the New York Times, prominent K Street lobbyists are buttonholing Obama officials at a Caribou Coffee shop on Pennsylvania Avenue, raising far more than just ethics questions.  What the Times story neglects to mention is that Caribou Coffee is a Shariah-compliant firm owned by an Islamic bank based in Bahrain.  One of its founders and a current adviser are leaders in the radical Muslim Brotherhood.

Alinsky, Stalinsky, It's Still the Same Old Agitprop.  [Scroll down]  We have a big jihad sympathizer in the White House, just like Obama and his buds from Chicago, just like Jeremiah Wright and Louis Farrakhan, just like Obama's hero Malcolm X, and just like Jodie Evans and Bill Ayers whipping up crowds for Hamas.  These people are predictably on the side of medieval reactionaries who practice barbarities against women, gays, Jews, Christians, and especially any creed that advocates tolerance and open-mindedness.

NASA's Muslim outreach:  Al Jazeera was told first.  Lawmakers across Capitol Hill, both Democrats and Republicans, were surprised to learn recently that the Obama administration has made reaching out to Muslim nations a top priority for the space agency NASA.  They will probably be more surprised to learn that administration officials told the Middle East news organization Al Jazeera about it before they told Congress.

Who needs space travel when we can spend money on Muslim appeasement instead?
Obama tasks NASA with building Muslim self-esteem.  In the video below, Charles Bolden, head of NASA, tells Al Jazeera that the "foremost" task President Obama has given him is "to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with predominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering."  Thus, NASA's primary mission is no longer to enhance American science and engineering or to explore space, but to boost the self-esteem of "predominantly Muslim nations."

Obama Making Carter Years look Like Paradise.  The United States government and some in media seem obsessed with appeasing anybody and anything Islamic.  Only the latest example is the decree from NASA that its "foremost" mission is to recognize and appreciate the contributions of Muslims to science.

The Right Stuff Goes Wrong.  Obama is boldly going where no president has gone before.  It is a continuation of the president's subjugation of himself (bowing to foreign leaders) and the country he is charged with leading by obsequiously kowtowing to a people for whom advancement to the Middle Ages would be a step up.  The president and Bolden think it will improve relations with the Muslim world if we praise them for their work in math and science many centuries ago, but what has the Muslim world done for humanity lately?

Muslim pandering 'not good for the country'.  A conservative media watchdog thinks the mainstream media has virtually ignored the NASA administrator's recent outlandish statement that the "foremost" mission of the space agency is to improve relations with the Muslim world.  NASA Administrator Charles Bolden made that announcement on the English language version of Al Jazeera, which Jeff Poor of the Media Research Center's Business and Media Institute believes was a questionable move in and of itself.

Farewell to Space.  Just when you thought Barack Obama's toadying to Islam could not get any worse, now comes this:  The President directed the new administrator of NASA, retired Marine Major General Charles Bolden, as "perhaps [his] foremost" charge to "find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage more dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science... and math and engineering."

NASA's Mission to the Muslims.  NASA was the direct result of the Cold War scare when the Russians put Sputnik into orbit over the Earth in October 1957, thereby demonstrating they had missiles powerful enough to launch a nuclear attack on the nation.  It galvanized the U.S. government into passing the National Defense Education Act in order to get more young Americans to go into the fields of science and math, and it prompted the creation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for the purpose of demonstrating American scientists and engineers could create bigger and better missiles.  Muslims had nothing to do with it then and nothing to do with it now. ... Perverting and defunding NASA's mission is evidence of Obama's commitment to Islam.

Obama's "Fly Me to the Crescent Moon" Policy.  [Scroll down]  We can find something else interesting in this loony story:  Where are the atheizers and arch-separationists on this one?  Do they support "separation of church and state" but go suddenly silent when the issue is "separation of mosque and state"?

The White House backpedals at full speed:
Muslim Outreach Not the Job of NASA, White House Says.  White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday [7/12/2010] that NASA Administrator Charles Bolden must have misspoken when he told Al Jazeera last month that one of his top priorities is to reach out to Muslim countries.  "That was not his task and that's not the task of NASA," Gibbs said.  Bolden, though, said last month in the interview that it was President Obama who gave him that task.  He made a similar claim in February.

White House denies NASA remark on Muslim outreach.  The White House is contradicting the NASA administrator's claim that President Barack Obama assigned him to reach out to Muslims on science matters.

More about the latest NASA scandal.

Shariah-Compliant Finance Advisor Picked by Obama as White House Fellow.  ["]Samar Ali is an Associate with the firm Hogan Lovells US LLP.  She is responsible for counseling clients on mergers & acquisitions, cross-border transactions, Shari'a compliant transactions, project finance, and international business matters.["]  Left out of the press release is that she also previously worked as an intern and received training at the Islamic International Arab Bank...
[Emphasis in original.]

Obama's Proud Muslim Moment.  The last thing America needs is a president that the Muslim world "approves."  Likability and niceness are overrated; a healthy fear and respect are much to be preferred.

Necessarily Jewish Distinctions and Our "Relativist-in-Chief".  Mr. Obama's maddeningly obtuse approach to Israel doesn't so much reflect anti-Semitism or even anti-Zionism as it expresses his willful blindness to the overriding moral dimension to the conflict in the Middle East.  In this, he presents a glaring and painful contrast with his predecessor.  George W. Bush made his share of errors in foreign affairs, but he never lost sight of the irreducible difference between nation states seeking a peaceful, stable, democratic world and those he unabashedly called "the evil-doers" — gangster regimes and terrorist bands bent on domination and destruction.

Why Is the State Department Covering for a Known Terror Group?  Are U.S. security agencies hampered by President Obama's mission to reach out to Muslims?  Criticizing Israel for stopping a Gaza-bound flotilla sponsored by the IHH and the Turkish government is easy.  But when terrorists affiliated with the IHH try to get into the United States, who will stop them if no one is looking at the organization to which they belong?

Muslim praise for Obama dries up a year after Cairo speech.  A year ago Friday, President Barack Obama stood in Cairo and vowed "a new beginning" in a speech about how he'd change U.S. relations with the Muslim world. Egyptian vendors sold T-shirts portraying Obama in King Tut regalia, and Muslims throughout the region thrilled at his middle name:  Hussein.

Cairo: One Year Later.  One year ago this month, President Obama addressed the "Muslim world" from Cairo, Egypt.  Some saw that speech as unnecessary groveling.  Critics — and I am among them — think such displays communicate weakness and only encourage those who wish to damage our economy and kill our people.

Who Gets the Benefit of the Doubt?  Despite the willful denials of the Obama administration and progressives in general, most Americans understand we are at war with Islamic fascists determined to establish a worldwide, totalitarian, religious empire.  Yet even most conservatives insist that such people are only a miniscule segment of the Muslim community.  What if they're not?  And if, as stated above, we are at war, why we are so hell-bent on giving so-called "moderate" Muslims the benefit of the doubt?

Obama Has a "Boot on the Throat" Of the Global Economy.  It was about a year ago that Mr. Obama delivered his famous address in Cairo, wherein he stipulated that American values and Muslim values are not in conflict with one another, but rather, are complimentary.  Since then, the U.S. has sustained three terrorist incidents on domestic soil (the mass murders at Fort Hood Army base last November, the Christmas Day in-flight "underwear bomber" case over the skies of Detroit, and the plot to blow up Times Square a few weeks ago), all of which entailed adherents of one form or another of "radical Islam."

The Elephant in the Room:  Islamism and appeasement.  In a speech in Cairo about a year ago, President Obama sought a "new beginning" for the United States and the world's Muslims.  In pursuit of this initiative, Obama gave his first interview as president to Al-Arabiya television, apologized for America's past behavior, bowed before Saudi royalty, sided with the Palestinians against our ally Israel, did next to nothing to forestall Iran's development of nuclear arms, and released a National Defense Strategy last week that ignores the connection between Islamism and terrorism.

Obama's Post-American World.  A nuclear-ready Iran is preparing for world war.  Here, there, everywhere.  And we have ... impotent Obama.  When the U.N. elected the oppressive Islamic regime of Iran to its Commission on Women's Rights, the U.S. did nothing and said nothing — and our silence was affirmation.  Ignoring Iran's legal mistreatment of women and terrible human rights record is now concurrent with U.S. policy?  This is no accident.  Last year, Obama had the U.S. co-sponsor with Egypt a U.N. resolution calling upon member states to criminalize "incitement to religious hatred," which is UN-speak for restricting free speech about Islamic terrorism.  So the U.S. went on record favoring measures that would violate the 1st Amendment.

Islam and the Politically Correct White House.  Most Americans are sympathetic to public references to Islam and to Muslims that do not offend patriotic American Muslims or affix to the Islamic religion the rantings of al-Qaeda.  But sensitivity to the need to be civil to Muslims doesn't — or shouldn't — obviate the need for intellectual honesty when discussing or analyzing America's Islamist political foes.

Barack Obama declares the 'War on Terror' is over.  The US president has instead replaced it with a softer approach stressing "new partnerships" and multilateral diplomacy.  "Our long-term security will not come from our ability to instill fear in other peoples but through our capacity to speak to their hopes," Mr Obama said in a message introducing a new national security strategy.

Brennan's Surrender.  We've seen the enemy and it's not just the jihadists.  It's also our own government, which refuses to see this very real enemy.  How can we fight and defeat what we refuse to see?

Obama Makes Little Headway Among Arabic-Speaking Muslims.  Barack Obama entered office with high hopes of improving the U.S. image among Muslims worldwide.  He hauled out his middle name, gave his first interview as president to Al-Arabiya television, quoted hadith, gave major speeches in Istanbul and Cairo, and talked ceaselessly of "respect" for Muslims.  Where has all this gotten him?

Obama speaks softly and carries no stick at all.  We are at war with radical Islam, and that war will go on for many years.  For me, the question is this:  Will the secular Western civilization shared by America and Europe, which allows us to enjoy life and its creature comforts, still be standing at the end of that war?  Or will radical Islam, with an aggressive culture that treasures martyrdom and death over life, prevail?

Obama Stands with Muslims as He Promised.  Though the president is taking great public pains to appear tough on terror and the real terrorists — as opposed to the imaginary ones (i.e., conservatives and Tea Partiers) — Barack Obama has actually gone to great lengths to make sure others like Shahzad remain utterly undisturbed.  Others who at this very minute remain undetected among us, ready to strike on orders from radicalized Imams or terror-army chiefs, walk among us, now knowing that they have a true friend and protector in the White House.  Barack Obama has successfully purged from the national discourse on terrorism — excuse me, "man-made disasters" — any mention of the religion/political ideology which is the undeniable common denominator.

War of Wordcraft.  The newest tactical weapon of this administration against our terrorist enemies appears to be one constructed of language.  Its deployment began when the term "War on Terror" was replaced by "Overseas Contingency Operations," and terrorist attacks were renamed "man-caused disasters."  More recently, as witnessed in the exchange with Attorney General Eric Holder and Rep. Lamar Smith, it consists of a complete absence or rejection of particular words to describe the threat if such descriptions include the term "Islam," even when combined with the modifying adjectives "radical" or "extremist."

Praying for a Moderate Terrorist.  The Obama Administration may have abandoned the space program and the search for life on other planets, but it is determinedly searching for moderate Islamic terrorists all across this planet.  So far it has tried to identify "Moderate Taliban" (these would be Taliban who only chop off your feet, not your head) and "Moderate Hizbullah" (who only support bombing Ashkelon but not Haifa).  It has yet to get around to trying to locate any "Moderate Al Queda", but we have to assume that's next on their shopping list.

Barack Obama Chamberlain.  In Barack Obama, we are witnessing the second coming, not of Christ, but of Neville Chamberlain himself, the embodiment of appeasement. ... We have now witnessed a supposed "re-booting of America's image" in the Muslim world as inaugurated by President Obama's much ballyhooed Cairo speech.  He and the First Lady have treated us to Muslim celebrations and declarations in the White House for Ramadan.  The president has hosted an "Entrepreneur Summit" for Muslim leaders.  He has issued paeans on the inspiring splendors of Islam, "one of the world's great religions."

Obama the appeaser.  Iran is on the march.  Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has once again defied the West — and President Obama — in his quest to acquire nuclear weapons.  The Persian fascist strongman is now months away from arming his Shi'ite revolutionary regime with the means to destroy Israel and blackmail the West.

White House official calls terrorist group "a very interesting organization".  The downward spiral toward coffee and pastries between the White House and one of the world's bloodiest, most-notorious terrorist organizations continues.  And based on a Tuesday [5/18/2010] report in Reuters, this spiral may be tightening into an irrecoverable flat spin.

The Great Hezbollah Snipe Hunt.  John Brennan, deputy national security adviser for homeland security, has come up with a new way to waste the foreign-policy establishment's time — locate the so-called "moderate elements" within Hezbollah and somehow promote them.

Obama's psychosis.  The heart of the Obama doctrine is the illusion that there is no war on terror.  According to Mr. Obama and the liberal elite, Islamic fascism is a figment of George W. Bush's fevered imagination — a wild scheme concocted by militaristic neoconservatives to justify invading Iraq and imposing an American empire in the Middle East. ... In short, the president is conveying that America no longer views radical Islam as the enemy.  Mr. Obama desperately wants everyone to get along.  The Islamists, however, don't.

What Daniel Pearl's decapitation means to Barack Obama.  Even given Obama's ever more terrifying and lethal performance in office, his comments about the jihadi murder of Daniel Pearl, and in front of Daniel's bereaved family, are simply astounding.  This is what Obama said:  "Obviously, the loss of Daniel Pearl was one of those moments that captured the world's imagination because it reminded us of how valuable a free press is."

Establishment Press Largely Covers Obama's Tracks on Disgraceful Daniel Pearl Remark.  President Barack Obama's statement just before he signed the Freedom of the Press Act on Monday painfully avoided reality to the point of giving offense.  If it became widely known, it would likely become very problematic.

Obama on beheading: 'It captured the world's imagination'.  Speaking before Pearl's family, including the son who hadn't been born when jihadists killed his dad, the President uttered these words:  "Obviously, the loss of Daniel Pearl was one of those moments that captured the world's imagination, because it reminded us of how valuable a free press is."  Garbage.  Pearl was beheaded, yet the President uses "loss" to characterize the result?  Pearl wasn't lost.  You lose sailors at sea.  A thug taking a scimitar, drawing it across the trachea, and with a sawing motion, severing Daniel's head, is hardly a "moment" to capture the imagination.

Obama Won't Say Who Killed Daniel Pearl.  At a signing ceremony for the Freedom of Press Act, it is ironic and shameful that Obama could not bring himself to identify the killers who beheaded the man who fearlessly reported on the jihadist terrorists.

Also filed under Uncle Sam is afraid to say what he means.

Obama Ignores Islamic Violations of Religious Freedom.  Has the latest annual report from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) caused any cognitive dissonance in Washington? ... Islam is supposed to be a religion of peace and tolerance.  Isn't that what Barack Obama has been telling us (and George Bush before him)?  The report was a bracing dose of reality to dispel this rosy view — and yet another reminder of how Obama's view of Islam and Muslim countries is unrealistic and damaging, and of what it might take to end the jihad against America and the West.

See also Islam is not a "Religion of Peace".

This material came from akdart.com, Copyright 2014. Obama Appeases U.S. Muslims.  The New York Times reported Monday [4/19/2010], with no hint that it understood the implications of what it was reporting, that Barack Obama is reaching out to Hamas-linked groups in the United States, while hamstringing our response to the terror threat by making obfuscation of the ideology of jihad terrorists official U.S. policy.

Why Pakistan Produces Jihadists.  Monday night's arrest of Faisal Shahzad, a 30-year-old Pakistani-American accused of planting a car bomb in Times Square on Saturday, will undoubtedly stoke the usual debate about how best to keep America safe in the age of Islamic terrorism.  But this should not deflect us from another, equally pressing, question.  Why do Pakistan and the Pakistani diaspora churn out such a high proportion of the world's terrorists?

That brings another subject to mind...
Obama's College Trip to Pakistan.  [Scroll down]  "I traveled to Pakistan when I was in college — I knew what Sunni and Shia was [sic] before I joined the Senate Foreign Relations Committee."  This last part — a college trip to Pakistan — was news to many of us who have been following the [2008] race closely.  And it was odd that we hadn't hear about it before, given all the talk of Pakistan during this campaign.

On Obama's 1981 Trip To Pakistan.  If one was to believe the left wing media, Barack Obama's 1981 trip to Pakistan was nothing more than an innocent visit a college friend and his family. ... Pakistan was on the banned travel list for US Citizens at the time and all non-Muslim visitors were not welcome unless sponsored by their embassy for official business.  [There] would be only a few reasons a young Westerner of the Muslim faith would travel to Pakistan in 1981:
[1]  To Participate in Jihad, which is the duty of every "True Believer".
[2]  For religious education in a Wahabbi sect, Saudi funded, Madrassa.
[3]  In order to purchase drugs from the drug marketplace.
Pakistan was not a tourist stop nor the place to hang out with someone's family in 1981.

President Obama's Relationship with American Muslims is a Quiet One.  Monday, nearly 11 months after addressing the Muslim world from Cairo, President Obama delivered a major speech to Muslims in this country.  But his audience was a group of entrepreneurs, investors and educators from more than 50 countries where Muslims are a majority of the population.  The speech launched a two-day summit aimed at expanding business ties between the U.S. and the Muslim world.  Obama has yet to deliver a major speech to the American Muslim community and yet Muslim leaders in the U.S. say relations with the White House have never been better.

Why Are We Still Bowing?  Not long after President Barack Obama gave his conciliatory speeches to the Islamic world, he chose not to meddle in the sham election of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.  In fact, he offered not a word of support for the men and women who took to the streets against that totalitarian regime. ... These days, as Christian farmers are being slaughtered by Muslim machetes in Nigeria, outrage from the White House is difficult to find — though it made sure to instruct our Libyan ambassador to apologize to "Colonel" Moammar Gadhafi after he offered some mildly critical comments about the dictator's call for jihad against Switzerland (true story).

Obama's Summit On Islamic Entrepreneurship.  The White House announced that on March 5th it was convening a "Summit on Entrepreneurship" as part of President Obama's outreach to Muslim nations. ... Were this notion not so dangerous, so ill-conceived, and so inappropriate, it would be humorous.  How ridiculous that we call our adversaries to our nation's capitol to share with them the concepts, ideals and principles that our young citizens are defending with their lives against some of them in Iraq and Afghanistan?  This Summit is an insult to our soldiers serving in the Middle East and to our unemployed citizens at home who are unable to find jobs.

Obama Ignores Islamic Extremist Threat.  In June 1876, U.S. Army General George Armstrong Custer was defeated by Cheyenne Indians at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.  In what became known as "Custer's Last Stand," defeat was attributed primarily to a false assumption. ... One hundred thirty-four years later, a false assumption and lack of understanding by President Obama for a threat of a new era could well spell similar disaster — this time for an entire nation.

Silent signals:  There is great power in the non-verbal message. ... Take for instance Obama wordlessly bowing to despots and dictators and doing so while snubbing America's greatest ally, Israel.  The President even allowed the soles of his shoes to be photographed while conversing with Bibi Netanyahu on the phone.  In Muslim culture "to have the sole of the shoe directed toward one is pretty much the equivalent of someone in our culture giving you the finger."

Holder's Justice Department Full of Terrorist Defenders.  At the rate the Obama Administration is going, it may rival the Nixon Administration in its cover-ups and dishonesty.  The new revelation that at least nine attorneys in the Justice Department have previously defended accused jihad terrorist follows closely after another incident remarkably similar in broad outline:  the Rashad Hussain debacle.

Who Are the Gitmo 9?  The Obama administration, and Holder's Justice Department in particular, have a knack for making a bad thing worse.  Their typical scandal pattern is:  (a) make bold pronouncements about unprecedented transparency, (b) show a little leg, and then (c) stonewall, after which (d) White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel assures some friendly journalist that everything would have been different if only they'd have listened to him.  The result is the the trifecta:  The administration ends up looking hypocritical, sinister, and incompetent.

Napolitano Meets with Muslim Brotherhood Leaders.  Although there is no evidence of an exchange of classified information, this meeting was the beginning of an Obama administration program aimed at devising a new information-sharing framework with the Muslim organizations — some of them regarded as extremist because of their ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

W.H. affirms confidence in Islam envoy.  The White House is expressing its confidence in a White House counsel's office attorney President Barack Obama recently named as U.S. envoy to the Islamic Conference, Rashad Hussain, despite his concession last week that he made ill-considered statements in 2004 about Bush-era terrorism prosecutions.

Obama selects a voice of radical Islam.  As [Washington] Examiner columnist Cal Thomas wrote recently, Obama's selection of Rashad Hussain, his deputy associate White House counsel, as U.S. special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, "should be of concern to Congress and the American people."  Comprising 57 member states, the OIC's charter makes clear its purpose is to "defend" and "disseminate" the Muslim faith.  Whenever human rights collide with Islam, the OIC sides with the latter.

Obama assisting in imposing Islamic Sharia law, prohibiting criticism of Islam.  Barack Hussein Obama, catering to both Muslim and globalist agendas, is exposing his preference to Islamic and globalist agendas and placing yet another nail in America's coffin by appointing Rashad Hussain as special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference.

Our Islamist Envoy:  What a tangled web Islamist appointees weave.  When his pro-terrorist quotes surfaced, a new White House envoy dismissed them as someone else's.  A recording says otherwise.  Now Rashad Hussain, President Obama's pick as special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, has changed his story.

Ambassador to Islam?  The US shouldn't legitimize the OIC.  On February 13, President Obama announced the appointment of Rashad Hussain, deputy associate White House counsel, as U.S. special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). ... It was a bad precedent for Bush to set, and it is worse for Obama to continue.  Appointing an American envoy to the OIC gives that organization a legitimacy it does not deserve.

Obama's Envoy to the Muslim World:  A Soros Tie?  The Washington Post published an article on [Rashad Hussain's] ascent that charts how he came to the White House in the first place.  He was recruited to the White house counsel's office by Cassandra Butts — a classmate of Barack Obama's at Harvard Law School.  Who is Cassandra Butts?  She as an alumna for the left-wing think tank Center for American Progress (one of many staffing the Obama administration).  This organization is an ideas factory for the Obama administration and its hiring hall.  It just took on Van Jones, for example.  The Center for American Progress was created and funded by George Soros.

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New Obama Missile Defense Logo Includes A Crescent.  The Obama administration's determined effort to reduce America's missile defense capabilities initially seemed to be just standard Leftist fare — of a piece with the Democratic base's visceral hostility to the idea of protecting us against ballistic missile threats.  A just-unveiled symbolic action suggests, however, that something even more nefarious is afoot.

Obama Missile Defense Agency logo apes Iranian space agency logo.  The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, which is part of the U.S. Department of Defense, went from using the first logo below to using a logo looking strangely similar to the Obama 2008 campaign along with the original agency logo.

Missile Defense Agency, Obama Campaign Logos Cause Internet Stir.  Is this Logo-gate?  The Internet is abuzz with comparisons of the "strikingly similar" logos of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the ubiquitous Obama 2008 campaign.

President Obama Must Choose Sides.  In his speech last spring in Cairo, Mr. Obama said, "I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear."  Defending the honor of Islam and protecting Muslims is one of the goals that Barack Obama has set for himself.  It constitutes a personal definition of his presidency.  But is he doing so to the point of misleading the public in general, and at the risk of jeopardizing the American people in particular?

Rashad Hussain's Troubling Ties:  President Obama has chosen Rashad Hussain to be his special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, a post originally created by the Bush Administration in 2008.  Hussain's past association with Muslim Brotherhood-connected entities raises major questions about the type of outreach he envisions for the Muslim world.

Troubling Views at Event Attended by Obama's Muslim Envoy:  The Islamic organization whose event was attended by President Obama's new envoy to the Muslim world six years ago has a history of radical stances, and at the time of the event it was urging members to support incarcerated Muslims including terror suspects and a convicted cop killer.

Is White House Attorney Involved in Media Cover-up?  There is a somewhat convoluted story flying under the radar about a White House official, Rashad Hussain, who back in 2004 allegedly spoke out in support of Sami Al-Arian, a man accused (and subsequently convicted) of aiding the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization.  Hussain has worked in the White House Counsel's Office since January 2009, and just last week was appointed by the President as his Special Envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC).

A Victory for the Muslim Brotherhood.  In a controversial move, the Obama administration has decided to lift Tariq Ramadan's ban from the United States.  Who is Tariq Ramadan?  By birth, he is the grandson of Hassan al Banna — the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB).  By word and deed, he is today a leading member of the European branch of the MB.

Obama's Revisionist History of Terrorism:  Since taking office, Obama's key objective on terrorism has been to transform the public perception of it from an international military conflict, to a limited domestic criminal problem. Renaming terrorism to the bureaucratically euphonious term, "Man Caused Disasters" was straight out of the first rule in the textbook of organizational coverups, to phrase your sentences so that the identity of the perpetrators of the crisis remain as vague as possible.

Obama Aids the Enemy He Will Not Name.  On December 29, and very much under the radar, (he was sunnin' and funnin' in Hawaii at the time), Obama declassified just about everything he possibly could.  All of it will help foreign governments and Obama's Communist-Socialist associates in the U.S.  This executive order is a tsunami info-dump of newly declassified data — material that was classified before June 29, 1985.  It is all about to be made public — despite the danger this poses to U.S. national security — 180 days from the signing of the Executive Order.

Did White House "Gatecrashers" Have Ties to Obama?  While the major media have bought the official storyline about the so called White House gatecrashers, could there be more to this scandal?  The mainstream media have ignored obvious holes in the story and important facts about the alleged gatecrashers.  Not only did they pose for a previous photo with Barack Obama, one of them, Tareq Salahi, has ties to some of the same radical Arab interests that backed Obama.

What is White House Covering Up in "GateCrashers" Scandal?  The White House has consistently acted as if it has something to hide. ... As I alluded to in a previous column, the evidence indicates that the Salahis are publicity seekers and possibly con-artists.  But the verdict is still out as to whether or not they actually "crashed" the state dinner or were waved on through by White House officials aware of their connections to a notorious Obama friend and associate, pro-Palestinian activist Rashid Khalidi.

Don't Worry, Honey, It's Just Another "Isolated Extremist".  [Scroll down]  Obama didn't need a top secret briefing to learn all this.  If, as his aides told us, he was "monitoring" the situation before he spoke in public, he could have picked up most of it on the Drudge Report, or merely by bothering to read the morning papers.  The chief systemic failure here is a president whose world view defaults to the idea that there is no Islamist war on America...

Who Commands Obama?  [Scroll down]  The ideology that Obama subscribes to is global socialism and communism.  He takes his cues from many different special interests who all share his Marxist ideology and desire for global socialism.  Nobody tells Obama what to do, instead they tell him what he should do to promote the ideology.  His objective is the same as the UN's objective — global socialism and the destruction of capitalism and the American value system.  And if Islam can be a part of that plan then more power to them.  Islam is a useful tool in destroying American Christian values.

Obama's granny gets free Haj trip from Saudi King.  In the words of Steve Gilbert, "it looks like Mr. Obama's bow to the Saudi king has paid off."

Obama's Muslim grandmother among Mecca pilgrims.  Sarah Obama, US President Barack Obama's 87-year-old Kenyan grandmother, has arrived in Mecca to perform the Muslim pilgrimage of hajj, the Saudi daily Okaz reported Wednesday.  Sarah Obama, one of her grandchildren and 10 people from her village in Kenya made the pilgrimage at the invitation of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the newspaper reported.

On Thanksgiving eve, Obama issues special Hajj message to world's Muslims.  Text of the statement by the President on Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha, as provided by the White House.

Who?  Perhaps the president is too cowed by the political-correctness crowd or too personally uncomfortable to name our enemy.  Apparently our commander-in-chief can't quite get out the words "Islamic fundamentalists" or "Islamic fascists" or "Islamic" anything.  This is a very, very bad sign.

Obama's Cowardly Fort Hood Speech.  [Scroll down]  At no point during his speech did he mutter any words that describe the enemy we continue to face.  He spoke vaguely of "twisted logic" and "extremists", but failed to point the finger directly at Islam.  If we didn't know any better, we wouldn't have a clue who or what he was talking about.

Ignoring Infiltration.  [Scroll down]  Obama has confronted the crisis with yet another serving of Hope and Change rhetoric.  We shouldn't "jump to conclusions," says O., giving no notion of what those conclusions might be.  He goes on to praise the "diversity" of the armed forces, as if the fact that Hasan the Assassin's victims came from different backgrounds somehow makes things better.

Obama 'Reaches Out' by Naming 'Devout' Muslims to Security Posts.  [Obama's] "reaching out Muslims" speech in Cairo last June has been followed by action, the latest being this past week's swearing-in of a Muslim rights advocate to the Homeland Security Advisory Council, shortly after the Fort Hood massacre.

Changing the subject.  As he flew to Asia on Saturday [11/14/2009], President Obama told the media in Alaska that he opposes a congressional investigation into the Fort Hood massacre, saying that we must "resist the temptation to turn this tragic event into political theater."

Covering up jihad.  On Saturday, President Obama urged Congress to hold off investigating the Fort Hood massacre in order to let law enforcement and military authorities do their work.  Mr. Obama said the ongoing investigation "will look at the motives of the alleged gunman, including his views and contacts."  But if Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan saw himself as a jihadist warrior, we may never hear about it at his trial.  The defense, judge and even prosecution may have an interest in keeping the shooter's radical worldview under wraps.  Maj. Hasan will be on trial, but jihadism will not.

Senate Committee Postpones Fort Hood Hearing At Request of White House.  The Senate Armed Services Committee postponed its Monday briefing on the deadly Fort Hood massacre at the request of the White House — despite calls from some lawmakers to press forward with a congressional investigation into the shooting rampage that killed 13 and wounded 29.

Obama says don't jump to conclusions on shooting.  President Barack Obama said Friday the entire nation is grieving for those slain at Fort Hood, and he urged people not to jump to conclusions while law enforcement officers investigate the shootings.

Jumping to Conclusions.  "Don't jump to conclusions" is an all-purpose tautology, like "Don't panic."  It's hard to argue with.  One wonders, though, exactly what conclusions he has in mind.  I think it's safe to predict that President Obama will never reach those conclusions, let alone jump to them.

Obama can't be bothered by Islamic terrorism.  In the wake of the terrorist strike on our soldiers at Fort Hood, one individual's still missing in action:  Our commander in chief.  The massacre's 51 casualties, including 13 dead, were insufficient to drag President Obama away from the White House Happy Hour.  We just saw the worst terror attack on America since 9/11.  And Obama couldn't adjust his schedule to support our grieving troops.

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He "can't be bothered" by terrorism, or he is not bothered by terrorism?

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Obama's Killing Us With His Kindness — to Others.  It seems that every time Obama speaks to an Islamic group or to the entire Islamic world, he either condemns the United States with derogatory remarks or gives away the hard earned dollars that American taxpayers have paid into the Treasury for taxes; OR BOTH.  This latest instance sees the financing of up to 150 million dollars for Islamic "selected projects and funds."  Not anything specific, just throw a big wad of tax dollars in the direction of the Islamic World to show what a big-hearted guy he is.

Obama Adviser Loves Sharia.  Dalia Mogahed, Barack Obama's adviser on Muslim affairs, appeared on British television last week, where she said:  "Sharia is not well understood and Islam as a faith is not well understood." How have we misunderstood Islamic law?  We have associated it with "maximum criminal punishments" and "laws that... to many people seem unequal to women."

America cannot afford Obama.  Just as Jimmy Carter was no friend of the United States and crafted his economic policies to favor his European friends, Barrack Obama prefers the Middle Eastern theocracies.  He has praised Islamic Terrorists as prime examples of humanity's best.  He has ignored and even sniffed at memorials of the holocaust.  While his wife was damning the country that kept her wealthy and free, Obama was doing everything he could to ignore the mutilation of prepubescent girls in the Sudan.

Obama's Moral-Leadership Balloon Crashes.  Hundreds of thousands of Iranians endured tear gas, bullets, arrests, and torture in an attempt to topple one of the most vicious and dangerous regimes in the world.  Yet day after day, President Obama, moral beacon to the world, dismissed and even denigrated them.  He was not going to allow a bunch of democrats to interfere with his meticulously planned overture of friendship toward the mullahs.

The Day America Lost the War on Terror:  On Nov. 4, 2008, America lost the war on terror.  President Barack Obama's feckless, pathetically apologetic perspective on foreign policy spells the end of the quest for liberty in the Middle East.  It spells the end of America's moral leadership in the global war for freedom.  And it spells the end of a hard-fought campaign to protect America.

U.S. no longer at war with 'terrorism'.  It's official.  The United States is no longer engaged in a "war on terrorism."  Neither is it fighting "jihadists" nor locked in a "global war."  President Obama's top homeland security and counterterrorism official on Thursday [8/6/2009] declared as unacceptable the terms crafted by the George W. Bush administration.

Obama replaces 'global war on terror' in strategy shift: aide.  President Barack Obama is replacing the "global war on terror" with a new US strategy more narrowly focused on Al-Qaeda and relying more on a broader effort to engage the Muslim world, a top aide said Thursday [8/6/2009].

White House:  'War on terrorism' is over.  It's official.  The U.S. is no longer engaged in a "war on terrorism."  Neither is it fighting "jihadists" or in a "global war."  President Obama's top homeland security and counterterrorism official took all three terms off the table of acceptable words inside the White House during a speech Thursday [8/6/2009]at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank.

Bush's 'War' On Terror Comes to a Sudden End.  President Obama yesterday [1/22/2009] eliminated the most controversial tools employed by his predecessor against terrorism suspects.  With the stroke of his pen, he effectively declared an end to the "war on terror," as President George W. Bush had defined it, signaling to the world that the reach of the U.S. government in battling its enemies will not be limitless.

Dancing Among Landmines — The Obama Al-Arabiya Interview.  Triangulation is a touchy art and it takes the genius of a Dick Morris cum soulless Bill Clinton to pull off such disingenuousness.  In less experienced hands it can be explosive and turn on its user.  And Obama will soon learn the dangerous game he is playing.

Obama's Odd Islamic Outreach.  In his "first message to the Muslim world" Tuesday [1/27/2009], President Obama on Al-Arabiya TV invited the Is lamic Republic in Iran to "unclench its fist" and accept his offer of "un conditional talks."  A few hours later, after Obama had appeared on the Saudi-owned satellite-TV channel, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a crowd of militants that no talks are possible unless the United States met a set of conditions.

What have we done to ourselves, — and why?  Many Americans have been convinced for some time that Obama is a closet Islamic.  After reading the headlines in the January 22, 2009 Fox News First 100 days of the Presidency "Obama is expected to sign 'several' executive orders Thursday [1/22/2009], directing the CIA to close secret foreign prisons and Guantanamo Bay, and limiting detention and interrogation methods" he has given more credence to these convictions.  He is apparently making it softer and easier for Islamic/Muslims to damage the United States.

Obama Gives First TV Interview To Arabic Network.  President Barack Obama gave his first formal television interview as president to an Arabic cable TV network, telling Al-Arabiya that when it comes to Middle East matters "all too often the United States starts by dictating." ... "My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy," Obama said.  "We sometimes make mistakes.  We have not been perfect."

Lethal olive branch.  President Barack Obama has disgraced himself and the United States.  His first formal television interview as commander in chief was not with CNN, MSNBC, ABC or Fox News — American media outlets.  Instead, it was with Al Arabiya, a Saudi-funded Arabic-language news channel. ... Call it diplomacy by self-induced delusion.  Mr. Obama may want to deny we are in a war against radical Islam, but it doesn't mean there isn't one.  He may choose not to fight it.  We did that once before.  The result was 3,000 dead and the worst attack ever on U.S. soil.  What price will America pay the next time we refuse to face this ugly reality?

Government takes over, Obama apologizes.  The president chose Arab television, Al Arabiya, to give his first sit down interview.  He took the opportunity to confirm the long held Arab view that the real problem is America and President Obama apologized on our behalf.  "...America was not born as a colonial power," he told the Arab viewing audience — implying we are now.  And he regretfully confessed that "We sometimes make mistakes.  We are not perfect."  Sorry, but weren't we the ones that were attacked?  Do we not stand in long lines and disrobe in airports because of them?  Does anyone recall anywhere, anytime hearing apologies from any Arab or Muslim leader?

Obama has begun discreet talks with Iran, Syria.  US President Barack Obama has already used experts within the last few months to hold high-level but discreet talks with both Iran and Syria, organizers of the meetings told AFP.

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What's this?  He has been negotiating "within the last few months", but he was only sworn in two weeks ago.

S-U-B-M-I-S-S-I-O-N.  Several observers have noted in recent days that Mr. Obama's outreach to the Muslim world is not only defensive and apologetic.  It explicitly embraces a narrative that is factually erroneous and deprecating to his own country.  For example, in his Inaugural address, the president spoke of seeking "a new way forward [with the Muslim world], based on mutual interest and mutual respect."  He amplified this idea during his first post-Inaugural interview, which was granted to a Saudi-owned network, Al Arabiya:  He is determined to "restore" the "same respect and partnership America had with the Muslim world as recently as 20 or 30 years ago."

Obama's charm offensive and the global jihad.  [Jimmy] Carter's failure to understand the threat posed by the Soviet Empire had costly consequences for America and the world.  Will that pattern now be repeated with Barack Obama and the threat from radical Islam?

Obama opening floodgates by inviting Hamas to "migrate" to the U.S.A.?  On his first official day in the White House, President Barack Obama was on the horn to President Mahmoud Abbas.  "The spokesman for President Abbas revealed that Mr. Obama had told the Palestinian leader that their conversation was his first with a foreign statesman since taking office." (TimesOnLine, Jan. 22, 2009).  Some thought that first call to the leader of the Palestinian authority was for spite.  Others for statesman like reasons, still others for appeasement.

Pres. Obama Invites Hamas Terrorists to America.  By executive order, President Barack Obama has ordered the expenditure of $20.3 million in migration assistance to the Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in Gaza.  The "presidential determination" which allows hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with ties to Hamas to resettle in the United States was signed on January 27 and appeared in the Federal Register on February 4.

Hillary Clinton 'to reach out to Muslim world'.  "It's the biggest Muslim country in the world," said a state department spokesman, Robert Wood, when asked why she included Indonesia on her visit to Asia.  "The secretary feels it's important to reach out."  There had been speculation that Mr Obama would himself make an early visit to the country where he lived between the ages of six and ten, and personally deliver a message of friendliness to the Muslim world.

War on Words.  In another effort to undo the legacy of George W. Bush's presidency, the Obama administration is searching for alternatives to the term "war on terror."

Obama may become a disaster.  There is a reason why Israel's voters are suddenly turning to the center-Right Netanyahu and Likud.  They fear that for the first time since Harry Truman, an American administration is turning against the Jewish State.  Obama's first phone call after the election was made to Mahmoud Abbas.  His first television interview was with Al Arabiya.  The appointments of Samantha Power and Susan Rice bode ill for the entire Middle East.

Begging for Terror.  Military judge Susan Crawford on Thursday dropped all charges against Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, the mastermind of the 2000 suicide-bomb attack against USS Cole — a cowardly act that took the lives of 17 US Navy sailors, and a clear precursor to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  An outrage, you say?  True enough.  But don't blame the judge.  She was acting in full compliance with President Obama's executive order halting trials at the Guantanamo Bay terrorist-detention facility.

Trade, not pork, is the key.  President Obama has announced policies that make it more likely that we will be attacked, to wit, the cessation of aggressive interrogation of captured terrorists, and shutting down the prison at Guantanamo Bay.  The attack on 9/11 cost our economy a trillion dollars, and the next attack could do the same or more.  In these economic times, we should be increasing our efforts to stop terrorism, not decreasing them and hoping terrorists will suddenly stop hating us.

Obama takes a different tone, and Muslims say they like it.  In 10 days, President Barack Obama has transformed the U.S. dialogue with the Muslim world.  His tools have been carefully chosen words of reconciliation, the decision to close Guantanamo Bay prison and the early dispatch of a Middle East peace envoy.

Would You Turn Your Cheek to a Terrorist?  The president told [Anderson] Cooper that "words matter in this situation because one of the ways we're going to win this struggle is through the battle of hearts and minds."  My question is this:  Are we now trying to win over the hearts and minds of terrorists?  Certainly there are issues that need to be debated in the marketplace of ideas. ... But for those who are already indoctrinated, immersed, and otherwise in bondage to a fanatical Islamist ideology, it is foolhardy to think that any words from anyone in the west will disabuse them of their destructive notions and deadly ambitions.

President Obama Believes He Can Charm the Barbarians.  America's first (half) African-American president, whose first order of business was to reach out to the Muslim world on Al-Arabiya, has said he will actively negotiate with the Iranians, Afghans, Pakistanis, and Saudis.  I wish him well.  But I also fear for him and hope he reads what I have to say.  He must understand that he will be dealing with barbarians.  Like all good liberals, he may not understand what that means.  But what word other than "barbaric" describes the systematic incitement to violence that takes place in mosques and on television and which has led to mob rampages and episodes of "wilding" against Muslim girls and women who are group-groped, gang raped, kidnapped into sexual slavery, set on fire, buried alive, blinded by acid for daring to go to school, work as a newscaster, a hairdresser, or for a foreign company, refuse to wear a shroud, or choose to marry someone of their own choice.

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Murphy's Law, the Peter Principle and Barack Obama.  In only three weeks' time, this President has signaled to every terrorist on the planet that we are a sorry, groveling, ashamed Nation ready to come to the diplomatic confessional.  He is closing Gitmo within one year, has suspended trials there, and dismissed the charges against the U.S.S. Cole plotter.  American penance is coming and it's coming fast and feebly on its knees.  President Obama has just put our money where his mouth is and is using $20.3 million to bring in Palestinian refugees from Gaza, the Hamas-controlled region where folks prefer bomb-making to bread-baking.  Instead of helping Israel defeat them, this President brings them here.

America slides into the sewer.  While American Jews and many Israelis still have their heads stuck firmly in the sand about Obama, there is huge and growing concern in more informed Israeli governmental circles that Israel faces the most unfriendly or even hostile President that anyone can recall — and this at a time when the drums of Iranian genocide are beating ever more loudly.  Such concern has been deepened by his decision at the weekend to 'help plan' the 'Durban 2' UN conference.  This event ... is a re-run of the UN's anti-Jew hate-fest that was held a few days before 9/11 under the grotesque misnomer of a human rights conference.

Obama, the Middle East and Islam — An Initial Assessment.  Why, just two weeks into a 209-week term, assess a new American president's record on so esoteric a subject as the Middle East and Islam?  In Barack Obama's case, because of:  (1) A contradictory record:  His background brims over with wild-eyed anti-Zionist radicals such as Ali Abunimah, Rashid Khalidi, and Edward Said, with Islamists, the Nation of Islam, and the Saddam Hussein regime ... [and] (2) The outsized role of the Middle East and Islam:  His first fortnight in office witnessed an inaugural address that mentioned them prominently, a first diplomatic telephone call to Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, the appointment of two high-profile envoys, and the first interview granted to Al-Arabiya television channel.

The fifth columnist in the White House:  In the past four weeks, every single one of Obama's foreign policy initiatives has appeased and strengthened the enemies of both Israel and the west, whose fates are umbilically linked. The driving motif of Obama's foreign policy has been 'engagement' with the Muslim world. Ostensibly offering the hand of friendship if that world unclenches its own fist, he is actually offering up not just the west's hand but its entire body to be kicked into submission. And I use that last word advisedly.

So far, 'SuperTeflon' coat protects Obama.  Was it really necessary for President Obama to grant his very first TV interview not to a domestic audience, not to a foreign audience of allied or friendly countries, but to an Arabic TV station, to assure them that America would no longer be a "bully" there?  What did that mean, anyway?  What is the troop surge he said he would implement in Afghanistan if not "bullying?"  Was it necessary for him to add in that interview that many of his relatives are Moslems — even as he and his followers bristled at any suggestion during the campaign that he had special ties to Islam?

The Obama Administration Sacrifices Israel.  The Obama administration's decision to join the planning of the U.N.'s Durban II "anti-racism" conference has just taken a new twist:  cover-up.  On Friday, State Department officials and a member of the American Durban II delegation claimed the United States had worked actively to oppose efforts to brand Israel as racist in the committee drafting a Durban II declaration.  The trouble is that they didn't.

All Carrots, No Sticks.  Despite claims to the contrary, the use of force by the United States to prevent the mullahs in Teheran from possessing nuclear weapons is now effectively off the table.  During the presidential campaign, President Obama assured the American people that an Iranian atomic weapon would be "unacceptable," but unless Israel takes action, the President has entrapped himself in negotiations that will not move these hardened jihadist revolutionaries but will only provide them enough time to enrich the uranium they need for their first atomic weapon.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to pledge $900M in aid to Gaza on 1st visit to Mideast.  Hillary Clinton will carry a $900 million pledge for Gaza aid on her politically risky first trip to the Mideast as secretary of state, U.S. officials said Monday.  The money for reconstruction in the Gaza Strip will be pledged at a donors' conference in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh next Monday.

My Muslim President Obama.  I know President Obama is not Muslim, but I am tempted nevertheless to think that he is, as are most Muslims I know.  In a very unscientific oral poll, ranging from family members to Muslim acquaintances, many of us feel, just as African-Americans did for the non-black but culturally leaning African-American President Bill Clinton, that we have our first American Muslim president in Barack Hussein Obama.

A Month of B.O.  With all the pro-Palestinians filling Obama's staff chairs, an independent observer might believe that he is considering tossing Israel under the bus, not that there is any room left down there.  If it weren't for the providential squeaker of a victory by Bibi Netanyahu in the Israeli elections, the formerly committed Western alliance in the Middle East would resemble a beached school of 98 pound weaklings begging to have sand kicked in our faces.  And the other guys have a lot of sand.

Obama The Appeaser?  President Obama's broad scheme for foreign policy has been something of a puzzle, short on specifics and long on talk about forging alliances, extending hands and "engaging."  In his first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday evening, Obama offered a further hint — repeating the gist of the argument with which, as one of his first acts in office, he ordered the closing of Guantanamo Bay:  "Living our values doesn't make us weaker.  It makes us safer, and it makes us stronger."

Congressmen Question Saudi Lobbyist for Head of National Intelligence Council.  How could the President think that assigning a key intelligence post to someone whose prejudices are so extreme that they have convoluted history, who excuses enemies of the U.S., and who condemns its friends would be able to provide the unvarnished, unbiased information that the nation needs for its security?

Liberal derangement:  There has never been a situation like this.  'Surreal', as Daniel Pipes expostulates, just doesn't begin to describe what America, Britain and Europe are doing in Gaza.  America has pledged $900 million for the 'rebuilding' of Gaza; at the 'donors' conference at Sharm el Sheikh yesterday, pledges from more than 70 states including Europe and Britain swelled that total to more than $4.4 billion.

Mullahs can't be charmed.  The new era of engagement thus appears so far to be providing the Iranians with valuable leeway for the pursuit of their nuclear ambitions, and the Syrians with similar space to avoid being brought to account for their own, apparently now discontinued program.  In addition, the new era is giving the spokesmen of both dictatorships plenty of opportunity for engaging in the scolding and proclamations of moral superiority of which they are fond.  It is unlikely that this is what the new US President had in mind.

Open your eyes!  With each announcement of a new appointee to the Obama Middle East foreign policy team the tilt against Israel increases.  Samantha Powers and James Jones, both with long records of antagonism towards Israel, were followed by lesser-known names of the same persuasion.

Obama:  Pro-Israel talk, anti-Israel walk.  Barely a month into the presidency of Barack Obama, a profound realization is spreading among the pro-Israel community:  we do not have an ally in the White House. ... So how exactly did this get by most Jewish voters during last year's election?

Obama's futile search for 'moderate radicals'.  The words we use are important, and each has its own specific meaning.  So when the Obama Administration said that it was open to dealing with "moderate Taliban," people should ask what in the world it means.  The Taliban is by definition a radical organization that is not about to give on its maximalist demand of imposing Sharia law wherever it attains power.  It is in its very essence contrary to everything we believe in as Americans.

The Myth of America's 'Tough' Iran Policy.  As futile as the idea of talking to the Ayatollahs seems to sober Americans and our allies today, we must first set the record straight on those policies of the past that Obama is determined to change:  America has never had a "tough" policy toward the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Hillary in the Middle East:  In laying out the Obama administration's Mideast strategy on her first trip to the region, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made clear that Washington will deal ever so warmly and gently with Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority, while leaning on Israel to do the heavy lifting in the peace process and offering more accommodation to the PA's needs.  Because make no mistake, in putting formation of a Palestinian state at the top of her priority list, Clinton put her chips, first and foremost, on the PA and only secondarily on Israel's security interests.

Obama:  I'll forge new ties with Muslims.  In phone conversations with the leaders of Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and the Philippines on Friday [3/13/2009], US President Barack Obama discussed his commitment to forging a new relationship with Islamic countries, among other issues.  The White House said Obama discussed the importance of improving US relations with Islamic countries with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

The Appeasers.  A group of today's appeasers sent a letter to President-elect Obama just before the Inauguration (so that it was apparently drafted during the Gaza fighting), calling on him to negotiate with Hamas.  Others, such as the British Government, are undertaking negotiations with Hezbollah.  Vice President Joe Biden wants talks with the Taliban.  The pro-Israel Washington Institute wants to tone down the language we use, recommending we stop using phrases like "war on terror," "global insurgency," even "the Muslim world."  The president himself wants talks with Iran, as do numerous columnists, such as the New York Times's Roger Cohen.  Secretary of State Clinton has dispatched diplomats to Damascus to talk to Bashar Assad.

Mr. President:  War Is Not A 'Struggle' Or 'Situation'.  First, President Obama jettisoned the admittedly empty and useless phrase "war on terror," a label which pleased pretty much no one, primarily because it didn't specify an enemy; it's often been pointed out that the phrase was like calling World War II a "war on blitzkrieg."  Next, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano avoided even mentioning the word "terrorism" in her first congressional testimony.  Now the Department of Justice has announced it is dropping the legal designation "enemy combatants," which referred to suspected terrorist detainees.  The aim of all this muting of the language in the War with No Name is twofold: for the Obama administration to distance itself from George W. Bush's "politics of fear," and to whitewash a plain fact that liberals are suicidally reluctant to acknowledge — that we are at war with radical Islam.

Will Obama embrace Shariah as part of his 'respect Islam' campaign?  President Obama on Friday reiterated for the umpteenth time his determination to develop a "new relationship" with the Muslim world.  On this occasion, the audience were the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and the Philippines.  Unfortunately, it increasingly appears that, in so doing, he will be embracing the agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood — an organization dedicated to promoting the theo-political-legal program authoritative Islam calls Shariah and that has the self-described mission of "destroying Western civilization from within."

Away From the Politics of Fear.  Spiegel:  Madame Secretary, in your first testimony to the US Congress as Homeland Security Secretary you never mentioned the word "terrorism."  Does Islamist terrorism suddenly no longer pose a threat to your country?  Napolitano:  Of course it does.  I presume there is always a threat from terrorism.  In my speech, although I did not use the word "terrorism," I referred to "man-caused" disasters.  That is perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur.

Obama-Speak Replaces 'Terrorism' With 'Man-Caused Disaster'.  Even as President Obama compares bankers to suicide bombers, his Homeland Security Secretary is suggesting the T-word, terrorism, is too inflammatory and representative of old-fashioned "politics of fear."  She's announced a new term:  "man-caused disaster."

Why would a President snub our allies and befriend terrorists?  One by one Barack Obama is alienating our closest allies.  First, he snubbed Israel by making his phone call to the leader of the Palestinian authority his first official act as President on the morning of January 21.  In that phone call he conveyed to the enemy of Israel that he could count on 'U.S. support for Palestinian goals.'  This is not the only time he has brushed off Israel.  His overtures toward Hamas and Iran's extremist Islamist government are but further indications of his deep disdain for the Jewish state.

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Obama and Khamenei.  During the U.S. presidential election, President Obama boasted that he would embark on personal diplomacy to solve our foreign policy problems with terrorist countries such as Syria and the Islamic Republic. ... President Obama, it takes two to tango, as the old saying goes.  The uncompromising oil-intoxicated fanatics of Iran and their proxies don't want to dance with you.  They want the entire floor — the Middle East — and the rest of the world down the road.

Apologies Just Tell Our Enemies We're Weak.  First, President Obama sends a message to the Muslim world, effectively apologizing for the policies of George W. Bush.  Excuse me, but shouldn't the Muslim world be apologizing to America for their contributions to the radicalization of their brethren that led them to kill 3,000 Americans on 9/11?

1984 in 2009.  Last week President Obama announced that we would no longer call enemy combatants "Enemy Combatants."  Yesterday [3/26/2009] the Office of Management and Budget sent a memo instructing people who are fighting the Global War on Terror that it was no longer Global, nor a War, nor had anything to do with Terror.

Obama's Remarkable 9/11 Blindspot.  Whether anyone chooses to notice or not, President Obama put himself out on the very edge of a very long and fragile limb on the issue of how to handle terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay. ... In fact, if it turns out that we do have another 9/11 and there is even a shred of evidence that the closing of Guantanamo had anything to do with our inability to prevent it, I don't think that Obama could have closed off any more of his plausible escape hatches if he had actually tried to do so.

Video:  Obama's deep bow to the Saudi king.  I hope all the lefties who tore into Bush over his Saudi prostration will express equal disgust with President HopeAndChange's literal bowing and scraping to King Abdullah.  When JWF sent a link to the photo with Obama bent down like a serf (further than either he or Michelle dipped for Queen Elizabeth, by the way), I tried to give the benefit of the doubt. ... But no, here's the video.

Clueless Obama Bows Before Saudi King.  We never heard the end of it when Bush held his hand while they walked together.  I wonder if the left will be yukking it up over this?  Is Obama that stupid he doesn't know only his subjects bow before him?  Apparently so.

One in 10 Americans still think Barack Obama is Muslim.  White evangelical Protestants and Republicans were the most likely to say Mr Obama — who has an Arabic middle name — was Muslim in response to the poll question:  "Do you happen to know what Barack Obama's religion is?"  Nearly one in five white evangelical Protestants and 17 percent of the Republicans who took part in the telephone poll of 1,308 adults, which was conducted by Pew Research from March 9-12, said they thought Obama was Muslim.

Obama bows down to Saudi King.  I am quite certain that this is not the protocol, and is most unbecoming a President of the United States.

With bowed head and bended knee.  Has anyone ever seen Barack Obama publicly bow and bend his knee when meeting someone prior to yesterday?  I don't recall any photos of such a gesture of greeting, but I would be very happy if some of the President's defenders on the left could provide such evidence that his striking body language yesterday [4/2/2009] before the monarch of Saudi Arabia and custodian of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina was simply a habitual gesture of warmth.

Obama doubles down on the bow to the Saudi King.  The story is officially "in play" now that the White House has spoken, albeit from an anonymous source.  American citizens are implicitly asked to view the demi-prostration and decide for themselves.  The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration.

The MSM coverup of the Presidential bow before the financier of radical Islam.  You have to look really hard to find it, but the American mainstream media are glancing at the stunning Obama bow before the King of Saudi Arabia, but only for the purpose of dismissing it.

Obama unable to shake Muslim myth.  In a series of four surveys conducted during the last year, 12 percent consistently said the president is a Muslim.  The number of evangelical Protestants with that belief — 19 percent — also has remained unchanged.  The same is true for Republicans:  17 percent said Mr. Obama was Muslim in 2008, as they do now.  Among blacks, 6 percent say he is Muslim, down from 10 percent.  Among Democrats, the number is 7 percent, down from 9 percent.  Less than half of Americans — 48 percent — say Mr. Obama is a Christian, down from 51 percent.  Thirty-five percent don't know what religion he is; no one classified him as an atheist.

11% of Americans believe Obama is a Muslim.  A poll conducted by Pew Research in March shows that over one in 10 Americans still believe President Barack Obama is a Muslim.  That number is only slightly lower than the results of a poll conducted by Pew last October.  White evangelical Protestants (19%) and Republicans (17%) are among the most likely to view Obama as a Muslim, according to the poll.

Obama declares US not at war with Islam.  Barack Obama, making his first visit to a Muslim nation as president, declared Monday [4/6/2009] the United States "is not and will never be at war with Islam."  Calling for a greater partnership with the Islamic world in an address to the Turkish parliament, Obama called the country an important U.S. ally in many areas, including the fight against terrorism.

Obama's Unholy War Against Christianity, Not Islam.  As far as Obama is concerned, the only religion to be "reformed" — which is to say destroyed — is not the west's historic adversary but its progenitor.  Islam is peaceful, he pronounces, while traditional Christianity is bigoted and dangerous. Islam is a friend to America, while traditional Christians are, as Obama supporter Tom Hanks described Proposition 8 supporters, "un-American."

A Christian Nation?  President Barack Obama said in Turkey:  "We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation.  We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values."  Well, I don't know what "we" consider "ourselves," but I do think we ought to examine that statement and why Obama felt compelled to make it a part of his world apology tour.

Obama sheathes his sword and bows in respect to the Muslim world.  This was Obama's first presidential visit to a Muslim-majority country.  Indeed it is only in that context that his speech in Ankara can be fully appreciated.  This was not simple nation-to-nation diplomacy.  It is clear Obama is attempting something more ambitious than that.  He is fundamentally reshaping America's relations with the Muslim world...

Obama:  Islam Has Shaped the U.S.A..  Undeniably the Islamic faith has done a great deal to shape the world — a statement that makes no value judgment about exactly how it has shaped the world.  It has formed the dominant culture in what is known as the Islamic world for centuries.  But what on earth could Obama mean when he says that Islam has also "done so much" to shape his own country?  Unless he considers himself an Indonesian, Obama's statement was extraordinarily strange.

The dilemma of the "good" Muslim.  Even before his inauguration, President Obama signaled a change of attitude toward Islam.  He renounced the term "war on terror" and has never even flirted with another right-wing favorite, "clash of civilizations."  Since taking office he has addressed the Islamic world with respect — a key concept in that culture — and recently declared in Israel that the United States is not at war with Islam and never will be.

Muslim woman's appointment as Obama advisor.  Egyptians are cautiously rejoicing over the recent appointment of a veiled Egyptian American Muslim woman as an advisor to President Obama.  Dalia Mogahed, senior analyst and executive director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, was appointed this month to Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

How to Lose a Friend in 100 Days.  Israeli strategy is all too often constructed, if not dictated, by American foreign policy and in particular, the American President.  How then could American Jews risk the survival of the State of Israel on a man who they knew befriended and listened to an anti-Semitic pastor for 20 years, surrounded himself with anti-Semitic friends and advisors, promised to unconditionally reach out to Israel's (and America's) enemies, and flip flopped on the status of Jerusalem?

Billboards of Hate.  As Barack Hussein Obama draws closer to Iran, Syria and its proxy, Hezb'allah, moves to negotiate with Hamas and intensifies pressure on Israel, accusations about the influence of the "Israeli lobby," but not the Saudi lobby, abound.  Increasingly, America's problems are blamed by Obama appointees on U.S. support for Israel and U.S. foreign policy appears to be becoming less favorable to the Jewish state.

Obama to make major address to Muslims in Egypt.  President Barack Obama will make his long-awaited direct address to Muslims in a major speech in Egypt on June 4, accelerating his effort to rebuild the tattered US image in the Islamic world.  Obama chose Egypt for what will be a closely watched appeal because it is the heart of the Arab world, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Friday, laying out details of a trip that will also take in Germany and France.

Obama picks Egypt for Muslim address.  President Barack Obama will make his long-awaited address to Muslims in Egypt on June 4, accelerating his bid to mend the US image in the Islamic world from an epicentre of Arab civilisation.

Hillary Clinton's $900 Million Pledge to Palestinians Will Promote 'Hate Education,' Panelists Say.  The almost $1 billon that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged as humanitarian and economic development aid for Palestinian civilians in Gaza and the West Bank in 2009 also will be used to promote terrorism and teach the next generation of Palestinians to hate non-Muslims and oppose the existence of Israel, a panel said Monday [5/11/2009] at the Heritage Foundation.

Obama's U.N. Mistake: America is now on a collision course with Israel.  In advance of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to the United States on Monday [5/18/2009], President Obama unveiled a new strategy for throwing Israel to the wolves.  It takes the form of enthusiasm for the United Nations and international interlopers of all kinds.

Barack Obama Is Giving Iran The Time It Needs To Build A Nuclear Bomb.  Has President Obama inadvertently given Iran the green light to develop an atom bomb?  I only ask because it appears to be the logical conclusion to be drawn from his announcement this week that he is giving Iran until the end of the year to decide whether or not to co-operate with the West over its controversial nuclear programme.

Bam and the Riverdale 'Bombers'.  President Obama has done a lot of speechifying in recent days about America's "responsibilities" in fighting terror.  So you'd think he'd have a word of encouragement for the team of crack FBI agents and NYPD officers that foiled a real-life terror attack against two Bronx synagogues on Wednesday.  Alas, not a peep.

Is Obama Another Jimmy Carter?  During the U.S. Presidential primaries last year, I had expressed my misgivings that Barack Obama might turn out to be another Jimmy Carter, whose confused thinking and soft image paved the way for the success of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.  The subsequent Iranian defiance of the U.S. and Carter's inability to deal effectively with the crisis in which Iranian students raided the U.S. Embassy in Teheran...

Barack Obama is blind to his blunders over Islam.  [Obama] granted his first interview as President to Saudi television and, later, made a speech at the Turkish parliament in Ankara. On both occasions he highlighted the Islamic element of his background and solemnly declared that the "United States is not and will never be at war with Islam".

Obowma and the Saudi King.  As illegitimate Obama's presidency may be, he is now representing America.  When the president of America bows fawningly and obsequiously kisses the hand of the custodian of K'aba, like a serf kissing the hand of his master, he is sending a clear message.  This is not Obama bowing to Abdullah; it's America that is bowing to Islam.

Obama speech to offer personal commitment to Muslims.  President Barack Obama will offer a "personal commitment" to bridge US differences with Muslims in his long-awaited speech to the Islamic world next week in Egypt, aides said. ... "The speech will outline his personal commitment to engagement, based upon mutual interests and mutual respect," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said.

High court is urged to block 9/11 suit against Saudis.  In a setback for insurers and individual victims of the 9/11 attacks, U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan urged the Supreme Court yesterday [5/29/2009] to reject allegations that Saudi Arabia was responsible because it indirectly financed al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups.  Kagan, in a 22-page amicus brief filed yesterday with the Supreme Court, said U.S. law generally barred lawsuits against foreign governments for supporting terrorism unless they met narrowly tailored exceptions.  Kagan said none of those exceptions applied, and she advised the court not to hear the case.

Why Obama is losing The Third Jihad.  As I pen these words not more than sixty miles north of where I sit, a radical Islamist breeding ground is churning out hate, weapons training, and radical Wahabi indoctrination.  To date President Barack Obama's administration has done zero about it.

The Real Saudi Bow.  When President Obama first met the Saudi royals, he seemed to bow at the waist.  Either that or he doubled over in pain.  Did he bow?  Or didn't he bow?  That was the topic du jour at the press briefing that day.  But now we have the answer:  Obama is, indeed, really bowing to the Saudis as he visits the Middle East this week.  First, he is bypassing Israel.  Visiting the Middle East and not going to Israel would be like touring North America and omitting a stop in the United States.

The King and O.  They walked inside the airport, sat down on two ornate gold chairs, chatted briefly and drank Arabian coffee.  The president does not particularly like coffee, but he drank all of his nonetheless. ... The gold medallion the king gave to the president is the King Abdul Aziz Collar, considered the highest honor of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, usually presented to heads of state.

The Emergence of President Obama's Muslim Roots.  Given widespread unease and prejudice against Muslims among Americans, especially in the wake of 9/11, the Obama campaign was perhaps understandably very sensitive during the primaries and general election to downplay the candidate's Muslim roots. ... Since the election, however, with the threat of the rumors at least somewhat abated, the White House has been increasingly forthcoming about the president's roots.  Especially when reaching out to the Muslim world.

Obama:  America "One of the Largest Muslim Countries in the World".  As we noted earlier, and as ABC now confirms, Obama's speech in Cairo will focus on his Muslim roots and the unique perspective it provides him.  Obama also teased the contents of the speech in an interview with a French television station:  "...Now, the flip side is I think that the United States and the West generally, we have to educate ourselves more effectively on Islam.  And one of the points I want to make is, is that if you actually took the number of Muslims Americans, we'd be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world."

Barack Hussein Obama: US "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world".  It is important to note that "if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we'd be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world".  So says President Barack Obama.  Or I should say:  Barack Hussein Obama.  That's right:  Barack Hussein Obama.  Say it proud.  Say it out loud.  The middle moniker that dared not speak its name during the election campaign is now front and centre of the US president's attempt to woo the Muslim world, the theme of his visits to Riyadh on Wednesday and Cairo on Thursday [6/4/2009].

Israel to Obama:  "No You Can't!"  North Korea is launching missiles, Iran is building nukes, Saudi Arabia is sponsoring hate that translates into worldwide terrorism, Sudan is still massacring and raping, China is busy ethnic cleansing Tibet into a Chinese province... but the Obama Administration is furious, yes "furious" at only one country, Israel.

What Muslim World?  Even before U.S. President Barack Obama utters a word of his long-anticipated June 4 address to "the Muslim world," there is already a problem with the rhetoric.  As well meaning as it sounds, the term "Muslim world" is a trap.  There is no unified Muslim world.  And describing it as such legitimizes the idea that it is "us vs. them" — just the sort of divided world that al Qaeda wants to create.

The reason the president won't talk about the Long murder.  Obama and others in his administration are all too happy to ignore the outrageous murder of an innocent soldier in America while condemning the outrageous murder of an abortion doctor in a church.  The latter won't affect Muslim relations with the U.S.

Obama's regret-and-redemption road show.  On Thursday [6/4/2009], Obama will indulge his hubris in Cairo by treating 1.4 billion Muslims to a lecture on American failures, a subject on which most of his intended audience needs no further instruction.  He will go on to explain how his own presidency is a repudiation of that checkered past.

Obama Renews Openness About His Muslim Roots Ahead of Egypt Speech.  President Obama has spoken proudly of American Muslims, even referencing his heritage as the son of a Muslim man, ahead of his highly anticipated speech Thursday [6/4/2009] in Cairo aimed at shoring up relations between the U.S. and the Muslim world.

Obama's Muslim comment sparks debate.  President Obama's assertion that the United States is one of the world's biggest Muslim countries has sparked debate about the comment's accuracy and how far the president will extend himself to the Muslim world.  "If you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we'd be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world," the president told French television station Canal Plus on Monday [6/1/2009], the eve of his five-day, overseas trip with stops in Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Obama's Cairo speech signals end of the 9/11 era.  If Barack Obama fulfills even some of the promises he made during his important address in Cairo Thursday, June 4, 2009 will be remembered in world history as the last day of the 9/11 era. ... Obama gave Israel the following choices Thursday:  Either the conservative Israeli government will adjust itself to the American people's choice in electing a liberal president, or the speech will be the lightning that precedes the thunder.

The End of America's Strategic Alliance with Israel?  From an Israeli perspective, Pres. Barack Obama's speech today in Cairo was deeply disturbing. Both rhetorically and programmatically, Obama's speech was a renunciation of America's strategic alliance with Israel.

White House Video Features Muslim Proselytizers.  Just after President Obama's Cairo speech ended, I clicked on the White House Web site.  The home page, and especially its compelling large image, appeared to visually suggest the America that Obama has been describing recently — a country that is not a Christian nation, nor a Jewish nation, not even a pluralistic nation, but "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world."

Let's All Accept Islam.  When Muslims start protesting the murders and indecencies performed in the name of Islam then I will accept them.  We are told that the people who do these acts are a small minority of Muslims.  So where are the protests, where are the books, where are the articles, where is the Islamic Pete Seeger?  If Islam is really a religion of peace, then start showing it.  We have been waiting for it and the memories I have are of Muslims out partying after the Twin Towers went down.  Mr. Obama, it is nice that you want us to accept Islam, but would you have asked us to accept Nazism or Communism with their mass murders and mistreatment of people?

9-11:  The Desecration.  Add another Obama insult to injury on 9-11. First, he desecrated the memory of 9-11 with his planned proclamation of his mandatory civilian service on 9-11, which he has designated a "National Day of Service."  And now 9-11 has yet another title:  State Department personnel are supposed to pray with Muslims on the newly declared "Interfaith Day of Service," whatever that means on 9-11.

Muslims to mount massive march on Washington.  The first national gathering of Muslims will take place by the site where U.S. Presidents have been inaugurated since 1981.  Key planners of the event, including Hassen Abdellah, say that the inspiration for the event came from Barack Obama's speech at the University of Cairo in which U.S. President said that Islam is an integral part of American society.

Will Americans accept Islam?  Earlier this month, at a White House dinner celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, President Obama said some things that conservative talk show hosts love to rewind and repeat.  In the presence of diplomats, business executives and members of Congress, Obama described Islam as "part of America" and hailed "its commitment to justice and progress."  He then called Islam "a great religion."  His fellow Americans are not so sure.

Obama extends greetings on Muslim holiday.  President Barack Obama is extending greetings to Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy monthlong fasting time known as Ramadan.

Hillary Salutes the Saudi King.  Amid all the coverage of President Obama's address to the United Nations, we should also note the obsequious "salute" that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave yesterday to Saudi King Abdullah. ... No mention was made of the fact that Saudi Arabia remains the only country in the world without a public church, or that is has been singled out by the State Department as one of the world's worst religious persecutors.

Was Barack Obama a Muslim?  "If I were a Muslim I would let you know," Barack Obama has said, and I believe him.  In fact, he is a practicing Christian, a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ.  He is not now a Muslim.  But was he ever a Muslim or seen by others as a Muslim?  More precisely, might Muslims consider him a murtadd (apostate), that is, a Muslim who converted to another religion and, therefore, someone whose blood may be shed?

Confirmed:  Barack Obama Practiced Islam.  [Scroll down]  All this matters, for if Obama once was a Muslim, he is now what Islamic law calls a murtadd (apostate), an ex-Muslim converted to another religion who must be executed.  Were he elected president of the United States, this status, clearly, would have large potential implications for his relationship with the Muslim world.

Holder Refuses to Say 'Radical Islam' Causes Terrorist Attacks.  How is it possible to prosecute the war against radical Islam when Obama administration officials don't believe radical Islam causes terrorist attacks?

This was also posted under Uncle Sam is afraid to say what he means.

The Shi'ite stripper girl next door.  [Rima] Fakih, who as Miss Michigan took the Miss USA crown last weekend, was born in southern Lebanon and, as commentator Debbie Schlussel has reported, has extensive family connections to Hezbollah.  But that reportage has been overshadowed by the more politically correct "first Arab-American Miss USA" storyline, dovetailing as it does with President Obama's efforts to promote Islam at home and abroad.

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