We Didn’t Beat ISIS, It’s Here

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by DANIEL GREENFIELD

 

ISIS has been beaten. It’s been forced out of city after city. Its fighters are dying or have run away. Its resources are exhausted.

It’s over.

And yet once again, there’s blood on the pavement and screams filling the air of a Western city. And the note in the bloodied truck links the attack to ISIS.

We didn’t beat ISIS because it’s not just an army or an alliance. It’s an idea. The idea is Islam.

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HAMAS, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamic State

 

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by CHRISTOPHER HOLTON

New developments in the Middle East are focusing attention on the Muslim Brotherhood’s role in Jihadist terrorism.

These new developments are particularly important because there is legislation in Congress aimed at designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO):

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/68/text?format=txt

There should be no controversy over the designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. The Muslim Brotherhood is in fact the forerunner of all Sunni Jihadist organizations.

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Obama’s Refugee Policy: Yes to Potential Terrorists, No to Genocide Victims

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by Raymond Ibrahim

 

The Obama administration has been escalating a policy that both abandons Mideast Christians and exposes Americans to the jihad. Late last year it was revealed that 97% of Syrian refugees accepted into the U.S. were Sunni Muslims-the same Islamic sect to which the Islamic State belongs-while fewer than half-a-percent were Christians.

This disparity has since gotten worse. From May 1 to May 23, 499 Syrian refugees-a number that exceeds the total number of refugees admitted during the last three years-were received into the U.S.  Zero Christians were among them; 99 percent were Sunni (the remaining one percent was simply listed as “Muslim”).

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Islamic Supremacist Threats in Europe and the White House

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The State Department has issued a travel advisory for Americans in Europe this summer. Presumably, that’s because both the Islamic State and al Qaeda have declared their intentions to target Westerners in nations there.

Unfortunately, these jihadist groups have us in their cross-hairs here, as well. That danger is all the greater on both sides of the Atlantic because of the subversive infrastructure-building by the granddaddy of virtually all contemporary Islamic supremacist groups: the Muslim Brotherhood. Brotherhood mosques, front groups and influence operations create the sea in which the violent Islamists swim – and hide.

Not to worry, though. President Obama has just appointed as his Muslim American community liaison a third-generation Muslim Brotherhood operative: Zaki Barzinji. The practical effect of this appointment will be more Brotherhood influence in U.S. policy – and less security for Americans in this country, as well as overseas.

Ohio Islamic State Cell Slipped Under the Radar

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by RYAN HEALY

 

An NBC News report listed 15 Americans with connections to the Islamic State (IS), including a cell featuring three residents of Columbus, Ohio . The names were connected to a flash drive that former IS member Abu Mohammaed stole when he defected from IS. While most of the names were known to law enforcement these three had successfully left America to join IS undetected. The three IS members were identified as Jeffrey Khan, Zakia Nasrin, and Rasel Raihan.

Nasrin was described as a promising student whose family immigrated from Bangladesh in 2000. She graduated valedictorian of her senior class at Metro Early College High School and enrolled at Ohio State University as a pre-med major. Nasrin’s family says she met Khan online and married him in 2010. Jaffrey was the son of immigrant parents who moved to Palo Alto but divorced when he was still young.

Jaffrey’s had always struggled in school and in life according to his father, Salem Khan, who runs a multi-million dollar healthcare IT business. friends say that the younger Khan became a devout Muslim, and according to family members shortly after began to espouse anti-American sentiment. ” Khan’s family noticed he was very strict with his new bride making her wear a hijab and veil cover her face. Ahmed Khan the cousin to Khan noted he made all men leave the room if Nasrin was present, or Khan made her sit in the car.

They returned to Columbus and moved into an apartment on Riverview Drive just north of Ohio State University.

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The Muslim Brotherhood Enables an Islamic State Threat Here

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The nation’s top intelligence official says the U.S. could experience Paris- or Brussels-style coordinated, murderous terrorist attacks. He still seems clueless, however, about why that’s so.

National Intelligence Director James Clapper warned that the Islamic State could utilize terrorist cells already in place across the country. But neither Clapper nor President Obama have addressed what really has facilitated jihadism in Europe: namely, the infrastructure of safe-havens, training facilities and armories that have been put in place over the past five decades by the Muslim Brotherhood among their mosques, Islamic centers and front groups.

The ugly truth is that the Brothers have been allowed to put such an infrastructure in place here, too. Barack Obama has turned a blind eye towards the Muslim Brotherhood’s stealthy, subversive malevolence – and thereby enabled it.

“Convert, Submit or Die” . . . Connect the Dots!

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by AMBASSADOR HENRY F. COOPER

 

The Islamic State “has an apocalyptic ideology and believes there is going to be a final war with the United States,” expects to win that war and “would need very powerful weapons to do so . . . if they ever did turn to nuclear weapons, they have more people, more money and more territory under their control and more ability to recruit experts globally than Al Qaeda at its best ever had.” ~ Professor Matthew Bunn of Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

I have sometimes disagreed with Matthew Bunn – mostly on missile defense issues. But I applaud his apt summary description of essential aspects of the existential threat posed by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS).  ISIS is my preferred label rather that the “Islamic State,” whose operatives reportedly are now present in at least 20 countries around the world, including the United States, and seek to extend globally their intended Caliphate in Iraq and Syria.  

Bunn’s quotation was buried in an important March 25, 2016 New York Times article, “Belgium Fears Nuclear Plants are Vulnerable.”  As my regular readers know, I am seeking to assure that our nuclear reactors remain viable following a major electric grid shutdown. So, I find this concern to be valid, and not only in Belgium. Indeed, the reported attacks on nuclear reactors in Belgium are clear warning of possible ISIS interest in carrying out such an attack more generally – including here in America.

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The nuclear power plant in Doel, Belgium.

Before elaborating this point, let’s reflect on the conditional aspect of Bunn’s warning of the existential threat that ISIS will pose “if” they turn to nuclear weapons. Surely they will turn to nuclear weapons if they can. 

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