‘Faith Leaders for America’ Pray for Trump to Take on the Muslim Brotherhood

January 19, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

For fifty years, the Muslim Brotherhood has been working patiently, stealthily with the stated purpose of “destroying Western civilization from within by [our own] hands…so that Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”

Today, a new group of American clerics is holding a Washington press conference to pray that Mr. Trump will designate the Brotherhood as what it is: a terrorist organization. They are moved by, among other things, one of the Sharia-supremacist organization’s most insidious instruments for what it calls “civilization jihad” – an influence operation known as “interfaith dialogue.”

These “Faith Leaders for America” will work to challenge the political cover provided by the Muslim Brothers’ interfaith enablers. They’ll speak for millions of people of faith who disagree with so-called interfaith “bridge-building” that amounts to condoning Sharia, the most intolerant of ideologies, in the name of religious tolerance.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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Obama Joins Manning in Betraying America

January 18, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

It is not exactly news that President Obama has engaged in repeated national security fraud. Still, his sheer brazenness in such misconduct with a last-minute commutation of sentence for the traitor once known as Bradley Manning is shocking.

After all, wasn’t it just a week or two ago that Mr. Obama and his partisan/media echo chamber were decrying disclosures by people said to be associated with Russian-tied information operations like Wikileaks? After eight years of basically ignoring such cyber predations, he was actually moved to punish those he deemed responsible.

But now, with just hours remaining in his presidency, Barack Obama has decided to reward another Wikileaks source, who had been sentenced to thirty-five years in prison for the immense damage Manning perpetrated – not against Democratic party operatives, but the country’s security.

The Obama legacy is one of serial betrayal of America.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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‘People are Policy’ - and the Wrong Ones will Undermine Donald Trump

January 17, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

In official Washington, “people are policy.” If a President has subordinates aligned with his vision, that agenda will be translated into policy. If they actually oppose his vision, even the strongest Chief Executive will find himself and his program thwarted at every turn.

The announcement that Monica Crowley will not be the Trump national security team’s strategic communicator is an ominous sign. She would have been a formidable advocate – inside government and out – for Donald Trump’s commitment to renew the practice of “peace through strength.”

Trump opponents evidently hope to further impede the President-elect’s promised American military and strategic renewal by taking out next his National Security Advisor, retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn. Smears and witch-hunt investigations against this able patriot are, in reality, aimed at neutralizing his boss and undermining Mr. Trump’s ability to make America great – and secure – again. 

This is Frank Gaffney.

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John Kelly Promises to Protect Our Grid

January 13, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Last year, Congress charged the Department of Homeland Security with developing a strategy for securing our vulnerable electric grid against all hazards, including sabotage, cyberwarfare and electromagnetic pulses.

The necessity for such a plan was underscored when the Russians hacked into – and temporarily took down – parts of Ukraine’s grid for the second time in recent years. The particular vulnerabilities Russia exploited could be a dress rehearsal for what it – or others – might do to us in the future.

The man tasked with protecting against such a potentially catastrophic assault here is Homeland Security Secretary-designate John Kelly. Thankfully, Gen. Kelly testified during his confirmation hearing this week that he takes this responsibility seriously – a most refreshing change from his predecessor, Jeh Johnson, and the rest of the Obama administration leadership.

The question now is: Will such corrective action materialize in time?

This is Frank Gaffney.

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Rex Tillerson to Fight - Not Embrace - the Muslim Brotherhood

January 12, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Candidate Donald Trump promised to change dramatically the direction of U.S. policy towards what he called “radical Islamic terrorism.” In the course of the campaign, Mr. Trump noted that its animating force, the toxic ideology called Sharia, is incompatible with our Constitution and values.

Now, Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson has recognized officially a reality long ignored by the Obama administration: the Muslim Brotherhood is part of the problem – not part of the solution – regarding Sharia’s adherents’ efforts to dominate the entire world.

Mr. Tillerson testified during his confirmation hearing yesterday that the Muslim Brotherhood is “an agent for radical Islam like al-Qaeda…and certain elements within Iran.” That means the Brotherhood must no longer be allowed to operate with impunity in this country, engaging in stealthy, infrastructure-building, radicalization and influence operations for over fifty years.

It’s morning in America.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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The Center Stands for Freedom

January 11, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Yesterday was something of a two-fer for my organization, the Center for Security Policy, and for two liberties we cherish: freedom of speech and freedom of association.

First, a Texas judge dismissed a lawsuit claiming that my colleague, Jim Hanson, had defamed Ahmed Mohammed, better known as the “Clock Boy.” Jim had exercised his right to speak freely by noting, among other things, that the so-called “invention” young Mohammed brought to his school in Irving, Texas back in 2015 looked a lot like a bomb.

Then, in a Senate hearing, Sen. Richard Blumenthal called our Center a “hate group,” criticizing Attorney General-designate Jeff Sessions for receiving an award from us. Sen. Sessions observed that the former vice presidential candidate of his party, Sen. Joe Lieberman, had accepted the same award.

The Center is proud to defend freedom – and counter those who don’t.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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Jeff Sessions: America’s Attorney General

January 10, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

Today, President-elect Trump’s nominee for Attorney General will have, at last, an opportunity to respond to the vocal critics who have been defaming him for weeks. 

It’s likely that, when the hearings on his appointment are completed, the American people will appreciate about Sen. Jeff Sessions what his Senate colleagues have long recognized: the Alabaman is an exceptionally decent, honorable and dedicated public servant, whose character and integrity have made him friends and admirers among his political adversaries.

Those qualities will serve the new administration and the nation well in the years ahead as both are sorely tested by internal and external challenges. Mr. Sessions will provide steady, principled leadership. He will faithfully enforce the law. And, as his oath of office requires, he will protect the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Jeff Sessions will make a great Attorney General.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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Who Else Could Be Trying to Rig Our Elections?

January 9, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Has a head of state used his intelligence services to try to influence American elections?

We’re told Russia’s Vladimir Putin did in 2016. It appears Barack Obama may also have used several highly-politicized intelligence agencies to orchestrate a power play that could well result in the rigging of future U.S. elections.

Heretofore, President Obama did virtually nothing to stop successive cyberattacks – and not just by the Russians. Only when Democrats were embarrassed by hacked emails and the chance presented to sully Donald Trump’s victory did he order and make public much-ballyhooed intelligence reports and sanction Russia.

Worse, his administration just declared the states’ election machinery “critical infrastructure.” That creates opportunities for future federal manipulation without precluding cyber assaults since Washington has, to date, utterly failed to protect America’s most critical of infrastructure: our electric grid.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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Obama’s Parting National Security Fraud

January 6, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Thankfully, on Wednesday, President Obama bid farewell to the U.S. military.

The unreality of the event was captured in the citation accompanying the Pentagon medal he was awarded. It affirmed virtually every White House-promoted falsehood about Mr. Obama’s performance as Commander-in-Chief.

For example, it claims: He “kept our nation safe.” He “decimated al Qaeda's terrorist network.” He “put [ISIS] on a path to a lasting defeat.” He “achieved verifiable nuclear disarmament of Iran.” And on and on.

In a way, it’s fitting that Barack Obama’s actual indifference towards our armed forces and his disastrous misconduct of foreign policy was memorialized by the sort of national security fraud that has been the hallmark of his presidency. The truth is far more accurately reflected in the President’s parting emptying of Guantanamo Bay and, thereby, his repopulating of the murderous senior ranks of the global jihad.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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Don’t Ignore Putin’s Proven Dangers

January 5, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

A much-publicized hearing in the Senate Armed Services Committee today may or may not provide much insight into Russian cyber warfare and influence operations. Either way, that focus could amount to a dangerous deflection if Chairman John McCain plays into the hands of those wanting us preoccupied with alleged Kremlin hacking of Democratic operatives’ emails – and ignoring the strategic significance of Vladimir Putin’s other, largely unchallenged and unmistakably malevolent activities.

As a new book entitled Putin’s Reset makes clear, the Russian dictator is increasingly relying upon foreign adventurism and playing to nationalistic fervor to prop up domestic support for his regime. Putin’s massive nuclear build-up, repeated threats to use such weapons and increasingly provocative projections of power constitute real and present dangers that Congress and the incoming Trump administration cannot safely ignore.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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