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|Biden: Muslims Will Serve ‘At Every Level' of His Administration|
|[PJ] The sparse attendance and conspicuous lack of enthusiasm at Joe Biden’s rallies seems to have led old Joe’s handlers, despite his 10,000-point lead in the polls, to decide that another round of Islamopandering might be just the shot in the arm their campaign needs. After all, hard-Leftists such as Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Linda Sarsour are all Muslims, and all were firmly in the Bernie Sanders camp before the Democratic National Committee shivved their man yet again. Their support for Biden has been decidedly tepid. And so it was time to send them some love.|
On Wednesday, Biden released a video message to Muslim Advocates, the association of Muslim lawyers that bears the primary responsibility for demanding, back in 2010, that the Obama administration remove all mention of Islam and jihad from counterterror training. Obama, of course, immediately complied, despite the fact that this would hamstring the ability of law enforcement and intelligence agencies to understand, and defeat, jihadists. And now Joe is working hard to show them that he will be just as solicitous.
"Today," Biden declared, "trust is ebbing; hope seems elusive. Instead of healing, we’re being ripped apart." That’s actually true, Joe, but whose fault is it, really? Biden continued: "And I refuse to let that happen. We have too bright a future to leave it shipwrecked on the shoals of anger and division." After that poetic flight, Biden got to the point: "As president, I’ll work with you to rip the poison of hate from our society, honour your contributions and seek your ideas. My administration will look like America, Muslim Americans serving at every level."
Let’s see. Muslims make up around one percent of America’s population. So if the administration of President Biden (or President Harris, or President Pelosi) is actually going to "look like America," it will feature one Muslim appointee for every ninety-nine non-Muslim appointees.
Of course, the Democrats are unlikely to be that rigorous. Biden needs the support of the hard-Left, including not only Muslims such as Omar, Tlaib, Sarsour and their Muslim supporters, but their non-Muslim supporters as well, who are likely thrilled that Biden will be "inclusive" enough to place large numbers of Muslims in positions of power and influence. And in doing so, the Biden/Harris/Pelosi administration is unlikely to make any effort whatsoever to rule Sharia supremacists, Muslim Brotherhood operatives, and enemies of the freedom of speech out of consideration. Why, that would be "Islamophobic."
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|Your FBI Will Entrap You|
|[American Greatness] The FBI-generated indictment of six men on charges of terrorism for planning to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has all the earmarks of what has become that corrupt agency’s standard operating procedure. Their lawyers are sure to claim they were victims of entrapment. If the case comes to trial, I doubt a jury will convict them.|
During the eight years I spent supervising the intelligence agencies for the Senate Intelligence Committee, I watched as what had been a clerisy of strait-laced guardians of truth and justice was becoming a bunch of lazy bureaucrats eager to serve the ruling class’ prejudices.
No longer doing the hard and dangerous work of investigating deeply connected criminals and subversives such as the Mafia and well-financed, politically supported subversives, the FBI limited its vision to politically correct "profiles," and started chasing small fry. Easy targets, defended by no one. What’s not to like?
After 9/11, the FBI spent few years going after very petty Islamists while covering its collective eyes to the work of major sources of trouble, such as the Muslim Brotherhood, the Palestinian Authority, and Saudi Arabia—each beloved by parts of the ruling class. But before and after this period, these profiles more often than not pointed to the ruling class’ favorite enemy: fellow Americans "excessively concerned with their liberties."
The FBI’s method? Place agents among the target group, stoke their sentiments, and lead them to say or do something that could be characterized as a crime, then arrest them and claim credit for foiling a plot. In intelligence lingo, that is provocation. In legal terms, it’s entrapment. By whatever name, this is the work of cheap, dirty cops.
In the 1950s, the joke was that any meeting of a Communist Party cell in the New York area was likely to consist of two-thirds infiltrators, half from the FBI and the other half from the New York Police Department. But these FBI infiltrators, like those of the Vietnam era in the 1960s and early ’70s, and like those who penetrated organized crime were merely watching. Doing an honest job. They were not provoking or entrapping, not creating something that would never have been there except for their presence.
Fast forward to our time. The contrast between how the FBI behaves with regard to persons connected to the ruling class and those who are not speaks for itself. The 918 Americans who died in mass suicide in Jonestown Guyana in November 1978 were victims of a cult that had been closely associated with the California Democratic Party. Relatives of the people who were being drawn in had complained to the FBI. But the FBI had refused to keep an eye on the movement, and later officially argued that doing so would have infringed on its political and religious liberties.
And yet when the Tea Party movement arose to protest collusion between the Republican and Democratic parties against popular sentiment on a host of political issues, the FBI rushed to infiltrate it.
Having addressed countless meetings of Tea Parties in Northern California from 2010 to 2012, I experienced this infiltration directly. The audiences were respectful, and asked informative questions. When, occasionally, I got a question that seemed to push me to say something inflammatory, I made it a point to find and speak to the individual who had asked it. Invariably, the person fit a profile with which I had become familiar from my years overseeing the FBI: a man in his late 30s, who had recently moved into the community and worked for a big company, often remotely, and whose echoing of the sentiments surrounding him sounded studied. I would then advise him on how to write his report to headquarters. Generally, the man would walk away.
In the Michigan case, it seems the FBI had started by monitoring the men’s social media traffic and, on the basis of "excess concern for liberty" (prithee, what is that?) had obtained warrants for wiretaps and had inserted one or more infiltrators. But up to this time, no crime could be alleged—only what the FBI and its local affiliate considered a bad attitude.
What exactly was the infiltrator’s role in moving the men from mere talk to incipient, allegedly criminal action? That is going to be the essence of the trial. The FBI will produce recordings made by the infiltrator. When was the device turned on, and when off? To what extent do those intermissions and/or additions made to the recording contribute to the impression that this was a real plot hatched autonomously?
The accused will have the government’s and media’s full weights used against them, as would you or I.
The jury will have to decide whether the FBI was protecting society from sociopaths or whether it is itself sociopathic.
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|Islam has an Apostasy Spike In its Core|
|In seeking an answer to Islam's failure, Islamic revivalist movements proliferated over the last two centuries with the aim of restoring past successes. From Wahhabism to al Qaeda, ISIS to Tablighi Jamaat, fundamentalist movements insisted that glory could be restored to Islam by "implement[ing] Allah's laws faithfully," and "every .... human problem would be solved."|
However, wherever Islamism has gained power, "the results have not been impressive." The list of failures is long when considering rule under the Taliban, the Iranian revolution, the Muslim Brotherhood's failed government in Egypt, Erdogan's Turkey, Algeria's failed Islamic revival, and the former Sudanese regime's jihad on its own people. "The harder revivalist movements struggled to promote the success of Islam, the more evidence they seem to provide of Islam's inability to solve the human problem." ...
While it is true that there are many converts to Islam in the West, this is because the utopian ideal does not conflict with a dystopian reality. For similar reasons, second generation Muslim immigrants in the West are often more eager than their parents to embrace Islamic revivalism because they didn't directly experience "the failure of Islam" firsthand. "[I]f you've lived under the boot of [a] revolutionary Islamic regime in Iran, you have a much more realistic view of the effect of Islam on a nation."
|Morsi's son killed by lethal injection: Lawyers|
|[PRESSTV] A law firm representing the family of Egypt’s late former president Mohammed Morsi concludes that the death of his youngest son, Abdullah, last year was caused by injection of a "lethal substance."|
"Information now disclosed appears to confirm that Abdullah was transported in his car a distance of more than 20 kilometers (12 miles) to a hospital after he took his last breath, as a result of having been injected with a lethal substance," said a statement by the London-based Guernica 37 International Justice Chambers.
"He was not transferred to nearby hospitals, intentionally, until after he had died," added the statement cited by the Middle East Eye (MEE) news and opinion website.
The Egyptian government claimed the 25-year-old had died of a heart attack while driving.
The law firm said, "It is quite clear that certain elements of the state were aware of this fact that is only now coming to light."
Prior to his death, Abdullah had named several individuals, including current Interior Minister Mahmoud Tawfiq and Mohammed Shereen Fahmy, the judge who oversaw the Morsi's trial, as "accomplices" in the " of the martyr, President Morsi."
|US suspends foreign aid to Ethiopia over GERD dispute: Bloomberg|
Uncle Sugar continues tightening up the purse strings on President Trump’s watch.[AlAhram] The United States has suspended aid to Æthiopia over the filling of its disputed Grand Æthiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) without an accord with Egypt and Sudan, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, quoting a State Department official.
The official, who was not authorised to speak publicly about the matter and asked not to be identified, said President ’s administration is increasingly concerned about the lack of progress in negotiations between the three countries.
He said the US government is working with the three countries to facilitate an agreement that balances their interests.
The US had brokered talks between the three sides late last year to break the years-long deadlock in negotiations, but failed to secure signatures from the three countries on a draft deal.
Washington stressed to Æthiopia that the filling of the 6,000-megawatt dam "should not take place without an agreement".
Egypt initialed the deal drafted by the US but Æthiopia refused to sign.
Addis Ababa announced in July that it had achieved its first-year target for the filling of the dam’s reservoir due to the rainfall season.
The move was condemned by Cairo and Khartoum, both of whom sought a legally binding agreement before the dam’s filling.
The State Department official’s comments to Bloomberg confirm a report by Foreign Policy magazine on US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo approving a plan in late August to suspend some foreign aid to Æthiopia over the dam dispute.
US officials and congressional aides familiar with the matter told Foreign Policy last week that the decision made by Pompeo could affect up to $130 million in foreign aid to Æthiopia, adding that the finalised cuts could amount to less than $130 million, however.
The nearly completed $5 billion dam has been a source of contention between the three countries.
Cairo fears the project will significantly cut its crucial water supplies from the River Nile, while Sudan has concerns on how the reservoir will be managed.
Æthiopia says the massive project, which it hopes will make it Africa’s largest power exporter, is key to its development efforts.
|The Brotherhood’s ‘black box’|
More about the recently arrested Muslim Brotherhood Number One.[AlAhram] The arrest of acting supreme guide Mahmoud Ezzat will further undermine the .
On 28 August the Interior Ministry made a surprise announcement: it had arrested Mahmoud Ezzat, the acting supreme guide of terrorist-designated group.
Ezzat, who was arrested in a flat in New Cairo, had been on the run since the downfall of the regime and arrest of most of its leaders in the summer of 2013. It was widely believed that like thousands of other members Ezzat had fled Egypt and travelled to either
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|Mahmoud Ezzat Muslim Brotherhood's leader in Egypt is arrested.|
Egypt arrests acting Supreme Guide of terrorist-designated Brotherhood Mahmoud Ezzat at Cairo hideout
[AlAhram] Ezzat was named the group’s acting leader in August 2013 and has been in hiding ever since; he is also the head of the Brotherhood's international organization.
Egyptian authorities have arrested Mahmoud Ezzat,
In a statement on Friday, Egypt’s interior ministry said the group leader, who is also the head of the Brotherhood's International Organization, was arrested following intelligence that he was hiding at a flat in New Cairo’s Fifth Settlement neighbourhood.
They said Ezzat had used the apartment as his latest hideout, "despite rumours promoted by the Brotherhood’s leaders about him being abroad, to mislead authorities."
The leader was arrested after a raid carried out per a warrant by the Supreme State Security Prosecution, the statement said, adding that several laptops and mobile phones with open-source software to secure communication with leaders and members of the banned group inside the country and abroad were found.
According to the statement, Ezzat was in charge of forming the Brotherhood’s "armed wing" and the supervisor of major terrorist operations since 30 June 2013 until his arrest.
"Operations supervised by Ezzat include the of former general prosecutor Hisham Barakat in 2015, policeman Wael Tahoun in 2015, top-ranked army officer Adel Ragei in 2016, and the attempted of the general prosecutor’s former aide Zakaria Abdel-Azim in 2016," the statement said.
It also charged him with supervising a deadly car blast outside the capital’s main cancer hospital in August 2019 which killed 20 people.
Ezzat was also responsible for "cyber-attacks which manage [spreading] rumours and fake news to stir confusion and divide public opinion," the statement said, adding that he managed the "movement of the group’s funds and funds to activities through the group’s members abroad from suspicious international organizations."
Ezzat, 76, has been in the Brotherhood ranks since the 1960s and was named a member of the group's Guidance Bureau, or its executive board, in 1981. He has previously been detained for several years for his activism and affiliation with the group.
He was named the group’s acting leader in August 2013, after the arrest of Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie, who received a fourth final life sentence in July on violence-related charges, totalling 100 years.
Ezzat’s whereabouts had previously been unclear since that date.
He has been given several sentences in absentia, including life imprisonment terms and the , during mass trials of the Brotherhood’s leading members on charges of espionage with Paleostinian group and other violence-related crimes.
Under Egyptian law, in absentia convictions must be re-tried once the defendant is apprehended.
|Israeli police arrest Al-Aqsa guard, maintenance employee - report|
|[Jpost] Israel Police arrested Zeenat Abu Sobeih, the head of the female guards at al-Aqsa, and Imran al-Ashhab, a maintenance employee at the mosque, on Wednesday, according to Paleostinian reports. It is unclear what the reasons for their arrests were.|
Probably members of the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement — the Muslim Brotherhood in Israel— which goes in for riots and harassing Jews on the Temple Mount via their Israeli Arab Mourabitoun cadres, funding Hamas, and social services in Arab villages in the Galilee. The Southern Branch claims to be Zionist and goes in for Israeli politics.Video reportedly from the scene showed Israel Police escorting the two off of the Temple Mount.
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|Turkey said to grant citizenship to Hamas brass planning attacks from Istanbul|
All those Muslim Brotherhooders support each other...[IsraelTimes] Most members of 12-member cell already given papers and passports, UK newspaper says, including one who allegedly plotted to kill mayor of Jerusalem.
is in the process of granting citizenship to high-ranking members of terrorist group living in its territory who are said to be involved in directing terror attacks, one of whom allegedly oversaw a failed plot to assassinate the mayor of Jerusalem, a report has said.