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The following is from Brigitte Gabriel’s “Act For America” e-newsletter; I haven’t seen this on the national site, so I share with you here. You can sign up for the e-newsletter here. Act For America also has a news page. It occured to me that there are at least 35 (known) jihadist training camps here in the USA (see here and here), and law enforcement says “our hands are tied” and “we can’t do anything” because “they haven’t done anything wrong” (yet) and they are exercising “free speech.” The prosecutorial idea of the “imminent threat” exclusion to free speech clause may need to be clarified. And let’s not be afraid to say “treason” either when it comes to Islamic leaders who virulently proclaim publicly the desire for the destruction of the United States. In a common sense world, jihadist training camps on our soil would be emptied, and these large-scale-disasters-waiting-to-happen would be locked away forever.  – PR

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The trial and convictions reported in the story below raise a question that America is going to have to grapple with in the next few years: At what point does the constitutional protection of free speech no longer apply to those who speak about carrying out violent jihad?

For instance, is an imam’s call to jihad, echoing throughout an American mosque, constitutionally protected speech?

Lawyers who we have talked to say the question comes down to an assessment of whether or not the call to jihad is incitement to violence that amounts to an “imminent threat.” Yelling “fire” in a crowded theater is an example of speech that creates an imminent threat of injury to the moviegoers, and is thus not protected speech.

At what point does calling for jihad become the equivalent of yelling “fire” in a crowded theater? We in America deeply cherish the right to free speech, but are we at risk of enabling the seeds of our own destruction by erring too far in the protection of speech that calls for jihad against us?

Walid Phares, in his excellent book Future Jihad, argues that “…U.S. and western strategies are a reaction to terror actions.” (p. 197, emphasis in original). His point is that the jihadist ideology is what produces the jihadist actions, that the history of militant Islam demonstrates this, and until we address what he terms the “factory” that produces jihad, we will fall short of success in defeating jihad.

In other words, given the clear pronouncements for jihad against infidels embedded throughout Islam’s holy books, and 1,400 years of Islamic history of violent jihad resulting from the call to jihad in those holy books, it is not unreasonable to conclude a cause and effect relationship between the ideology of jihad and the actions of jihad.

Radical Islam is at heart a supremacist political ideology, and it is not the only such ideology that has ever existed. Nazism immediately comes to mind. Here in America, the Ku Klux Klan built a violent supremacist movement based upon hate and a twisting of the Bible. Each of these ideologies have certain things in common, including treating “non-believers” as second-class citizens and the call to violence against those “non-believers.”

So let us close with two questions. Would 21st century America celebrate the “rights” of a Grand Wizard of the KKK publicly calling for the lynching of African-Americans? By the same token, then, should America celebrate the “rights” of Islamists in America who publicly call for jihad against infidels in America?

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5 Miami men convicted of Sears Tower attack plot
By CURT ANDERSON | AP Legal Affairs Writer
          4:24 PM CDT, May 12, 2009
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-us-terrorisminvestig,0,7616324.story

MIAMI – It took three trials, three juries and nearly three years, but federal prosecutors finally succeeded Tuesday in convicting five Miami men of plotting to start an anti-government insurrection by destroying Chicago’s Sears Tower and bombing FBI offices. One man was acquitted.

When the FBI swarmed the downtrodden Liberty City neighborhood to make the arrests in June 2006, the administration of President George W. Bush hailed the case as a prime example of the Justice Department’s post-Sept. 11 policy of disrupting potential terror plots in the earliest possible stages.

Yet hours of FBI recordings of terrorist talk contrasted with little concrete evidence of an evolving plot, triggering two mistrials because juries could not agree on verdicts against ringleader Narseal Batiste or five followers. One of the original seven defendants was acquitted after the first trial.

“Any cases that involve someone’s mental intent, their intention when they made certain statements, are always difficult,” said Matthew Orwig, former U.S. attorney in Texas who has monitored the Miami case. “It was a must-win for the government. They needed some vindication.”

Finally, this third jury found the way on its sixth day of deliberations.

It wasn’t the only victory Tuesday for terrorism prosecutors. In a separate case in New York, a jury convicted a Lebanese-born Swede of trying to set up a terror training camp in Oregon in 1999. The verdict against Oussama Kassir capped a three-week trial.

In the Miami case, Batiste, 35, was the only one convicted of all four terrorism-related conspiracy counts, including plotting to provide material support to terrorists and conspiring to wage war against the U.S. Batiste, who was on the vast majority of FBI recordings, faces up to 70 years in prison.

Batiste’s right-hand man, 29-year-old Patrick Abraham, was convicted on three counts and faces 50 years behind bars. Convicted on two counts and facing 30 years are 24-year-old Burson Augustin, 25-year-old Rotschild Augustine and 33-year-old Stanley Grant Phanor. Naudimar Herrera, 25, was cleared of all four charges.

U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard set sentencing for July 27 for the five convicted men, most of whom are Haitian or have Haitian ancestry.

Herrera criticized the prosecution as “bogus” and insisted the men banded together not for terrorism but to explore ways to lift up the impoverished, drug-infested area.

“It’s not right,” Herrera said outside the courthouse. “We were really all about helping the community.”

The jury endured a two-month trial, then had to restart deliberations last week after one juror was excused for illness and a second was booted off the panel for being uncooperative. After the verdicts were read, court security officials escorted the jury — whose names were kept secret — out of the building before they could be interviewed.

“This was a difficult trial, and we thank all the prosecutors and agents involved, whose efforts resulted in today’s successful conclusion,” said Miami U.S. Attorney R. Alexander Acosta, a holdover Bush appointee.

Prosecutors Richard Gregorie and Jacqueline Arango focused on the group’s intent as captured on dozens of FBI audio and video recordings. Batiste is repeatedly heard espousing violence against the U.S. government and saying the men should start a “full ground war” that would “kill all the devils.”

“I want to fight some jihad,” Batiste says on one tape.

A key piece of evidence is an FBI video of the entire group pledging an oath of allegiance, or “bayat,” to al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden in a March 16, 2006, ceremony led by an Arabic-speaking FBI informant posing as “Brother Mohammed” from al-Qaida. Testimony also showed the men took photographs and video of possible targets in Miami, including the FBI building, a courthouse complex and a synagogue.

But Batiste, who testified in all three trials, insisted he was only going along with Mohammed so he could obtain $50,000 or more for his struggling construction business and a nascent community outreach program. Batiste was leader of a Miami chapter of a sect known as the Moorish Science Temple, which combines elements of Christianity, Judaism and Islam and does not recognize the U.S. government’s full authority.

Defense lawyers also claimed the case was an FBI setup driven by informants who manipulated the group.

“This is a manufactured crime,” Batiste attorney Ana M. Jhones said earlier in the trial.

A seventh man who was acquitted after the first 2007 trial, 34-year-old Lyglenson Lemorin, is being deported to his native Haiti anyway. Less stringent Immigration laws make it easier for U.S. officials to use the terrorism allegations against Lemorin.

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She’s a radio host in Minneapolis, and has a website dedicated to jihad awareness: http://www.olivetreeviews.org/. I wish I could give you a direct link to streaming audio, but her site is not set up that way. You can click here to go to here archive page, and look for the May 2, 2009 interview with Ilan Sharon.

Most Americans still think of this war – the jihad that has been declared against us – as being “over there” somewhere. It’s not personal, so why should we even bother. Markell talks about the difficulty in comprehension to westerners about Islam’s influence around the world in places like Bethlehem, Sudan, Somalia, and Gaza. “Where radical Islam exists, pretty much ruin will follow. That’s a very sad commentary but it’s true. Their following sharia law in many of these places – which is devastating – and yet, they want to bring sharia law to America and they’re partially succeeding.”

Their real goal is America, but they realize it’s not going to be as easy as Sudan or Somalia, and they’re busy laying the groundwork now so that we will let them take over, step by step. Once Islam has established concrete sharia “rights” in this country, it will exponentially more difficult (if not downright impossible) to stop.

Markell talks about the forthcoming movie “The Third Jihad” and that this movie is based on the account of an American Muslim doctor, Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, a former physician to the US Congress, and about what he discovered, the secret manifesto of the American Muslim Brotherhood. After 9-11, he felt he finally had to start telling the truth about radical Islam’s intent for America:

A grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the western civilization from within.

 The movie trailer says it well: “We all know about terrorism. This is the war you don’t know about.”

A quote from Sharon on the radio show also makes a serious point, “The values that we have as Americans – it doesn’t matter if you’re a religious person or not, I’m just talking about basic American values –  … contradict with the radical Islam values.”

Jasser is working for reform within the American Muslim community because fundamentalist Islamic values stand against American values.

The only think I might ad is that reform with the Muslim community is practically impossible, because Islam itself protects against being reformed. Video example here. Article about it here. “Moderate” Muslims are afraid. They fear being ostracized (or worse) by the Muslim community here in America, and they fear harsh retribution against family members back in their Muslim countries of origin. It is highly unlikely that Muslims themselves will reform Islam, even in “free speech” America.

They must be intentionally stopped. Every little bit of the internal creeping imposition of many thousands of tiny steps of sharia law must be intentionally stopped.

 

For more ideas, check out: www.WhatYouCanDoAboutIslam.com .

Check out “The Third Jihad” clips here.

More from Paul Revere here and here.

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It does (all the time), and stop calling me, “Shirley.”

Here’s the story out of the UK, lifted form Jihad Watch.

In a nutshell, a Muslim was hired to be the catering manager for a police headquarters in west London. The normal part of the duty he was hired for required the cooking of bacon and pork sausages – which are unclean to Muslims. His supervisor suggested he wear gloves when he needed to handle these items, and he sues the force on the grounds he suffered “religious discrimination.”

Robert Spencer (of Jihad Watch).ads his comments:

“When Islamic law and Western customs conflict, in a Western country, which will have to give way? And what precedent will be set by the endless accommodation of Islamic rules and sensibilities? Either someone at some point will have the courage to call a halt and say that there will be no more accommodation of Islamic law at the expense of British custom and law, or the demands and accommodations will continue until the UK becomes a Sharia state.

Now you’re probably saying to yourself, “Well, that’s in the U.K. Surely that doesn’t happen here.”

Recently a friend of mine went to the local Pappa Murphy’s in the White Center neighborhood of West Seattle. In front of him in line was about a 10 year old Muslim boy, who was claiming his family’s pizza. The boy requested that the pizza maker remove the plastic gloves he had been using, and get a fresh pair of gloves, because he had (likely) been handling pork products for the other customers.

The clerk complied.

This is small. No big whoop, right? C’mon Paul Revere, you’re being alarmist over nothing. If you think that, your assumptions are 100% incorrect. This is exactly the “Stealth Jihad” that is becoming less and less stealthy. I’m pumped about that. I’m hearing that term more and more, and in more mainstream threads, and that is a good thing. The subtle takeover of America is being done one plastic glove at a time. One denied Minneapolis cab ride at a time. One segregated US College swim time at a time. One propagandistic “religious discrimination” lawsuit at a time. And – just like the UK has already proven – they will do it, but only if we let them.

When you come to the USA, you should accept American values, not try to force businesses and communities to kowtow to your particular religious bent. Jews don’t “do” pork either, but I haven’t heard of any Jewish individuals demanding that restaurant workers change their gloves to comply with their “non pork” diet. I haven’t heard of any Jewish groups here in the US suing restaurant management because they might have to touch pork. Know what Jews in this country who have a conviction about pork do? They don’t work where they might have to touch pork. Not so with Muslims, they have an agenda to bend the US little by little until the US comes fully under the subjugation of (Islamic) sharia law.

In an excellent speech to the David Horowitz Freedom Center (view it here), Robert Spencer highlights the two features of all these very little concessions that are currently being granted daily. First, the Muslim Brotherhood (or one of their ancillary organizations) is almost always involved with it, and second, that “they all have the characteristic of reinforcing the principle that where Islamic law and American law conflict, it’s American law that has to give way.”

I’d be interested to hear if YOU have any local examples of your neighborhood becoming “sharia compliant.” If you have a story to share, send it here: TodaysPaulRevere@gmail.com .

Thousands of these seemingly tiny incremental steps will slowly kill us. Only if you let it.

Practical “street level” preventative steps here. 

 

Government action steps recommended by Geert Wilders here (scroll down ¾ through the article).

More from Paul Revere here and here.

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I keep tellin’ ya: the best up to date TRUTH about the global jihad is at Jihad Watch. It’s more tools in your belt: informing those around you one person at a time.

 So here ya go with the bullet points (pun intended, although the “sword” is the weapon of choice). Headlines you’ll find at JW today: 

  • General Commander of Iranian Army: “I do not think we will need more than 11 days to wipe Israel out of existence” (But of course their nuclear ambitions are only for peaceful purposes, right? Right?!?! Hey, * tap tap *is this thing on? Is anyone going to DO anthing about whackos with nuclear weapons in Iran?).
  • “Can you imagine being forced to live as refugees in your own country?” (But the sanctioned discrimination is okay, because that is how their culture has always done it, and we mustn’t judge)!
  • US worried that jihadists will seize Pakistani nukes, and Pakistani officials won’t tell where they are (No worries here! The Taliban is moving in to take over this nuclear nation. OH BOY! More whacko Islamic fundamentalists with nukes. Who cares)?
  • Iraqi in Denmark recruited suicide bombers; Denmark unable to deport him on “humanitarian grounds” (Hey, we already have that problem here: Obama can’t find ANY countries willing to take Guantanamo Bay prisoner-releases. And quietly he is going back to the Bush doctrine, and Guantanamo Bay will remain open. But you wont hear that in from the lamestream media that worships Obama).
  • “These Talibans have ruined the reputation of Islam” (Hey! Those women are out of their hijabs, time to beat them back into submission – and Islam means “submission.” And remember: we need to be tolerant and try to understaaaand these Islamic fundamentalists).

I suggest you check it daily. The primary writer for Jihad Watch, Robert Spencer, does a great job of keeping you updated on the jihad against the United States and the whole non-Muslim world. He is very well educated, and all sources are noted. Links at the end of all articles and videos make it easy to read on and make your own conclusions.

For “street level” things  you can do, easily, every day, check out: www.CitizenWarrior.com. And – an easy redirect to remember for curious is www.HaltTerrorism.com.

Here at “Act Seattle for America” our job is to make local tie in’s wherever we can to the news of the day, and give you the tools you need to make wise decisions for yourself and your family, become educated about the stealth jihad in your own backyard, and give you practical things you can do to keep the United States of America free from any form of Islamic tyranny.

More from Paul Revere

Do the Right Thing

Paul Revere 2

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I keep tellin’ ya: the best up to date TRUTH about the global jihad is at Jihad Watch. It’s more tools in your belt: informing those around you one person at a time. 

So here ya go with the bullet points (pun intended, although the “sword” is the weapon of choice). Headlines you’ll find at JW today:

  • Denmark delays freedom of speech conference to avoid offending Muslims — in case Geert Wilders shows up (But hey, who has anything to fear from “The Religion of Peace”).
  • Saudi daily: Israel will use swine flu against its neighbors (Of COURSE they will! It’s also widely believed in Palestine (for real) that Jews kill Palestinian kids so they can drink their blood in Jewish rituals).
  • Egypt: Security forces demolish church services building, assault Coptic priests, women, and children (Thousands affected, but you wont hear about it in the lamestream media).
  • FBI to watch mosques for jihad activity — no, wait… (lots of hatred being preached, lots of Saudi money being funneled for jihad, lots of treason being fostered, but we mustn’t look THERE, that would be “insensitive.”).
  • Pakistan’s tribal areas thoroughly infiltrated by al-Qaeda and Taliban (Does anyone care that the Taliban very well might overtake Pakistan, and their nukes)?

I suggest you check it daily. The primary writer for Jihad Watch, Robert Spencer, does a great job of keeping you updated on the jihad against the United States and the whole non-Muslim world. He is very well educated, and all sources are noted. Links at the end of all articles and videos make it easy to read on and make your own conclusions.

For “street level” things  you can do, easily, every day, check out: www.CitizenWarrior.com. And – an easy redirect to remember for curious is www.HaltTerrorism.com.

Here at “Act Seattle for America” our job is to make local tie in’s wherever we can to the news of the day, and give you the tools you need to make wise decisions for yourself and your family, become educated about the stealth jihad in your own backyard, and give you practical things you can do to keep the United States of America free from any form of Islamic tyranny.

More from Paul Revere

Do the Right Thing

Paul Revere 2

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