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by Ben Marquis
Though it may sound odd, there is something of an informal hierarchy and honor code among criminals and prison inmates, and those who prey upon young children are generally held in low regard or flatly despised by other criminals who are at least honorable enough to leave children alone.
As such, it was no great surprise to learn that a convicted terrorist who had threatened violence against the young royal prince in the United Kingdom received a bit of “prison justice” from unknown assailants who were incarcerated with him.
That terrorist’s name is Husnain Rashid and he is currently serving three concurrent life sentences after he confessed to three counts of “engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts,” as well as a four-and-a-half year sentence for “encouraging terrorism” among jihadists, according to the Sun.
Rashid initially ran into trouble after he shared images online of
the 4-year-old Prince George of the British royal family family next to
an anonymous jihadist fighter with a message that read: “Even the royal
family will not be left alone.”
According to the U.K. Daily Star, Rashid was attacked on Wednesday, June 25, by at least one other inmate at the Manchester Strangeways prison who used a toothbrush with a blade attached to it to slash a huge gash on or near Rashid’s right ear, likely due to his threats against the young prince.
“There was blood all over his cell and the landing,” explained an anonymous source at the prison. “Nobody likes him or what he did, like threatening that young royal lad and all the ice cream stuff.”
“We don’t tolerate that kind of thing in Strangeways,” the source added.
Rashid was reportedly taken to a hospital for treatment while the prison attempted to identify his unknown assailant.
“A prisoner received hospital treatment for minor injuries following an incident at HMP Manchester on Wednesday 25 June,” said a Prison Services spokesperson in a brief statement, according to The Sun.
“An investigation is taking place.”
To be sure, we don’t condone “prison justice” or think it is a good thing when vigilantes take matters into their own hands. It’s the job of the proper authorities to mete out justice in accordance with established law.
That said, we have a hard time feeling much pity for someone like this admitted terrorist receiving such unorthodox justice at the hands of another prisoner — particularly given his terrorist threats against children — and don’t feel particularly compelled to vehemently condemn the jihadist’s attacker.
In other words, don’t call for violence against innocent children unless you are prepared to defend yourself from others — even convicted criminals — who instinctively understand that innocent children must be protected.
As radical Islamic terrorism continues to fester around the globe and true justice for criminal jihadists seems spotty at best, this would-be murderous militant will not only spend the rest of his life behind bars, but will also likely spend the rest of his days in fear of what his fellow convicts may do to him in response to his atrocious calls for violent jihad against children.
By Cillian Zeal
Few nations have felt the sting of Islamism as acutely as Sudan. When the Second Sudanese Civil War started in 1983 (just 11 years removed from the First Sudanese Civil War), the east African nation was already one of the more despairing corners on God’s green earth.
Yet, the regime in Khartoum felt that what its citizens really needed — instead of economic development or jobs or anything of that ilk — was the imposition of Shariah law. And when the mostly-Christian south didn’t resign themselves to the legally codified strictures of the Quran and Hadith, among other non-religious issues of exploitation that were deeply unpopular in that region of the world, the government decided to embark on a conflict that lasted over 20 years and resulted in the highest death count of any war since World War II.
Alas, not so much — at least where the Obama administration is concerned.
“The Middle East Forum has discovered that the Obama administration approved a grant of $200,000 of taxpayer money to an al-Qaeda affiliate in Sudan — a decade after the U.S. Treasury designated it as a terrorist-financing organization,” Sam Westrop of the Middle East Forum wrote in a piece for National Review this week. “More stunningly, government officials specifically authorized the release of at least $115,000 of this grant even after learning that it was a designated terror organization.”
The funds in question were distributed by an interlocutor to the Islamic Relief Agency or ISRA — a Khartoum-based organization also known as the Islamic African Relief Agency that had links to Osama bin Laden and Maktab al-Khidamat.
Maktab al-Khidamat was an Afghani fundraising organization that was the progenitor of al-Qaida. ISRA had raised more than $5 million for Maktab al-Khidamat by 2000, in addition to helping “to secure safe harbor for” bin Laden when things went awry.
In October 2004, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control designated ISRA a terrorist finance group, meaning (obviously) it shouldn’t be receiving any aid from any American, much less their government. However, a July 2014 award of $723,405 to evangelical group World Vision Inc. to “improve water, sanitation and hygiene and to increase food security in Sudan’s Blue Nile state” included $200,000 for ISRA.
When the U.S. Agency for International Development had been alerted to the fact that ISRA was probably on the terror list by World Vision, they started an assessment of the situation and warned the group to “suspend all activities with ISRA.” However, World Vision was apparently unhappy with this, saying that the assessment was taking too much time and that ISRA “had performed excellent work” for the evangelical group and that the assessment was “putting contractual relationships in limbo for such a long period is putting a significant strain” with their relationship with officialdom in Khartoum, since ISRA also has close contacts with the Sudanese government.
“World Vision’s statement stunned USAID officials, who complained that World Vision’s behavior ‘doesn’t make sense,’” Westrop writes. “USAID official Daniel Holmberg emailed a colleague: ‘If they actually said that they wanted to resume work with ISRA, while knowing that it was 99% likely that ISRA was on the list then I am concerned about our partnership with them, and whether it should continue.’”
By January 2015, the Treasury Department’s OFAC had ruled that ISRA was indeed a terrorist organization, meaning World Vision would have to cut ties with them. Instead of realizing they were in bed with an organization that had helped create al-Qaida and backing away, World Vision wrote to Obama administration USAID official Jeremy Konyndyk, imploring him for a new contract to pay ISRA for “monies owed for work performed” and said that “their whole program will be jeopardized.”
There’s a lot of machinations behind the scenes here, but here’s the condensed version: the Obama administration eventually approved a new contract for ISRA after “close collaboration and consultations with the Department of State,” which World Vision said came as a “great relief as ISRA had become restive and had threatened legal action, which would have damaged our reputation and standing in Sudan.”
In other words, the Obama administration acted on behalf of an organization which in turn was willing to act on behalf of an organization with close ties to al-Qaida and the mephitic Sudanese regime.
The Obama administration has a long and storied history of ignoring extremism, from the Islamic State group to Afghanistan to Africa, where groups like Boko Haram barely made the administration’s radar. Now, we discover that the administration was giving money to a group that actively fundraised for al-Qaida in a country that’s already been devastated by Islamism.
Nineteen months on, we’re still dealing with that ugly legacy — and so, unfortunately, is the rest of the world.
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Through all the talk about Anthony Weiner we have mostly listened to jokes about his private parts and his name. His wife was often mentioned as a victim to his online tomfoolery. Today I want to talk about his wife, Huma Abedin Weiner.
"In was during.. the early 1970s that Huma Abedin’s father Syed was connected to the MSA at Western Michigan University. A search of the WMU website shows papers published by Abedin in 1972 and credited to “Abedin,
Syed Z | Kalamazoo, Mich. : Muslim Students Association, Western
Michigan University 1972. Huma Abedin would spend the next 16 years
growing up in Saudi Arabia. When Huma Abedin was sent to the United
States for college, she became part of the MSA. A page from the group’s
1996 website at Archive.org lists her on the Executive Board as the Head of Social Committee.It’s
not surprising that Huma Abedin was part of the Muslim Students
Association, but it should raise eyebrows, and it’s a valid subject for
questions since the MSA has been breeding ground for known terrorists.
1996, while Bill Clinton was president, he and Hillary met Huma while
on a trip to Saudi Arabia. It’s unclear what transpired, but she ended
up in Washington DC with close ties to the Clintons. We now know she is
Secretary State Hillary Clinton’s deputy Chief of Staff. This is a very
sensitive position so we would think Huma was well vetted.
Huma Abedin Weiner is a devout Muslim. Her brother "..confirmed by Arab sources is that Huma Abedin has a brother who
works at Oxford University named Hassan Abedin. Oxford, which has long
been infiltrated by Islamists who founded the Oxford Centre for Islamic
Studies (OCIS), has Huma's brother listed as a fellow and partner with a
number of Muslim Brotherhood members on the Board "
He has close ties with the Muslim Brotherhood. The Egyptian Al-Azhar University, is well known for a curriculum that encourages extremism and terrorism, and is active in establishing links with OCIS.
Huma’s mother is co-founder of the Dar El-Hekma
women’s college in Saudi Arabia, which has close ties to the Muslim
Sisterhood, the female version of the Muslim Brotherhood. "..Was Huma unaware of all this as she accompanied Hillary Clinton to the Dar El-Hekma women's college in Saudi Arabia? Huma's mother is co-founder and vice dean at the college and an active missionary on issues regarding Muslim women.
The Muslim Sisterhood is also known as International Women’s Organization (IWO). Huma worked as an assistant editor at her mother radical muslim journal.
We watched in Egypt as the left sided with the Muslim Brotherhood to
take over the country. We are watching the same thing in Libya, only
this time we have sent American forces to help the very same people we
are fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq.
left, no matter whether it’s from America or Europe, defends the
Muslims at all cost, while making Israel out to always be the bad guy.
We are fighting Islamic extremist, and their biggest allies are sitting
inside our own government, the Democratic Party. With Huma Abedin Weiner
having access to so much classified material, the radicals know our
Why havn't we experienced any major terrorist attacks since 911? I now know the answer. Look at the number of mosques already in the country.
They have no need to destroy or attack what they are taking over from within.
The Islamic radicals learned from history when Nikita Sergeyevich
Khrushchev, the former head of the Soviet Union, said that the communist
would take over the USA from within, not with weapons.
left is using our schools and televisions to slowly, methodically give
over our country to the radical Islamists, who are also the radical
left. You can’t turn on the television without hearing how bad
Christianity is, while they defend Islam. Sheila Jackson Lee (D, Texas)
is not alone when she stood before the podium and said that Christian
abortion clinic bombers were comparable to the 9/11 terrorist, or the
countless other Islamic terrorists.
It all comes together and makes real sense! And as for Wiener--sounds like Huma could probably care less what he does as a "husband".
America, we are at war, and the enemy is not across an ocean, it lies within our own borders
by Peter Hasson
fire over his ties to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan,
Democratic Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison claimed Sunday that he hasn’t
attended any meetings with Farrakhan since 2013 and “never had” a
relationship with him.
Farrakhan is a notorious
anti-Semite and racist whose organization teaches that white people are
inherently inferior to black people. Ellison, the deputy chair of the
Democratic National Committee (DNC), is a former Nation of Islam member
who claimed when he first ran for Congress in 2006 that he had left
Farrakhan in his past.
New reporting has shown, however, that Ellison attended multiple meetings with Farrakhan while
in Congress. That includes a private visit to Farrakhan’s hotel room in
2015 with Democratic Indiana Rep. Andre Carson. Farrakhan referenced
the meeting in a December 2016 Facebook video, and Carson has confirmed
that he was present. When CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked Ellison about that
meeting, the congressman did not deny that the meeting took place but instead lashed out at his critics.
Ellison lashed out at his critics again in a blog post on Sunday,
claiming that he never had a relationship with Farrakhan and hasn’t met
him since 2013, apparently contradicting Farrakhan and Carson’s
accounts. Ellison did confirm his presence at two Farrakhan meetings
that took place in 2013. Ellison claimed questions about his Farrakhan
ties are “a smear by factions on the right who want to pit the Jewish
community and the Black community against each other.”
do not have and have never had a relationship with Mr. Farrakhan, but I
have been in the same room as him,” Ellison wrote. “About a decade ago,
he and I had a brief, chance encounter in Washington, D.C. In 2013, I
attended a meeting in New York City with Iranian President Hassan
Rouhani and nearly 50 others where I advocated for the release of an
American political prisoner. I didn’t know Mr. Farrakhan would be there
and did not speak to him at the event. Contrary to recent reports, I
have not been in any meeting with him since then, and he and I have no
communication of any kind.”
"But as the attacks on me and my fellow Black representatives in Congress intensify, I want to be clear: this is a smear by factions on the right who want to pit the Jewish community and the Black community against each other, and distract from the hatred and bigotry on display by the president and the white supremacists who stormed Charlottesville this summer with their anti-Semitic chants and Confederate flags. I declined to dignify questions raised about Mr. Farrakhan because I know they are inherently political, and are designed to separate me from people who I work with every day on issues of importance for Americans of all backgrounds,” Ellison continued.
critics will not be satisfied. They won’t be satisfied any more than
President Obama’s production of his birth documents satisfied his
critics, or Hillary Clinton’s eleven-hour testimony before the House
Select Committee on Benghazi sated her detractors,” he added. Ellison’s
blog post comes as he is increasingly under fire over his ties to
The Washington Post awarded Ellison “Four Pinocchios,” their worst possible rating, for claiming that his relationship with Farrakhan ended in 2006. The post cited The Daily Caller’s reporting in the fact-check.
Democratic Illinois Rep. Danny Davis, who has repeatedly praised Farrakhan, compared Ellison’s relationship to Farrakhan to a fallen-away Christian’s relationship to Jesus in an interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation earlier this month.
“I don’t know that
Keith knows Farrakhan as well as I do — in fact, I know he doesn’t,”
Davis said. “I don’t think that Keith is no person who is super engaged
with Farrakhan, he just happens to be a movement. Just like many of the
folks who are Christians, they’re not super engaged with Jesus, but they
say they Christians,” Davis said.
Women’s March organization, a prominent left-wing activist group, has come under fire as well after their leaders expressed support for Farrakhan. The group’s co-president, Tamika Mallory, attended Farrakhan’s annual Saviour’s Day speech last month where he railed against Jews and white people. Mallory defended Farrakhan after suffering backlash by implying that religious leaders are supposed to consider Jews their enemies. “If your leader does not have the same enemies as Jesus, they may not be THE leader!” Mallory wrote on Twitter. She has repeatedly declined to condemn Farrakhan.
Women’s March has lost supporters over the Farrakhan scandal, and several regional chapters have slammed the national organization for refusing to denounce him. The group’s social media director, Alyssa Klein, resigned over the group’s support for Farrakhan, the New York Post reports.
A version of this article appeared on The Daily Caller News Foundation website.