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CHECK THE FACTS MR PRESIDENT; YOU’RE WRONG ON MUSLIMS

obama wrongly supports islam in AmericaBy        True to his nature, President Obama consistently defends Islam. He found it necessary in his speech last week to assure us we are “not at war with Islam.”  Ironically, he orated the exact same statement in 2009, four years ago. Why must he continually tell us we’re not at war with Islam? President Bush told us the same thing in 2001. If we are constantly being told we’re not at war against Islam, there must be a reason. Eh?

       In Cairo, 2009, he even told the world that Islam had made many contributions to American life. Even the liberals are still scratching their heads over that one.

     Our last two presidents have said that Islam is “a religion of peace” and should not be held responsible for all the turmoil in the world, that it’s only the work of a few “extremists.” In that speech last week, Mr. Obama goes on to claim that the Muslim American community has, “consistently rejected terrorism”

     Is that so?  Let’s check the record.

     Studies have been conducted by a number of organizations to determine how the Muslim American (and international) community feels toward the United States, their attitude about expanding Sharia Law and their opinions in general toward violence and Jihad (Struggle for conquest).    

     According to Jihad Watch, four separate studies since 1998 have determined that 80% of U.S. mosques had been teaching Jihad, Islamic supremacism and hatred toward Jews and Christians.

     The most recent of these studies was conducted in 2011, when one hundred randomly selected mosques were surveyed.  Of those, 81 percent had texts on site that supported violence (51 percent severe; 30 percent mild) in achieving Sharia and imposing Islamic dogma. Only nineteen percent had no texts on site that supported violence. Furthermore, 58 percent of those mosques had previously invited Imams who were known to support violent Jihad.

     Just a few extremists?

     URL links are provided below, with more details.

     Perhaps it would do Mr. Obama well to listen to the other side some time where he’d learn that his statements about American Muslims constantly rejecting violence is a documented falsehood. Then again, would he listen? Would that fit his long range agenda?

     Sure, we’ll see a Muslim leader go public now and then with prepared statements about condemning violence. But they are far and few between. It also begs the sincerity issue when the efforts stop there. One statement, that’s it?

     Here are a few more tidbits according to Pew and other research sources:

  • Pew (2011): One in ten American-born Muslims favor al Qaedaislam not religion of peace

(How would the media respond if 30 million Americans favored the KKK?)

  • McDonald Laurier Institute:  35% of Canadian Muslims would not repudiate al Qaeda.         
  • World Opinion: Muslim majorities throughout the world agree with al Qaeda’s goal of instituting Islamic law everywhere.
  • Pew: Eight percent of American Muslims support suicide bombings.
  • One in five student Muslims in Great Britain would not report a planned terror attack.
  • Gallup:  38.6% of Muslims believe the 9/11 attacks were justified.
  • A Survey in Paris revealed that three-fourths of Muslim women wear their masks out of fear.
  • Pew:  49% of American Muslims say they are Muslims first, Americans second.
  • Pew:  21% of Muslim Americans support Islamic extremism in their communities
  • BBC: Ten percent of Muslims support killing family members in support of honor.
  • A majroty if young British Muslims believe honor killings are justified.

    Obviously, this can go on ad infinitum. Suffice to say that far more than half of the Islamic world, and in most Islamic-only countries, more than three-quarter of Muslims favor Sharia Law and all the oppression/violence/gender discrimination that comes with it.

     So, Mr. President, it might do you well to bone up on the reality of Islam in the world, and in our nation. Extremists – whatever that means – do not make up a small number. And judging by the more than 21,000 acts of deadly terror world-wide in the last eleven years in the name of God, (an average of 1800 a year) it is far from a religion of peace.

     That’s not to say Americans aren’t willing to share our freedoms with Muslims equally as well as other religious factions. Liberal Americans, specifically, continue to reach out for friendship and acceptance despite all the overwhelming evidence that Islamists, here and abroad, are inbred and indoctrinated into Jihad thinking, which includes hatred of Jews, Christians and infidels in general.

     Many pretend to assimilate, practicing Taqiyya, just as did the 9/11 killers, the Fort Hood shooter, the Boston Marathon bombers, and so forth, until the time is ripe to practice Jihad. But the undeniable, hard truth is that a significant number of Muslims in America hate America, hate Americans, and are part of a long range plan to alter the American way of life forever.

     The statistics formed from numerous studies are available at the links below. I urge everyone to check them out, study them and realize the truth. They totally contradict the president.

     Click here: Muslim Opinion Polls – Challenging the ‘Tiny Minority of Extremists’ Myth

      http://www.jihadwatch.org/2013/05/obama-the-best-way-to-prevent-violent-extremism-is-to-work-with-the-muslim-american-community-which-.html

 http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/06/mordechai-kedar-and-david-yerushalmi-new-study-shows-that-only-19-of-mosques-in-us-dont-teach-jihad.html

  Click here: List of Islamic Terror Attacks in America

Read more: http://www.marshallfrank.com/articles/2013/05/check-the-facts-mr-president-youre-wrong-on-muslims/

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DHS-funded police gear blurs line between crime-fighting and war-fighting

DHS is funding the purchase of military gear by Bay Area police departments. Critics of the program say the money allocated for the war on terror is blurring the line between local law enforcement focusing on crime fighting and soldiers fighting in an enemy war zone.
Critics decry what they see as the militarization of the policing function // Source: zohur.net

When Alameda County, California, Sheriff Greg Ahern tried to buy a drone for his police force, privacy advocates were quick to express their objections in a Board of Supervisors agenda meeting late last year. The sheriff’s plan was put on hold.

This did not stop the San Mateo County’s Office of Emergency Services from requesting $70,000 for a drone. In San Francisco, law enforcement agencies tried to purchase a drone as well, but their $100,000 request is still pending. The same goes for San Jose’s bomb squad, which put in an $8,000 request.

Contra Costa Times reports that most of the requests did not encounter  opposition because the money being spent was federal funds that DHS gives to cities the department considers to be a high risk for a terrorist attacks. For the drones, the money came from the Urban Areas Security Initiative (USAI),  which gave $26 million to the Bay Area to equip localities there with night vision goggles, remote-controlled robots, surveillance cameras, license plate readers, and armored vehicles which resemble unarmed tanks.

Since 2003, the Bay Area’s USAI has given $359 million in DHS funds to agencies from twelve Northern California counties. In addition to the drone, San Mateo County also requested a license plate reader and a system for destroying IEDs.

To receive funding for equipment, the proposals have to have an anti-terrorism purpose. The area contains many targets – among them  the Golden Gate Bridge, Shell Oil Refinery, Lawrence Livermore Lab, and Bay Area Rapid Transit – which are  considered as prime terrorist targets on the west coast.

The agencies, however, are also using the money for staff, training, outreach, and military-grade equipment for law enforcement.
“We try to prepare our community for any disaster,” Craig Dziedzic, Bay Area UASI general manager, told the Times. “The top priority is still to protect the community. That hasn’t changed at all. … But in order to be funded, you need a nexus to terrorism.”

Critics of the program say the money allocated for the war on terror is blurring the line between local law enforcement focusing on crime fighting and soldiers fighting in an enemy war zone.

As far back as seven years ago, former San Jose police chief Joseph McNamara expressed his discomfort with this lack of clearer distinction between law enforcement and war fighting.

“Simply put, the police culture in our country has changed,” he wrote in the Wall Street Journal in 2006. “An emphasis on ‘officer safety’ and paramilitary training pervades today’s policing,” he continued, “in contrast to the older culture, which held that cops didn’t shoot until they were about to be shot or stabbed.”

Last month the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) started an investigation into police use of military technology.

“We want the police to keep up with the latest technology. That’s critical,” ACLU Senior Counsel Kara Dansky told the  Times. “But policing should be about protection, not combat.”

The Fremont Police Department requested an armored vehicle and the Oakland Police Department asked for a portable surveillance camera in order to gather information and intelligence on potential terrorists on their activities.

Sheriff Ahern responded to the criticisms by saying that local law enforcement is working to adopt the equipment and tactics of the military, which includes Urban Shield Training, by putting police through drills which resemble military operations.

Ahern added that the USAI program gives small agencies access to equipment they would otherwise never be able to purchase because of budget shortfalls. Law enforcement and the communities they serve are safer because of it, he said.

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