The Pope’s Appeasing of Sharia-supremacism is a Formula for More Jihad

April 28, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Pope Francis heads to Egypt today to promote interfaith relations. Unfortunately, his trip will likely actually make matters worse between adherents to Islam and Christians and other minorities, rather than better. 

That may seem impossible. After all, Sharia-supremacists are already engaged in genocide throughout the Middle East, including against Egypt’s shrinking Christian Coptic community that is being ruthlessly targeted with rapes, murders and church bombings.

But the sort of pandering the Pope engages in with respect to the Muslim world – notably, his refusal to address Islam’s totalitarian Sharia doctrine and ignoring the supremacism it mandates – does nothing to reduce the appetite for murderous conquest of the Muslim Brotherhood and its offshoots, like the Islamic State and al Qaeda. To the contrary, Francis’ serial appeasement is perceived as submission, a practice that can only result in more jihad against Christians and others. 

This is Frank Gaffney.

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President Trump - Purge the Brotherhood, Not a Military Trainer It Wants Purged

April 27, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Candidate Donald Trump ran against Obama-Clinton malfeasance regarding what he calls “radical Islamic terrorism.” Now, President Trump’s administration appears to be perpetuating his predecessors’ extremely dangerous practice of allowing Islamists to shape government policy. 

Investigative reporter Paul Sperry reveals at FrontPage Magazine that the Pentagon chose a Sharia-supremacist military chaplain with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood to decide whether a highly skilled trainer’s materials offend Muslims as claimed by the Council on American Islamic Relations, or CAIR. Never mind that CAIR was founded by Hamas, a designated terrorist organization proven in court to be a Brotherhood front.

Rather than do CAIR’s bidding and purge the trainer, Patrick Dunleavy, Donald Trump needs to purge his administration of Brotherhood operatives and their enablers – not perpetuate Team Obama’s appalling practice of employing, and submitting, to them.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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Warning to Congress - North Korea Threat Demands a Secure Grid

April 26, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Classified briefings to Congress today about the emerging threat from North Korea must address its most ominous – but least discussed – feature.

For years, a group of national security professionals working together as the Secure the Grid Coalition have been warning that North Korea may already have acquired – and perhaps deployed – the means to destroy the United States, perhaps with a single nuclear bomb

Two of the Coalition’s top experts, former Clinton CIA Director James Woolsey and Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, assess that Pyongyang could already have placed aboard one of its two orbiting satellites a nuclear device optimized to conduct a devastating electromagnetic pulse attack. If detonated over the United States, one such weapon could destroy our unprotected electric grid – and our nation

Trump officials and lawmakers are on notice: This threat must be neutralized, and the grid secured. 

This is Frank Gaffney. Learn more at SecuretheGrid.com.

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An Immediate Virtual Fence in Texas Would be a 100-Day Victory

April 25, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

Official Washington insists that the Trump presidency’s first 100 days have been a bust. But that’s the Swamp talking – the bipartisan establishment legislators, leftist bureaucrats and their allies in the media.

They are delighted to have thwarted parts of Mr. Trump’s agenda. Worse yet, they got the President to accede to their blocking some of his promised Swamp-draining changes. The latest example is his agreement to defer funding for his “wall” along the southern border. 

Fortunately, Mr. Trump can swiftly and inexpensively improve security along the Texas border by reactivating a network of military-grade cameras already in place there. This BlueServo system could be quickly installed elsewhere.

The Swamp won’t like it. Neither will the terrorists and narco-traffickers taking advantage of our porous border. But the American people will recognize this as a real and much-needed 100-day accomplishment.

This is Frank Gaffney. Learn more at BlueServo.com.

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Punish Legislators Who Insist on Open Borders

April 24, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

After the Democrats’ drubbing in the 2016 election, one would have thought they would be reluctant to oppose Donald Trump on his signature issue of securing America’s southern border.

The public wants it done, and made Mr. Trump president to do that.

In addition, congressional Democrats had previously voted to build the wall.

But now, Democratic legislators are saying they’ll shut down the government, rather than approve funding for this purpose. Perhaps that’s in part because they know the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill doesn’t want to see Mr. Trump’s promise fulfilled, either. 

I say, bring it on. Republicans who help Democrats undermine our national security should be primary-ed. And Democrats beholden to government labor unions must be put on notice that federal employees identified as “non-essential” in case of governmental shut-down will be the first fired when budget cuts have to be made.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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The U.S. Must Stop Propping Up Venezuela’s Hostile Dictatorship

April 21, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

One of the most odious, and defining, moments of Barack Obama’s presidency came when he ignored pleas from millions of Iranians seeking help in freeing their country from a regime that represses them and hates us. Donald Trump faces a similar decision point now in Venezuela.

President Trump must not just express solidarity with those being gassed, shot and starved by Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro. He must act by ending the American contribution to propping up Maduro’s dictatorship alongside the likes of Cuba, Iran, China and Russia. 

To that end, until democracy is restored in Venezuela – an outcome now sought by the vast majority of its citizens and endorsed by the Organization of American States – the U.S. should say “no mas” to the buying and refining of heavy crude oil from Venezuela’s regime and the selling of gasoline back to it.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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Trump Must Stop Allowing Obama Holdovers to Set His Iran - and Other - Policies

April 20, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

President Trump was reportedly furious when he learned that the State Department had issued a statement on Tuesday declaring Iran in compliance with the so-called nuclear “deal.” Mr. Trump has repeatedly reviled that accord as the worst ever negotiated because Iran can comply with it and still get the Bomb.

Consequently, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was directed to hold a press conference yesterday describing the many ways in which the threat posed by Iran – non-nuclear and nuclear – continues to intensify. He stressed that all aspects of U.S. policy, including the future of the deal, are under review.

If that review is influenced by the same Obama administration holdovers who claim Iran is complying with its obligations, however, it will be no more accurate, objective or acceptable than the misleading statement the State Department issued on Tuesday. 

Clean house, Mr. President.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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Jihad in Jail Fuels Jihad Outside

April 19, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

A shooter was apprehended yesterday by police in Fresno, California as he shouted the jihadist battlecry, “Allah is Greatest,” after murdering three innocent passersby. Per the standard official reaction to this act of Sharia-supremacist violence, the authorities insist that the perpetrator, Kori Ali Muhammad, acted alone and without ideological motive. 

An important fact has emerged from Muhammad’s personal history, however. He did hard time in jail. Chances are that he either converted to jihad in prison, or he was a Muslim prior to his conviction who was “radicalized” there.

This jihadist act underscores the threat to public safety posed by such Islamist convicts. It can only be hoped that advisors to President Trump tempted to promote so-called “criminal justice reform” will be discouraged from thereby unleashing more of them on society – and, in so doing, putting more of us at risk.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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President Trump - Keep Your Promise on Paris

April 18, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

Candidate Donald Trump promised to withdraw from the Paris climate change accords, citing the fact that, without approval from Congress, foreign bureaucrats will be able to control America’s energy use. He also pledged to cut all taxpayer funding of UN global warming programs.

These commitments are as justified today as ever. Yet, President Trump is now reportedly considering abandoning his promise to cancel the Paris non-treaty. That would be a serious mistake on several grounds: 

First, it would perpetuate Barack Obama’s war on coal and other fossil fuels, undermining our energy security and economy. Second, this president must not condone, let alone endorse, his predecessor’s contempt for the Senate’s constitutional role in treaty-making. And third, tax dollars are needed for higher priorities than trying to affect climate change at the margin.

Mr. President, honor your promise. 

This is Frank Gaffney. Learn more at CEI.org.

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NATO Will Be ‘Obsolete’ If It Pretends Caliph Erdogan is an Ally

April 17, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in yesterday’s referendum meant to give him dictatorial powers. His opponents are denouncing voting irregularities, but their protests are likely nothing more than the death rattle of democracy in Turkey.

Erdogan will now continue building his long-sought Caliphate, suppressing such adversaries as remain in the media, in parliament and among the electorate. He will align Turkey ever more firmly with fellow Sharia-supremacists abroad as well as at home, and with others hostile to the West in Russia, China and elsewhere. 

Last week, President Trump reversed his campaign stance that NATO is “obsolete.” For that to be true going forward, though, the Atlantic alliance is going to have to find a way to cauterize the wound left by the loss of its strategic southeastern flank – a step that is better formally recognized, than papered over.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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