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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Why Islam Needs a Reformation
To defeat the extremists for good, Muslims must reject those aspects of their tradition that prompt some believers to resort to oppression and holy war

By AYAAN HIRSI ALI


“Islam’s borders are bloody,” wrote the late political scientist Samuel Huntington in 1996, “and so are its innards.” Nearly 20 years later, Huntington looks more right than ever before. According to the International Institute for Strategic Studies, at least 70% of all the fatalities in armed conflicts around the world last year were in wars involving Muslims. In 2013, there were nearly 12,000 terrorist attacks world-wide. The lion’s share were in Muslim-majority countries, and many of the others were carried out by Muslims. By far the most numerous victims of Muslim violence—including executions and lynchings not captured in these statistics—are Muslims themselves.

Not all of this violence is explicitly motivated by religion, but a great deal of it is. I believe that it is foolish to insist, as Western leaders habitually do, that the violent acts committed in the name of Islam can somehow be divorced from the religion itself. For more than a decade, my message has been simple: Islam is not a religion of peace.

When I assert this, I do not mean that Islamic belief makes all Muslims violent. This is manifestly not the case: There are many millions of peaceful Muslims in the world. What I do say is that the call to violence and the justification for it are explicitly stated in the sacred texts of Islam. Moreover, this theologically sanctioned violence is there to be activated by any number of offenses, including but not limited to apostasy, adultery, blasphemy and even something as vague as threats to family honor or to the honor of Islam itself.

It is not just al Qaeda and Islamic State that show the violent face of Islamic faith and practice. It is Pakistan, where any statement critical of the Prophet or Islam is labeled as blasphemy and punishable by death. It is Saudi Arabia, where churches and synagogues are outlawed and where beheadings are a legitimate form of punishment. It is Iran, where stoning is an acceptable punishment and homosexuals are hanged for their “crime.”

As I see it, the fundamental problem is that the majority of otherwise peaceful and law-abiding Muslims are unwilling to acknowledge, much less to repudiate, the theological warrant for intolerance and violence embedded in their own religious texts. It simply will not do for Muslims to claim that their religion has been “hijacked” by extremists. The killers of Islamic State and Nigeria’s Boko Haram cite the same religious texts that every other Muslim in the world considers sacrosanct.

Instead of letting Islam off the hook with bland clichés about the religion of peace, we in the West need to challenge and debate the very substance of Islamic thought and practice. We need to hold Islam accountable for the acts of its most violent adherents and to demand that it reform or disavow the key beliefs that are used to justify those acts.

As it turns out, the West has some experience with this sort of reformist project. It is precisely what took place in Judaism and Christianity over the centuries, as both traditions gradually consigned the violent passages of their own sacred texts to the past. Many parts of the Bible and the Talmud reflect patriarchal norms, and both also contain many stories of harsh human and divine retribution. As President Barack Obama said in remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast last month, “Remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.”


Islamic State militants marching through Raqqa, Syria, a stronghold of the Sunni extremist group, in an undated file image posted on a militant website on Jan. 14, 2014. ENLARGE
Islamic State militants marching through Raqqa, Syria, a stronghold of the Sunni extremist group, in an undated file image posted on a militant website on Jan. 14, 2014. PHOTO: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Yet today, because their faiths went through a long, meaningful process of Reformation and Enlightenment, the vast majority of Jews and Christians have come to dismiss religious scripture that urges intolerance or violence. There are literalist fringes in both religions, but they are true fringes. Regrettably, in Islam, it is the other way around: It is those seeking religious reform who are the fringe element.

Any serious discussion of Islam must begin with its core creed, which is based on the Quran (the words said to have been revealed by the Angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad) and the hadith (the accompanying works that detail Muhammad’s life and words). Despite some sectarian differences, this creed unites all Muslims. All, without exception, know by heart these words: “I bear witness that there is no God but Allah; and Muhammad is His messenger.” This is the Shahada, the Muslim profession of faith.

The Shahada might seem to be a declaration of belief no different from any other. But the reality is that the Shahada is both a religious and a political symbol.

In the early days of Islam, when Muhammad was going from door to door in Mecca trying to persuade the polytheists to abandon their idols of worship, he was inviting them to accept that there was no god but Allah and that he was Allah’s messenger.

After 10 years of trying this kind of persuasion, however, he and his small band of believers went to Medina, and from that moment, Muhammad’s mission took on a political dimension. Unbelievers were still invited to submit to Allah, but after Medina, they were attacked if they refused. If defeated, they were given the option to convert or to die. (Jews and Christians could retain their faith if they submitted to paying a special tax.)

No symbol represents the soul of Islam more than the Shahada. But today there is a contest within Islam for the ownership of that symbol. Who owns the Shahada? Is it those Muslims who want to emphasize Muhammad’s years in Mecca or those who are inspired by his conquests after Medina? On this basis, I believe that we can distinguish three different groups of Muslims.

The first group is the most problematic. These are the fundamentalists who, when they say the Shahada, mean: “We must live by the strict letter of our creed.” They envision a regime based on Shariah, Islamic religious law. They argue for an Islam largely or completely unchanged from its original seventh-century version. What is more, they take it as a requirement of their faith that they impose it on everyone else.

I shall call them Medina Muslims, in that they see the forcible imposition of Shariah as their religious duty. They aim not just to obey Muhammad’s teaching but also to emulate his warlike conduct after his move to Medina. Even if they do not themselves engage in violence, they do not hesitate to condone it.

It is Medina Muslims who call Jews and Christians “pigs and monkeys.” It is Medina Muslims who prescribe death for the crime of apostasy, death by stoning for adultery and hanging for homosexuality. It is Medina Muslims who put women in burqas and beat them if they leave their homes alone or if they are improperly veiled.


Muslim children carry torches during a parade before Eid al-Fitr, at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, on July 27, 2014, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. ENLARGE
Muslim children carry torches during a parade before Eid al-Fitr, at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, on July 27, 2014, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES
The second group—and the clear majority throughout the Muslim world—consists of Muslims who are loyal to the core creed and worship devoutly but are not inclined to practice violence. I call them Mecca Muslims. Like devout Christians or Jews who attend religious services every day and abide by religious rules in what they eat and wear, Mecca Muslims focus on religious observance. I was born in Somalia and raised as a Mecca Muslim. So were the majority of Muslims from Casablanca to Jakarta.

Yet the Mecca Muslims have a problem: Their religious beliefs exist in an uneasy tension with modernity—the complex of economic, cultural and political innovations that not only reshaped the Western world but also dramatically transformed the developing world as the West exported it. The rational, secular and individualistic values of modernity are fundamentally corrosive of traditional societies, especially hierarchies based on gender, age and inherited status.

Trapped between two worlds of belief and experience, these Muslims are engaged in a daily struggle to adhere to Islam in the context of a society that challenges their values and beliefs at every turn. Many are able to resolve this tension only by withdrawing into self-enclosed (and increasingly self-governing) enclaves. This is called cocooning, a practice whereby Muslim immigrants attempt to wall off outside influences, permitting only an Islamic education for their children and disengaging from the wider non-Muslim community.

It is my hope to engage this second group of Muslims—those closer to Mecca than to Medina—in a dialogue about the meaning and practice of their faith. I recognize that these Muslims are not likely to heed a call for doctrinal reformation from someone they regard as an apostate and infidel. But they may reconsider if I can persuade them to think of me not as an apostate but as a heretic: one of a growing number of people born into Islam who have sought to think critically about the faith we were raised in. It is with this third group—only a few of whom have left Islam altogether—that I would now identify myself.

These are the Muslim dissidents. A few of us have been forced by experience to conclude that we could not continue to be believers; yet we remain deeply engaged in the debate about Islam’s future. The majority of dissidents are reforming believers—among them clerics who have come to realize that their religion must change if its followers are not to be condemned to an interminable cycle of political violence.

How many Muslims belong to each group? Ed Husain of the Council on Foreign Relations estimates that only 3% of the world’s Muslims understand Islam in the militant terms I associate with Muhammad’s time in Medina. But out of well over 1.6 billion believers, or 23% of the globe’s population, that 48 million seems to be more than enough. (I would put the number significantly higher, based on survey data on attitudes toward Shariah in Muslim countries.)

In any case, regardless of the numbers, it is the Medina Muslims who have captured the world’s attention on the airwaves, over social media, in far too many mosques and, of course, on the battlefield.

The Medina Muslims pose a threat not just to non-Muslims. They also undermine the position of those Mecca Muslims attempting to lead a quiet life in their cultural cocoons throughout the Western world. But those under the greatest threat are the dissidents and reformers within Islam, who face ostracism and rejection, who must brave all manner of insults, who must deal with the death threats—or face death itself.

For the world at large, the only viable strategy for containing the threat posed by the Medina Muslims is to side with the dissidents and reformers and to help them to do two things: first, identify and repudiate those parts of Muhammad’s legacy that summon Muslims to intolerance and war, and second, persuade the great majority of believers—the Mecca Muslims—to accept this change.

Islam is at a crossroads. Muslims need to make a conscious decision to confront, debate and ultimately reject the violent elements within their religion. To some extent—not least because of widespread revulsion at the atrocities of Islamic State, al Qaeda and the rest—this process has already begun. But it needs leadership from the dissidents, and they in turn stand no chance without support from the West.

What needs to happen for us to defeat the extremists for good? Economic, political, judicial and military tools have been proposed and some of them deployed. But I believe that these will have little effect unless Islam itself is reformed.

Such a reformation has been called for repeatedly at least since the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the subsequent abolition of the caliphate. But I would like to specify precisely what needs to be reformed.

I have identified five precepts central to Islam that have made it resistant to historical change and adaptation. Only when the harmfulness of these ideas are recognized and they are repudiated will a true Muslim Reformation have been achieved.

Here are the five areas that require amendment:

1. Muhammad’s semi-divine status, along with the literalist reading of the Quran.
Muhammad should not be seen as infallible, let alone as a source of divine writ. He should be seen as a historical figure who united the Arab tribes in a premodern context that cannot be replicated in the 21st century. And although Islam maintains that the Quran is the literal word of Allah, it is, in historical reality, a book that was shaped by human hands. Large parts of the Quran simply reflect the tribal values of the 7th-century Arabian context from which it emerged. The Quran’s eternal spiritual values must be separated from the cultural accidents of the place and time of its birth.

2. The supremacy of life after death.
The appeal of martyrdom will fade only when Muslims assign a greater value to the rewards of this life than to those promised in the hereafter.

3. Shariah, the vast body of religious legislation.
Muslims should learn to put the dynamic, evolving laws made by human beings above those aspects of Shariah that are violent, intolerant or anachronistic.

4. The right of individual Muslims to enforce Islamic law.
There is no room in the modern world for religious police, vigilantes and politically empowered clerics.

5. The imperative to wage jihad, or holy war.
Islam must become a true religion of peace, which means rejecting the imposition of religion by the sword.

I know that this argument will make many Muslims uncomfortable. Some are bound to be offended by my proposed amendments. Others will contend that I am not qualified to discuss these complex issues of theology and law. I am also afraid—genuinely afraid—that it will make a few Muslims even more eager to silence me.

But this is not a work of theology. It is more in the nature of a public intervention in the debate about the future of Islam. The biggest obstacle to change within the Muslim world is precisely its suppression of the sort of critical thinking I am attempting here. If my proposal for reform helps to spark a serious discussion of these issues among Muslims themselves, I will consider it a success.

Let me make two things clear. I do not seek to inspire another war on terror or extremism—violence in the name of Islam cannot be ended by military means alone. Nor am I any sort of “Islamophobe.” At various times, I myself have been all three kinds of Muslim: a fundamentalist, a cocooned believer and a dissident. My journey has gone from Mecca to Medina to Manhattan.

For me, there seemed no way to reconcile my faith with the freedoms I came to the West to embrace. I left the faith, despite the threat of the death penalty prescribed by Shariah for apostates. Future generations of Muslims deserve better, safer options. Muslims should be able to welcome modernity, not be forced to wall themselves off, or live in a state of cognitive dissonance, or lash out in violent rejection.

But it is not only Muslims who would benefit from a reformation of Islam. We in the West have an enormous stake in how the struggle over Islam plays out. We cannot remain on the sidelines, as though the outcome has nothing to do with us. For if the Medina Muslims win and the hope for a Muslim Reformation dies, the rest of the world too will pay an enormous price—not only in blood spilled but also in freedom lost.

This essay is adapted from Ms. Hirsi Ali’s new book, “Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now,” to be published Tuesday by HarperCollins (which, like The Wall Street Journal, is owned by News Corp). Her previous books include “Infidel” and “Nomad: From Islam to America, A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations.”

Sunday, March 15, 2015

HILLARY: WHAT WOMEN NEED TO KNOW

by Marshall Frank

It totally amazes me that millions of bright people within the national electorate care nothing about integrity, accomplishments and track records when supporting a presidential candidate. The nation is full of brilliant high achievers on both sides of the political spectrum, but they are all trumped by voting blocs that can be chummed to the boat, regardless of ability, and regardless of trust.

Are women’s groups in America so desperately obsessed with the need to elect a vagina into the Oval Office? Does not the absense of qualifications and integrity matter? Is electability and gender all that counts?

I’m referring to the heir-apparent to the throne, Hillary Clinton. The most unqualified, low achieving, serial lying, deceiving, non-transparent, and possibly the most corrupt candidate in the political arena of 2016. Where do I begin?

Let’s start with corruption, not the average bribery syndrome, but an issue which seriously compromises the national security of the United States. The current issue has been overshadowed by the well-deserved private –e-mail scandal, but it shouldn’t have been. We’re talking about her foundation accepting multi-millions of dollars in foreign, Islamic money.

Sure, the money is on record as going toward the Clinton foundation, but that’s like saying the 2004 money from the Muslim Brotherhood is going toward the Holy Land Foundation (Islam), when in fact it was redirected to the terror group Hamas. Hillary is not supporting terrorism but – if she becomes president – how will her position toward foreign governments be compromised when Islamic radical issues come to the forefront. We already saw a taste of that in Benghazi.

According to a number of sources, the Clinton Foundation – while she was serving as Secretary of State – received multi-millions in donations from a number of countries, to and including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Brunei and Algeria who donated a half million dollars.

So, let’s say Hillary becomes president, and the middle-east erupts even further into a hot zone of Islamic radicalism, some of which is based in these countries and others like it. When it comes time to make crucial decisions, will her judgment be clouded by quid pro quo?

Does she owe favors? You bet she does.

Not only that, her foundation is all about women’s rights, of which the conditions for women in those countries is deplorable, if not the worst in the world in terms of human rights. Is that not a conflict of interest, accepting big money from countries that kill women for failing to cover their face, leaving Islam or asking for a divorce? Is that not hypocrisy in the 1st Degree?

In her now-famous press conference about the private e-mails on March 10th, Hillary did her best to manipulate the audience about the account. But she was even more evasive when one female reporter specifically asked her about conflicts accepting donations for her foundation from multiple middle-east countries that abuse women, and if that didn’t disturb her. Her reply: “With respect to the foundation, I’m very proud of the work that the foundation does… I think it’s very clear where I stand on these issues…there’s no mistake about my passion about women’s rights, here and around the world.”

She never answered the question. She mentioned nothing about the millions of dollars in Islamic donations, the conflicts of interest or the issue of abuse of women abroad.

Want to see a tap dance? Check this video starting a 7:40 where the reporter asks a two-point question. Hillary doesn’t respond to the foreign money question until 9:20, which she doges through in 30 seconds without an answer. That’s evasiveness. That’s deceit. Here’s the video:

Click here: Hillary Clinton’s Full News Conference – Video – NYTimes.com

Hillary is playing the “women’s rights” card, not because of her passion for women, but to garner a giant voting bloc while selling women down the road at the same time outside the United States.

And women want her to be our president? Are you kidding me? You can’t do better than this?

Hillary cares nothing about America. Hillary cares nothing about her husband. Hillary cares little about anything, other than her lifelong goal of being the first female president. If she needs high-profile issues to ride the wave of victory, she’ll milk them for all she can garner. Her husband’s notorious hot-pants for the gentler sex over a period of thirty years (while married) is a minor embarrassment, but she sure isn’t about to lose his clout as a Democratic campaign magnet. She doesn’t care about fidelity. “Winning” is what matters.

If anyone checks her professional history, it is laden with Zero accomplishments, other than winning one senatorial election and being appointed to the State Department. As senator she did nothing, not one piece of major legislation, not one news conference where she opened herself to tough questions.

As Secretary of State, she traveled the globe doing photo ops, along with Muslim Brotherhood-connected Huma Abedine by her side, clearly raising a question of national security. She also embarrassed America by lying about Benghazi before embarking on a three-month excursion to foreign countries around the world, in order to evade questions. She did not have the leadership skills, or the chutzpa, to answer questions, to lead a probe, to tell the truth, to get to the bottom of a deathly tragedy on her watch. No. She lied about the phony video as being the culprit then went on a 3-month vacation.

An entire book could be written about the litany of deceit and incompetence surrounding this woman, which her patrons choose – yes: Choose – to ignore, despite the mountains of evidence.

Judicial Watch, Inc., is a non-partisan educational foundation, promotes transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law. Each year, they publish their findings on the most corrupt politicians in America. This was their list for 2012, the last year Hillary Clinton was employed in government.

Click here: Most corrupt politicians
Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
Secretary of Energy Steven Chu
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and UN Ambassador Susan Rice
Attorney General Eric Holder
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL)
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
President Barack Obama
Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)
Rep. David Rivera (R-FL)
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius
Summary for Clinton: “Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and UN Ambassador Susan Rice lied about the events surrounding the Benghazi massacre. Hillary Clinton, the only First Lady to have been the subject of a grand jury investigation, is a regular visitor to our Most Corrupt list, while this is a first-time appearance for Ms. Rice.

“One day after the attack, on September 12, 2012, Sec. Clinton said the following: “Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior, along with the protest that took place at our embassy in Cairo yesterday, as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. America’s commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear — there is no justification for this, none.” She then joined President Obama in taping a television ad apologizing to the Muslim world for the obscure video, spending a reported $70,000 in taxpayer funds.”

Women voters: You can’t seriously want this woman to lead out country. You can do better.

The following link is an interesting article about the truths and untruths concerning Hillary’s background, by someone who worked with her for twenty years, Dick Morris. Quite revelaing:

Click here: Truths that need to be told about Hillary Clinton from Dick Morris – Freedom Outpost

More links:

Click here: Hillary Dodges Question About Foreign Donors To Clinton Foundation – Breitbart

Click here: Hillary Clinton’s latest problem: The Clinton Foundation took money from countries that mistreat women.

Life for women in total Islamic countries: (Warning, disturbing)


https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=995575520470119

Sunday, March 01, 2015

THE PRESIDENT YAWNS




Selected Quotes by Barak H. Obama, about Islam:

#1 - "The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam"
#2 - "The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer"
#10 - "I made clear that America is not - and never will be -- at war with Islam"

Selected Quotes by Barak H. Obama, about Christianity:

#1 - "Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation"
#2 - "We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.
#16 - "In our household, the Bible, the Koran and the Bhagavad Gita sat on the shelf alongside -- > > books of Greek and Norse and African mythology"

Note: The six quotes above were selected for brevity; compilation by Michael T. Snyder, attorney at law;
To view the complete article 'Forty Obama Quotes' - > See: Snake Hunters Archives, January 12, 2015
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President Obama, Sir: Your detractors say that you seem bored, or disinterested when anyone mentions the extremes of violence so often displayed in Syria & Iraq by Islamic State (IS), with multiple grim beheadings, cruxifixtions and mutilations... or the recent threats by Al Shabaab (a known affiliate of
al-Queda) in Nairobi, Kenya that slaughtered dozens of innocent shoppers in 2013, and promises the same fate for Shopping Malls here in Canada and the United States. You turn away from these vital matters, stating that "It's Not Islam" Well, sir, perhaps you should read your Qur'an, beginning with 'The Manual of War' 

(click here)http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Quran/023-violence.htm"> 

Mr. President: Need I also remind you of the Islamic doctrines that have enslaved Muslim Women & Girls for all of the centuries since the beginnings of Islam in 630 A.D.?
-- > See: S/H Recent Post... 'Islam's Ancient War Against Women', February 01, 2015.
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FYI -- > Mr. Obama...This Is Islam

Muhammad's Holy Qur'an; Read It!

Allah's Apostle said, "I have been made victorious with terror" - Bukhari, Vol 4, Book 52, #220

"Kill whoever changes his religion" - Bukhari 9:84.59

"War is Deceit" - Bukhari, Vol 4, Book 52, #269

"The punishment of those who wages war against Allah and his Messenger (Muhammad) and strive for mischief through the land is: execution, or cruxifiction, or cutting off hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land; that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter" - Qur'an 5:33

"Fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war" - Qur'an 9.5

"I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve; Therefore, strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them" - Qur'an 8:12

"It is not for any prophet to have captives until he has made slaughter in the land. Ye desire the lure of this world, and Allah desireth (for you) the Hereafter, and Allah is Mighty, Wise."
Qur'an 8:67

The Muslim Brotherhood Creed
Hizb al Ikhwan alMuslimin

"Allah is our Objective, The Prophet is Our Leader, The Qur'an is Our Law;
Jihad is our Way, and Dying in the Way of Allah is our Highest Hope"

World-wide Muslim Brotherhood Affiliate... here in the United States is...
C.A.I.R. Council of American Islamic Relations {See: 'A Red Carpet To The White House'
by Investigative Reporter Steve Emerson} - > Snake Hunters Archives, October 21, 2012.


Q:  > What Does The Religion Of Peace Teach About...Violence?
       http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Quran/023-violence.htm

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

A Rutten Experience

By Tabitha Korol

NP3HighSchoolHijabDayJanuary 29, 2015, was Hijab Day at NP3 High School, in Sacramento, California. One student who is interning for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) gave a presentation on Islamophobia and in no time at all, the befuddled faculty, staff and students were “encouraged” by principal, Tom Rutten, to wear a hijab – a veil that covers the woman’s head and chest.

What began as the seventh century Bedouin woman’s attempt at privacy and protection from the desert has become a veil symbolic of a woman’s indignity and servitude. As Nonie Darwish so aptly explained in her book, Cruel and Usual Punishment, women have come to represent the totality of evil and inferiority in Islamic teaching.

Considered lacking in intelligence and religion, women are seen as half the worth of men in a Shari’a court; in the case of rape, her accusation has no worth without four witnesses. Women may be raped for wearing “indecent” clothing, and beaten by their husbands for leaving the house unaccompanied by a male relative. If her behavior further irritates, he may imprison her without food and clothing, and arrange for stoning until dead. In this despotic society, women bear the honor of the male, so that girls and women may be killed by a father who fears his esteem has been sullied.

The hijabs and burqas serve the purpose of enforcing women to obey Shari'a and submit to men. Furthermore, they are obligated to defend this life of bondage or else risk their own destruction at the hand of their families. It is because of such constant fear, that many women are defensive when challenged by non-Muslims. Some may even try to earn honor and respect by joining the radicals for violent jihad (holy war against the infidel).

To cultures that enjoy freedom, these concealed women should be regarded victims of sadism, forced to endure the insufferable heat of the subtropics under layers of clothing, and prevented from enjoying the summer sun and cool breezes. In fact, medical experts have noted that these covered women in northern climes, with less sunshine, are suffering disproportionately from osteoporosis due to the lack of Vitamin D, and experiencing an increased risk of pelvic fracture during childbirth. Their newborns are more prone to suffering seizures from the same deficiency.

Islamic law is concerned more with raping, beating, flogging, and stoning women than with honoring them. Shari'a law demands that women be covered from head to toe as a way of solving the male’s sexual temptations. Rather than teach the males self-restraint and respect, the woman shoulders the responsibility of hiding herself. Tragically, because some women want to appear obedient to their god and men, other women bear the burden of ridicule and targets of fatwas (legal opinions that often lead to threats of death).

Tom Rutten, the principal, and Scott Dosick, president of the Board of Trustees of the Natomas Unified School District, appear to be gullible and ill-informed. Whether somehow compelled or naively eager to please, they have, albeit temporarily, aligned the school to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood – both recognized as terrorist groups by the United States government. The usual claims are trumpeted, that this is to promote a deeper understanding between different faiths, but the interchange will predictably be in one direction only.

Rather than guide the new immigrants in becoming Americans, as previous ethnic groups have done, the school has accepted the customs from those who refuse to assimilate. When an intruder or invader makes demands (no matter how subtle) that are met with compliance and submission from the host, it is conquest, not assimilation. I am concerned about how the school will handle future requests, such as visiting the local mosque, installing footbaths in the restrooms, removing foods from the cafeteria that Muslims find offensive and demanding for halal foods, removing animal pictures they consider distasteful, removing Israel from a map, eliminating all historic information about the Ancient Israelites, and allowing a room and time for Muslim prayer.. These are among the many incremental adjustments to result in a gradual change of America as we know it.

The student, a representative of CAIR, whose motto is, “We are not here to be equal to other religions; we are here to dominate,” also conducted a discussion on Islamophobia, a term used to curb our freedom of speech by teaching non-Muslims to refrain from language they find offensive, including the violent history of Mohammed and Islam, the brutality of Sharia law, the truths about the treatment of women and sexual slavery, the 1400 years of Islamic savagery perpetrated by Muslims against all others, jihad and terrorism, studying democracy, and learning about Israel. By curbing our children’s free speech, behaviors, and dress choices, they are destroying our own cultural thoughts and behaviors, producing submissive adults. They have eliminated from the history books all Islamic violence, and the history and founding of America, including the Constitution and Bill of Rights. As our freedoms of thought and discussion are eroded, so are our cultural enthusiasm and growth. They are working to transform Americans into their image – one of a backward, destructive desert people.

CAIR has “engaged in more than 100 political influence operations on behalf of foreign principals in the United States.” I am deeply concerned that the school authorities knew that the student was an intern for the Hamas-linked terror organization, CAIR, the worldwide organization that is linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, supports terrorism, and seeks to implement Sharia-based governance globally. I am concerned that they could not or would not protect themselves and their students from the stealth cultural onslaught.

Therefore, in all fairness and in the interest of equality and mutual understanding, I ask Mr. Rutten and Mr. Dosick to please inform me when they will schedule the next days of honor for other religions, and precisely how they’ll equalize the programs. In that way, all the students may learn to appreciate each other and grow to be proud Americans with their rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness intact, each in his/her own way.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

ISLAM'S ANCIENT WAR AGAINST WOMEN


PREFACE - Countless millions of women and young girls have been victimized over the centuries by the primitive notions listed in this article. It's valued 'research material' for those that are inclined toward becoming 'human rights activists' - The same is true for those that are moved toward becoming an information channel for family members and close friends; this senior editor suggests a quick-study search engine like google or dogpile.com for additional information on these courageous authors.

Find These Links, print and distribute to Women's Groups; also as an insert for local bulletin boards:

* Nonie Darwish, Egyptian - See: 'Now They Call Me Infidel'-> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noni_Darwish

* Ayaan Hirsi Ali - Somalia > An Easy-read for Activists - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayaan_Hirsi_Ali

* Brigitte Gabriel - From Lebanon -> http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigitte_Gabriel

* Malala Yousafzai - Pakistan - Survived a head shot. -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malala_Yousafzai

* Dr. Wafa Sultan - Psychiatrist - From Baniyas, Syria -> http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Wafa_Sultan

Dr. Sultan is the author of 'A God Who Hates' - This courageous book has enflamed the middle east, and exposed the grim strategies of these bi-lingual imams that hope to build "bridges to understanding" between Infidel America and the Ancient Death Cult... of ISLAM. - reb
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Prophet Muhammad's (pbuh) Own Words - Women

Tabari IX:113 "Allah permits you to shut them in separate rooms and to beat them, but not severely. If they abstain, they have the right to food and clothing. Treat women well for they are like domestic animals and they possess nothing themselves. Allah has made the enjoyment of their bodies lawful in his Qur'an."
Tabari I:280 "Allah said, 'It is My obligation to make Eve bleed once every month as she made this tree bleed. I must also make Eve stupid, although I created her intelligent.' Because Allah afflicted Eve, all of the women of this world menstruate and are stupid."

Qur'an 4:3 "If you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with orphans, marry women of your choice who seem good to you, two or three or four; but if you fear that you shall not be able to do justice (to so many), then only one, or (a slave) that you possess, that will be more suitable. And give the women their dower as a free gift; but if they, of their own good pleasure, remit any part of it to you, eat it with enjoyment, take it with right good cheer and absorb it (in your wealth)."

Qur'an 4:11 "Allah directs you in regard of your Children's (inheritance): to the male, a portion equal to that of two females.... These are settled portions ordained by Allah."

Bukhari:V1B22N28 "The Prophet said: 'I was shown the Hell Fire and the majority of its dwellers were women who are disbelievers or ungrateful.' When asked what they were ungrateful for, the Prophet answered, 'All the favors done for them by their husbands.'"

Muslim:B1N142 "'O womenfolk, you should ask for forgiveness for I saw you in bulk amongst the dwellers of Hell.' A wise lady said: Why is it, Allah's Apostle, that women comprise the bulk of the inhabitants of Hell? The Prophet observed: 'You curse too much and are ungrateful to your spouses. You lack common sense, fail in religion and rob the wisdom of the wise.' Upon this the woman remarked: What is wrong with our common sense? The Prophet replied, 'Your lack of common sense can be determined from the fact that the evidence of two women is equal to one man. That is a proof.'"

Qur'an 2:282 "And get two witnesses out of your own men. And if there are not two men (available), then a man and two women [a man is worth two women, and one man is always needed], such as you agree for witnesses, so that if one of them (two women) errs, the other can remind her."

Qur'an 4:43 "Believers, approach not prayers with a mind befogged or intoxicated until you understand what you utter. Nor when you are polluted, until after you have bathed. If you are ill, or on a journey, or come from answering the call of nature, or you have touched a woman, and you find no water, then take for yourselves clean dirt, and rub your faces and hands. Lo! Allah is Benign, Forgiving." [The Qur'an claims women are unclean and polluted - worse than dirt.]

Bukhari:V4B55N547 "The Prophet said, 'But for the Israelis, meat would not decay, and if it were not for Eve, wives would never betray their husbands.'"

Qur'an 33:59 "Prophet! Tell your wives and daughters and all Muslim women to draw cloaks and veils all over their bodies (screening themselves completely except for one or two eyes to see the way). That will be better."
Qur'an 4:15 "If any of your women are guilty of lewdness, take the evidence of four witnesses from amongst you against them; if they testify, confine them to houses until death [by starvation] claims them."

Bukhari:V4B52N143 V5B59N523 "When we reached Khaybar, Muhammad said that Allah had enabled him to conquer them. It was then that the beauty of Safiyah was described to him. Her husband had been killed, so Allah's Apostle selected her for himself. He took her along with him till we reached a place called Sad where her menses were over and he took her for his wife, consummating his marriage to her, and forcing her to wear the veil.'"
Bukhari:V5B59N524 "The Muslims said among themselves, 'Will Safiyah be one of the Prophet's wives or just a lady captive and one of his possessions?'"

Ishaq:593 "From the captives of Hunayn, Allah's Messenger gave [his son-in-law] Ali a slave girl called Baytab and he gave [future Caliph] Uthman a slave girl called Zaynab and [future Caliph] Umar another."
Bukhari:V3B48N826 "The Prophet said, 'Isn't the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?' The women said, 'Yes.' He said, 'This is because of the deficiency of a woman's mind.'"

Ishaq:584 "Tell the men with you who have wives: never trust a woman."

Ishaq:185 "In hell I saw women hanging by their breasts. They had fathered bastards."

Qur'an 24:31 "Say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty except what (must) appear; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display them except to their husbands..."

Qur'an 24:34 "Force not your slave-girls to whoredom (prostitution) if they desire chastity, that you may seek enjoyment of this life. [And here's the freedom-to-pimp card:] But if anyone forces them, then after such compulsion, Allah is oft-forgiving."

Ishaq:469 "The Apostle said, 'Every wailing woman lies except those who wept for Sa'd.'"

Tabari VIII:62
Ishaq:496 "Ali [Muhammad's adopted son, son-in-law, and future Caliph] said, 'Prophet, women are plentiful. You can get a replacement, easily changing one for another.'"

Ishaq:496 "Ask the slave girl; she will tell you the truth.' So the Apostle called Burayra to ask her. Ali got up and gave her a violent beating first, saying, 'Tell the Apostle the truth.'"

Qur'an 24:1 "(This is) a surah which We have revealed and made obligatory and in which We have revealed clear communications that you may be mindful. For the woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication, flog each of them with a hundred stripes. Let not compassion move you in their case, in a matter prescribed by Allah. And let a party of the Believers witness their punishment."

Qur'an 24:6 "And for those who launch a charge against their wives, accusing them, but have no witnesses or evidence, except themselves; let the testimony of one of them be four testimonies, (swearing four times) by Allah that he is the one speaking the truth."
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Key Obama Operative In Israel To Enact SINISTER Plan Against Netanyahu



IN NEWS, POLITICS, WORLD NEWS / BY SEAN BROWN / ON JANUARY 27, 2015 AT 4:10 PM /
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In the wake of the snub heard ‘round the world, where President Obama refused to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while he’s in the country and addressing Congress, news has surfaced of a sinister plan from the Obama camp involving Israel’s upcoming elections.



Key Obama Operative In Israel To Enact SINISTER Plan Against Netanyahu

The Israeli media outlet Haaretz is reporting that Obama’s Deputy National Field Director from his 2008 campaign has traveled to Israel in order to influence the upcoming elections. Jeremy Bird is a Harvard educated community organizer, who also served as Obama’s National Field Director in 2012, was formerly the Deputy Director for Obama’s group Organizing for Action, and is now a major player working for Ready for Hillary, according to Front Page Mag, who also says Bird is “as Obama as it gets.”

Haaretz reports that along with heavy American funding, Bird will be joined by four other operatives to work with “One Voice” to conduct the V-2015 campaign to defeat Benjamin Netanyahu in the March 2015 Knesset Elections. Bird is apparently planning on employing the same type of ground game that proved highly successful for Obama both years he won the presidency.

Nice, right? It gets better.

Key Obama Operative In Israel To Enact SINISTER Plan Against Netanyahu

Liberty Unyielding reports that One Voice was formed in 2003 as “an international grassroots movement that amplifies the voice of mainstream Israelis and Palestinians, empowering them to propel their elected representatives towards the two-state solution.” In other words, their goal is to get anybody out of office who believes that the Palestine Liberation Organization is actually a terrorist group, which would ultimately spell trouble for Israel.

To take this further, the group appears to be funded by none other than George Soros and also has an influential Soros operative working on the honorary board. When the group was founded, long-time Chief Operations Officer of Soros Fund Management, Gary Gladstein, was appointed to the honorary board of advisors, where he’s still listed as a member.

The current management team of the group also includes two veterans of the Obama and Hillary campaign organizations, Joshua Nerpel and Mara Lee. Nerpel had a successful career with both politicians managing logistics and media events before scoring a political appointee position in the White House, while Lee served on several campaigns and was also a political appointee in the White House.

Why does all of this matter?

Well, if you remember correctly, the reason Obama snubbed Netanyahu to begin with was because “as a matter of long-standing practice and principle, we do not see heads of state or candidates in close proximity to their elections, so as to avoid the appearance of influencing a democratic election in a foreign country.”

Right, so while he doesn’t want to give the “appearance” of influencing elections, he’s more than willing to allow his people to go to the country and have a direct hand in the outcome. What’s even worse is the fact that he’s working to get someone in office who sympathizes with the neighboring terrorist group.

I don’t know about you, but hearing this absolutely enrages me. Neither Obama nor any of his operatives should be in Israel to influence an election in such a manner, period. And should they prove successful, Israel could face the same perils we currently face from having a leader that despises their nation.

Let us know what you think of this outrageous plan in the comments!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

EGYPT’S EL-SISI: RADICAL ISLAM’S WORST NIGHTMARE

By Marshall Frank
Remember this face: El-Sisi

As usual, all the world attention is on current upheavals, mainly Iraq, Syria, Gaza, Israel, Russia, etc. and now France. (What happened to the anti-cops?) Everyone is aghast at the world of terror, with varied points of view as to the source, though the answer to that question is very obvious to anyone with a brain. The leadership of the U.S. works hard at diverting our attention from Islam when discussing terror. Under the Obama administration, the word “Islam” cannot be even associated with terrorism in training sessions to military, FBI, and etc., as though one has nothing to do without the other. That’s our leadership, folks.

No one has had a real solution, certainly not American leaders. Many of us complain that no one within the Muslim world has taken a firm position against fundamentalists. Those of us in the know, who have studied this cancer on the world, have agreed that radical Islam – which numbers 15 to 20 percent of the world’s Muslim 1.5 billion population – can only be curtailed or eradicated from within, by the inner workings of peace-loving Muslims, of which few have been brave enough to be heard. It certainly won’t be accomplished by an occasional news byte, “We condemn these actions.” Big deal!

Now, perhaps there is meaningful hope. One major Muslim leader is strongly speaking out as a lone reformist within the darkness of the world stage, so dark that he’s barely noticed. One wonders why. Why isn’t this man being covered by mainstream news sources?

His name is Abdel-Fattah el Sisi. Hope is coming from this brave new leader of the most populous Islamic nation in the world: Egypt. The former military general, now president of Egypt, spoke to a huge audience of Islamic imams at a Cairo University on New Years Day — receiving little press – openly denouncing terrorism and extremism to the shock of many in the room, calling for (of all things) reform and assimilation with all the peoples of the world.

Reform? The last time a major religion was subject to reform, was in 1521, by Martin Luther.
This is chilling. For those of us who have followed the jihad intensity of Islamic conquest, the mass murders, the subjugation, the infiltration, propaganda and political funding by extremist organizations across the globe, it’s like witnessing an epiphany. So few have been willing to go up against the Muslim Brotherhood or radical Islam on the public stage, which is exactly what the terrorists want.

Anwar Sadat was murdered in 1981 by the Muslim Brotherhood for daring to sign a treaty with Israel. Let’s hope this doesn’t happen again. This is the Muslim leadership the world has been yearning for, especially peace-loving Muslims. Here are a few of his quotes to the New Year’s audience of imams: “We are in need of a religious revolution…You, imams, are responsible before Allah…The entire world … is waiting for your next move … because [the Islamic world] is being torn, it is being destroyed, it is being lost — and it is being lost by our own hands.”

Are you kidding me? This is BIG! Here’s more: “It’s inconceivable that the thinking that we hold most sacred should cause the entire [Islamic world] to be a source of anxiety, danger, killing and destruction for the rest of the world. Impossible!

“Is it possible that 1.6 billion people [Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world’s inhabitants — that is 7 billion — so that they themselves may live? Impossible!

“You cannot feel it if you remain trapped within this mindset,” el-Sisi said. “You need to step outside of yourselves to be able to observe it and reflect on it from a more enlightened perspective.”
Renowned columnist, George Will, suggests el-Sisi receive the next Nobel Peace Prize.

Just a reminder to everyone. It was the Egyptian people, in concert with the Egyptian army led by el-Sisi, that overthrew the Muslim Brotherhood and the fascist regime of Mohammed Morsi. For one year, the Muslim Brotherhood imposed Sharia law on the secular populace of Egypt, and destroyed scores of Christian churches throughout the land, killing hundreds and causing the Christians to flee for their lives.

Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, were strongly supported by President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. That’s why millions who took to the streets of Egypt carried banners accusing Obama and Hillary and their minions as being terrorists. We didn’t hear much about that on CNN or NBC or ABC or CBS did we? Now we don’t hear much about the courage of el-Sisi of Egypt, standing up against radical Islam of the world in a meaningful way, lecturing the clerics directly on why fundamentalism is so dangerous to their religion.

The Muslim Brotherhood is the enemy of the United States and a purveyor of jihad everywhere. That was proven with supporting documents in a federal court of law in 2007.

I’ve often written that we are being led by an administration who may be working behind the scenes for the other side. Think about it folks:
* Will not allow his staff to associate terrorism with Islam
* Bolted from sight following Benghazi (as did Hillary)
* Called for ally, Hosni Mubarak to step down while supporting Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood
* Has had Islamists associated with the Muslim Brotherhood working in high level American government positions
* Would not associate the Ft. Hood massacre with Islamic terror. And on, and on.

And now, el-Sisi of Egypt, a significant international figure to establish close alliance in the war against Islamic fundamentalism, is but an embarrassment, if not a thorn to the Obama administration. If Obama won’t give el-Sisi any attention, then neither will network media, nor left wing print media.

Let’s support el-Sisi. Let’s write our congressmen and senators, and newspapers, and television networks, local imams, churches and anyone else who is interested in preserving freedom. Let’s bring him to the U.S. to speak before congress. Let’s arrange meeting between him and the Israeli prime minister, not for photo ops, but for serious strategy talks. This guy needs international attention.
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Hillary Clinton with Morsi


Click here: Egypt’s New President Blasts Islamic Extremists
Click here: Will: Egypt’s Al-Sisi Deserves Nobel Peace Prize For Speech On Islam | Video | RealClearPolitics

Monday, January 12, 2015

FORTY OBAMA QUOTES...

Compiled by Michael T. Snyder, attorney at law

You are about to read some of the most shocking quotes that Barack Obama has ever uttered in public. A few of these have been widely circulated, but most of them are very obscure. Even though he claims to be a Christian, throughout his political career Obama has repeatedly attacked traditional Biblical Christianity and he has a very long history of anti-Christian actions. In public speeches he has repeatedly cast doubt on the Bible, he has repeatedly stated that he does not believe that Jesus is necessary for salvation, and he has consistently said that he believes that all “people of faith” believe in the same God. At the same time, Obama has always referred to Muhammed as “the Prophet”, he has always expressed great love and respect for Islam, and he has even removed all references to Islam from terror training materials used by federal government agencies. So what in the world does “the leader of the free world” actually believe? Read the quotes below and decide for yourself…

20 Quotes By Barack Obama About Islam

#1 “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam”

#2 “The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer”

#3 “We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country.”

#4 “As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam.”

#5 “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.”

#6 “Islam has always been part of America”

#7 “We will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities”

#8 “These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings.”

#9 “America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.”

#10 “I made clear that America is not – and never will be – at war with Islam.”

#11 “Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism – it is an important part of promoting peace.”

#12 “So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed”

#13 “In ancient times and in our times, Muslim communities have been at the forefront of innovation and education.”

#14 “Throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.”

#15 “Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality”

#16 “The Holy Koran tells us, ‘O mankind! We have created you male and a female; and we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another.’”

#17 “I look forward to hosting an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan here at the White House later this week, and wish you a blessed month.”

#18 “We’ve seen those results in generations of Muslim immigrants – farmers and factory workers, helping to lay the railroads and build our cities, the Muslim innovators who helped build some of our highest skyscrapers and who helped unlock the secrets of our universe.”

#19 “That experience guides my conviction that partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what it isn’t. And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”

#20 “I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story.”

20 Quotes By Barack Obama About Christianity

#1 “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation.”

#2 “We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.”

#3 “Which passages of scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is OK and that eating shellfish is an abomination? Or we could go with Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith?”

#4 “Even those who claim the Bible’s inerrancy make distinctions between Scriptural edicts, sensing that some passages – the Ten Commandments, say, or a belief in Christ’s divinity – are central to Christian faith, while others are more culturally specific and may be modified to accommodate modern life.”

#5 “The American people intuitively understand this, which is why the majority of Catholics practice birth control and some of those opposed to gay marriage nevertheless are opposed to a Constitutional amendment to ban it. Religious leadership need not accept such wisdom in counseling their flocks, but they should recognize this wisdom in their politics.”

#6 From Obama’s book, The Audacity of Hope: “I am not willing to have the state deny American citizens a civil union that confers equivalent rights on such basic matters as hospital visitation or health insurance coverage simply because the people they love are of the same sex—nor am I willing to accept a reading of the Bible that considers an obscure line in Romans to be more defining of Christianity than the Sermon on the Mount.”

#7 Obama’s response when asked what his definition of sin is: “Being out of alignment with my values.”

#8 “If all it took was someone proclaiming I believe Jesus Christ and that he died for my sins, and that was all there was to it, people wouldn’t have to keep coming to church, would they.”

#9 “This is something that I’m sure I’d have serious debates with my fellow Christians about. I think that the difficult thing about any religion, including Christianity, is that at some level there is a call to evangelize and prostelytize. There’s the belief, certainly in some quarters, that people haven’t embraced Jesus Christ as their personal savior that they’re going to hell.”

#10 “I find it hard to believe that my God would consign four-fifths of the world to hell. I can’t imagine that my God would allow some little Hindu kid in India who never interacts with the Christian faith to somehow burn for all eternity. That’s just not part of my religious makeup.”

#11 “I don’t presume to have knowledge of what happens after I die. But I feel very strongly that whether the reward is in the here and now or in the hereafter, the aligning myself to my faith and my values is a good thing.”

#12 “I’ve said this before, and I know this raises questions in the minds of some evangelicals. I do not believe that my mother, who never formally embraced Christianity as far as I know … I do not believe she went to hell.”

#13 “Those opposed to abortion cannot simply invoke God’s will–they have to explain why abortion violates some principle that is accessible to people of all faiths.”

#14 On his support for civil unions for gay couples: “If people find that controversial then I would just refer them to the Sermon on the Mount.”

#15 “You got into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

#16 “In our household, the Bible, the Koran and the Bhagavad Gita sat on the shelf alongside books of Greek and Norse and African mythology”

#17 “On Easter or Christmas Day, my mother might drag me to church, just as she dragged me to the Buddhist temple, the Chinese New Year celebration, the Shinto shrine, and ancient Hawaiian burial sites.”

#18 “We have Jews, Muslims, Hindus, atheists, agnostics, Buddhists, and their own path to grace is one that we have to revere and respect as much as our own”

#19 “All of us have a responsibility to work for the day when the mothers of Israelis and Palestinians can see their children grow up without fear; when the Holy Land of the three great faiths is the place of peace that God intended it to be; when Jerusalem is a secure and lasting home for Jews and Christians and Muslims, and a place for all of the children of Abraham to mingle peacefully together as in the story of Isra — (applause) — as in the story of Isra, when Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed, peace be upon them, joined in prayer. (Applause.)”

#20 “I believe that there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people.”

Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and has a law degree and an LLM from the University of Florida Law School. He is an attorney that has worked for some of the largest and most prominent law firms in Washington D.C. and who now spends his time researching and writing and trying to wake the American people up. You can follow his work on The Economic Collapse blog, End of the American Dream and The Truth Wins. His new novel entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Obama's Strange Dependence on Valerie Jarrett

By Karin McQuillan

President Obama canceled the operation to kill Osama bin Laden three times before saying yes, because he got cold feet about the possible political harm to himself if the mission failed. Instead of listening to advisors from the U.S. military, Defense, or even State, Obama was acting on the advice of White House politico and close friend Valerie Jarrett. Valerie Jarrett?

This account comes from Richard Miniter's upcoming book Leading From Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors who Decide for Him. Miniter has written a half-dozen books on the war on terror. He is relying on an unnamed source within the U.S. military Joint Special Operations Command who was directly involved in the operation and planning of the Osama bin Laden kill mission.

Is the story credible? According to Edward Klein, a reporter once asked Obama if he ran every decision by Jarrett. Obama answered, "Yep. Absolutely."

Edward Klein, former foreign editor of Newsweek and editor of the New York Times Magazine for many years, describes Jarrett as "ground zero in the Obama operation, the first couple's friend and consigliere." Klein -- who claims he used a minimum of two sources for each assertion in his book on the Obama presidency, The Amateur -- writes in detail about Jarrett opposing the raid on bin Laden. She told Obama not to take the political risk. Klein thought Obama ignored Jarrett's advice. Miniter tells us he listened to her, three times telling Special Operations not to take the risk to go after bin Laden.

We need to understand the role Valerie Jarrett plays in Obama's private and political life.

"If it wasn't for Valerie Jarrett, there'd be no Barack Obama to complain about," starts Klein's chapter on Jarrett. He quotes Michelle Obama on Jarrett's influence over her husband: "She knows the buttons, the soft spots, the history, the context."

No one outside Michelle has the access or power over Obama's decision-making like Jarrett does. Here's an odd little fact that gives some insight into what kind of president Obama is: Michelle, Michelle's mother, and Valerie, and only a few others in Washington, are allowed to call Barack by his first name. After work, Jarrett joins Obama at night in the Family Quarters, where she dines often with the First Family. She goes on vacation with them.

Jarrett's title is the weird mouthful "Assistant to the President for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs." She is the gatekeeper, but she is also much more than that. She occupies Karl Rove's and Hillary's old office and has an all-access pass to meetings. She shows up at the National Security Council, at meetings on the economy and budget. She stays behind to advise Obama on what to think and do. Obama uses her as his left-wing conscience. Klein's sources describe how at each pressing issue, Obama turns to ask her, "What do you think the right thing to do is?" As president, he likes to have her next to him "as the voice of authentic blackness in a White House that is staffed largely by whites."

A longtime friend told Klein that Jarrett is the "eyes, ears and nose" of the Obamas. She tells them whom to trust, who is saying what, whom to see at home and abroad. Michelle wants her there: "I told her ... it would give me a sense of comfort to know that (Barack) had somebody like her there by his side." As Obama told the New York Times, "Valerie is one of my oldest friends. ... I trust her completely."

To understand why Obama relies so heavily on Jarrett, we must remember the president's identity crisis as a black man, which is the main subject of his memoir, Dreams from My Father. Valerie Jarrett's adoption of the Obamas as her friends and protégés in Chicago's upper-crust black society was one of the greatest things that ever happened to Obama. Until becoming a community organizer, Obama tells us he felt himself to be an inauthentic American black. Nothing in his life helped him understand or fit into the American black community.

Within a few weeks of Obama's birth, conceived out of wedlock as he was, his mother moved away to a different college, leaving Obama's African birth father behind in Honolulu. There may have been a shotgun wedding or not -- in the memoir, Obama says he is not sure. The only time Barack set eyes on his father was a brief visit when he was ten. Our president lived with his white mother, then with her and her Indonesian husband in Indonesia from age six to ten. He was so unhappy that he chose to leave his mother and live with his white grandparents back in America. Obama's America was the tolerant, wealthy American world of Honolulu's top prep school.

His only black experience was his grandfather's creepy old friend, Frank Marshall Davis, a card-carrying Communist and self-disclosed pederast, who was Obama's voice of authentic blackness. One result of this lonely and unhappy childhood as a mixed-race child was Barack Obama's envy problem. The key to understanding Jarrett's power over the president is that Obama didn't just envy people with normal parents and loving, successful fathers. He envied American blacks, especially those who grew up in intact black families, knowing who they were, comfortable in their black skin.

Valerie Jarrett reflects Obama in many ways. Like himself, Valerie looks more white than black. Her mother had three white grandparents, and her father was black. Like Obama, she lived in the Muslim world for part of her childhood, when her father practiced medicine in Iran. Like Obama, she is a committed leftist. But there are crucial differences. Her father was not a drunk Kenyan polygamist like Obama's, but a famous pathologist and geneticist. Her mother was not a leftist expatriate like Obama's, but a distinguished psychologist. Valerie married into Chicago's black elite, the top rung of African-American society. She went to Stanford, got a law degree from Michigan, and became Mayor Richard Daley's deputy chief of staff, "the public black face" of his administration.

When Valerie Jarrett hired Michelle to work for Daley and befriended her, the Obamas gained access to the exclusive world of upper-class black Chicago politics. Valerie knew everyone whom it was important to know in black and Jewish money circles. She gave Barack entrée and legitimacy. She financed and promoted his ambitions for national office.

Obama finally belonged. Not that Jarrett's record in Chicago was anything to be proud of. Jarrett was known for her corruption and incompetence. Daley finally had to fire her after a scandal erupted over her role in misuse of public funds in the city's substandard public housing. She went on to become CEO of Habitat Executive Services, pulling down $300,000 in salary and $550,000 in deferred compensation. Again, she managed a housing complex that was seized by government inspectors for slum conditions. The scandal didn't matter to Obama. The sordid corruption was all part of Jarrett's Chicago success story.

Every insider in Chicago told Klein the same thing: Jarrett has no qualifications to be the principal advisor to the president of the United States. She doesn't understand how Washington works, how relations with Congress work, how the federal process works. She doesn't understand how the economy works, how the military works, how national security works. But she understands how Obama works.

The president turns to Valerie Jarrett for definitive advice on all these issues. She has given him terrible advice over and over, and still he turns to her.

Her true job is to make Obama feel proud of himself. When Obama looks at Jarrett, he sees himself as whole and good and real. He is no longer the fake black, the fatherless kid flailing around in a white world, tortured by the unfairness of it all. She fills the emptiness at the core of his identity. She admires and adores him. Jarrett told New Yorker editor David Remnick that the president is "just too talented to do what ordinary people do." And the icing on the cake -- she shares his left-wing politics that project unfairness out onto white America.

Obama relies on Jarrett to create the White House bubble he likes to live in, where his narcissism is stroked and his desire to do the big, left-wing thing is encouraged. Jarrett is the doorman. She runs access to the president. As Klein puts it, she guards him from meeting with "critics and complainers who might deflate his ego." No one gets past Jarrett who has an incompatible point of view.

Jarrett pushed ObamaCare. At the beginning of Obama's presidency, there was pressure on Obama to focus on the economic crisis. Rahm Emanuel advised a small, bipartisan health care reform with popular items such as coverage for young adults -- to get it passed quickly and focus on the country's money problems. Jarrett urged the president to be true to his left-wing agenda. She was all for having Reid-Pelosi create the ObamaCare assault on the American health system and ramming it through on a one-party vote, using Chicago-style politics, while Obama crossed the country doing what he does best: make speeches. Obama liked Jarrett's idea. Emanuel is now out of the White House.

Jarrett pushed the Solyndra fiasco. Jarrett promoted Solyndra because one of her richest Chicago connections, billionaire George Kaiser, a top Obama bundler, had a 35% share in Solyndra. Kaiser visited the White House sixteen times.

Larry Summers, the director of the president's National Economic Council, warned Obama that the federal government should not get involved in venture capital of any sort. Summers understood that crony capitalism sabotages economic growth. Huge government funding distorts and destroys whatever market segment it touches, replacing economic decisions with political ones.

A member of Obama's finance committee warned the president that Solyndra was going bankrupt. But it is Obama and Valerie who see eye to eye, and they saw the value to Obama of rewarding his political cronies. It worked fine in Chicago. Larry Summers is now out of the White House.

Jarrett pushed Obama to take on the Catholic Church over contraception, arguing that it would appeal to single women (she was right) and that religious freedom isn't important (she was wrong). Bill Daley, who had replaced Rahm Emmanuel as chief of staff, argued against Obama pushing contraception on the Church and invited Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan of New York to meet with a displeased Obama, who didn't appreciate hearing from the Church. Daley is now out of the White House.

Valerie Jarrett is the most powerful woman in Washington. She has guided the president's decisions on health care, the budget, the stimulus, the deficit, foreign affairs.

So when Jarrett told Obama that the mission to kill bin Laden was too politically risky, and to play it safe, it is entirely plausible to believe that the president listened to her. It is consistent with everything we know about Obama's dependence on her. According to Miniter's source in the U.S. Military Joint Special Operations Command, Obama listened to her for four months, dithering and deciding no the first three times the military told him that the time to get bin Laden was now.

In The Amateur, Klein reports that another worry won out. Obama was even more scared of the political fallout if voters learned he'd passed up the chance to get bin Laden. What decided him wasn't the national interest, but politics. For once, the president disagreed with Valerie Jarrett.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

END OF YEAR WRAP-UP:
BRIEF COMMENTARIES


by Marshall Frank

1 Afghanistan

The Associated Press reports that the Taliban is returning to areas once cleared by foreign forces, as the U.S. announces its conclusion to the combat mission…which had been announced long in advance. That was very good strategy — for the enemy – they always like to know the forecast in advance. Taliban insurgents have actually announced their defeat of U.S. and allies in the 13-year conflict. Does anyone want to make bets whether or not Afghanistan will return to terrorist rule and women will return to total subjugation?

Click here: Taliban Claims America ‘Defeated’ in Afghanistan | The Weekly Standard

2 Police

Cops – nationwide – have had it with the hard core campaign to demonize all officers of law enforcement who keep our towns and cities safe 24/7, risking their lives every day on behalf of the citizens. It may not have been classy, but the turning of backs by uniformed cops to those who wrongly degrade and accuse police of systemic wrong doings was well earned by the mayor of New York City, which also stands as symbolism for all the anti-police naysayers, including the president and his hateful attorney general. They certainly have handled these incidents wrongly, including the governor of Missouri, considering the fact that the two incidents targeted for protests were never the result of racial profiling at all. This is called manufacturing a protest when there is nothing to protest. Police morale is at an all-time low, which does not bode well for American citizens in general.

Click here: Mayor Bill de Blasio Gets Mixed Reaction At NYPD Graduation Ceremony « CBS New York

3 The Foreign Stage

Russia, Ukraine, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, ISIS, Egypt, China, North Korea, Boco Haram, al Qaeda, Somalia, Pakistan, Iran, Israel, Turkey, and et al. Name one place where conditions and/or relations have improved in the last six years. Perhaps we could say that Egypt is better, having recovered from the year of Sharia law under Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, but the Egyptians did that on their own via the will of the people, overthrowing the Brotherhood despite their support by Obama and Hillary. We certainly don’t hear much about Egypt from the administration since Morsi failed.

3 Christian Genocide

Little is heard from President Obama or the United Nations about the barbaric killings of Christians – adults and children – and burnings of Christian churches throughout the middle-east. According to Wiki-Islam, a Christian is killed every five minutes for their beliefs. Nine of the top ten countries that practice Christian persecution, are Islamic countries. In 2012, Turkey was considered in the top 16 of worst countries for Christian persecution. A secular study shows that Christianity is in danger of being totally wiped out in biblical heartlands because of Islamic oppression. Where is the voice of the UN? Where is the voice of the free world? Where is the voice of America?

Click here: Muslim Statistics (Persecution) – WikiIslam

Click here: Christians are being beheaded and crucified by jihadists: Backed by the United States..? – YouTube

4 Most Admired

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have been named “Most Admired” male and female in a Gallup Poll. Juxtapose that to every competent poll that cites Obama’s track record as president meets disapproval by 50 percent, or more, of voters. Hillary Clinton is certainly the most famous, but it’s inconceivable that she would be admired by voters who can read and write. This is a Secretary of State who accomplished nothing in office other than racking up travel miles and hundreds of photo-ops, who bolted from sight for three months after the Benghazi attack leaving four Americans dead, and who supported the Muslim Brotherhood, and who traveled with her top aide for fifteen years…a Saudi woman who family relatives are all connected to the Muslim Brotherhood…and organization dedicated to the destruction of America. Admired? Are we kidding?

Click here: Daily Presidential Tracking Poll – Rasmussen Reports™

Click here: Hillary Clinton’s Approval Numbers Return to Earth — WSJ/NBC Poll – Washington Wire – WSJ

5 ISIS

The Islamic State, who President Obama claims is “not Islamic,” has commandeered Iraq and parts of Syria, and are moving forward toward Lebanon, Jordan and the Gaza Strip. Bombing raids from U.S. military appears to have accomplished little as the terror organization continues to grow and non-Muslims are facing forced conversions or death by grotesque means, including the live beheadings of children. What is even more worrisome, is where the ISIS is heading once the conquer their present goals, because it certainly isn’t going to stop there. Once they commandeer Gaza and other nations, they will have to face Egypt where they denounced fundamentalism two years ago. And of course, tiny Israel sits surrounded by enemies on three sides as our president denounces Israel for building new homes. Hmmm

Click here: War against Isis: US air strategy in tatters as militants march on – Comment – Voices – The Independent

Click here: ISIS militants march on despite airstrikes, outrage – CNN.com

6 Illegal Immigration

Of course, we know there is no such thing anymore. “Illegal” has always meant that strict laws were in existence and that the breaking of those laws rendered the law breakers guilty, and subject to punishment/deportation. Such laws have been diminished to non-laws by our administration, basically allowing people to flood our nation at will while tying the hands of law enforcers from doing their jobs. What people don’t realize is that 40 percent of illegal immigration comes from overstayed visas, thousands of whom come in from Islamic countries.

One can only imagine where this is going in the next generation.

Click here: Immigrants entering country illegally becoming more aggressive, Border Patrol official says | Fox News Latino

Click here: Illegal Immigrant Families With Deportation Orders Go Missing

Click here: John Carter claim that 40 percent of nation’s illegal residents came by plane and overstayed visas draws on 2006

7 2014 Celebrity Deaths

All death are tragedies and great losses for those who loved them. But we treat celebrity deaths with great reverence only because they were known and loved by millions, not a few. Topping the list as the greatest losses in 2014, for this blogger, are: Robin Williams, Joan Rivers, Mike Nichols, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Lauren Bacall, James Garner, Ariel Sharon, Shirley Temple, Sid Caesar, Mickey Rooney, Maya Angelou, Eli Wallach, James Brady.

Click here: Celebrity deaths in 2014 – Photos – Washington Times

8 The “Interview” Movie Fiasco

Bottom line: Free speech won out. Other nations cannot intimidate America with threatening rhetoric, from expressing our 1st amendment rights. Sony capitulated and went for the “risk” despite threats from North Korea, and showed the movie in select theaters which, thus far, has not resulted in violent acts. But…has anyone ever wondered why there has never been a major movie out of Hollywood about the life of Muhammed or the origins of Islam? Every other major figure in ancient history has a bio film to his/her credit…but not this one. And, there never will be. Such is the example that fear and intimidation really does work.

Click here: Free speech wins in showing of “The Interview” – The Denver Post

9 Overpopulation?

The United States population has increased 11 million people in the last four years, now boasting a total of over 320 million people. That’s more than double since Eisenhower was president.

Click here: Census puts U.S. population at 320.09 million, up 0.7 percent from year-ago – Yahoo News Canada

10 Happy New Year

Wishing all my readers a healthy and happy 2015. Thanks for indulging my writings and for all your insightful comments, even if we don’t always all agree.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Valerie Jarrett. The Real Power & Corruption Behind The Oval Office.
Part 1.

by JoAnne Mor

We have often heard Valerie Jarrett is the de-facto President. That might not be far from the truth.

Our team has been exhaustively researching this woman,...again.

We went back over notes, articles and saved links, as well digging deeper into new documents that we've gotten a hold of.

Valerie Jarret is very powerful.

I am hoping to keep our article brief, but there is an awful lot to share.

As you may know, Valerie Jarrett is Obama,'s closest cabinet member. That is no coincidence. She is one who helped get him where he is.

Sure, he knew all the street radicals, but it was Valerie who really got his foot in the door. Without her, he'd still be hustling votes for other "Made" Chicago politicians.

First we'll start with a little personal backround on Ms Jarrett, then we will lay out the sheer magnitude of the corruption that infests Chicago and has now taken hold in the White House itself.

Valerie Bowman Jarrett is an American who was born in Iran, to two American parents. She lived in Iran until the age of 5, then London for another year. The family moved to Chicago when Valerie was almost 7.

From Key Wiki: http://www.keywiki.org/ index.php/Valerie_Jarrett

"Jarrett received her B.A. from Stanford University in 1978 and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1981. Jarrett went to the exclusive University of Chicago Lab School before transferring to her mother’s alma mater, Northfield Mt. Hermon, in western Massachusetts for the last two years of high school.

"After graduating from the University of Michigan Law School, she went to work for Chicago’s first African-American mayor, Harold Washington, whose election many Sixties radicals attributed to themselves. After Washington’s death in 1987, she stayed on under his successor, Richard Daley. In City Hall, she and her colleague Susan Sher recruited Michelle Robinson, then engaged to Barack Obama, and Jarrett quickly melded her way into their lives.

Advocacy

Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Jarrett served as a Director of corporate and not for profit boards, including Chairman of the University of Chicago Medical Center Board of Trustees, and Vice Chair of the University of Chicago Board of Trustees. She was a Director of the Local Initiative Support Corporation, The Joyce Foundation, and a Trustee of the Museum of Science and Industry.

Hiring Michelle

A former Deputy Corporation Counsel for Finance and Development under Harold Washington, Jarrett continued to work in the mayor's office into the 1990s.

In 1991, while Deputy Chief of Staff for Mayor Richard Daley, Jarrett hired Michelle Robinson, then engaged to Barack Obama.
Finance responsibilities

Valerie Jarrett ran the finances for Obama’s 2004 Senate bid and served as treasurer of Obama's HOPEFUND.

Friendship with Marilyn Katz

Marilyn Katz worked with Students for a Democratic Society. She is a personal friend of Jarrett's. "

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Ok. Now that you have some background, we are going to take you on an epic adventure. This adventure is the truth and I will corroroborate the facts with docs and links.

This adventure will take us beyond Chicago, beyond the White House , all the way to the mid East and back.

We will introduce you to some of the most corrupt operatives, foreign Billionaires and many more shady players and events.

Valerie Jarrett Not only worked for powerful Mayor, Harold Johnson, but she was also the daughter in law of another Powerful Chicago politician and Socialite, Vernon Jarrett, a full blown Communist/Progressive. I won't go into too much detail on him, but his Communist associations are well documented and easy to find.

After Washington left office, Valerie stayed on with the new Mayor, Daley.

Through these powerful men and her position inside the Chicago machine, Valerie soon en massed astounding power.

From Key Wiki:

"Jarrett became the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Habitat Company on January 31, 2007. She had served as Executive Vice President of Habitat for 12 years. Prior to that, Jarrett served for eight years in Chicago government as Deputy Corporation Counsel for Finance and Development, Deputy Chief of Staff for Mayor Richard M. Daley, and Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development. Before her city government service, Ms. Jarrett practiced law with two private law firms. From 1995 to 2003, Jarrett served as Chairman of the Chicago Transit Board. Jarrett also served as Chairman of the Board of the Chicago Stock Exchange from April 2004 through April 2007. She was a Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago from January 2006 through April 2007.

Jarrett is the chief executive of The Habitat Company which managed Grove Parc Plaza from 2001 until this winter and co-managed an even larger subsidized complex in Chicago that was seized by the federal government in 2006, after city inspectors found widespread problems. Officials at Woodlawn Preservation say the government didn't give them enough money to properly maintain Grove Parc. Habitat's Jarrett declined to comment on Grove Parc in particular but said it is hard to manage something you don't own. However other Chicago developers and housing activists said that federal subsidies can be adequate if managed properly. They said Grove Parc stood apart for how badly it fell into disrepair."

Jarrett pretty much had the whole city under her control, by the time she was chosen to be in the White House as Obama's closest Cabinet member. (She was a consideration to take over Obama's vacated seat, but that got too scandalous for her to be associated with. She had to stay above the fray, so it wouldn't jeopardize the agenda.)

Jarret didn't join the Obama administration. The Obama's joined hers!

Jarrett hired Michelle. Then she hired Obama. Both young lawyers with connections of their own. They were already associated with the radical Community organizers, had the key placements in Sidley Law firm, via Bernadine Dohrn and were upwardly mobile in the Chicago system.

When Jarrett left Daley's office to go to the University of Chicago Medical center, Jarrett took Michelle with her, while Obama was to continue in the Daley administration. Obama was being groomed by them, while Jarrett was advancing herself and keeping Michelle close.

If you look at the departments inside the Mayors office, the placements in financial institution boards of directors and her own development corportations, you will understand just how powerful she really is.

Not a brick got laid, a grant awarded, a loan got approved, a subsity or a permit got issued in Chicago, unless Jarret controlled it.

Jarrett made sure she had lawyers at her beck and call, including the Obama's.

As a matter of fact, Jarrett partnered with another powerful Chicagoan, Allison Davis, in her development corporations..

Davis was well connected in his own right. He was the son of Allison Davis Sr., the late University of Chicago professor.

He was the senior partner of Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland , (Remember this firm, it will come up later.)

Davis was also appointed to Illinois State Board of Investment by Ill Gov Rod Blagojevich.

Together, Jarrett and Davis were a formidable team with a near monopoly on all Chicago development

Jarrett had bankers, lawyers, investors, and politicians at her beck and call.

Let's talk about some of the land development schemes that Jarrett and her corporations operate and some of the players she's connected to.

The Rezko Connection:

Judicial Watch, www.judicialwatch.org ," has obtained documents linking Valerie Jarrett , an advisor to Barack Obama and the co-chairman of the President-Elect’s transition team, to a series of real estate scandals, including several housing projects operated by convicted felon and Obama fundraiser/friend Antoin "Tony" Rezko.

According to the documents obtained by Judicial Watch from the Illinois Secretary of State, Valerie Jarrett served as a board member for several organizations that provided funding and support for Chicago housing projects operated by real estate developers and Obama financial backers Rezko and Allison Davis. (Davis is also Obama’s former boss.) Jarrett was a member of the Board of Directors for the Woodlawn Preservation and Investment Corporation along with several Davis and Rezko associates, as well as the Fund for Community Redevelopment and Revitalization, an organization that worked with Rezko and Davis.

(According to press reports, housing projects operated by Davis and Rezko have been substandard and beset with code violations. The Chicago Sun Times reported that one Rezko-managed housing project was "riddled with problems — including squalid living conditions…lack of heat, squatters and drug dealers.")

As Chief Executive Officer of the Habitat Company Jarrett also managed a controversial housing project located in Obama’s former state senate district called Grove Parc Plaza. According to the Boston Globe the housing complex was considered "uninhabitable by unfixed problems, such as collapsed roofs and fire damage…In 2006, federal inspectors graded the condition of the complex an 11 on a 100-point scale — a score so bad the buildings now face demolition." Ms. Jarrett refused to comment to the Globe on the conditions of the complex.

"Like Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett is a product of the corrupt Chicago political machine. And it is no stretch to say that she was a slumlord," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "We have real concerns about Jarrett’s ethics. Washington already has plenty of corruption. We don’t need to import more of it from Chicago."

Let's talk about Grove Parc , Habitat, Lawnsdale & Woodlawn.

Jarrett is the chief executive of Habitat Co., which managed Grove Parc Plaza from 2001 until 2007 and co-managed an even larger subsidized complex in Chicago that was seized by the federal government in 2006, after city inspectors found widespread problems.

Allison Davis, a major fund-raiser for Obama's US Senate campaign and a former lead partner at Obama's former law firm. Davis, a developer, was involved in the creation of Grove Parc and has used government subsidies to rehabilitate more than 1,500 units in Chicago, including a North Side building cited by city inspectors last year after chronic plumbing failures resulted in raw sewage spilling into several apartments.

Antoin "Tony" Rezko, perhaps the most important fund-raiser for Obama's early political campaigns and a friend who helped the Obamas buy a home in 2005. Rezko's company used subsidies to rehabilitate more than 1,000 apartments, mostly in and around Obama's district, then refused to manage the units, leaving the buildings to decay to the point where many no longer were habitable.

Campaign finance records show that six prominent developers - including Jarrett, Davis, and Rezko - collectively contributed more than $175,000 to Obama's campaigns over the last decade and raised hundreds of thousands more from other donors. Rezko alone raised at least $200,000, by Obama's own accounting.

One of those contributors, Cecil Butler, controlled Lawndale Restoration, the largest subsidized complex in Chicago, which was seized by the government in 2006 after city inspectors found more than 1,800 code violations."

VIA: http:// www.brayincandy.com/ id168.html "Grove Parc Plaza was given $4 Mil to upgrade the 500 apartment structure. At that time it was given a failing HUD grade of 82 and 3 yrs and $4 Mil later was declared unlivable w/a grade of 13. It was declared unlivable due to fire damage, mice running in the halls and roofs collapsing.

they wouldn’t turn on the heat for the building during -20 degree temps. She was forced to turn on the heat after being sued by the courts.

One of her single payer type projects was the Lawndale Restoration. It was around 1200 apts in 95 buildings. Jarrett poured over $70 Million govt dollars into these buildings which lasted barely 10 yrs, before they were condemned by the Feds only to start over. This was supposed to be a private/public partnership when in reality it was a cash machine for corrupt politicians through Rezko’s money laundering machine.

For her outstanding work as a slum organizer in the Habitat Corp she made $300K/yr and another $550K in deferred compensation. She made an additional $350K as a member of a number of Boards spread around Chicago."

Enter Obama and Rezko: http:// www.noquarterusa.net/blog/ 3297/ boston-globe-expose-part-ii -barack-obama-d-slumlord-i s-aloof-oblivious-dangerou s/

Boston Globe Expose':

Barack Obama was among the many Chicago residents who shared Daley’s conviction that private companies would make better landlords than the Chicago Housing Authority ….
He once told the Chicago Tribune that he had briefly considered becoming a developer of affordable housing. But after graduating from Harvard Law School in 1991, he turned down a job with Tony Rezko’s development company, Rezmar , choosing instead to work at the civil rights law firm Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, then led by Allison Davis.

The firm represented a number of nonprofit companies that were partnering with private developers to build affordable housing with government subsidies ….

Obama translated that belief into legislative action as a state senator. In 2001, Obama and a Republican colleague, William Peterson, sponsored a successful bill that increased state subsidies for private developers. The law let developers designated by the state raise up to $26 million a year by selling tax credits to Illinois residents. For each $1 in credits purchased, the buyer was allowed to decrease his taxable income by 50 cents.

Obama also cosponsored the original version of a bill creating an annual fund to subsidize rents for extremely low-income tenants , although it did not pass until 2005, after he had left the state Senate.

“He was very passionate about the issues,” said Julie Dworkin of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, who worked with Obama on affordable housing issues. “He was someone we could go to and count on him to be there .”

The developers gave Obama their financial support. Jarrett, Davis, and Rezko all served on Obama’s campaign finance committee when he won a seat in the US Senate in 2004 .

Over the next nine years , Rezmar used more than $87 million in government grants, loans, and tax credits to renovate about 1,000 apartments in 30 Chicago buildings . Companies run by the partners also managed many of the buildings, collecting government rent subsidies.

Rezmar collected millions in development fees but fell behind on mortgage payments almost immediately . On its first project, the city government agreed to reduce the company’s monthly payments from almost $3,000 to less than $500.

As Obama ascended, Rezko became one of his largest fund-raisers. And in 2005, Rezko and his wife helped the Obamas purchase the house where they now live.

Eleven of Rezmar’s buildings were located in the district represented by Obama, containing 258 apartments. The building without heat in January 1997, the month Obama entered the state Senate, was in his district. So was Jones’s building with rats in the walls and Frizzell’s building that lacked insulation. And a redistricting after the 2000 Census added another 350 Rezmar apartments to the area represented by Obama.

But Obama has contended that he knew nothing about any problems in Rezmar’s buildings.

Allison Davis, Obama’s former law firm boss, dabbled in development for years while he worked primarily as a lawyer. He participated in the development of Grove Parc Plaza. And in 1996, Davis left his law firm to pursue a full-time career as an affordable housing developer, fueled by the subsidies from the Daley administration and aided, on occasion, by Obama himself.

Over roughly the past decade, Davis’s companies have received more than $100 million in subsidies to renovate and build more than 1,500 apartments in Chicago, according to a Chicago Sun-Times tally. In several cases, Davis partnered with Tony Rezko. In 1998 the two men created a limited partnership to build an apartment building for seniors on Chicago’s South Side. Obama wrote letters on state Senate stationery supporting city and state loans for the project." (Remember, Allison Davis is Jarret's partner and he's Former Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland.)

Summary:

Obama always had an interest in public housing. In fact, Rezko recruited Obama when Obama was a student at Harvard Law in order to serve in some capacity in Rezko’s slum landlord enterprise.
Obama as a state legislator passed and authored bills to provide tax credits and other incentives for private companies to transform public housing into private-public partnerships that would yield profit to investors such as Rezko, Allison Davis and Valerie Jarrett.
Mayor Richard Daley and Obama both participated in this effort.
Obama passed and authored these laws as Rezko’s tenements in his district were deteriorating.
Obama even wrote letters to City Commissioners in order to obtain more revenue for Rezko when residents of Rezko’s tenements were filing complaints, complaints Obama may or may not have received. As Obama states, “it is possible” his office received complaints from Rezko’s slum tenants. Obama wrote these letters for Rezko at a time when City Commissioners knew of the squalor plaguing Rezko’s slum landlord business.