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George Washington University Hires Convicted Al Qaeda Terrorist as Security Expert!

waving flagBy Onan Coca September 1, 2016

2Jesse-Morton-Younus-Abdullah-Muhammad-633x450Jesse Morton used to go by the name Younus Abdullah Muhammad back when he served as an important recruiter for Al Qaeda. Now that he’s “reformed” though, he’s just “Jesse.” Which seems to be why George Washington University feels he’d be a good hire for their Center for Cyber & Homeland Security. The Deputy Director of the Program on Extremism says that he’s happy to have Morton on board: “I trust him. We did our due diligence.”extra bowl of stupid

It’s true, to a point, they did speak with folks at the FBI as well as others in the security community, but it was just four short years ago that Morton was sentenced to 11 ½ years in prison for his role in soliciting people to commit murder for Islam.

In fact, just four years ago, federal prosecutors called Morton an “inspiration for terrorists across the world.” Moreover they argued, “Morton not only endangered the lives of innocent people but he also contributed to the destruction of the very freedoms on which our society is based.” Prosecutors were terrified about what Morton could accomplish if Morton was not locked away for a long, long time. “We may never know all of those who were inspired to engage in terrorism because of Revolution Muslim, but the string of recent terrorism cases with ties to Morton’s organization demonstrates the threat it posed to our national security.”Islam is NOT

A federal judge agreed with prosecutors, which led him to hand down a harsh 12 year penalty… so how in the world is he free and gainfully employed less than 4 years later?

The exact details of Morton’s release remain murky. A person familiar with the case, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss court matters that largely remain secret, said prosecutors sought to reduce his sentence because they believed he had been reformed and he had cooperated fully with investigators.

MacBride, who stepped down as U.S. attorney in late 2013 for a job in the private sector, said in a statement that he wasn’t aware that the government had pushed for Morton’s early release.

“I presume that they only did it because he offered substantial assistance to the FBI in other investigations,” MacBride said. He said that although reductions in such cases were uncommon, they had happened in federal court in the Eastern District of Virginia in 2006 for three defendants who attended terrorist training camps, then helped in other cases.

Is this common? Do hardened terrorist recruiters “reform” and completely change their ways in less than four years? Even if he has reformed do we give the same benefit of the doubt to other felons who sit awaiting parole hearings? The man was out of prison, free, and on the job hunt less than four years after being sentenced to prison by a judge. This whole deal stinks, and screams of justice being miscarried.What did you say 06.jpg

BREAKING: Terror Attacks at RIO OLYMPICS Revealed–10 Arrested

waving flagPosted on July 21, 2016

A terror network connected to ISIS was planning a major attack at the Rio Olympics. Check out the massive destruction that was just avoided.

Brazil‘s federal police today arrested 10 people and smashed a network allied to ISIS that was preparing ‘acts of terrorism’ at next month’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. President Michel Temer has called an emergency cabinet meeting and Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes said the operation spanned nine states across Brazil, although the arrests were made in the southern states of Sao Paulo and Parana.

A court in Parana said there were indications the group was planning to use weapons to launch attacks similar to the Paris atrocities in November last year. Mr de Moraes said all 12 suspects were Brazilian and one was a juvenile.

He said the group were ‘complete amateurs, and ill-prepared’ to actually launch an attack but he said even seemingly disorganised groups had to be taken seriously. Asked why he thought they were amateurish, he replied: ‘A few days ago they said they should start practicing martial arts, for example.’

Earlier this month Mr Moraes said a jihadist attack in Rio de Janeiro during the Olympics was a ‘possibility’ but ‘not a probability’. Brazil’s intelligence agency said earlier this week it was investigating all threats to the Rio Olympics, which start on August 5. There have been reports that jihadi groups linked to rival terror network al-Qaeda were urging their followers to carry out ‘lone wolf’ attacks at the Olympics in Rio targeting American, British and French athletes. In an ominous echo of the murderous attacks at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, threats have also been made to Israeli athletes.

Security at this year’s Olympiad was already set to be tight.

Last week it was reported that a Brazilian group had become the first organisation in South America to pledge allegiance to ISIS. Now it has emerged that al-Qaeda fanatics were issuing a number of directives on social media urging attacks against athletes. In material obtained by The Foreign Desk, the jihadis are told: ‘One small knife attack against Americans/Israelis in these places will have bigger media effect than any other attacks anywhere else in sha Allah.’

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Hamas Founder’s Son: Islam Is The Problem

waving flagReported by Evan Gahr  Investigative Journalist  05/23/2016

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Pop quiz: Who said the following in an extraordinary but little-noticed speech yesterday in New York?

“Today the free world should unite against Islam, not against Muslims but against Islam as a belief system. When the president of the free world stands and says that Islam is a religion of peace, he creates the climate, he provides the climate, the perfect climate, to create more terrorism.”

a)Donald Trump

b)Pamela Geller

c)Rabbi Meir Kahane, the late great founder of the Jewish Defense League, upon his reincarnation

Nope. The correct answer is none of the above.

It was Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of a Hamas founder, who, after laboring in the family business, worked undercover for the Israeli domestic security service to thwart terrorist attacks and later converted to Christianity.

Yousef, who eventually settled in the United States but the Obama administration unsuccessfully tried to have deported upon publication of his 2010 memoir, said at a conference sponsored by the Jerusalem Post that, “Today, free people need to unite against Islam, not against the Muslim people. Against Islam itself, as a belief system.” 

“We can fool ourselves, but there is an Islamic problem,” he argued. “Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, the Islamic Jihad, the Islamic State [ISIS] and Boko Haram — all of them kill in the name of Allah.”

In other words, the problem is not, per Obama, some amorphous brand of “violent extremism”it is Islam.

“There is an Islamic problem. And I think humanity needs to stand against this danger, because this danger is not only against the State of Israel. This danger is against the evolvement of mankind.”Islam is NOT

He pleaded with Muslims to find a better way.

“The Muslim people have a problem. And their problem is in their belief system. They have to face it, and we need to encourage them to fight the good fight,” he explained. “I had privileges as the son of a top Hamas leader. I had something to lose. But the average Muslim person [doesn’t] have lots of things to lose. They’re already living in darkness and misery. If they leave it, it’s better for them.”….. “I speak with the authority of experience, not from books or second-hand knowledge.”

“In the Muslim society, I witnessed a woman who sent five of her children to die in suicide bombing attacks. One after another. She would put the explosive belt on them and bless them and say: “Go, kill the Jews!” to gain respect in her society. This is hypocrisy.”

“At one point I thought that the Jewish nation is the enemy of humanity. I thought they were the enemy of our people, the Palestinian people, until I experienced what the Jewish nation truly is.“America are you really paying attention

Note to any Stalinist androids at Media Matters who might now feel compelled to try and discredit Yousef. His fascinating political, intellectual and religious journey was the subject of a 2014 film documentary favorably reviewed by The New York Times.

Are they Islamophobes, too?

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One in Ten Islamic State Recruits Wants to Become Suicide Bomber

waving flagby Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., 19 Apr 2016

Recovered documents from the Islamic State terror group reveal that more than one in ten of their recruits would like to become suicide bombers.

A group of analysts at West Point who spent many hours sifting through thousands of leaked documents have found that 12 percent of Islamic State recruits are open to making the ultimate sacrifice as suicide bombers.

In March, German intelligence obtained a cache of Islamic State documents, revealing the names of 22,000 ISIS fighters including many foreign recruits hailing from Europe, Australia and the United States. The documents were reportedly leaked by a former Free Syrian Army fighter who switched over to fight for the Islamic State.

The leaked files reveal that some 10 percent of the militants hail from Western countries, with 128 jihadists from France, 80 from Germany and 57 from the UK.

The most common countries of provenance, however, were Saudi Arabia and Tunisia, with 797 and 640 recruits respectively.

Germany’s interior minister, Thomas de Maizière, confirmed the authenticity of the documents and their usefulness for counterterrorism forces. Maizière said the discovery would facilitate “speedier, clearer investigations and stricter prison sentences” for fighters returning from Syria and Iraq. He also said that the documents help elucidate “the underlying structures of this terrorist organization.”culture of deceit and lies

The files contain the names, nationalities, addresses, telephone numbers and other personal details of jihadists who joined the terrorist network in 2013 and 2014. According to the analysts, two thirds of the ISIS recruits are between the ages 21 and 30, though ages range from the teens all the way to a 70-year-old father of five from Kyrgyzstan.

The analysts said the find was the largest and “most significant” document cache of its kind, and furnished new insight into the terror group’s ambitions, structure and recruitment.

“The largest takeaway from these documents is the massive diversity of the population,” Brian Dodwell, deputy director of the Combating Terrorism Center at U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The only thing all the recruits had in common was their deep attachment to Islam.

“We’re talking about very diverse backgrounds from an education perspective — individuals who list their education as none up to those who listed their educations as PhDs, masters degrees, MBAs … Everything from laborers to doctors and lawyers,” Dodwell said.

Questionnaires filled out by new recruits contained a variety of queries, including whether they wanted to be a regular fighter or a suicide bomber or suicide fighter. Given the options, approximately 12 percent checked the box for martyrdom.Do you want

This percentage of willing martyrs is reportedly lower than from among the foreign fighters who joined Al Qaeda in Iraq in 2006 and 2007, more than half of whom volunteered to blow themselves up.

“While they do need some suicide bombers, if all of their troops selected into the suicide category who would be left to fill that conventional army? Who would be left to serve as the Sharia officials, the police or the administrative?” Dodwell said.

“They’re selling this narrative of victory and sustaining… Many of these individuals it would seem are buying into that message and are going into there to live — not die.”

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Why ISIS Is Directing Jihadists to Wear Christian Symbols

waving flagReported by Robin Simcox / / January 14, 2016

ISIS terrorists in Syria. (Photo: Raqqa Media Center/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

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The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (known as ISIS, or ISIL) has previously taken manpower, territory and funds from al-Qaeda. Now, it is taking its instruction books.

A story in London’s Daily Telegraph highlights that ISIS has commandeered and then updated a publication released by al-Fajr Media Center (al-Qaeda’s online distributor) called ‘Safety and security guidelines for lone wolf mujahideen and small cells’. ISIS has simply updated it to provide up-to-date advice for jihadis living in the West.

With that being the case, some of the instructions are familiar: shaving off beards, wearing Western clothes, how to structure a terrorist cell. ISIS also gives its followers permission to wear a cross in order to throw others off their scent.culture of deceit and lies

The document also discusses the importance of encrypting communications. While that is not entirely new, it does reflect jihadists’ Edward Snowden-inspired recognition that they needed to get smarter in this area in order to avoid detection. Indeed, the group recently created its own secure messaging app for precisely this reason.

‘Safety and security guidelines for lone wolf mujahideen and small cells’ also has a specific focus on ‘lone wolves’. Such operators tend to plan crude attacks using knives and guns, with the police and military commonly targeted.

The ISIS-inspired shooting of a policeman in Philadelphia is an example of this (although questions do remain about the extent to which the shooter, Edward Archer, was part of a larger network). Such plots require much less planning than 9/11-style ‘spectaculars’ and are therefore much harder for authorities to stop. Clearly, ISIS believes that it is this type of attack that its Western supporters have the best chance of pulling off in volume.

Yet it is important to remember that ‘lone wolves’ are by no means the only game in town for ISIS. In Europe, for example, ‘lone wolves’ are just one element of ISIS’s plans. Events in Paris (and, almost, Verviers in Belgium where an imminent, major plot was disrupted) in the last twelve months prove that ISIS is capable of infiltrating Europe and then hitting it hard with complex, co-ordinated terrorist attacks.Islam is NOT

With this being the case, ‘Safety and security guidelines for lone wolf mujahideen and small cells’ will likely be especially useful for an American audience, a country which ISIS has found it harder to infiltrate and where its options are more limited. Its best hope of attacking America is by inspiring sympathizers living there already. That is why this type of material – be it produced by al-Qaeda or ISIS – is potentially so dangerous.

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San Bernardino: Female Attacker Pledged Allegiance to Islamic State, Al Qaeda Links Emerge

waving flagby Jordan Schachtel 4 Dec 2015

During the jihadi attack, Tashfeen Malik posted on Facebook that she was pledging allegiance to Islamic State “caliph” Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, officials told CNN. The investigators said she used an account under a different name.

Law enforcement sources told multiple news outlets that the bombs created by the two jihadis resembled models for which instructions were provided in Al Qaeda’s “Inspire” magazine, which was thought to be the creation of deceased Al Qaeda leader Anwar Al-Awlaki. One particular issue of “Inspire” printed a guide on “how to build a bomb in the kitchen of your mom.”

Awlaki – who served as the Imam of the Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Virginia during the 9/11 attacks, then left the country to become a leader in Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula – has been credited as the inspiration for several other Islamic terror attacks in the United States. The Fort Hood jihadi, Nidal Hasan, had a demonstrated connection to Awlaki, communicating with Al Qaeda’s chief recruiter directly. Additionally, the Boston Marathon bombers, Dzokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, held a collection of propaganda clips from Awlaki.

There is also the possibility that the two terrorists, while in Saudi Arabia, linked up with radical Islamic terrorist organizations.

Fox News reports that “one or both members of the couple made contact with suspected Al Qaeda terrorists,” citing investigators on the case.

Farook and Malik first met on an online dating website. The two united in Saudi Arabia, and Farook brought Malik to the United States in 2014, officials say. Malik slipped through the cracks, passing a Homeland Security counterterrorism screening as part of her receiving a K-1 visa.

Saira Khan, the sister of the male attacker, spoke to CBS Friday morning about her brother’s act of terror.

“I can never imagine my brother or my sister-in-law doing something like this. Especially because they were happily married, they had a beautiful 6-month-old daughter. It’s just mind-boggling why they would do something like this,” she said. “It makes us very upset and angry that how could you leave a 6-month-old daughter.”  

The two reportedly scrubbed their social media accounts a day before committing the shootings in San Bernardino, law enforcement officials said.

Update- 2:30 PM: The FBI is officially investigating the attack as an act of terrorism.


Update- 2:00 PM: Farook’s sister, who said earlier today she “can’t fathom” why her brother would commit such a heinous act, is a member of a pro-Caliphate Islamist group.


Update- 12:00 PM: The terrorists’ home, where Farook’s mother also resides, was described as an “IED factory” and a “bomb-making facility.”

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Former Interpol Leader says that the Best Way to Deal with Terrorism is an “Armed Citizenry”

waving flagBy / 19 November 2015

In the wake of the attack on Paris and the attempted attack in Germany we thought we’d remind you of what Former Makes sitting ducksInterpol Secretary General Ronald Noble said back in 2013 (in the immediate aftermath of the Westgate Mall shooting in Nairobi, Kenya) about what is likely the best answer for responding to Muslim terrorism against “soft” (or civilian) targets.

In an interview with ABC News, Noble said there are really only two choices for protecting open societies from attacks like the one on Westgate mall where so-called “soft targets” are hit: either create secure perimeters around the locations or allow civilians to carry their own guns to protect themselves.

“Societies have to think about how they’re going to approach the problem. One is to say we want an armed citizenry; you can see the reason for that. Another is to say the enclaves are so secure that in order to get into the soft target you’re going to have to pass through extraordinary security.

Noble spoke directly to the fact that al Qaeda (and now ISIS) had begun focusing their efforts and urging their email17supporters to “strike soft targets, to do it in small groups.”

“How do you protect soft targets? That’s really the challenge. You can’t have armed police forces everywhere. It’s Interpol’s view that one way you protect soft targets is you make it more difficult for terrorist to move internationally. Disarmed CitizenrySo what we’re trying to do is to establish a way for countries … to screen passports, which are a terrorist’s best friend, try to limit terrorists moving from country to country. And also, that we’re able to share more info about email05suspected terrorists.”

Noble exasperated liberals further when he bluntly and forcefully told ABC News that liberals in the United States needed to rethink their pro-crime gun control policies.

“Ask yourself: If that was Denver, Col., if that was Texas, would those guys have been able to spend hours, days, shooting people randomly. What I’m saying is it makes police around the world question their views on gun control. It makes citizens question their views on gun control. You have to ask yourself, ‘Is an armed citizenry more necessary now than it was in the past with an evolving threat of Hey Leftistterrorism?’ This is something that has to be discussed.

For me it’s a profound question. People are quick to say ‘gun control, people shouldn’t be armed,’ etc., etc. I think they have to ask themselves: ‘Where would you have wanted to be? In a city where there was gun control and no citizens armed if you’re in a Westgate mall, or in a place like Denver or Texas?'”

It’s a fair question and the answer should be obvious. Gun Control makes law abiding citizens less safe in the increasingly dangerous world.

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