Florida: Judge blasts FBI transparency in Saudi family 9/11 investigation

via Judge blasts FBI over Saudi family investigation | HeraldTribune.com.

A federal judge on Friday chided the FBI for failing to produce records tied to a prominent Saudi Arabian family who seemed to abandon their Sarasota home suddenly just prior to the 9/11 terror attacks.

U.S. District Court Judge William Zloch ordered the FBI to conduct a much more thorough search than it had previously done and deliver all pertinent documents — uncensored — to him by April 18 for review.

The judge said the FBI must comply using its most advanced document search system, called Sentinel, to search for records pertaining to a year-and-a-half old Freedom of Information lawsuit filed by the Fort Lauderdale news site Broward Bulldog. The Herald-Tribune Media Group joined the suit earlier this year as a “friend of the court.”

Under the judge’s order, the FBI also must search for documents related to the Saudi family, a home in Sarasota’s gated Prestancia subdivision and the investigation following the 2001 attacks using Sentinel and multiple other search systems.

The agency initially refused to search for the family’s names, claiming that would result in an invasion of privacy.

Judge Zloch ordered the FBI to also inform the court of any documented communications between it and other government agencies concerning the investigation.

That information, and an explanation of how the FBI is complying with the judge’s order, is due by June 6.The 23-page order Friday was Judge Zloch’s second in favor of the Bulldog and its editor, Dan Christensen.

In the latest order, Zloch takes the FBI to task for failing to exhaustively produce documents pertaining to the case.

He describes the agency’s initial search as “preemptively narrowed in scope based on agency decisions that categories of documents are exempt and thus, will not even be sought.”

He called one of the government’s characterizations of the Bulldog’s requests “literal to the point of being nonsensical.”

Tom Julin, the attorney for the Bulldog, praised the judge’s action.

“That is just exactly the kind of order a federal judge should render when the FBI refuses to acknowledge the existence of important documents like this,” Julin said. “I hope the FBI will follow his order to a ‘T’ and we will finally get to the bottom of this controversy.”

In joining the case in mid-March, the Herald-Tribune and the Miami Herald cited articles written about the Prestancia case and described ways in which a further search would be in the public’s interest.To date, the FBI has turned over 35 pages of heavily redacted documents — out of the 15,000 files it has acknowledged were part of its Florida inquiry into the 9/11 attacks.

Last summer, Zloch asked Julin to explain in writing how an FBI search could be done better. The FBI, the lawyer noted, did not even search for documents using the names of the family members residing in, or owning, the Prestancia home.

The home was owned by Saudi businessman Esam Ghazzawi and his wife, Deborah. Ghazzawi is known to have connections to the Saudi royal family.

For the six years before the terror attacks, the home was occupied by their son-in-law, Abdulaziz Al-Hijji, and their daughter, Anoud.

The Al-Hijjis came to the FBI’s attention after the couple apparently returned abruptly to Saudi Arabia two weeks before the attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., leaving behind clothes, food, children’s toys and cars.

Federal agents also linked phone calls from the Prestancia home — some dating to a year before the attacks — to known 9/11 suspects, the Bulldog has reported.

The calls were made to, or received from Mohamed Atta, fellow pilots and 11 other terrorist suspects, the Bulldog reported.

Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi had learned to fly at Huffman Aviation at the Venice Municipal Airport. Ziad Jarrah also took flying lessons nearby, at the Florida Flight Training school.

More in these previous posts.

 

Because We Are at War

via UTT Blog.

“The Islamic nation must be fully prepared to fight the tyrants and the enemies of Allah as a prelude to establishing the Islamic State.”
By-Laws of the International Muslim Brotherhood
 
“Killing is to continue until the unbelievers pay jizyah after they are humbled or overpowered.”
Islam and Modernism, Taqi Usmani (2006)
Sheikh Muhammad Taqi Usmani
One of the leading Islamic Scholars alive today. 
Deputy Chairman, Fiqh Council for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation
Former Judge, Pakistani Supreme Court
 
“We do not disassociate Islam from war.  On the contrary, disassociating Islam from war is the reason for our defeat.  We are fighting in the name of Islam. Religion must lead to war.”
Qatar TV, February 25, 2006
Sheikh Dr. Yusuf Al Qaradawi
Preeminent Islamic Scholar in the world
Leading Legal Jurist of the International Muslim Brotherhood
Chairman – International Union of Muslim Scholars
 
“This means that you wage war so that the evil sovereignty of beings other than that of Allah is wiped out and only the law of God operates in the world.”
U.S. Training Guide for Muslims published in approximately 2002 by
Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and the Muslim American Society (MAS)
 
“To be true Muslims we must prepare and be ready for jihad in Allah’s way…The military education is glued to the faith and it’s meaning, and the duty to follow it.”
Islamic High School text book, Islamic Center of Oakland (and elsewhere)
 
“This country (America) will become a Muslim country.”
Former Islamic Advisor to President Clinton and convicted Al Qaeda financier Abdurahman Alamoudi
Islamic Association for Palestine (Hamas) 2006 National Conference (U.S.)

The civilian and military leadership in America, and much of the West, is strikingly blind to and grossly ignorant of the swiftly growing threat we face from the Global Islamic Movement.

Yet those inside government agencies, members of the military, and American citizens who have taken the time to get educated on this threat are horrified at the grand canyon size schism between the reality of the threat and the posture the United States government continues to take – a position which can only be characterized as “Aiding and Abetting” the enemy, Material Support for Designated Terrorist organizations (Al Qaeda and others), and Treason.

Patriots are asking themselves, “How can this be happening?

It is happening because we are at war – and we are losing.

In 2005, the current leader of Al Qaeda, Ayman al Zawahiri said “I say to you that we are in a battle, and that more than half of this battle is taking place in the battlefield of the media. We are in a media battle in a race for the hearts and minds of our Ummah (global Muslim community).”
Al Qaeda understands the majority of this war is being fought in the Information Battlespace – propaganda, influence operations, and political subversion, are but a few of the tools.

When the Muslim Brotherhood states in their strategic memorandum they are waging Civilization Jihad to “destroy Western civilization from within” and they are going to do it by getting U.S. leadership to do their bidding for them – they mean it.

We are in a war against an enemy who states they are Muslims fighting Jihad in the Cause of Allah in order to impose Islamic Law and re-establish the global Islamic State (Caliphate). Al Qaeda says it, the Muslim Brotherhood says it, nation-states say it, martyrs say it on their videos, and all of the jihadis we have captured before or after the act (if they lived) all say they did what they did because it is a command to wage jihad until Sharia is the law of the land.

Yet, in the FBI, DHS, and U.S. military, all training on Islamic Law, specifically the requirements of Jihad and the Law of Jihad cannot be taught. Why?

Because we are in a war – primarily an information war – and we are losing.

100% of all published Islamic Law only defines “Jihad” as warfare against non-Muslims. Yet, at the leadership level of our civilian government and military, they are still “pondering” what the “root meaning” of Jihad really is.

How can something so objectively clear be so difficult for our leadership to grasp?

How can it be that the most prominent Islamic organizations in America have been identified as being a part of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Movement, yet their leaders serve in advisory roles across the entire spectrum of our government – including the FBI, CIA, and DHS?

In 2012, five Republican Members of Congress layed out the evidence of the Muslim Brotherhood’s network in America and asked the Inspector Generals of key government agencies to consider opening investigations. These Members of Congress were not publicly blasted by Democrats or the media for this, but by John McCain, John Boehner, Marco Rubio, Eric Cantor, and others.

Why?

Because we are losing in the Information Battlespace. As a matter of fact, we are not even engaging the enemy there.

Continue reading at Understanding the Threat.

A Brief History of Wahhabism + Free eBook Giveaway

After a recent post – Are Saudi’s Implicated in 28 Redacted (Blank) Pages of U.S. Govt 9/11 Report? – author Allen Mitchum contacted us about a novel he wrote centered around the missing 28 pages.

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More via Allen Mitchum’s Official Blog:

A Brief History of Wahhabism

The following is the introduction to the counterjihad thriller 28 PAGES by Allen Mitchum, published in 2011 by Spartan North Publishing and available in print and ebook at Amazon.com. The story involves a woman who, while investigating the gruesome murder of her sister, uncovers a shocking conspiracy against the U.S. perpetrated by the Saudi Arabian Ambassador.

Introduction

In the early 1700s, more than one thousand years after the death of the Muslim prophet Muhammad, feuding tribes and rival sheikhdoms dominated the Arabian Peninsula. Centuries of invasion and continual warfare weakened the influence of orthodox Islam in its birthplace. A hybrid of Islam and paganism instead dominated the region. Jihad against non-Muslims, once the cornerstone of Islam, was nearly forgotten.

Around this time, Mahommed Ibn Abd al-Wahhab of the Bani Tamim tribe was born in the plateau of the Najd in central Arabia, west of Saudi Arabia’s present day capital of Riyadh. While details of his early life are scarce, scholars know he achieved notoriety for memorizing the entire Quran by the age of ten. As a teenager, Wahhab traveled afar to deepen his understanding of Islamic law. It was through his interactions with Muslim lands to the East that he determined Islam in Arabia had been corrupted.
Upon returning to his native Najd, Wahhab immediately sought to restore a pure form of Islam based on the Quran and the teachings of Muhammad as practiced in the past. Praying to saints, participating in religious festivals, praying at graves, and worshiping nature were forbidden. He banned and destroyed grave markers and tombs to avoid the temptation of idolatry.

His obsession led to aggression and hatred towards non-Muslims, which included Christians, Jews, and Muslims who did not accept his teachings. Wahhab viewed these infidels as the primary impediment against the restoration of orthodox Islam, mandating their death or at a minimum, their submission. Wahhab revived the concept of armed jihad against the infidels, restoring it to the primary duty of a true Muslim.

Wahhab and his followers spread their puritanical brand of Islam through the Najd. They compelled those who resisted and killed those who refused. Wahhab’s followers dubbed themselves mujahideen, or holy warriors. Their enemies, on the other hand, referred to them as Wahhabis. Sheikdoms upset with Wahhab’s challenge to the status quo forced the mujahideen and their leader into exile. It was there that Wahhab found a benefactor to help him promote his cause.

To fulfill his objective of restoring a pure form of Islam to Arabia, Wahhab required protection. The Emir Muhammad Saud, head of the powerful Saud Family, satisfied that requirement. Recognizing the potent political dimension to Wahhabism, Saud converted to Wahhabism and afforded protection to the mujahideen. The two families merged when Saud’s son married Wahhab’s daughter.

In 1744, three decades before the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence, the two families further solidified their relationship with a decision that would impact history for centuries to come. Wahhab and Saud swore a traditional Islamic mithaq, or covenant, promising to work together to establish a state based on the strictest Islamic principles. Saud supplied the power while Wahhab provided the faith. Combined, the two were a powerful force in restoring Islam to its roots, fighting the infidels, and increasing their power and influence.

With that simple mithaq, the House of Saud was born. In the coming centuries, it succeeded in uniting the Arabian Peninsula and planting Wahhabism in Islam’s birthplace. In the process, Wahhab’s followers spilled vast amounts of blood and planted the seeds of Wahhabism throughout the Middle East. In time, and under the direction of the Saudi Royal Family, Wahhabism spread to every corner of the settled world, including the United States.

Allen Mitchum is the author of the political thriller 28 PAGES involving a shocking Saudi conspiracy against the United States hidden in 28 redacted pages of the 9/11 Commission Report. Please visit the author’s website at www.allenmitchum.com for more information.

A failure of imagination has often been cited as a reason why 9/11 wasn’t stopped. Would a Saudi conspiracy against the United States really be that shocking?

The first three readers to contact Allen via email get a free ebook version of his novel.

Email him allen [at] allenmitchum.com

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Are Saudi’s Implicated in 28 Redacted (Blank) Pages of U.S. Govt 9/11 Report?

As U.S. – Saudi relations begin to sour, a decade old document that may implicate the Saudi’s in the 9/11 attacks is resurfacing. via 9/11 Link To Saudi Arabia Is Topic Of 28 Redacted Pages In Government Report; Congressmen Push For Release.

Since terrorists attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, victims’ loved ones, injured survivors, and members of the media have all tried without much success to discover the true nature of the relationship between the 19 hijackers – 15 of them Saudi nationals – and the Saudi Arabian government. Many news organizations reported that some of the terrorists were linked to the Saudi royals and that they even may have received financial support from them as well as from several mysterious, moneyed Saudi men living in San Diego.

Saudi Arabia has repeatedly denied any connection, and neither President George W. Bush nor President Obama has been forthcoming on this issue.

But earlier this year, Reps. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C., and Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., were given access to the 28 redacted pages of the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry (JICI) of 9/11 issued in late 2002, which have been thought to hold some answers about the Saudi connection to the attack.

“I was absolutely shocked by what I read,” Jones told International Business Times. “What was so surprising was that those whom we thought we could trust really disappointed me. I cannot go into it any more than that. I had to sign an oath that what I read had to remain confidential. But the information I read disappointed me greatly.”

The public may soon also get to see these secret documents. Last week, Jones and Lynch introduced a resolution that urges President Obama to declassify the 28 pages, which were originally classified by President George W. Bush. It has never been fully explained why the pages were blacked out, but President Bush stated in 2003 that releasing the pages would violate national security.

While neither Jones nor Lynch would say just what is in the document, some of the information has leaked out over the years. A multitude of sources tell IBTimes, and numerous press reports over the years in Newsweek, the New York Times, CBS News and other media confirm, that the 28 pages in fact clearly portray that the Saudi government had at the very least an indirect role in supporting the terrorists responsible for the 9/11 attack. In addition, these classified pages clarify somewhat the links between the hijackers and at least one Saudi government worker living in San Diego.

Former Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla., who chaired the Joint Inquiry in 2002 and has been beating the drum for more disclosure about 9/11 since then, has never understood why the 28 pages were redacted. Graham told IBTimes that based on his involvement in the investigation and on the now-classified information in the document that his committee produced, he is convinced that “the Saudi government without question was supporting the hijackers who lived in San Diego…. You can’t have 19 people living in the United States for, in some cases, almost two years, taking flight lessons and other preparations, without someone paying for it. But I think it goes much broader than that. The agencies from CIA and FBI have suppressed that information so American people don’t have the facts.”

Jones insists that releasing the 28 secret pages would not violate national security. Continue reading

Arkansas: School teaches ‘fundamentals of Islam’ to students on 9/11 (video)

Last week we posted this: Arkansas Teacher tries to sneak Muslim speaker in to class on 9/11.

In that instance, parents spoke up and didn’t allow their children to be brainwashed with Muslim propaganda on the date that Muslims attacked and killed 3,000 Americans. Then killed four more on the same date 11 years later in Benghazi.

Elsewhere in Arkansas, on 9/11, a lesson was planned, delivered and done so without any notification to parents. Watch, via LOOK UNDER THE BURKA OF ISLAM: SCHOOL GIVES STUDENTS “FUNDAMENTALS OF ISLAM” LESSON ON 9/11.

Again, the media glosses over the fact that this is Islamic proselytizing on 9/11.

The school stands behind the teacher and her 9/11 dawah lesson however they were too cowardly to go on camera or name the teacher. Contact the school officials and let them know how you feel. A full list of teachers available here.

Fountain Lake Middle School Staff

501-701-1730

Administration:

Janaskie, Frank                 fjanaskie@flcobras.com              Principal

Campbell, Steve               scampbell@flcobras.com             Assistant Principal

Hot Springs, Arkansas – about an hour southwest of Little Rock.

Louisiana: Newspaper features Muslim cover story on 9/11, shamed into apology by Americans

The submission to Islam doesn’t stop and the infiltration by Muslims is ramping up aggressively. via 9/11 story missed the mark | Shreveporttimes | shreveporttimes.com.

Remembering the heroes and inspiring people moved to action on the horrible events of Sept. 11 is a job for the ages. We missed being your beacon for honoring them in print as we should.

Our main story reporting how local Muslims were sheltered from some of the hatred after 9/11 was an important story to share, but it should not have been the main story Wednesday or run on a different day. Many of you complained that we missed the mark, and the reaction is easy to understand.

One of our missions is to anticipate times to focus on reflection and celebration, to be a centerpiece for starting your day. Picking some of those moments is not easy, but 9/11 certainly deserves a more deliberate and forceful approach.

New community members might appreciate that Barksdale Air Force Base was the nation’s safe harbor for President George W. Bush, giving a major address from your backyard after the attacks, “Make no mistake: The United States will hunt down and punish those responsible for these cowardly acts.”

Our connection to this history is special.

When Air Force One was seen in our skies, relief about the safety of our leader spread throughout the community as did the alerts that came along.

I want you to know that not doing enough to put the coverage in is registered and understood. Our team heard your voices and realized the missed opportunity.

What we saw from our men and women in public service and in strong Americans bravely helping one another should never become background noise as Sept. 11 approaches. We will remember.

Front page feature with a photo of a Muslim on 9/11? Kudos to citizens who defend their culture. This type of pandering non-sense seems to have happened in every state in the country. In public schools, newspapers and in the media where there is an aggressive campaign to not only rewrite history but pretend it never even happened. 9/11 was a Muslim terror attack on Americans. And the attacks have continued ever since.

A telling excerpt from the original Islamophilic article:

The Muslim chaplain of the Shreveport-Bossier City’s Islamic community said, “Sept. 11 was a very sad event, but it did not affect us too much” in the local Muslim community, said Khurshid A. Khan, vice president of the Islamic Association of Greater Shreveport.

It affected America and we’ve lost a significant amount of our liberty and freedoms since. We’ll lose more if people don’t stand up and fight like the people of Louisiana did.

Much more at Bare Naked Islam.

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Massachusetts: Public school reads Muslim victimhood poem over intercom on 9/11

Skips the Pledge of Allegiance.

Schools are under assault and 9/11 is becoming almost a Muslim holiday. They’ve hijacked it just like they did the airplanes that day. via Concord-Carlisle principal apologizes about 9/11 remembrance – Concord, MA – The Concord Journal.

Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) Principal Peter Badalament released a statement Thursday explaining the school’s reasoning behind reciting a poem about a Muslim ritual and not reciting the Pledge of Allegiance during Wednesday’s observance of the 12th anniversary of Sept 11.

“We had the well-being of students at the forefront of our thinking when we chose to acknowledge 9/11 by reading a poem that focused on cross-cultural understanding rather than unsettling words and images associated with the event,” Badalament said.

According to Badalament, the poem “My Grandmother Washes her Feet in the Sink of the Bathroom at Sears,” written by Mohja Kahf, was read over the school’s intercom on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

He said several parents have said they are upset about the poem being read and added that a rumor is going around that this poem was a “Muslim prayer.”

“To be clear it was not,” he not.

According to the Poetry Foundation, an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture, Kahf was born in Damascus, Syria and her family moved to the United States in 1971. She earned her Ph..D. in comparative literature from Rutgers University.

The Poetry Foundation said that Kahf’s poetry is an “amalgam of both Syrian and American influences.”

The poem is about Kahf’s grandmother washing her feet in the sink of the bathroom at Sears department store so she would not miss the mandatory prayer time for Muslims.

Badalament said in addition to receiving calls about the poem, he also received calls from unhappy parents about the Pledge of Allegiance not being recited on Wednesday. Badalament said the pledge is read every day at CCHS and because yesterday was the first Wednesday of the school year, the school was unaware that its student pledge reader had an internship commitment that day and couldn’t recite the pledge.

“This was our responsibility to know,” he said. “We humbly apologize that this oversight and communication gap occurred.”

He continued to say the school will integrate the feedback it has been offered into its future work with students.

“We remain committed to integrating an inclusive and positive culture for all members of the school community,” Badalament said.

So, contrary to media headlines, he didn’t apologize for the Muslim poem on 9/11. He apologized because the student pledge reader was absent on 9/11. He’s on Twitter and can be contacted via email. Needless to say, well reasoned and articulate responses will be more helpful than irrational rants.  pbadalament@colonial.net

Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch sums it up, Concord, Massachusetts: Public school reads Muslim victimhood poem, not Pledge of Allegiance, at 9/11 observance:

What was the point of reciting this poem, which is an extended whine about how her dignified grandmother is looked down upon by the filthy kuffar (who don’t wash their feet five times a day) for washing her feet in the Sears bathroom sink? The point is clear: 9/11 happened because two cultures don’t understand each other. Westerners have to stop regarding Muslims with distaste and disdain, and accommodate Muslim practices, and then harmony will ensue.

This is the usual point made in school 9/11 observances, but it is precisely the wrong one to make, since no amount of Western accommodation will blunt the force of the Islamic supremacist imperative. The call to fight against the “People of the Book” until they pay the jizya and submit to the Muslims (Qur’an 9:29) is not canceled if the People of the Book are accommodating of Muslim practices. The point that should be made, but is not being made in Concord-Carlyle School or any other school, is that 9/11 was an act of jihad, and that that jihad is still raging, and that Americans and all free people need to defend themselves.

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