“This is about the jackboot of tyranny” Karen Kenny’s powerful testimony on how IRS targeted her group
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***This is very interesting — check it out. This is radical Islam – these are the people leading the rebels in Syria. These are the radicals the U.S. is supporting through Barack Obama.
Qur’an:8:39 — “So fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief) and all submit to the religion of Allah alone [in the world].”
Former CAIR Official Bassem Khafagy: “I Never Loved the US, the Infidel Country….. ‘Moderate Islam’ Is A Violation Of Islam”
June 1, 2013 · by Moderator · in Muslims WorldWide
Egyptian Presidential Candidate and Former CAIR Official Bassem Khafagy: “I Never Loved the US, the Infidel Country”
[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT] Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian presidential candidate Bassem Khafagy, which aired on Al-Hekma TV on March 14, 2012:
Interviewer: What is your position with regard to the Shiites and Iran?
Bassem Khafagy: In my view, there are two enterprises of equal importance: a Persian enterprise and a Shiite enterprise. When it comes to the Shiite enterprise, I embrace the Sunni view: We are Islam, and there is a deviant sect. This deviant sect cursed the Prophet Muhammad and his wives, and they invoke the idols of the Quraysh tribe in their prayers.
There is not a single book on the Shia that I have not read. When I was in the US, I held many discussions with Shiites. I know very well all their claims about the Koran of Fatima, and regarding the notions of taqiyya, bada’a, and so on. In terms of theology, I am, of course, completely in line with the Sunni view, without any doubt. I don’t need to expand on this.
With regard to the other issue – the Persian enterprise – I view it as equally dangerous. The establishment of a Shiite-Persian Crescent should be prevented at all costs, because it aims to divide the Sunnis in the region. They would like to sever Turkey from the Arabian Peninsula and from Egypt. In my view, the revival of this region is based upon Egypt, first and foremost, and upon its allies in its living space, particularly Turkey and Saudi Arabia. These three countries are of great importance, because together they have tremendous power, not to be ignored, for the revival of the region. This powerful entity should not be allowed to be divided up…
Interviewer: So you are saying that you will not have any dealings with Iran – neither in their capacity as Persians nor in their capacity as Shiites?
Bassem Khafagy: I am prepared to deal even with the devil, but on one condition.
Interviewer: What do you mean by “the devil”?
Bassem Khafagy: I will do absolutely anything that serves the main strategic interests of Egypt. I am not ashamed of myself, and I am not ashamed of my country…
Interviewer: We are now hearing of billions being invested in Egypt by Iran. Do you accept such financial aid or investment in the economy of Egypt?
Bassem Khafagy: I will first examine if there are – and I’m sure there are – ulterior motives, which undermine Egypt’s national security. I will not allow any threat to Egypt’s national security for the sake of billions, regardless of their source – be it the Zionist entity or anyone else. I want investments in Egypt to come from friends of Egypt. Any party that wants to declare its friendship with Egypt is welcome.
Interviewer: The US, for example?
Bassem Khafagy: The US has never declared its friendship with Egypt. It declared its friendship with Mubarak. But its entire conduct… Whoever finances and supports my main enemy in the region is no friend of mine.
When I first went to America – like many Islamists who went there – I loved Islamic preaching there. I loved the place I lived in, but I never loved the US, the infidel country.
I wrote in my article that the US constitutes a criminal element in this world. All my writings in recent years explain the unacceptable Western subjugation enterprise. I discussed the RAND report, which was read by most of the Muslim world’s elite. I was the first to write about this report and the first to translate it into Arabic. I was the first to expose the notion of “moderate Islam,” which is used as a means to canonize a “non-Islamic Islam.” I don’t know why they call it “moderation.” This “moderation” means violation [of the laws] of Islam.
By: Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media
Reacting to reports that the Obama Department of Justice may prosecute those who write and post articles offensive to Muslims, Pamela Geller of the American Freedom Defense Initiative has vowed, “We will fight you on this every step of the way. We will drag your dhimmi asses all the way to the Supreme Court. This is Sharia enforcement, and we are not going to stand for it.”
The term “dhimmi” refers to submission to or enforcement of Islamic law, also called Sharia.
Geller, who also co-founded Stop Islamization of Nations (SION) with Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch, has endorsed a rally for free speech on June 4 in Manchester, Tennessee, to protest anti-free speech comments by Bill Killian, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee.
Killian has generated outrage by vowing to use federal civil rights laws to punish those making critical comments about Islam.
A local paper reports that Killian and Kenneth Moore, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Knoxville, Tennessee, Division, are speaking at a public event and “will provide input on how civil rights can be violated by those who post inflammatory documents targeted at Muslims on social media.”
A U.S. Attorney usually prosecutes offenses such as foreign terrorism, child pornography, violent crimes and drug trafficking. But Killian told the local paper that civil rights laws can have certain “consequences” for the First Amendment right of free speech. The paper said, “Killian said Internet postings that violate civil rights are subject to federal jurisdiction.”
Killian is apparently basing this campaign against free speech on a Facebook post from a local politician showing a picture of a man pointing a shotgun at the camera with the phrase, “How to wink at a Muslim.” The local politician is a Democrat who says he intended it to be humorous.
The American Muslim Advisory Council, which denounced the “hate-filled post,” advertises the June 4 event as being about “public discourse in a free society.” It is scheduled for 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center, 147 Hospitality Boulevard in Manchester, Tennessee.
The demonstration for free speech is scheduled for 5:30 pm at the same location. “Change your plans, get off from work—go,” Geller says. “Tweet it, Facebook share, get the word out.”
The Killian address is apparently part of an “Arab American and Muslim Outreach Program” conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the local office of the FBI, and mandated by President Obama’s and Attorney General Eric Holder’s Department of Justice.
Killian’s official website also highlights a keynote address he delivered on August 25, 2012, when the Chattanooga (Tennessee) Islamic Center hosted a grand opening celebration. The center features “Strong Islamic studies,” a term that implies Sharia.
But radical Islam does not appear to be a potential problem for Killian. Instead, his office officially represents the United States in civil litigation and declares “we sue individuals or entities who have violated federal civil laws,” according to Killian’s official newsletter.
In the context of his warnings about posting comments critical of Muslims, this statement takes on ominous implications and must be treated seriously.
A wealthy former adjunct professor in trial advocacy at the University of Tennessee School of Law, he is clearly a showboat who wants to please his bosses in Washington, D.C. He is featured in eight photos in his official 12-page newsletter and has been described by a local paper as “a longtime Democrat.”
In an article about Killian’s anti-free speech efforts, the conservative legal group Judicial Watch comments, “In its latest effort to protect followers of Islam in the U.S., the Obama Justice Department warns against using social media to spread information considered inflammatory against Muslims, threatening that it could constitute a violation of civil rights.”
Exercising her own First Amendment rights, Geller, the founder, editor and publisher of AtlasShrugs.com, is strongly urging “every Atlas reader, twitter and Facebook friend who can be in Tennessee to join us” for the demonstration for free speech.
“Don’t think that this is just going to go away,” she warns. “They have declared war on our very freedoms. While we still have freedom of speech, we must use it.” She urges the public to bring free speech signs to the event.
In a story on the controversy, Politico quotes Floyd Abrams, one of the country’s most respected First Amendment attorneys, as saying about Killian: “He’s just wrong. The government may, indeed, play a useful and entirely constitutional role in urging people not to engage in speech that amounts to religious discrimination. But it may not, under the First Amendment, prevent or punish speech even if it may be viewed as hostile to a religion. And what it most clearly may not do is to stifle political or social debate, however rambunctious or offensive some may think it is.”
Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism and can be contacted at [email protected].
Mr. John Eastman
Chairman, National Organization for Marriage
Ms. Diane Belsom
Laurens County Tea Party
Ms. Becky Gerritson
Wetumpka Tea Party
Ms. Karen Kenney
San Fernando Valley Patriots
Mr. Kevin Kookogey
Founder and President, Linchpins of Liberty
Ms. Sue Martinek
Coalition for Life of Iowa
By: Trevor Loudon
Damon A. Silvers is the Director of Policy and Special Counsel for the AFL-CIO, which he joined as Associate General Counsel in 1997.
Mr. Silvers serves on a pro bono basis as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the state of New York. He is is also a member of the Investor Advisory Committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Treasury Department’s Financial Research Advisory Committee, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s Standing Advisory Group and its Investor Advisory Group.
Between 2006 and 2008, Mr. Silvers served as the Chair of the Competition Subcommittee of the United States Treasury Department Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession and as a member of the United States Treasury Department Investor’s Practice Committee of the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets.
He is a member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Standing Advisory Group, the Financial Accounting Standards Board User Advisory Council and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Corporate Governance Task Force
In 2008, Damon Silvers was appointed by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and the majority leader of the Senate Harry Reid, to serve as the Deputy Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP where he stayed until 2011.
A great deal of influence, one would say, for a semi-closet Marxist.
Back at Harvard, in the mid-1980s, Silver was the leader of the campus Democratic Socialists of America group – the country’s largest Marxist organization.
DSA always worked inside the Democratic Party to move it left. As Silvers told the Harvard Crimson at the time… “We see ourselves as the left-wing caucus of the Democratic Party…”
But Silvers has moved on from all that, right? He’s matured. He couldn’t possibly still be a socialist, after holding all those important positions, could he?
Well it seems he still is.
The Party of European Socialists organized a conference on a Financial Transaction Tax on March 15, 2010:
European Socialists said that the EU could gain €200 billion a year if a financial transaction tax of 0.05% were to be implemented on all products by 2011.
The estimate, drawn up by the Party of European Socialists (PES) and launched on 15 March, would be levied on all spot (simple currency) transactions, exchange-traded and over-the-counter (privately traded) derivatives to prevent speculative bubbles from bursting again.
The 14.00 – 16.00: Panel I: “Putting the global financial transaction tax on the global political agenda. How and why?” featured Damon Silvers, AFL-CIO, Member of the U.S. Congressional Oversight Panel, USA.
The Party of European Socialists is made up of European leftist parties affiliated with the Socialist International. They have been pushing the Financial Transactions Tax for several years through a front group called Europeans for Financial Reform. Its American counterpart is called, surprisingly, Americans for Financial Reform, and is a front for Democratic Socialists of America, the U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International.
Americans for Financial Reform is led by lifelong DSA supporter Heather Booth, a key Democratic Party operative and important backer of freshman Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Americans for Financial Reform, also surprisingly, backs the Financial Transaction Tax.
“It’s really profoundly immoral to talk about things like cutting Medicare when this policy measure sits in front of us,” AFL-CIO Director of Policy, Damon Silvers told an audience of Congressional staffers and others at a November 30, 2012 briefing on the Financial Transaction Tax. Lisa Donner, Executive Director of Americans for Financial Reform, moderated the event, which took place against a “backdrop of intense debate” over the so-called “fiscal cliff.” With federal tax rates at a half-century low and Washington hunting for revenue, a financial transaction tax needs to be “part of the conversation and on the table,” Donner said.
So, its clear that Silvers is quite willing to use his position and credibility to push socialist policies into the U.S. Congress.
In 2012, Silvers helped the cause by holding a fundraiser for Elizabeth Warren at the Takoma Park, Maryland home he shares with Elissa McBride, who is Director of Education and Leadership Training with AFSCME.
Elissa McBride was Democratic Socialists of America Youth Organizer from 1987 to 1989.
The event was organized by Maryland State Senator Jamie Raskin, a DSA supporter and the son of Marcus Raskin, founder of the far left Institute for Policy Studies.
Said Raskin of the event:
District 20 is the progressive Democratic heartland of Maryland so it makes sense that the sensational progressive Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, is coming to visit us here tomorrow! Please join me and true-blue Democrats from all over our community and state in giving Elizabeth Warren a rousing Maryland welcome tomorrow, Saturday, April 21, between 2:00 and 3:30 pm at the home of my friend Damon Silvers, a key force in the labor and consumer movement, in Takoma Park. We have the opportunity to give a big financial boost to Elizabeth’s campaign, which is essential to holding the U.S. Senate and taking back Congress in November. ..
Incidentally, Jamie Raskin’s wife Sarah Bloom Raskin, is another high level progressive operative.
On Thursday April 29, 2010, Maryland’s top financial regulator… was nominated by President Barack Obama, to serve on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
Sarah Bloom Raskin, Maryland’s commissioner of financial regulation, was tapped by Obama to fill one of three vacancies on the seven-member board that sets federal monetary policy.
Any doubt at all regarding Silvers’ ongoing socialist sympathies was ended on December 12, 2012, when the DSA controlled, Saul Alinsky based Midwest Academy, held its annual award ceremony at the Eatonville Restaurant in Washington, D.C.
Long-time DSA member Julian Bond was given a “Lifetime Achievement Award,” while another one time DSAer, Mike Lux, another key Democratic Party operative, was given a “Progressive Leadership Award.”
Damon Silvers was also given a Progressive Leadership Award.
Heather Booth of Americans for Financial Reform MC’d much of the event and Elizabeth Warren was Keynote speaker.
Such are those who rule America in the Obama era.
By: Trevor Loudon
On July 28, 1970, the F.B.I. issued a top secret memo entitled CONTACTS BETWEEN REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SOVIET UNION AND MEMBERS OR STAFF PERSONNEL OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS INTERNAL SECURITY – RUSSIA
Which thirteen U.S.Senators and Representatives did the Soviets most actively attempt to monitor or cultivate?
Why does it matter today?
Which prominent current U.S. Senator, a leader of the “progressive” movement, was mentored by a person featured on the above list?
Why is this Senator now an active supporter of an anti-U.S. military, pro-disarmament Political Action Committee, the same PAC which funded his mentor – a leader in the U.S. Nuclear Disarmament Movement?
Is it significant that the founder of this Political Action Committee was named by a high ranking Soviet KGB defector as a Soviet spy?
These and many other questions will be answered in Trevor Loudon’s upcoming book “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress.”
“The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress,” will be officially launched on August 20th in Washington, D.C.
However, if you are a U.S. resident, you can be one of the very first to own a copy by clicking on the button below.
New Zealander, Trevor Loudon, Editor of Trevorloudon.com and the author of Barack Obama and the Enemies Within, will tour his new book, The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress, across America this Fall.
Trevor’s work has been featured in numerous books and articles, thousands of blog posts and many interviews.
Trevor was responsible for exposing Barack Obama‘s childhood mentor, the Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis, and for exposing Van Jones, Obama’s communist “Green Jobs Czar,” who was then forced to leave the White House.