Obama’s Post-Foley Fraud About Shariah

August 22, 2014

President Barack Obama found time between golf rounds yesterday to condemn the beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State (also known as the Islamic State in the Levant or ISIL) and to assure the American people that he was all about protecting them against similar fates.

Unfortunately, aside from the President’s welcome condolences to the Foley family, the rest of his remarks amounted to serial misrepresentations about this latest act of terrorist violence at the hands of shariah-adherent jihadists.  Such conduct can only assure that more of us will die at their hands.

For example, Mr. Obama declared that: “No faith teaches people to massacre innocents.”  Actually, the authoritative Islamic doctrine (or ideology) known as shariah explicitly calls for violent jihad to force infidels to submit to Islam and, as the Koran puts it, “to make them feel subdued.”

The President sought to reinforce the notion that, because ISIL’s “victims are overwhelmingly Muslim,” the group’s terrorism has nothing to do with Islam.  In fact, practically from Islam’s inception, innumerable Muslims have been massacred by their co-religionists over such matters as Sunni-Shia differences concerning fine points of theology or insufficient conformity with shariah.

Mr. Obama also asserted that the Islamic State’s “ideology is bankrupt.”  Calling that ideology bankrupt at a moment when it is palpably on the march from North and sub-Saharan Africa to the Far East and Latin America bespeaks a contempt for the intelligence of the American people.  It is approximately as delusional and misleading as Obama’s previous, electioneering claim that one of shariah’s other jihadist franchises, al Qaeda, is “on the path to defeat.”

In short, President Obama’s comments marking the decapitation of James Foley are but the latest in a series of instances of national security fraud on his part.  Intentional or not, they have the effect of engendering a false sense of security at home, even as they embolden our jihadist and other enemies – who are ever-alert to weakness, lack of seriousness or irresolution on America’s part.

A particularly unsettling example of those qualities was evident in the President’s closing assurance that “we will be vigilant…and relentless” in protecting the American people.  Actually, at the moment he is being clueless, disingenuous and ineffectual in doing so.  And that puts us all at risk.

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Beheading is Jihad

August 21, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

The videotaped beheading of an American journalist by the so-called Islamic State is not an isolated act of extremism, or a case of a self-styled Caliphate “hijacking Islam.”

In fact, jihadists have been slitting their enemies’ throats for over 1,000 years in accordance with the dictates of shariah. Such terrifying violence helps advance the objective of imposing this supremacist Islamic program on everyone, Muslim and non-Muslim alike.

The fact that the voice of the perpetrator of James Foley’s murder suggests he is British is a further warning – if any is still needed – that those who embrace shariah are not confined to distant Middle Eastern nations. 

It behooves us to root out from our midst such jihadists and those who enable them – as well as to defeat their counterparts elsewhere.

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.  Learn more at Secure Freedom.org.

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Blinding Us to Civilization Jihad

August 20, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

For over fifty years, the Muslim Brotherhood has used front groups to wage what it calls “civilization jihad” against this country. That form of warfare uses subversion, rather than violence, to impose the Islamic supremacist code of shariah here.

Critical to the Brotherhood’s success is suppressing awareness of the danger its stealthy operations represent. Last week, Brotherhood fronts and other Islamist groups – joined by a number of leftist organizations – wrote the White House demanding a halt to training that exposes the civilization jihadists.  They seek mandatory deprogramming of federal officers who have received such training.

The Muslim Brotherhood may want us to believe that  truth-telling about shariah – and the effort to impose it here – is “offensive.”  It is also absolutely vital to our security and freedoms, and must not be suppressed.

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.  Learn more at Secure Freedom.org.

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Hillary Clinton’s Gambit

August 19, 2014

Lately, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been touting her new memoir entitled Hard Choices. Now, however, she seems to want us to believe that the hard choices on U.S. foreign policy were made by President Obama – and most of them were bad choices, at that.

That dawg won’t hunt. While the White House has clearly played a dominant role in many of the misbegotten policies that have made the planet a much more dangerous place, Mrs. Clinton was responsible for executing many of them.  Until now – as “the world explodes” in the words of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and as she prepares to run for president – there was not much evidence Hillary Clinton disagreed with Team Obama’s direction.

We have had enough of the Obama-Clinton policies – and of all their perpetrators.

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More Obama Threats to Public Safety

August 18, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Incredibly, the Obama administration says it will allow Libyan nationals to study in U.S. flight schools and nuclear engineering programs.  This comes as Libya is so overrun by jihadists that our embassy there has been closed. 

The question occurs:  Just who will be vetting the prospective “students” so as to ensure terrorists aren’t getting American visas?

It turns out that Team Obama has recently awarded a $190 million contract for investigating foreigners seeking to enter the United States to a company called U.S. Investigative Services. 

That would be the same company the Justice Department is suing in federal court for fraudulently claiming to have performed over six hundred thousand background investigations for government security clearances.   

Americans are entitled to expect their government to enhance public safety. This administration doesn’t.

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.  Learn more at Secure Freedom.org.

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Team Obama’s Doublespeak

August 15, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

George Orwell’s classic novel about totalitarianism, 1984, was a cautionary tale about the manipulation of words by government and media to obscure reality and control populations.

These days, characterizations by the Obama administration and the press of strategically significant developments and potential, or actual, adversaries materially affect our understanding of such things – and our ability to respond appropriately.

Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan became “overseas contingency operations.” Terrorist attacks became “man-caused disasters” conducted by “militants” and “violent extremists.”

Most recently, it seems that illegal aliens – people unlawfully in our country – are now to be called simply “migrants.”

Words matter.  Americans require the truth, not Orwellian doublespeak.

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.  Learn more at Secure Freedom.org.

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Israel’s Undependable Ally

August 14, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Earlier this week, former Vice President Dick Cheney observed that relations between the United States and Israel, its most important Mideast ally have never been worse.  Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal showed how bad they’ve become.

It seems President Obama is no longer simply deeply hostile towards the elected leader of Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The White House and State Department have just instituted procedures that have the effect of slowing – and, in at least one case, preventing – U.S. replenishing of Israeli stocks of weapons critical to our ally’s self-defense.

Such interference belies Team Obama’s professed commitment to the right of Israel to defend itself.  Worse yet, this evidence of America’s unreliability as an ally can only encourage the Jewish State’s enemies – and ours – to redouble their efforts to destroy her.

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.  Learn more at Secure Freedom.org.

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Financial Jihad

August 13, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Violent jihad intended to impose the supremacist Islamic doctrine of shariah is surging around the world. Another form of Islamic “holy war” is being waged right here for the same purpose, though – one that is every bit as toxic to freedom as the violently terrorizing kind.

The Muslim Brotherhood calls it “civilization jihad.” Where violence is not an option, stealthy subversion is used to penetrate and exploit institutions like the church, the media, academia and government.

Bloomberg News recently reported on another surging front in this civilization jihad. It is called shariah-compliant finance – an increasingly seductive, multi-trillion dollar enterprise aimed at recycling Western petrodollars in ways calculated to buy access to and enlist our capitalist system in our destruction.

We must counter, not enable, this financial jihad.

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.  Learn more at Secure Freedom.org.

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It’s Not Just ISIS That’s a Threat

August 12, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

The Obama administration is warning that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham poses a serious threat to this country. Presumably, it feels the need to explain why we are now dropping bombs on ISIS forces as much as to anticipate future attacks on us by their operatives.

So does the Islamic State menace Americans? You bet it does. Even before President Obama launched air strikes against the group’s combatants, ISIS murderers of Christians, children and fellow Muslims were explicitly threatening us. That’s because the doctrine that guides ISIS – the supremacist Islamic code of shariah – mandates jihad to force the entire world to submit.

Unfortunately, a lot of other people adhere to shariah and also seek to impose it globally.  Like ISIS, they cannot be appeased, and must be defeated.

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.  Learn more at Secure Freedom.org.

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Reckoning With Turkey’s Transformation

August 11, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

The Middle East is in flames.  For years, one of that region’s principal arsonists has been a Turkish Islamist politician by the name of Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Yesterday, Turkish voters elected Erdogan to become their next president.  That step seems certain to complete the transformation of Turkey from a pro-Western, secular Muslim democracy into a shariah-adherent autocracy, repressive at home and fully aligned with the West’s enemies. 

President Obama used to claim that Recep Erdogan was his closest friend among foreign leaders. Now, as the Turks’ long-time prime minister consolidates power as their president, we better be considering how to effect a transformation of our own. The pretense that Turkey is a reliable NATO ally will become untenable, and we are going to have to stop treating it as one.

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.  Learn more at Secure Freedom.org.

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