Look Who Just Pledged $32 Billion To Promote Islam And Sharia Law In America

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a senior member of the Saudi royal family, announced that he will be giving away his entire $32 billion fortune to charity–but his past statements and commitment to promote Islam in the United States have raised red flags for some.

Alwaleed Philanthropies’ statement regarding the prince’s intentions indicates his donation would “help build bridges to foster cultural understanding.”

“Philanthropy is a personal responsibility, which I embarked upon more than three decades ago and is an intrinsic part of my Islamic faith. With this pledge, I am honoring my life-long commitment to what matters most – helping to build a more peaceful, equitable and sustainable world for generations to come,” says Prince Alwaleed.

Alwaleed is CEO of the Saudi investment conglomerate Kingdom Holding Company and has large stakes in Citigroup, Apple, Twitter, General Motors, 21st Century Fox, Euro Disney, and other companies, according to the Huffington Post. He has been called Saudi Arabia’s Warren Buffet.

Investor’s Business Daily notes that Alwaleed has extensive ties to Muslim Brotherhood leaders. “For example, he tapped ‘tele-Islamist’ Tariq Al-Suwaidan, widely reported to be a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Kuwait, as the channel director of his Islamic religious TV outlet Al Risala.”

The network’s “Supreme Advisory Committee” has included Abdullah Omar Naseef, whom ex-federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy says is “a major Muslim Brotherhood figure” who has helped raise funds for al-Qaida.”

In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, Alwaleed gave a check for $10 million to the Twin Towers Fund to aid victims of the terrorist attacks. However, after making the donation, he also released a statement, CNN reports, which called on the United States to “re-examine its policies in the Middle East and adopt a more balanced stand toward the Palestinian cause.”

“While the U.N. passed clear resolutions…calling for the Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank and Gaza Strip decades ago, our Palestinian brethren continue to be slaughtered at the hands of Israelis while the world turns the other cheek,” the statement said.

Image Credit: Facebook/His Highness Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud

Image Credit: Facebook/His Highness Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud

Then-New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani directed the check be returned. “To suggest that there’s a justification for [the terrorist attacks] only invites this happening in the future,” he said. “It is highly irresponsible and very, very dangerous…So I think not only are those statements wrong, they’re part of the problem,” the former mayor added.

According to Investor’s Business Daily, in 2002, Alwaleed “gave $500,000 to the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, which federal authorities have linked to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.”

In 2005, the prince contributed $40 million to expand Islamic studies in the United States. Twenty million dollars went to Harvard to create a campus-wide Shariah law studies program, while another $20 million was pumped into Georgetown University for a “Muslim-Christian understanding.”

In his statement released earlier this week, Alwaleed indicates that he plans to model his philanthropic work after the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The money will go towards “supporting needy communities, through health promotion, eradication of diseases, provision of electric power to remote villages and hamlets, building orphanages and schools, and much more, as well as providing disaster relief and empowering women, youth and poverty alleviation.”

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, commented: “Prince Alwaleed’s generous commitment promises to significantly extend the great work that his foundation is already doing. His gift is an inspiration to all of us working in philanthropy around the world.”

Anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller sees Alwaleed’s generosity as a Trojan Horse, believing the money will primarily go towards what she calls the “Islamization of America.”

The Saudis have spent billions already: 80% of the mosques [built] in America are Saudi funded. Islamic groups working to impose the sharia are largely funded by the Saudis.

“We can look forward to 32 billion more of the kingdom’s brand of Islam, while censoring criticism of Islam,” writes Geller.

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Islamic State Attacks Israel From Egypt, Tries To Expand Caliphate To Sinai

ANALYSIS

Southern Israel was again attacked with rockets on Friday–but this time, they did not come from Gaza.

Islamic State branch Walayat Sinai (Sinai Province) claimed responsibility for the firing of three Grad rockets at Israel. At 4.20 PM on Friday, sirens went off in southern Israel; and residents sped to their security rooms. A short time later, three rockets exploded in open fields. No damage and casualties were reported.

The attack came at a moment when the Egyptian authorities claimed that the situation in Sinai was under control again after the Islamic State assault on the Egyptian army Wednesday. Sixty-four soldiers, as well as 90 Islamist fighters, died in a wave of attacks on army checkpoints and positions in the Sinai Peninsula.

On Saturday, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said that the assault was, in fact, an attempt to seize territory and to set up an extremist state in Sinai.

He said that Valiyat Sinai had tried to announce “an Islamic state, in their concept, an Islamic State in Sinai. These are the messages, very simply, that they are putting out to us.”

He then added that the area was now under the control of the army again. Al-Sisi praised the army for “foiling a very big plan.”

“No one can impose on the Egyptians something they don’t want. To reach the Egyptians they have to pass through the army, the sons of Egypt,” he said.

On Sunday, it became clear that the battle in Sinai is far from over. The Egyptian newspaper al-Yom al-Sabah reported that the Egyptian security forces were conducting heavy anti-ISIS operations in northern Sinai. Apache helicopters and infantry took part in the operation against Wayilat Sinai.

Reuters later reported the Egyptian army killed 63 members of Walayat Sinai during the operation in the area of Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid in northern Sinai. A spokesman for the Egyptian army claimed that 241 terrorists were killed as of Wednesday.

Earlier, the Egyptian army cracked down on the Muslim Brotherhood after it accused the organization of cooperation with Islamic State to destabilize Egypt. In a raid on Wednesday evening, the army killed nine prominent Brotherhood members. This led to a call to the public by the Muslim Brotherhood to “rise in revolt to defend your homeland.”

The young members of the movement think the time has come to use terrorism to undermine al-Sisi’s regime. The new spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammad Montasser, even called for “a revolution that would decapitate heads.”

In the short term, it is unlikely that the current leadership will openly join the young members in the violent struggle. Such a move would cost the movement the support of the current U.S. administration, and probably Turkey.

It is clear, however, that the Muslim Brotherhood is changing direction in Egypt. The old Muslim Brotherhood that sought to establish its goals by non-violent means is dying and has lost the support of the Egyptian people after the mismanagement of the country during Mohammad Morsi’s presidency. Most of the Brotherhood’s leaders have been arrested since the military coup and are now in jail again. Some of them (Including Morsi) are facing the death penalty.

So in the long term, we can expect Muslim Brotherhood members to join ISIS in Egypt.

Something similar is happening now in Gaza, where Hamas is losing support and is slowly starting to realize that Islamic State is threatening its thus-far uncontested rule.

On Friday, senior Hamas official Musa Abu Marzouk admitted for the first time that ISIS has a presence in Gaza. In an interview with Al Quds TV, Marzouk responded to a recent video from Islamic State in Syria in which ISIS threatened to take over Gaza.

“Why do they want to turn Gaza into a sea of blood, and what capabilities does this group have to threaten like this?” Marzouk asked. He ridiculed the power of the group in Gaza and claimed that Hamas would stamp out ISIS soon. Marzouk said that ISIS has only dozens of supporters in the Gaza Strip.

Israeli experts, however think that ISIS’ presence in Gaza is much larger than what Marzouk claims. They estimate that Islamic State has at least hundreds of members in Gaza, and some even say that the organization already has a few thousand members or affiliated terrorists.

Israel is slowly coming to terms with the new reality on its southern border but is not so sure that Hamas is against the rise of Islamic State in Gaza and Sinai.

The head of the IDF division that deals with Gaza, Maj.Gen. Yoav Mordechai, told Al-Jazeera News that the IDF has acquired intelligence about Hamas’ support for ISIS activities in Sinai. He said that Hamas is providing weaponry and other support to Wilayat Sinai and that it smuggled wounded ISIS fighters into Gaza to give them medical treatment. Mordechai added that Hamas commander Abdullah Kishta is training Islamic State terrorists in Sinai and that the IDF has solid proof of this direct support for ISIS by Hamas.

The IDF is currently beefing up its presence on the southern border near Northern Sinai and is monitoring the fighting in Sinai, according to Israel Radio.

The Israeli Army knows that the day is approaching when Wayalat Sinai will turn its weapons to Israel. As Wednesday’s coordinated string of attacks on the Egyptian army and Friday’s rockets on Israel showed, Islamic State in Sinai is building up its military capabilities and is already in the possession of heavy weapons.

In the long run, Israel can expect more cross-border attacks and missiles on a daily basis. These attacks will constitute a double-edged sword for the Islamic State affiliate. It will put more pressure on Israel and make life unbearable in the Israeli communities along the border; and on the other hand, it could drive a wedge in the excellent relations between the IDF and the Egyptian army. The IDF cannot afford to sit on its hands when Islamic State attacks Israel from Gaza, but the Egyptians will not tolerate Israeli counterattacks on its soil.

So a year after the Third Gaza War ended, Israel is gearing up for the next confrontation in the south.

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BREAKING: Egypt Suffers String Of Attacks…As ISIS Reveals New Terrifying Video

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Today, Islamic State launched a string of massive attacks on Egyptian forces in the Sinai Peninsula. Islamic State affiliate Ansar Bayit al-Maqdis (Waliyat Sinai) simultaneous attacked at least five military checkpoints and a police station in Sheikh Zuweid in northern Sinai this morning. At least 100 people died in the fighting that was still continuing hours later.

Army spokesman Brig-Gen Mohammed Samir reported that more than 70 terrorists fired mortar rounds and detonated a car bomb in attacks on five checkpoints in the Sheikh Zuweid area of North Sinai province. “Ten soldiers were killed or wounded along with 39 assailants,” he added.

Reshet Beth, however, reported that 60 Egyptian soldiers died in the assault by Waliyat Sinai. The Israeli radio station said that the Egyptian government was trying to deflate the number of dead soldiers to avoid the impression that the army is losing the war against ISIS in Sinai. AP later confirmed the Reshet Beth report and reported that in total, 64 Egyptian soldiers were killed by the terrorists. Thirty-eight terrorists also died in the fighting.

Ever since the Egyptian army ousted the Muslim Brotherhood regime of Mohammed Morsi, Islamists in Sinai have escalated their attacks on Egyptian security personnel. At least 670 soldiers and policemen have died in the fighting so far.

The situation in Egypt further deteriorated after the assassination of the state prosecutor (Attorney General), Hisham Barakat, in Cairo on Monday. Barakat was hated by the Muslim Brotherhood and Wayilat Sinai for the prosecution of thousands of Islamists since the ouster of the Morsi regime in 2013.

Hours after his assassination, a wave of terror attacks hit Egyptian cities; and at the same time, Islamists in the Sinai launched a new offensive aimed at taking over the Peninsula.

There have been eyewitness reports saying that members of ISIS branch Waliyat Sinai are trying to take over villages and cities in Sinai and then raise their black flag on buildings.

Like the attacks that Islamic State staged last Friday, the assault on Egypt has been predicted by both Islamic State and the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).

ISW published a report on June 7 in which it predicted that ISIS would execute a ‘mass casualty attack’ in Tunisia during Ramadan. Egypt was one of the countries in the Middle East that would be targeted during the Muslim holy month, ISW experts predicted. They based their predictions on articles that were published on ISIS’ website and on what ISIS members wrote on social media.

Image credit: Institute for the Study of War (ISW)

Image credit: Institute for the Study of War (ISW)

Other countries Islamic State has announced as targets during Ramadan are England (where an ISIS plot for a terror attack was foiled last week), France (which was attacked last Friday), Italy, Spain, Caucuses in southern Russia, Algeria, Libya, Iran, Egypt (attacked today), Yemen (also attacked last week), Afghanistan (ISIS has seized large swaths of territory from the Taliban over the past week), Pakistan, and the United States. The United States will probably be attacked during Independence Day at the end of the week.

The goal is to capitalize on religious tensions and war to plunge a large part of the world into chaos by July 18, which marks the end of Ramadan. ISIS has sleeper cells in many countries and has now ordered these cells to become operative. In other countries, Muslim citizens who joined ISIS in Syria and Iraq and have now returned home will operate as lone gunmen in the coming weeks.

ISIS also published a new video today in which it threatened Hamas in Gaza and Israel.

A masked member of the group said: “We will uproot the state of the Jews (Israel) and you (Hamas) and Fatah, and all of the secularists are nothing and you will be overrun by our creeping multitudes.”

The release of the video came hours after Yoram Cohen, the head of Israel’s internal security agency, Shin Bet, informed the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that “Hamas is losing control over the Gaza Strip and its ability to govern there is eroding.”

“One of the challenges Hamas is dealing with is the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip following the destruction caused during last summer’s Operation Protective Edge. A major component of which is the lack of foreign funding due to infighting between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority over control of border crossings,” Cohen said according to Ynet News.

In reaction to the ISIS threat, Israel decided to close the border crossings with Gaza and Egypt except for the crossing in Taba in south Israel.

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Wait Till You See What Obama’s Islam-Celebrating WH Guests Said About Israel And Netanyahu

It’s a familiar saying: “You are judged by the company you keep.” For those who believe in the truth of that axiom, President Obama might well have opened himself up to more than a little harsh judgment, given the Muslim Americans he invited to sit with him at the president’s table during this week’s special dinner in celebration of Ramadan.

Iftar is one of the religious events of Ramadan, an annual observance by Muslims worldwide to commemorate what they believe was Allah’s revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. At the seventh Iftar dinner President Obama has hosted at the White House, he invited a number of special guests to eat with him at the head table. Among those guests, reports Breitbart News, were “two radical anti-Israel activists” who have “publicly stated they consider Israel and its leadership to be sponsors of terroristic acts.”

During his remarks at the Iftar event in the East Room of the White House, Obama told the gathering: “We are all one family.” The Breitbart post points out that a couple of members of that “family” who were seated in positions of honor have made or endorsed provocative and inflammatory statements about Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Riham Osman, seated at the “President’s Table” [Monday] night, is the communications coordinator for the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), a group founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood that has challenged the U.S. designation of Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist groups.

Oslam herself has engaged in toxic rhetoric when it comes to the state of Israel.

In March, she described Israel and its Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as sponsors of terrorism.

In an earlier social media post attributed to her, Osman referred to Netanyahu as “the devil.”

Image Credit: Breitbart News

Image Credit: Breitbart News

Another of the dinner attendees invited to sit with Obama at the Islam-focused event, according to the White House invitation, was Batoul Abuharb. She has revealed herself to be a “fierce opponent of Israel,” according to the Breitbart article.

In an article she wrote, Abuharb “lays blame on the [Israeli] ‘occupation’ for the problems in Gaza, not once [mentioning] the existence of Hamas, the militant jihadist group that rules the strip.”

Also in his remarks to the Muslim audience, according to coverage in The Washington Post, the president said the Iftar dinner is a “‘reminder of the freedoms that bind us together as Americans, including the freedom of religion — that inviolable right to practice our faiths freely.’”

Given the reported feelings and fanatical anti-Israel comments of two of his dinner guests, one would suppose that the president gave a pass to that pair of celebrants when it came to their sentiments about those who practice the Jewish faith in their Middle East homeland and try to preserve its sovereignty.

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Ret. General Drops Bombshell: Obama Should Be Arrested For This ‘Treasonous Activity’

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Paul E. Vallely stated recently during a radio interview that President Obama should be “arrested for treasonous activities.”

Vallely, while a guest on the Real Side radio program earlier this month, stated above anything else that Obama should be held accountable for his sympathies for the Muslim Brotherhood in particular and his actions regarding the Benghazi tragedy. The retired general said one group that should hold the president’s feet to the fire are high-ranking members of the military.

The program’s host, Joe Messina, asked whether Obama would just replace those military leaders with others who agree with him, as he has done several times in the past.

Vallely responded: “Well then we arrest him for treasonous activities.” He noted that the group he helps lead, the Citizens Commission on Benghazi, counts at least fourteen different actions the president has taken that could be considered treasonous.

The general listed bringing the Muslim Brotherhood into the White House, supporting the Muslim Brotherhood against President el-Sisi in Egypt, supporting the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya, and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood’s operations in Syria among the acts amounting to treason.

Vallely believes Obama has taken these actions because he has an agenda. “We know he’s a radical Islamic sympathizer. He sympathizes with the Muslim Brotherhood,” he said.

He noted the Middle East is in disarray because of the policies of the administration. “Baghdad is under complete threat.” Further, Vallely pointed out that Major General Qasem Soleimani, from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, is “going to fly in, from what we hear, 8-15 thousand Iranian troops in to bolster Assad in Damascus and save that regime.” Newsweek reported on this move by Iran earlier this month.

Vallely also took Obama to task for stating a few weeks ago that he is waiting on the Pentagon to give him strategic plans to defeat ISIS. Obama’s remarks also prompted a military official to respond: “What the f— was that? We have given him lots of options, he just hasn’t acted on them,” as reported by Fox News.

Vallely was not surprised at this response. The DOD is always working on multiple operational plans to address threats to the United States, he said. The problem is Obama “has no heart. He is a loser. I think he’s a coward, and he does not want to engage.”

Vallely believes it is up to Congress to “shut down” the president on multiple fronts using the power of the purse, among other tools.

“I’m tired of the deceit, the lies, the deception of this administration,” Vallely told Real Side.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released a report last year listing the Benghazi cover-up and continued aid to Egypt following a military coup among the 76 “lawless acts” for which the Obama administration needed to be held accountable. (The coup took out Muslim Brotherhood-backed Mohammed Morsi, but Cruz highlighted that the aid continued without congressional authorization and contrary to federal law.)

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