McCain Says Russia Attacking “our Free Syrian Army”

Did you know we Americans had a “Free Syrian Army”? If you’re a regular, you certainly knew Obama has been arming, training and funding jihadists in Syria for many years…at taxpayer expense. ISIS pal John McCain right there with him.


McCain pictured with known terrorists

via: Russia accused of bombing U.S.-armed rebels – CBS News

MOSCOW — Russian jets carried out a second day of in Syria Thursday, but there were conflicting claims about whether they were targeting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and al Qaeda militants or trying to shore up the defenses of President Bashar Assad.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said his country and the U.S.-coalition “see eye-to-eye” on the targets of the fight in Syria and that the first military contact between Russia and the U.S. would take place “very, very soon.” He added that “we believe that our position is absolutely in line with international law.”

U.S. Sen. John McCain said Thursday that some Russian airstrikes in Syria were aimed at CIA-backed groups fighting the Assad regime, echoing claims from activists.

McCain, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, told CNN he “can absolutely confirm to you that they were strikes against our Free Syrian Army, or groups that have been armed and trained by the CIA, because we have communications with people there.” However, he later said the claim was based on published reports.

McCain lied to CNN about his source.

CBS News senior security contributor Mike Morell, the former deputy director of the CIA, said Putin is miscalculating the effects of his military action.

Morell told “CBS This Morning” co-host Charlie Rose on Thursday that the Russian leader was trying “to prop up Assad … because he really believes that if Assad falls, there will be more instability in Syria, giving more running room to ISIS, maybe even having ISIS in Damascus.”

“He’s absolutely right that if Assad leaves tomorrow with no follow-on government, then you’re in a Libya kind of situation with chaos. But the U.S. plan all along is a transition from Assad to another government. That’s what we have to have. That’s the only solution here, and Putin has just made that much more difficult.”

Yes, more difficult for Obama to help usher in a Muslim Brotherhood regime or worse. 

Hundreds of Muslim Chechens and Central Asian fighters have joined the battles in Syria since the early days of the civil war, and many form the backbone of al-Nusra and ISIS. Some of those Chechen extremists are part of the coalition that controls Idlib.

Putin has said Russia would be fighting “gangs of international terrorists.” The Syrian government considers all rebel groups terrorists.

So Russian is going after Chechens and Central Asian jihadists. Possibly with some help from China. What is Obama doing about the hundreds of Muslims from the U.S. who go to and from Syria to wage jihad?

Obama Gave 1,519 Muslim Terrorists U.S. Residency or Asylum in 2014


1,519 that we know of. via U.S. Gives 1,519 Engaged in Terrorism “While Under Duress” Residency, Asylum – Judicial Watch

As if the President Obama’s sweeping amnesty measures haven’t compromised national security enough, the administration let 1,519 “inadmissible” foreigners embroiled in terrorism into the U.S. last year because the crimes were committed “while under duress.”

Before the Obama administration tweaked a federal law last year, these foreign nationals would have been banned from the country for supporting terrorist causes. But under the changes the Secretary of Homeland Security has “discretionary authority” to waive certain grounds of inadmissibility relating to terrorism. We’ve seen this discretionary authority abused in the last few years and in fact, the administration has eliminated a zero tolerance policy for granting asylum or residency to individuals who have provided any sort of terrorism-related support.

The government’s latest available figures for granting asylum or residency to individuals embroiled in terrorist causes are incredibly disturbing, especially since the agency charged with keeping the nation safe, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), appears to downplay the seriousness of the crimes. Judicial Watch obtained the numbers from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) annual report to Congress on the DHS secretary’s application of discretionary authority.

The biggest chunk of exemptions was processed for refugee applicants and lawful permanent resident status, with 806 and 614 respectively. The rest were processed under other DHS programs such as Temporary Protected Status (TPS), asylum and relief through a Justice Department initiative. The bottom line is that the U.S. government is allowing them all to stay in the country with rights and benefits afforded to legal residents despite their terrorist connections and associations.

More than half of the candidates rewarded by DHS last year provided material support to terrorist organizations, according to the DHS report. The others received military-type training from a terrorist organization, voluntarily provided medical care to members of a terrorist group and solicited funds or individuals for membership in a terrorist organization. After a case-by-case review, Obama’s DHS Secretary, Jeh Johnson, determined that the recently admitted terrorists only participated in these activities “while under duress.” So, welcome to America!

This effort was officially launched last year when the administration quietly changed the Immigration and Nationality Act (INS), implemented decades ago to govern immigration and citizenship in the United States. The law includes a ban on admitting refugees and asylum seekers who may have provided terrorists with any sort of material support, even the kind that may be considered trivial by some. In other words, the federal law rightfully had a zero tolerance for any kind of involvement with terrorist elements. But a joint effort by DHS and the State Department created an “Exercise of Authority” that allows “an alien who provided limited material support” to a terrorist organization to stay in the U.S. if the powers that be in our government believe they pose no threat.

The administration seems to have a soft spot for terrorists. A few months after the INS change was exposed, a frustrated U.S. senator revealed that the administration appears to have a terrorist “hands off” list that permits individuals with extremist ties to enter the country. The lawmaker obtained the information from internal DHS documents that include communication between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) asking whether to admit an individual with ties to various terrorist groups. The suspect had scheduled an upcoming flight into the U.S. and was believed to be a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and a close associate and supporter Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

Obama: Non-Muslims must stop equating Islam with terrorism (video)

Caliph in Chief, via The Right Scoop

Obama got big applause today in his speech at the UN when addressing Islam. But it wasn’t when he suggested Muslims should ‘continue’ to reject those who distort Islam (as if they are rejecting it now). Rather, it was when he said that non-Muslims should stop equating Islam with terror.

Add another to this list:  20+ Reasons It’s Completely Reasonable to Believe Obama Is a Muslim.



New York: Ithaca School Teaches Third Graders to be “Freedom Fighters for Palestine”

Do you know who is visiting your children’s classroom today? It may just be a Muslim terrorist or relative thereof.

via PJ Tatler

Bassem Tamimi, father of the infamous Pallywood star “Shirley Temper,” was invited to speak to a classroom of third graders in Ithaca, New York. Legal Insurrection broke the story:

An uproar is brewing in Ithaca, New York, after anti-Israel activists bragged on Facebook how they managed to bring Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi to a third-grade class as part of a presentation on the suffering of Palestinian children at the hands of Israel.

According to the activists, the event took place on Friday morning, September 18, 2015 at the Beverly J. Martin Elementary School.

…Tamimi’s connection to Ithaca runs through Ariel Gold, an anti-Israel activist who used to work as a community organizer for the anti-Israel Sabeel Int’l – North America. Gold now self-describes her occupation as a Community Activist “delegitimizing zionism.” Like Tamimi, Gold involves her children (ages 12 and 14) in her anti-Israel activism, promoting them through radio and speaking appearances, as well as Facebook and videos.

Reporting on the event, Gold posted a series of pictures with captions about Tamimi speaking of “Palestinian human rights” and the “occupation” on her Facebook page.

When Legal Insurrection contacted the school for comment, a politically correct statement regarding a human rights-infused curriculum was issued. The Blaze pushed the subject with Ithaca City School District Superintendent Luvelle Brown, who responded, in part:

Brown said that it was his understanding that the suffering of Jewish children was not discussed with the third grade children; nor was the issue of Tamimi’s relative Ahlam Tamimi raised. Ahlam Tamimi was an accomplice to a 2001 suicide bombing in Jerusalem that killed 15, including 7 children and a pregnant woman. Nor were the children told that Israel’s security barrier (which Palestinian activists usually call a “wall”) was erected in order to keep suicide bombers out of Israel and that since then suicide attacks have virtually ended, saving scores of children’s lives.

Asked if any pro-Israel voices were invited to the classroom, Brown said, “No other speakers have been into this classroom to talk about human rights at this time.”

More via Ithaca-based Legal Insurrection:

Tamimi before the third graders at the Beverly J. Martin Elementary School accompanied by Gold’s 12-year old daughter (who does not attend the school) and Mary Anne Grades Flores, a local environmental and political activist.

How precisely access to the elementary school students was arranged is not presently known, as Ithaca school officials have not yet responded to my emails seeking such information (see email later in post).

The appearance before the third graders was, according to the descriptions posted by Gold and Flores, overtly political in purpose and content.

Gold posted the Featured Image on Facebook (with her daughter’s face showing, though we blurred it) with the following text:

“Bassem Tamimi speaking about the Palestinian struggle for human rights to the third grade class at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School.”

Gold also posted a photo of Tamimi with Gold’s daughter outside the school, with this description (name redacted by me) :

“Bassem Tamimi and [________] Gold about to speak to the third grade class at Beverly J. Martin Elementary school about human rights.”

Flores posted the same class photo of the presentation (Featured Image) with the description:

“This am, at our local BJM School, 3rd grade classes listened and spoke about Human Rights for children in Palestine with Bassem Tamimi, father of 4 children, from Nabi Saleh, who’s village land has been stolen by Israeli settlers.”

In a comment to that same post, Flores wrote:

“It was amazing how clear the children were about human rights. Bassem was so gentle with them.”

[Bassem Tamimi and Mary Anne Grady Flores with students at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School]

[Bassem Tamimi and Mary Anne Grady Flores at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School][Image via Ariel Gold Facebook]

Flores further posted an image of Tamimi in the class holding a poster (name redacted by me):

“Holding the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, Bassem Tamimi, father of 4, of Palestine and 12 yr old Ithacan [________] Gold spoke to BJM 3rd graders about Palestinian children struggling living under Israeli occupation. I am a witness to the gentle way the discussion happened and I am a witness to what is happening in Palestine. Denial of Human Rights by Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.”

Flores also described how Gold’s daughter told a story to the children (name redacted by me):

“What an honor to be with the 3rd grade at BJM with Bassem Tamimi, Ms Burnett, [________] Gold, and her mom, Ariel. Thank you [__________] for reading that wonderful story from a Palestinian child’s dreams, speaking with his mom, about what life could be like without the occupation wall. You were wonderful.”

There are a lot of unanswered questions here.

For example, why was this class in this school chosen? Gold’s daughter doesn’t even attend the school. Why the third grade class when the third-grade curriculum (to the extent available online) does not appear to include the highly contentious Israeli-Palestinian dispute.

If the human rights of children was the theme, was Tamimi’s own media exploitation explained to the children? And was the suffering of Israeli (Jewish and non-Jewish) children explored?

For example, Tamimi’s relative, Ahlam Tamimi, escorted a suicide bomber in 2001 during the Second Intifada to the Sbarro Pizza restaurant in Jerusalem, resulting in death and injury to numerous children:

Were those children discussed?

Or was this video shown of Ahlam Tamimi expressing her pleasure, years later, with the damage she caused?

Ahlam Tamimi was released along with hundreds of other terrorists in the exchange for kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit, and now resides in Jordan. Ahlam is celebrated as a Palestinian hero for killing Israeli children:

Before Tamimi took her life, 15-year-old Malka Chana Roth was a volunteer at a youth camp organised by Etgarim, the Israeli Outdoor and Recreation Association for the Disabled. Her parents have since established a charity in her memory. helps young disabled kids stay at home, by providing specialist equipment and therapeutic services. And one in three of the beneficiaries are Israeli Arabs.

In sharp contrast, students at An-Najah University, unbelievably, recreated the atrocity at in a macabre exhibition to mark the first anniversary of the Palestinian intifada. According to a BBC report, ‘The room-sized installation had broken tables splattered with fake blood and body parts. A university branch of the militant Palestinian group Hamas built the exhibit, which recreates the scene of last month’s attack on Sbarro Pizza house in Jerusalem.’

Was that discussed with the third graders?

Was Bassem Tamimi asked the question framed by the parents of one of the victims of the Sbarro massacre, who note that Ahlam was not the only one from Nabi Saleh to murder Israelis:

“Bassem Tamimi, tell us in simple words: are you as delighted by your cousin Ahlam Tamimi’s massacre of Jewish children as she is? Have you criticized it ever, anywhere? Will you condemn it here and now?”

When Gold’s daughter explained to the third graders how the security barrier allegedly makes Palestinian children suffer, did the school teachers present explain that the barrier was built only after the Sbarro suicide bombing and similar attacks caused several hundred Israeli civilian deaths?

The Israeli operation and initial construction of the security fence resulted in a sharp decrease in the number of suicide attacks carried out by Palestinian terrorist organizations: in 2002 there were 60 suicide attacks, while in 2003 this number decreased by more than 50% to 26 suicide attacks. There was also a considerable decrease in the number of fatalities: from 452 Israelis killed in 2002 to 214 Israelis killed in 2003.

The barrier may inconvenience children, but it also has saved the lives of hundreds if not thousands of children.

Was this a legitimate, balanced educational endeavor, or a propaganda event meant to turn young children against Israel? And if the latter, what was it doing in a public school before children too young to balance the information presented on their own?

Rhetorical questions. Read it all.

More on the Islamization of Ithaca in the Creeping Sharia archives.

Clinton-appointed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Blatantly Lies to Defend Sharia Law (video)

It sounds like Abdul-Jabbar is advocating for some aspects of sharia law – blasphemy – right here in America where he says it could never happen.

Blatant lies and pure propaganda from Bartiromo and Lew Alcindor. via Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Sharia Law Does Not Condone Killing, Rape – ‘That’s Crazy’ – Breitbart

This week on “Sunday Morning Futures” on the Fox News Channel, host Maria Bartiromo discussed comments by Dr. Ben Carson, which he said he does not think a Muslim should be president with NBA Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Abdul-Jabbar said Sharia law does not condone rape or murder.

Bartiroma said, “We know that Sharia law means killing homosexuals, women are subserviant to men. Tell me about Sharia Law.”

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar replied, “Islam does not OK the things that you just mentioned, killing people, rape, all of these things that have been associated now with Sharia law. That’s crazy. None of the people that have that criticism of Sharia law have checked out the law because it’s not even for non-Muslims. Sharia law is for ruling an Islamic state. So Sharia law could never apply here in America because America is a very diverse place.  They got it all wrong. They dont know what the law states actually. They want to distort it to make Muslims the villain.”

Does Jabbar know what the law actually states? Do you? The Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law (Reliance of the Traveller (pdf)) refutes Jabbar on numerous of his lies, on page 610:

“no matter whether the person is a Muslim, non-Muslim subject of the Islamic state, or someone who has left Islam…then he or she is stoned to death…a pregnant woman is not stoned until she gives birth and the child can suffice with the milk of another.”


This is the man whom Hillary Clinton appointed Hillary Clinton Appointed as Cultural Ambassador. As we noted then:

…a little cultural background on the former Lew Alcindor, via Jailhouse Islam:

Mosque No. 12’s most famous crime unfolded a couple of years later, at one of basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s homes in the Washington, D.C., area. An orthodox Muslim leader there had done an audacious thing: Hamaas Khaalis had written a letter to several Nation of Islam mosques, accusing them of misappropriating Islam and using it as a cover for criminal action. So a team of Muslim Mob hit men traveled to D.C. and found Abdul-Jabbar’s home, which he had lent to the local religious leader. Khaalis wasn’t home, but his family was. So the Philadelphia men exacted the worst sort of revenge, killing two adults and five children, including an infant nine days old. It was the worst mass murder in D.C.’s history.

And a little more cultural reference from DawaNet:

1968 “Hamas Abdul Khaalis” founds the “Hanfi Movement” in New York and builds the “Hanafi-Hab Center” there, but latter on moves to Washington DC His movement had a membership of more than 1000 and one of the first Muslims who first came into contact with Islam through this movement is “Kareem AbdulJabbar” the famous Lakers basketball player. But in 1977, Khaalis and some of his followers seized control of 3 buildings in D. C., holding hostages for more than 30 hours, one man was killed. Khaalis is now incarcerated in Washington DC and is serving a sentence of 41 to 120 years, marking a challenging period in American Muslim history.

Think twice before letting your kids read any book by this man.

Gitmo parole board cleared Saudi jihadist for release…on Sep. 11th

via al Qaeda’s favorite Gitmo reporter at the Miami Herald:

A U.S. parole board has cleared another captive from Saudi Arabia once suspected of being part of Osama bin Laden’s security detail for release from Guantánamo to the kingdom’s rehabilitation program.

The board lifted the “forever prisoner” status of Mohammed Shimrani, 40, on Sept. 11 but disclosed it two weeks later, days after Saudi Arabia picked up another long-held captive who was brought to Camp X-Ray in Cuba in the first week of operations, like many, as a suspected bin Laden bodyguard.

The decision meant that 53 of Guantánamo’s 114 detainees are cleared for release, once the State Department negotiates security assurances that satisfy Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. Now, 10 others are in war court proceedings, and 51 other captives are in a continue-to-detain status, 29 of them indefinite detainees, forever prisoners.

The parole board said in a brief, three-paragraph decision that it had faith in the Saudi rehabilitation program and the kingdom’s ability to subsequently monitor Shimrani’s movements.

It also said that the Saudi admitted to being a former combatant but was more inclined to spend time with family than jihad or on the battlefield.

Shimrani’s attorney, Martha Rayner, said by email that the Saudi “looks forward to participating in the Saudi rehabilitation program and reuniting with his family.”

In August, a U.S. military officer assigned to argue on behalf of Shimrani said the captive “has slipped quietly into middle age” in his 13 years of U.S. detention. Shimrani sat beside the officer, unlike at an earlier June 2014 hearing, when the captive refused to attend to protest the Army policy of conducting “humiliating and degrading” hand searches of captives’ genitals — a practice the prison has apparently modified.

In the links above we learn that Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard – who was part of an aborted component of the September 11 attacks – was also released…to Saudi Arabia, a Moroccan jihadist was released recently, and a British jihadist is set to win release in the coming weeks.

20+ Reasons It’s Completely Reasonable to Believe Obama Is a Muslim

The ASTUTE BLOGGERS started the list that goes a little off topic at points, so we added some additional reasons. h/t Doug Ross

1 – his father was a muslim, and he titled his memoir “Dreams from my father’.

2 – his Indonesian step-father was a muslim.

3 – his step-father sent Barack to a madrassa for his primary education.

4 – his roommates in college were muslims.

5 – the first country he ever visited was not Indonesia where he spent his childhood, or Kenya where his supposed biological father was from, and not a country in Europe such as Netherlands where he might indulge in pot-smoking (his favorite activity in high school), but Pakistan a muslim nation.

6 – he didn’t become a Christian until after moving to Chicago, and then converted in a church whose pastor was antizionist black liberationist Rev. Jeremiah Wright.  Despite being a member of this church for decades, Obama was forced to deny he had ever listened to any of Wright’s controversial sermons, one of which famously said that the USA deserved 9/11.

7 – his first major foreign policy speech was delivered in Cairo, and he demanded long-time ally Mubarak allow members of the Muslim Brotherhood to attend.

8 – Obama helped the Muslim Brotherhood take over Egypt, and still hasn’t restored full aid to the anti-islamist al Sissi regime.

9 – he overthrew Kadafy – who was an ally in the war against radical islam at the time – and basically handed Libya to the islamists.

10 – he drew a line in the sand regarding Assad’s use of WMD, and then promptly forgot it – sending a message that he would not intervene at all and would let the islamists and the Iranians have their way.

11 – he ignored advise from his Sec Def Panetta and the JCOS and withdrew all USA troops from Iraq creating the vacuum for ISIS.

12 – he attacked Israel for building apartments in Jerusalem.

13 – he refused to re-arm the IDF during the last Gaza war against Hamas.

14 – he refused to meet with Israeli PM on his most recent visit to the USA.

15 – he broke every promise he made regarding non-negotiable points in his Iran deal such as 24/7 inspections and enrichment, and is giving them $150 billion over the objections of our best ally in the region – for a deal which has already started a nuclear arms race in the middle east.

16 – he gave the enemy 5 top commanders to get berghdal, a deserter.

18 – his Iran deal leaves 4 USA hostages in Iranian prisons.

19 – he called the muslim call to prayer the most beautiful sound on earth, and can recite it in Arabic.

20 – he invited Ahmed the clockmeister to the White House, but not the family of Kate Steinle or the families of those murdered by islamists in Benghazi, an attack he lied about, and continues to lie about.

Just a few of additions by Creeping Sharia:

21 – he was born to a Muslim father and given a Muslim name – Barrack Hussein Obama (if he left Islam he’s an apostate but no Muslims are suggesting that’s the case)

22 – all of Obama’s remaining family members are Muslim

23 – Obama’s school registration from Indonesia states his religion is Islam

24 – referring to #19 above, the New York Times reported, ‘Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”‘ Obama didn’t just recite the Islamic call to prayer, he did so quite naturally, with a first rate accent.

25 – Obama Alters U.S. Oath of Allegiance in Compliance with Islamic Law making it possible for Muslims to exclude the requirement to “bear arms on behalf of the United States” and “perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States.”

26 – One of Obama’s first acts as president was declaring he’d make it easier for Muslims to fund jihad, “I’m committed to working with American Muslims to ensure that they can fulfill zakat.”

27 – Obama said “the U.S. economy must be built on five pillars”

28 – After Obama was selected president, there was an official Muslim Inauguration Gala

29 – A Saudi adviser was raising money for Obama and pulled strings to get him into Harvard:

30 – Obama spending “hundreds of millions of dollars” annually on Muslim engagement

31 – Obama hosted banned Muslim Brotherhood cleric’s deputy at White House

32 – Obama appoints Muslim to special assistant in Office of Director for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in DHS

33 – Obama Appoints Muslim Brotherhood-linked Muslim to Combat Islamic State Propaganda

34 – Obama’s special envoy to the Organization for the Islamic Conference (OIC) said, Obama is America’s “Educator-in-Chief on Islam.”

35 – Obama himself said he was Muslim:

We haven’t even touched on Obama’s mass Muslim immigration policy, but click here for a few hundred more reasons.

This too sounds like something a Muslim would say:



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