A ‘Counter Jihad’ Was Just Launched That’ll Absolutely Enrage Islamist Groups

In a Breitbart News report, Jordan Shachtel writes that “Secure Freedom, an initiative of the Center for Security Policy (CSP), will be launching a new campaign called CounterJihad, an endeavor that hopes to empower readers with the intellectual firepower to fight back against the radical Islamic current that is coming over this nation, and the rest of the world.”

The Counter Jihad initiative, according to CSP executive vice-president Jim Hanson, is not designed to target Muslims. Hanson told Brietbart, “We’re not anti-Muslim, but we strongly oppose those Muslims who believe they are divinely called to impose totalitarian sharia doctrine on others.”

One group the CSP’s Counter Jihad campaign opposes is CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The Counter Jihad campaign is “a response to the incursion by dangerous Islamist groups and their intolerant ideology into the American way of life. We will educate the public and explain how concerned Americans can help stop this,” according to Hanson. CAIR is one of those Islamist groups the Counter Jihad initiative will attempt to expose.

According to Shachtel, CAIR has been declared a terrorist group by the United Arab Emirates, is an unindicted co-conspirator in the trial of the Holy Land Foundation, and is heavily influenced by Hamas, a group the U.S. considered for many years to be a terrorist organization.

Counter Jihad’s mission statement reads:

The Counter Jihad is a movement to safeguard Americans and uphold the values embodied in the Founding from the danger posed by Islamic Supremacists. We are all aware of the barbaric acts of ISIS, al Qaeda and the others flying the Black Flag. Sadly their violence continues to kill innocents around the world and here at home. They fight in the cause of Jihad to impose their totalitarian religion on all people. But they are not the only ones working toward that goal. There are other Islamist groups who seem much less dangerous on the surface, but actually represent an even more insidious threat to free western society. They seek to use our very freedoms as weapons against us.

For more information on the Counter Jihad initiative, or to get involved, click here.

Watch: Trump Just Described Obama’s Mosque Visit With 5 BRUTAL Words, Sets Off A Firestorm

Donald Trump dismissively denigrated President Obama’s visit to a Baltimore-area mosque on Wednesday by saying, “maybe he feels comfortable there.”

Trump was making an appearance Wednesday on the Fox News program On the Record when host Greta Van Susteren asked the Republican presidential candidate about Obama’s visit to the mosque.

“I don’t have much thought. I think he can go to lots of places. I don’t know, maybe he feels comfortable there,” Trump replied.

“We have a lot of problems in this country, Greta. There are a lot of places he can go, and he chose a mosque. I saw that just a while ago. That’s his decision. That’s fine,” Trump said.

Trump, in the past, had hinted that he thought Obama was a Muslim. He came under criticism in September when he did not correct a man who publicly claimed, at a New Hampshire rally, that Obama is Muslim when the president has said he is a Christian.

In a December, speech noting Obama does not use the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism, Trump said “There’s something going on with him that we don’t know about.”

On Tuesday night, when was talking about Obama’s vacations, he mentioned him getting into Air Force One to celebrate Christmas “or whatever he celebrates” in Hawaii.

Trump’s most recent comments brought out readers who took both sides of the issue, as shown by these samples from commentary on Mediaite.

“… Obama no doubt felt comfortable visiting there, a place under surveillance by the FBI for terrorist possibilities. His administration has made such a wreck of the economy that he needs all the votes he can get. There are plenty of other places he could have gone to address real issues but he’s a politician after all, not a problem solver,” wrote Roy Thomas.

Some defended the president.

“How can such an insensitive and nonsensible idiot (Trump) be considered for president? It was a civil event with fellow civilized Americans, AND it was peaceful and successful. Obama’s message to Muslims who are under attack by American trouble-makers was reassuring, constructive and presidential. Something Trump, and other Republican candidates, are incapable of doing, apparently. Like sore-losers, Republicans first inclination is always to attack and criticize. There is no place for logic and reason,” wrote manofmystique.

Presidential candidate Marco Rubio also responded to the president’s visit, saying actions like these are divisive to the American people. “I’m tired of being divided against each other for political reasons like this president’s done,” Rubio said. “Always pitting people against each other. Always.”

He added, “Look at today – he gave a speech at a mosque,” Rubio continued. “Oh, you know, basically implying that America is discriminating against Muslims. Of course there’s going to be discrimination in America of every kind. But the bigger issue is radical Islam … [I]t’s this constant pitting people against each other – that I can’t stand that. It’s hurting our country badly.”

h/t: The Gateway Pundit

Revealed: 1 Disturbing Fact About Islamic Mosque Obama Visited That’s Raising Eyebrows

The Baltimore-area mosque that hosted President Obama on Wednesday had been placed under surveillance by the FBI since 2010 due to the activities of one of its members, according to a published report.

“President Obama is conferring legitimacy on a Baltimore mosque the FBI just a few years ago was monitoring as a breeding ground for terrorists, after arresting a member for plotting to blow up a federal building,” wrote Investors Business Daily in an editorial.

“The mosque that is hosting the commander in chief, while receiving his historic benediction graduated a terrorist who plotted to blow up a local Army recruiting station, hired an imam who condoned suicide bombings and blames American ‘foreign policy’ for terrorism. Obama has to be willfully blind not to see all these ties to terror,” IBD added.

“Or maybe he knows all about them, and just doesn’t care — or even actively favors this activity,” added commentator Pamela Geller. “Those are the choices: he is either stupid, which he isn’t, or willfully ignorant, which he is unlikely to be, or simply outright traitorous.”

According to the IDB editorial, the FBI began surveillance of the Islamic Society of Baltimore since around 2010 when Antonio Martinez, also known as Muhammad Hussain, and others discussed bombing an Army recruiting center.

“He indicated that if the military continued to kill their Muslim brothers and sisters, they would need to expand their operation by killing U.S. Army personnel where they live,” IDB quoted FBI special agent Keith Bender as writing. Martinez was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2012.

“It’s now abundantly clear the White House failed to properly vet the venue. Reportedly, it let the Council on American-Islamic Relations choose the site, even though the FBI has banned CAIR from outreach because of known ties to the Hamas terrorist group,” the IBD editorial said.

 

Saba Ahmed: “President Obama came to this mosque to cultivate Muslim-American voters for the upcoming presidential election.”Brooke Goldstein: “Speaking at a terror-affiliated mosque is not how you cultivate the Muslim-American community, unless you think all Muslim-Americans are sympathetic to terror.” bit.ly/1X4Bl9O

Posted by The Kelly File on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

h/t: Fox News

Watch: Muslim Official DESTROYS Obama With 1 Sentence For Visiting Controversial Mosque

Barack Obama is slated to make the first visit of his presidency to a U.S. mosque on Wednesday, but the one he has chosen is stirring controversy, due to its once leader’s links to Muslim extremism and his claim that suicide bombings are justified at times.

The former imam of the Islamic Society of Baltimore, Mohamad Adam El-Sheikh, not only has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, but to a northern Virginia mosque where radical Anwar al-Awlaki used to preach.

Al-Awlaki was an American who joined al Qaeda and released several propaganda recruiting videos for the terrorist organization. He also became a top al Qaeda operative, who was reportedly killed by an American drone strike in Yemen in 2011.

“As a Muslim American I’m just insulted, this is disgraceful that this is one of the mosques — or the mosque — that he’s chosen to visit,” Zuhdi Jasser, of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, told Fox News on Sunday. “This mosque is very concerning.”

El-Sheikh was head over the Baltimore mosque from 1983-1989 and 1994-2003, Fox News reported. “A member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Sudan, he had moved to the U.S. in 1978 and went on to receive several advanced law degrees as he became involved in the religious community,” according to the news outlet. 

While in Baltimore, El-Sheikh also served as regional director of the Islamic American Relief Agency, whose parent organization has been cited by the Treasury Department for connections to al Qaeda and the Taliban.

The imam later became head of the Dar Al Hijrah Center in Falls Church in Northern Virginia. Al-Awaki gave fiery messages in that same mosque only months before El-Sheikh’s arrival in 2003.

The Washington Post reported that El-Sheikh stated that same year that Islamic law allows for suicide bombings in some instances, “if certain Muslims are to be cornered where they cannot defend themselves, except through these kinds of means, and their local religious leaders issued fatwas to permit that, then it becomes acceptable as an exceptional rule, but should not be taken as a principle.”

“Dar Al-Hijrah, which is located right outside Washington, D.C., is connected to several high-profile Islamic terrorists who prayed there, including Major Nidal Hassan – the Ft. Hood massacre jihadi, two September 11 hijackers, and an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing,” Breitbart reported.

El-Sheikh “went on to work with the Fiqh Council of North America, which has issued several condemnations of terrorist ideology and attacks. He is also the founder and director of an Islamic law consultancy in Falls Church,” according to Fox News. 

White House spokesman Keith Maley confirmed reports of the president’s visit to the Islamic Society of Baltimore. “The president believes that one of our nation’s greatest strengths is our rich diversity,” he stated. “As the president has said, Muslim Americans are our friends, and neighbors; our co-workers, and sports heroes — and our men and women in uniform defending our country.”

Less than a week after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, President George W. Bush visited the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C. to make the point that the United States’ fight is not against Islam, but against radicalized terrorists, who profess the faith.

“The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam,” Bush said. “That’s not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace. These terrorists don’t represent peace; they represent evil and war.” The president exhorted Americans not to take any form of retribution against Muslim Americans. 

Watch: Judge Jeanine Fears ‘Sharia Law Is Already Here,’ Destroys The PC Libs Responsible

During a recent broadcast, Fox News Channel host Judge Jeanine Pirro set aside her planned show opener in order to criticize Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney for his claim that Edward Archer, the Muslim man who reportedly shot a police officer three times in the name of Islam, was not motivated by his faith.

Pirro opened her show by telling her audience that she intended to talk about Barack Obama’s recent executive action regarding gun control, but shifted priorities when she heard Kenney suggest during a press conference that Archer was not a real follower of the teachings of Islam — despite the fact that the would-be killer has reportedly been a Muslim for some time.

In a long monologue, Pirro slammed the mayor for pandering to Obama and refusing to label Archer as an Islamic terrorist, even though the attacker claimed openly to have acted in the name of Islam and pledged fealty to the terror group ISIS. And also quite despite that the attacker’s own mother said he is a “devout Muslim” and also despite the Muslim garb he wore during his attack on officer Jesse Hartnett.

“Hey, Mayor Kenney, in case you forgot,” Pirro began, “Philadelphia is the place where the Declaration of Independence was signed and the Constitution was written. Its location is a symbol of freedom where Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell sit. Last I checked, the First Amendment reigns supreme. Who are you to tell me what the shooter’s motivations are?”

“How dare you take the sympathy away from the victim, Officer Hartnett,” she continued, “and the men and women in blue under siege in this country by the haters and turn it into sympathy and understanding for a different group? I don’t need you tell me how to think because you want to suck up to the commander in chief. How about you drop your liberal, ideological nonsense and stop apologizing and start focusing on those who are out to kill those in your department. I don’t know if you need to see an eye doctor, but the man is wearing Muslim garb, he has sworn allegiance to ISIS, he told the cops he did it for Allah and ISIS. His own mother says he’s a devout Muslim. Are you stupid?”

“So Mr. Mayor, stop mouthing off when you don’t know the facts because you’re pandering either to the White House and the political class that’s taking us down this road. Why don’t you start by offering your sympathies to Officer Hartnett, his family and the families of those Americans killed in California?” she asked.