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World Net Daily
February 1, 2011
Cairo, Egypt

The Egyptian government has information a diplomat at the U.S. embassy in Cairo secretly met yesterday with a senior leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, the nation's major Islamist opposition group, WND has learned.

The topic of the meeting was the future of Egypt following the "fall" of President Hosni Mubarak, an Egyptian intelligence official told WND.

The claim comes amid charges from Cairo that the Obama administration has been encouraging the protests rocking Egypt and targeting the rule of Mubarak, a key U.S. ally in the Middle East.

The Egyptian intelligence official told WND his government has information of a meeting that took place yesterday between Issam El-Erian, a senior leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, and Frank Wisner, a former U.S. ambassador to Egypt.

]]> (Nick Holton) Shariah in Government Tue, 01 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000
Obama Gives Terror Suspects Access to Frozen Assets

Creeping Sharia
December 28, 2010
Washington, D.C.

The likes of the ACLU and CAIR can now get funds directly from the terrorists they defend. From Judicial Watch:

Caving in to the demands of liberal civil rights groups, the Obama Administration has quietly amended a counterterrorism sanction so that accused terrorists can pay for their defense with assets frozen by the U.S. government.

The exemption to the government’s Global Terrorism Sanctions was made official this week by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), which is responsible for enforcing economic and trade sanctions based on U.S. foreign policy and national security threats. The office operates under presidential national emergency powers and acts largely on international mandates.

Among its duties is to freeze the assets of individuals or groups engaged in terrorist activities. Under executive orders signed by both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, the OFAC can confiscate the assets of suspected terrorists identified by the Treasury Secretary if the funds are in control of institutions regulated by the U.S.

That means that individuals charged with terrorism can’t access money to pay for attorneys, something that has long bothered the left. This week the Treasury Department gave in, making it possible for terrorism suspects whose assets have been frozen by Uncle Sam to use the money to pay for legal representation. Suspects must apply for a special license from the OFAC, which will make the cash disbursements.

The official amendment in the Federal Register says that the OFAC is adding “new general licenses to authorize U.S. persons to receive specified types of payment for certain authorized legal services.” This also includes a license authorizing the establishment of legal defense funds that collect donations from persons who are not suspected of terrorism.

It’s unlikely that the mainstream media will give this much coverage or that White House press releases will tout it. After all, the official notice in the Federal Registry says that “public participation” or “delay in effective date” are not applicable because the amendments involve a foreign affairs function and executive order.

Jim Kouri adds, Obama caves to pressure to bypass terror sanctions:

This latest instance of the Obama Administration assisting terrorists is not a surprise to many working in law enforcement or the intelligence community. For example, the issue of Attorney General Erich Holder’s past legal papers came up after some Republicans asked why lawyers who had previously done legal work for terror detainees now had jobs in the Justice Department, something President Barack Obama successfully avoided discussing, and something conveniently overlooked by a Justice Department now saturated with Holder colleagues whose work records show they defended terrorism suspects and ‘Gitmo’ detainees.

Attorney General Eric Holder didn’t tell the Senate Judiciary Committee about at least six Supreme Court Amicus briefs he prepared or supported, his office acknowledged in a letter Friday, including two urging the Court to reject the Bush administration’s attempt to try Jose Padilla as an enemy combatant.

Not only did Holder withhold papers regarding the legal work for Gitmo detainees, but many of his DOJ staff are also recused from Gitmo cases. Holder also has a long history of supporting terrorists going back to his push for clemency of Puerto Rican terrorists.

]]> (Nick Holton) Shariah in Government Tue, 28 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Bloomberg's Aides Provided Political Support for Ground Zero Mosque, Released Emails Show

New York Daily News
December 23, 2010
New York, NY

Mayor Bloomberg's top deputies went to great lengths to help the developers of a planned mosque near Ground Zero - even drafting a letter to the community board for them.

A flurry of emails released by City Hall yesterday revealed the coaching Hizzoner's brass gave to the imam pushing to build the mosque, Feisal Abdul Rauf.

At one point, Community Affairs Commissioner Nazli Parvizi even drafted a letter for Rauf's wife, Daisy Khan, to send to Community Board 1, which was voting on the project.

]]> (Jessica Peterson) Shariah in Government Thu, 23 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Mayor Bloomberg Sued for Records Regarding Ground Zero Mosque “Mayor Bloomberg’s support for the Ground Zero mosque needs to be fully explored. New Yorkers are going to want to know how closely he’s working with the radicals supporting the Ground Zero mosque… It is troubling that the Mayor’s office cannot be bothered to comply with the open records law. What is the Mayor’s office hiding?” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
December 12, 2010
By Jim Kouri
New York, NY

Attorneys for a public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption filed a petition on Thursday with the New York State Supreme Court to compel New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office to comply with a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request regarding contacts between the Mayor’s office, Ground Zero Mosque Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, and controversial Muslim organizations.

The backers of the Ground Zero Mosque have virtually no money, one of the group's leaders says, and plan to create another nonprofit organization that would further complicate the already labyrinthine financial network surrounding the project, according to a report by the Investigative Project on Terrorism.

Federal tax records show Rauf and his associate Daisy Khan direct the two groups supporting the mosque project -- the Cordoba Initiative and the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA). Those two organizations, along with Soho Properties, which owns the site of the proposed mosque and community center, are coordinating the project, wrote IPT's Steve Emerson.

]]> (Nick Holton) Shariah in Government Sun, 12 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Court Order Blocks Okla. Amendment on Islamic Law

Yahoo! News
November 8, 2010
Oklahoma City, OK

A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Monday to block a new amendment to the Oklahoma Constitution that would prohibit state courts from considering international or Islamic law when deciding cases.

U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange handed down the order after an Oklahoma man filed a lawsuit claiming the amendment stigmatized his religion and would invalidate his will, which he said is partially based on Islamic Law, also known as Sharia Law.

"My constitutional rights are being violated through the condemnation of my faith," said Muneer Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Oklahoma. "Islam was the target of this amendment. This amendment does not have a secular purpose."

The measure, State Question 755, was approved with 70 percent of the vote in the Nov. 2 general election. The judge's order prevents the state Election Board from certifying the results of that vote, which it had planned to do Tuesday afternoon.

]]> (Nick Holton) Shariah in Government Mon, 08 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Labour: London Borough Becomes 'Islamic Republic' “For the last eight months – without complaint or challenge from Mr Rahman – this blog and newspaper have laid out his close links with a group of powerful local businessmen and with a Muslim supremacist body, the Islamic Forum of Europe (IFE) - which believes, in its own words, in transforming the “very infrastructure of society, its institutions, its culture, its political order and its creed… from ignorance to Islam.” Mr Rahman has refused to deny these claims.”


The Daily Telegraph
October 22, 2010
London, England

Outside the Wellington Way polling station in Tower Hamlets yesterday, as at many other polling stations in the borough, people had to run a gauntlet of Lutfur Rahman supporters to reach the ballot box. As one Bengali woman voter went past them, we heard one of the Rahman army scolding her for her “immodest dress.”

That incident is perhaps a tiny taste of the future for Britain’s poorest borough now it has elected Mr Rahman as its first executive mayor, with almost total power over its £1 billion budget. At the count last night, one very senior figure in the Tower Hamlets Labour Party said: “It really is Britain’s Islamic republic now.”

]]> (Jessica Peterson) Shariah in Government Fri, 22 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Bavaria: Governor Opposes Additional Muslim Migration

Islam in Europe
October 11, 2010
Munich, Germany

The debate over Muslims in Germany has flared up again after Bavarian Governor Horst Seehofer said Germany doesn't need any more Turkish or Arabic immigrants because they don't integrate as well as others. Commentators say he has damaged government efforts to calm the debate.

Efforts by German President Christian Wulff and Chancellor Angela Merkel to calm the heated debate over Muslim immigration that has been raging in Germany for weeks appear to have been undermined by the governor of Bavaria, Horst Seehofer, who made some incendiary comments about Muslim immigrants over the weekend.

"It's clear that immigrants from other cultures such as Turkey and Arabic countries have more difficulties. From that I draw the conclusion that we don't need additional immigration from other cultures," Seehofer, who is leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU), the Bavarian sister party of Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), told Focus magazine in an interview published on Monday.

]]> (Nick Holton) Shariah in Government Mon, 11 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Barack Obama Adviser Says Sharia Law is Misunderstood Dalia Mogahed, President Obama’s adviser on Muslim affairs, feels that Americans don’t understand Shariah Law, that it’s “oversimplified”. Yet, she sat on a panel with Hizb ut Tahrir's national women's officer, Nazreen Nawaz, and never challenged her attacks on secular "man-made law" and the West's "lethal cocktail of liberty and capitalism". The participants from Hizb ut-Tahrir called for Shariah Law to be "the source of legislation" and said that women should not be "permitted to hold a position of leadership in government". Ms. Mogahed simply said, “Part of the reason that there is this perception of Shariah is because Shariah is not well understood and Islam as a faith is not well understood."


October 8, 2009
Washington, D.C.

Miss Mogahed, appointed to the President's Council on Faith-Based and Neighbourhood Partnerships, said the Western view of Sharia was "oversimplified" and the majority of women around the world associate it with "gender justice".

The White House adviser made the remarks on a London-based TV discussion programme hosted by Ibtihal Bsis, a member of the extremist Hizb ut Tahrir party.

The group believes in the non-violent destruction of Western democracy and the creation of an Islamic state under Sharia Law across the world.

]]> (Jessica Peterson) Shariah in Government Fri, 08 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Save the Koran, Burn the Constitution

The Washington Times
September 14, 2010
Washington, D.C.

You can't burn a Koran in a crowded theater, and Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer suggests that to placate foreign extremists, Koran burning might be banned everywhere else in America too.

In an interview aired Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America," Justice Breyer, who is on tour promoting his new book, averred that in the Internet age, speech traditionally protected by the First Amendment may have to be weighed against its global impact. George Stephanopoulos asked the justice about the canceled Sept. 11 Koran burning proposed by Pastor Terry Jones, and whether the fact that people riot in Afghanistan over what happens in the United States poses a challenge to the First Amendment or could "change the nature of what we can allow and protect."

Justice Breyer's largely rhetorical answer invoked the late Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. "Holmes said [free speech] doesn't mean you can shout 'fire' in a crowded theater," Justice Breyer said. "Well, what is it? Why? Because people will be trampled to death. And what is the crowded theater today? What is the being trampled to death?" The implication, which Mr. Stephanopoulos reinforced, was that today the crowded theater is the entire world, and any speech that foments violence by anyone for any reason could fall outside First Amendment protections.

]]> (Nick Holton) Shariah in Government Tue, 14 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0000
US Funds Restoration of Global Islamic Sites $6 million taxpayer dollars (this year, in this economy) will be spent towards restoring 63 historical and cultural sites, including mosques and minarets in 55 nations.


Associated Press
August 24, 2010
Washington, D.C.

The good will tour of the Middle East by the imam behind the proposed mosque near ground zero is just part of the U.S. government's efforts to reach out to the Muslim world.

This year, the Obama administration will spend nearly $6 million to restore 63 historic and cultural sites, including mosques and minarets, in 55 nations, according to State Department documents.

Under a program established by Congress in 2001, the department will fund at least five projects in as many countries at a cost of more than $271,000.

]]> (Jessica Peterson) Shariah in Government Tue, 24 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0000