State Dept trying to cover up denial of visa for Iraqi Christian nun

via The State Department Responds to NR’s Report on Sister Diana Momeka | National Review Online.

by Nina Shea

The State Department is apparently trying to cover up an embarrassing, politically damaging, and possibly discriminatory act. In an e-mail sent to me on Thursday, Kathryn Fitrell, press-unit chief of the Office of Policy Coordination and Public Affairs with State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, requested that I revise the text of my National Review article on the denial of a visitor visa to Sister Diana Momeka. I refused, and then on Friday — as the Department honored World Press Freedom Day — the Bureau contacted my employer, the Hudson Institute, with the same request.

DOS has offered no legitimate reason for us to comply. I reported Sister Diana’s account of a conversation with Christopher Patch, an officer with the U.S. consulate in Erbil, and now I am asked to remove his name because, according to the e-mail sent to me, he “did not conduct a visa interview with Sister Diana Momeka.”

But Sister Diana in my article did not characterize the conversation as a visa interview. Neither did I.

In Sister Diana’s account, Mr. Patch offered her a critical insight into the reason she was denied a visa: She was classified as an IDP (internally displaced person), presumably more liable to overstay a visa and settle illegally in this country, although she is employed in Iraq, teaching at the Babel College for Philosophy and Theology, and the temporary nature of the visit she has applied for is vouched for by the prioress of her community, as well as by a member of Congress and others.

The order of Dominican sisters to whom she belongs says, and I believe them, that their only member to resettle in the United States did so in 2012 — that is, before ISIS — and that she had a green card, which means she resettled legally. The Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena have an established, 150-year-old presence in Iraq and are committed to helping the remaining displaced Christians of that country.

In citing Sister Diana’s IDP status, Mr. Patch simply articulated the unspoken. But is there yet another explanation for her being blocked by the Erbil consulate general from traveling to Washington for meetings at which she was to report on the situation of Christians in Iraq? She was to be part of a delegation whose other members, representatives of two other religious communities in the region, the Yazidi and the Shia Turkmen, were granted visas.

If Sister Diana’s IDP status was the issue, why were Yazidi IDPs granted visas last October? It so happens that every Christian survivor and eyewitness of ISIS’s religious-cleansing campaign is now an IDP or refugee.

As an articulate, English-speaking Iraqi Christian, who is not only personally a victim of ISIS but also an aid worker with a broad perspective on the suffering of the Christian community there, Sister Diana would make an exceptional witness.

Whether conscious or not of her high value in that regard, those who decided to block Sister Diana from entering this country on a visitor visa acted in a manner consistent with the administration’s pattern of silence when it comes to the Christian profile of so many of the jihadists’ “convert-or-die” victims in Syria, Libya, Nigeria, Kenya, and Iraq. In typical U.S. condolence statements, targeted Christians have been identified simply as “lives lost,” “Egyptian citizens,” “Kenyan people,” “innocent victims,” or “innocent Iraqis.”

Sister Diana Momeka meeting in autumn 2014 with the Reverend Johnnie Moore of the Cradle Fund and, to her immediate left, the Syriac Catholic archbishop of Mosul, Yohanna Petros Mouche. Photo courtesy of the Cradle Fund and the Institute for Global Engagement

That Sister Diana is a Christian IDP seems to be relevant to the consul’s denial of her visa application. It is why I think the State Department seeks to discredit my NR piece by calling her attribution of the quote to Mr. Patch “incorrect.”


Unrelated news: The White House has been doing a lot of lying denying lately. White House denies that it invited Charlie Hebdo staff to see Obama.

Democrats Embrace Terror Suspects On Hill During ‘Muslim Advocacy Day’

via Democrats Embrace Terror Suspects On Hill During ‘Muslim Advocacy Day’ – Investors.com.

Two-hundred eighty Muslim “leaders” stormed the U.S. Capitol last week, taking grip-and-grin photos with Democrats and even visiting the office of their national committee chief. Where was security?

We’re curious, because this two-day Islamist lobbying and political muscle flexing — dubbed “National Muslim Advocacy Day and Palestine Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill” — was organized by a radical Muslim Brotherhood umbrella group led by actual terrorism suspects.

At least one of them already has been behind bars, another has been the subject of both FBI and National Security Agency investigations and the rest “should be in jail, not on Capitol Hill” freely roaming the halls of American power, asserted a veteran FBI agent.

“These are leaders of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood in America,” said John Guandolo. Yet “they are moving around the nation’s Capitol freely without any fear of the FBI or anyone else arresting them.”

And that’s precisely what they lobbied against — investigation and prosecution. Hundreds of these radical Muslim “activists” fanned out across the Hill to knock on doors of members of Congress to express their opposition to anti-terrorism investigations in the Muslim community and American mosques.

They also voiced support for a Palestinian state. Observers said their Palestine Advocacy Day was more like Bash Israel Day. And they held “seminars” in various Hill rooms. This was enemy infiltration out in the open, facilitated by Democrats.

Event organizer U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations is made up “entirely of Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas organizations,” Guandolo said on his Understanding the Threat website. Warned CIA veteran Claire Lopez: “Representatives are being targeted in an influence operation by a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood political entity.”

And they are getting help on the inside. Democratic Reps. Andre Carson and Keith Ellison, Congress’ first Muslims, helped coordinate the event. Last June, both lawmakers attended an inaugural USCMO banquet in Washington. Neither text nor video from that dinner has been released to the press.

Carson recently was assigned by Nancy Pelosi to the House Intelligence Committee, putting a close affiliate with Muslim Brotherhood members — even unindicted co-conspirators identified by the Justice Department — on a panel that receives top secret briefings and materials from the U.S. intelligence community.

“The Muslim Brotherhood could view him as a conduit for their own influence operations back into Congress,” Lopez pointed out.

Carson shared the stage at the banquet with founding USCMO board member and radical Brooklyn imam Siraj Wahhaj, an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing.

Another USCMO director is Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, whose organization has been identified as an unindicted co-conspirator in a major Hamas terrorist case.

The FBI has told Congress it refuses to conduct outreach with CAIR until its leaders can demonstrate they no longer have operational ties to Hamas leadership. The NSA recently put Awad under surveillance, according to leaked Edward Snowden documents.

USCMO Secretary General Oussama Jammal, moreover, is past president of the Mosque Foundation in Chicago, also named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Hamas case.

Then there’s USCMO director Mazen Mokhtar, who in 2007 was arrested in New Jersey by FBI agents investigating him for ties to an al-Qaida terrorist in Britain who was convicted of plotting to blow up U.S. landmarks and warships, according to court documents.

It’s alarming that Muslim Brotherhood operatives who have stated in their founding documents that their objective is to infiltrate the U.S. government and carry out a “civilization jihad” against America have such a heavy hand inside our congressional leadership.

 

Video: CAIR-Hamas Leader Confronted About Muslim Brotherhood in U.S.

via The United West.

Sometimes catching these slippery Muslim Brotherhood leaders in their silly lies is so easy that we wonder why more Americans don’t confront them at every public venue they appear! On Monday April 13 on Capitol Hill, during Muslim Brotherhood Advocacy Day, Tom Trento asked Hussam Ayloush, capo-de-capo of CAIR in Los Angeles if there is a MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD in America. In his patented oily manner, Hussam, a perceptively nice guy, plays words games with Trento. Watch this short video to see how Trento manages to squeeze an answer out of this heavy-hitter Muslim Brotherhood operative.

Yesterday: Video: al-Qaeda webmaster lobbying Congress answers question, “Does Muslim Brotherhood exist in America?”

Video: al-Qaeda webmaster lobbying Congress answers question, “Does Muslim Brotherhood exist in America?”

It’s been answered by the Muslim Brotherhood before. But the response from a known Al-Qaeda webmaster and Taliban fundraiser, Mazen Mokhtar is telling. via @TheUnitedWest

Published on Apr 13, 2015

Mazen Mokhtar HAMAS agent Executive Director of Muslim American Society and godfather of Internet jihad for Taliban and I’ll Qaeda is confronted by Tom Trento. Trento asks Mokhtar a simple question “Does the Muslim brotherhood exist in America?” Watch a HAMAS agent’s reply

US Muslim Brotherhood’s Political Party to Blitz Capitol Hill This Week

via US Jihadi Political Party to Blitz Capitol Hill Next Week.

 April 13, 2015 is “Muslim Advocacy Day” on Capitol Hill.

The U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) will spend Monday and Tuesday of next week on Capitol Hill advocating their position as the first national Muslim political party.

Formed in June of 2014, the USCMO is made up entirely of Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas organizations – but that is redundant since Hamas is an inherent part of the Muslim Brotherhood.  Hamas is the Muslim Brotherhood in Palestine.

Reminder:  Hamas is a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.

No surprise – the Muslims who will “represent” the Muslim community in our nation’s capitol actually represent jihadi (“Terrorist”) organizations.

This is another attempt by our enemies to put a tuxedo on a turd and call it dessert.  Let us pray our leaders don’t line up to eat.

The brazenness of this effort by the enemy with no response from our leaders is what should concern American citizens.

Can you find the guy who is NOT Hamas in this photo?  Hint: There isn’t one.

Can you find the guy who is NOT Hamas in this photo? Hint: There isn’t one.

Facts and evidence apparently have little weight these days, but lets lay them out anyway.

USCMO is made up of the Muslim American Society (MAS), Islamic Circle of North American (ICNA), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), The Mosque Cares (Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed), American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA), Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA), Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), American Muslim Alliance (AMA) and The Mosque Foundation (Chicago).

MAS was identified by its leaders and the U.S. government (US v Sabri Benkhala) as a Muslim Brotherhood organization.

ICNA was identified as a part of the MB’s Movement in North America by evidence in the US v Holy Land Foundation (HLF) trial in Dallas, Texas in 2008 – the largest terrorism financing and Hamas trial ever successfully prosecuted in U.S. history.

The ICNA/MAS Training Guide calls on its adherents to establish an Islamic State under Sharia and “wage war” to do so (page 117/321).

CAIR was identified by evidence in the US v HLF trial as being the 4th organization created by the U.S. Palestine Committee (Hamas) to be a front for Hamas here.  The Federal Judge and the Appellate Panel agreed.

The Mosque Cares is a part of Imam W. Deen Mohammed’s jihadi network.

American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) is one of the latest fronts created by Hamas in the U.S. led by Muslim Brother Dr. Hatem Bazyan.

The Board of Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA) is littered with Hamas leaders including…all of them.  Dr. Jess Ghannam, Dr. Hatem Bazian (name familiar?), Tarek Alkadri, Mouffa Nahhas, and Khalil Meek.  Alkadri, Nahhas, and Meek all openly served in various positions for Hamas in the U.S. (dba “CAIR”).

MUNA is another well-known MB organization which is a part of the American Muslim Task Force, yet another conglomerate of MB/Hamas organizations whose leaders are made up of the usual suspects.

MANA is led by senior MB leaders Ihsan Bagby and Siraj Wahhaj.  Readers may recall that Wahhaj is an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and was a “character witness” for the Blind Sheik, Omar Abdel Rahman.  MANA’s shura council previously included Luqman Ameen Abdullah before he was killed by the FBI when they raided his Masjid al Haqq  mosque in Detroit mosque a few years ago.  Abdullah’s group sought to establish an “Islamic State” under “Shariah Law.”

AMA can be summed up by a quote from the protege of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Founder Hassan al Banna quoted on AMA’s website:  “Membership in AMA is not optional but mandatory for every Muslim.”  Dr. Maher Hathout, Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) – also an MB organization.  Decades ago, Hathout and his brother spent time in Egyptian jail for being members of the Muslim Brotherhood.  The Chairman of AMA is Dr. Agha Saeed.  You guessed it – he is a Hamas leader.

The Mosque Foundation in Chicago is a Hamas front.  Its leader Sheik Kifah Mustapha was a named unindicted co-conspirator in the US v HLF trial (largest Hamas trial in American history) because he raised money for Hamas.

So, next Monday, Capitol Hill will be swarmed by Hamas jihadis in suits. These men should be in jail, not on Capitol Hill.

UTT encourages all readers to contact their Senators and Representatives and ask them why they are allowing terrorists on Capitol Hill.


Related:  Action Alert: U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Leaders to Visit Fed Lawmakers April 13

 

Document proves Grover Norquist sponsored Islamic terrorist rally in DC (video)

How much more evidence does the National Rifle Association (NRA) need to ban Norquist from re-election to their board of directors?


via NEWLY DISCOVERED DOCUMENT EXPOSES NORQUIST’S LIES

Glenn Beck reveals new documents that prove Grover Norquist Sponsored terrorists rally in front of Whitehouse in 2000.

A newly discovered document proves that Grover Norquist, top GOP moneyman, sponsored in October 23rd 2000 an anti-Israel pro-HAMAS and pro-Hezbollah rally in front of the White House in Lafayette Park. The rally was run and led by the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist Abdul Rahman al-Amoudi who pleaded guilty to financing terrorism and conspiracy to assassinate then-Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah.  Al-Amoudi is currently serving a 23 year sentence in federal prison. Al-Amoudi who is co-founder of the Islamic Institute with Grover Norquist is seen on video in the Oct 23 rally screaming his support for al-Qaeda and Hezbollah both of which are specially designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO).

The newly discovered document found on the Islamic Institutes website in their weekly Friday brief demonstrably proves that Norquist’s organization was the organizational and contact body for the event dubbed: “March and Rally in Washington Against Israeli Aggression,” and states:

On October 23, 2000, there will be a march and rally in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., to protest Israel’s aggression against the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its escalating use of violence toward the Palestinian people. The march and rally are being organized by the National Task Force for the Crisis in Jerusalem (NTFCJ), a coalition of national American Muslim organizations of which the Islamic Institute is a part. The march begins at 11:00am at Freedom Plaza, and will move to Lafayette Park in front of the White House where a rally will begin at 12:00pm.

It is highly important that the Muslim community in the U.S. demonstrates a show of solidarity by attending this event. A strong presence will emphasize the call of American Muslims for peace and justice in Jerusalem and Palestine. Buses are being chartered nationwide to bring supporters to Washington. For further information, contact the Islamic Institute via phone or e-mail, or the American Muslim Council at (202) 789-2262.
Members of the NTFCJ are: the American Muslim Council, the American Muslim Alliance, American Muslims for Jerusalem, the Council on American Islamic Relations, the Islamic Circle of North America, the Islamic Institute, the Islamic Society of North America, the Muslim American Society, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, and the Muslim Student Association.

When asked by Glenn Beck if he (Grover Norquist) sponsored the event Norquist replied that it was a mistake by and intern and that his organization, the Islamic Institute, had no direct involvement or planning of the rally – a direct contradiction of the Organizations weekly brief.

Clearly the Islamic Institute was the primary sponsor, primary planner, primary organizer and primary leader of the anti-Israel in October of 2000 and in possible violation of 18 U.S. Code § 2339A – Providing material support to terrorists.


 

Action Alert: U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Leaders to Visit Fed Lawmakers April 13

Where they will take the next steps in banning investigation of Muslim terrorists in the U.S. via Action Alert: U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations Go to D.C. | tn Council 4 political justice.

Action Alert – On Monday, April 13, 2015, your federal legislator will be visited by the newly formed U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO). They say they are the first national Muslim political party.

American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) is part of this group. AMP helps train and support groups like the anti-Israel group, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) as well as high school Muslim Students Associations.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), describes AMP as “anti-Semitism under the guise of educating Americans about the just cause of Palestine and the rights of self-determination.”

Please make sure your federal legislator knows this about AMP, an organization started by Hatem Bazian:

Bazian came as a college student to the U.S. from the Hamas stronghold of Nablus in the West Bank

He was President of the General Union of Palestinian Students, the student arm of the PLO and his college Muslim Students Association

He was a fundraising speaker for Kindhearts, a Hamas front closed by the US government after being considered for designation as a terrorist organization

He co-founded Zaytuna College with Zaid Shakir, a repeat visitor to Nashville who tells his college audiences that, “under Islamic law the kafir won’t be equal with the Muslim. The Christian or the Jew will be a dhimmi. They won’t be equal with the Muslim.”


Background on the Newly Formed Muslim (Brotherhood) Coalition Seeking Greater Clout in U.S. Elections

More via United West: HEY, US CONGRESS – “THROW THE TERRORISTS OUT!” 4.13.15

On Monday April 13 and Tuesday 14 Muslim Terrorists walking around the United States Congress will demand that our elected Representatives change federal law thereby making it harder to investigate Muslim terrorists. I know, crazy stuff, but it is happening right in broad daylight! Thank Allah that we at The United West are experts at investigating Muslim Brotherhood terrorists and exposing their influence operations for all Americans to understand and properly respond. To accomplish this we are launching a five-part investigative series entitled: “Muslim Terrorists Lobby 114th Congress.” Our show today focuses on what the Members of the 114th Congress should do when the terrorists enter their offices. And what is that? THROW THEM OUT THE DOOR! Why in the world should an elected Member of Congress give any time to KNOWN terrorists who have a written agenda that includes destroying the essence of the Capitol building in which they are meeting! Watch this show as it is FULL of critically important information to help all Americans properly, professionally and legally DEFEAT this Muslim Brotherhood political influence operation.

Contact your elected officials and tell them to Throw the Terrorists Out (of America)!!!!

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