Wednesday, June 5, 2013


The Sinister Truth About Obama And Islam

by / Personal Liberty Digest

The Sinister Truth About Obama And Islam
UPI
“Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation…” -Barack Obama

Who is President Barack Obama and what does he want? That he is an enigma is indisputable.

The ultra-Left continues to see him as a transformative figure that will remake America. His critics agree that Obama wants to change America, but not for the better. I decided to find out by reading half a dozen books and taking notes over the past few months.

The three books that are most compelling in their explanations of Obama are:
• Richard Minter, Leading From Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide For Him.
• Edward Klein, The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House.
• Bob Woodward, Obama Wars.
Minter’s credits include writing for The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and even the left-leaning Newsweek. Klein was a former editor for Newsweek. And the venerable Woodward was a key player that revealed Watergate when he was famously reporting for The Washington Post and has been considered to be the political assassin of President Richard Nixon.

These books contend Obama is a loner with few or no friends, has a messiah complex and an unequalled ego. They state that beyond his troika – wife and First Lady Michelle Obama, Senior Advisor to the President Valarie Jarrett and Attorney General Eric H. Holder – Obama listens to nobody. More damning is both Minter and Klein contend that the President and his gang of three are sympatico; that their African-American heritage has made them and all blacks victims of the white establishment and that they must change the United States with the redistribution of wealth, the Constitution be damned.

In Leading From Behind, Minter writes:
(In college Obama had) a passion for civil rights, social justice, and radical politics… (He) was developing a radical resume. He audited a class at Columbia University taught by famed writer and Palestinian activist Edward Said, spoke at protests at Harvard Law School, attended a church where the radical Israel sermons of Rev. Jeremiah Wright echoed off the walls.
Is Obama a Muslim in Christian Clothing?

No one can forget the Reverend Wright and his “Goddamn the United States!” outburst from the pulpit. But according to Klein, it wasn’t Wright who corrupted young Obama. It was Obama who used Wright by cultivating a relationship for his own political gain, namely to cover his Islamic beliefs.

I can already see a wave of hate comments from of our liberal readers so I am going to fully cite my reference from his book where Klein interviewed almost 200 people that have personally known the President, including Rev. Wright.*

Below and verbatim is from page 40 of The Amateur. It is Klein’s interview with Wright, the man Obama once said was, “like my father”:
“After Barack and I got to know each other, it got to the point where we would just drop by my church to talk,” Wright said. “And the talk gradually moved away from his community-organizing concerns — street cleaning, housing, child care, and those kinds of needs — to larger things, more personal things. Like trying to make sense of the world. Like trying to make sense out of the diverse racial and religious background from which he came. He was confused. He wanted to know who he was.
“And I told him, ‘Well, you already know the Muslim piece of your background.’” Wright continued. “You studied Islam, didn’t you? And Barack said, ‘Yeah, Rev, I studied Islam. But it helped me understand Christianity, because I already know Islam.’ And I said, ‘Well, let’s start from the beginning. Who do you say Jesus is? Let’s boil it down to the basics.”
“Did you convert Obama from Islam to Christianity?” I asked Wright. “That’s hard to tell,” Wright replied. “I think I convinced him that it is okay for him to make a choice in terms of who he believed Jesus is. And I told him it was really okay and not a putdown of the Muslim part of his family or his Muslim friends.”
This interview was not conducted by a conservative. These are not the words from a book by Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin or the soon-to-be-a-retired-Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Klein is a seasoned newsman who freely admits that, like most of his colleagues in the media, he was first blinded by the celebrity aura that is the substance of Barack Obama. Nevertheless, linking the President to Islam is a serious charge. Yet others see some truth in it.

It was reported last week that Virginia Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor E.W. Jackson wrote in a 2010 blog that Obama has “Muslim sensibilities” and a “Muslim perspective” to view the world. He added that Obama has taken an anti-Semitic approach to the White House that he “picked up from the black community.”

What exactly are the President’s thoughts on Islam? In his own words:
• “We will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities.”
• “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.” (This must be a different Islam than the one that blows people up in Boston and cuts off soldier’s heads in London.)
• “As a young man, I worked in Chicago communities where many found dignity and peace in their Muslim faith.” (Again, a different Islam, because in the past 20 years I have seen little evidence that the Muslim faith cares about non-believers dignity or wants peace.)
Trust me Mr. President, few care about what you did for Islam when you were a young man. What we do care a great deal about — especially given we have been fighting a decades long war against Islamic extremists — is what your plans are now. What now appears certain is that you do not want to hurt Muslim sensitivities regardless of what terror they unleash on Christian Americans.

Obama refuses to use the words “extremist Muslims” or “Muslim Jihadists.” In 2009, Obama said it was “workplace violence” (I thought that was when you kicked over the water-cooler at the office) when Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood shooter and follower of al-Qaida, shot and killed 13 military personnel while screaming “allahu akbar” (god is great).

It is ridiculous, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer told Fox News in April, that the President refuses to use the words “jihadist” and “Islamist” to describe the threat.

Krauthammer added: “I say I don’t know what he’s thinking, but I sure know what he’s saying and doing. The lengths to which he will go to avoid telling us the truth about the enemy is becoming comical and certainly embarrassing… (Obama) refuses to use any words that might imply a connection between radical Islam and terrorism, which anybody who is over the age of 9 knows is the single greatest cause of terror in the world today.”

Every Hitler Needs A Himmler

Maybe you want the President to be politically correct. That is your business. What you should not want, and what you should fear, is that Obama has a pro-Muslim agenda before his term ends and is instructing Attorney General Eric Holder and his lieutenants to illegally enforce it… praise be to Allah!

United States attorney in Tennessee Bill Killian has promised to use Federal civil rights statutes to stop offensive and inflammatory speech about Islam.

Last week the Tullahoma News quoted Killian: “We need to educate people about Muslims and their civil rights, and as long as we’re here, they’re going to be protected,” Killian told the newspaper.
Killian, along with the FBI special agent that runs the Knoxville office, is meeting with the local Muslim community to inform them about their rights under Obama law.

Excuse me, but what the hell? What about our rights as Americans? What about the First Amendment? This gets to the core of why Obama can hopefully be impeached and why Holder should be fired immediately. If not, writers for Personal Liberty Digest™ and readers like you who write comments will have to watch what we say about the poor Muslims in our country; members of a religion that the President seems hell-bent on protecting.

Yours in good times and bad,

Obama's IRS restored tax-exempt status for Hamas-linked CAIR despite years of delinquent filings

From Jihad Watch / Posted by Robert Spencer


Big surprise. "IRS exempts terror front group over tea party," from WND, June 3 (thanks to Mackie):
At the same time the Internal Revenue Service delayed or denied requests for tax-exempt status from hundreds of conservative non-profit groups, it was quietly restoring the tax-exempt status of an Islamist front group accused of collaborating with terrorists. 
Last year, the politicized agency reinstated the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations’ tax-exempt status despite years of delinquent tax filings. CAIR officials had met with officials inside the White House before the decision was made.
 Though Democrat-connected CAIR did not officially endorse Obama, many of its staffers helped turn out the Muslim vote for his re-election. CAIR boasted that its own polling showed more than 85 percent of Muslim-Americans voted for Obama.
In 2011, the IRS stripped the group’s national office of its nonprofit status for failure to file annual tax reports as required by federal law.
The moved followed requests by then-Rep. Sue Myrick, R-N.C., and other congressional leaders asking the IRS to investigate after the 2009 bestseller “Muslim Mafia” called attention to CAIR’s missing IRS filings and foreign donations.
Fight back against CAIR’s attack on First Amendment by making a contribution to WND’s “Legal Defense Fund.” Donations of $25 or more entitle you to free copy of “Muslim Mafia” – the book so devastating to CAIR the group is trying to ban it.
During the years CAIR failed to disclose its donors to the government, it solicited funds from Libya, Sudan and other terror-sponsoring foreign governments, according to “Muslim Mafia.” CAIR is not registered as a foreign agent.
CAIR repeatedly failed to file its annual disclosure report, IRS Form 990. CAIR blames a clerical error for the delinquency and claims to have completed the forms. However, several news organizations, including Politico.com and Gannett Co., have asked CAIR for the 2007-2010 documents, and CAIR has not been able to produce them.

“Given CAIR’s status as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror-financing case, this failure to comply with federal disclosure laws is all the more troubling,” U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, the co-chairman of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus, wrote the IRS in a separate request for investigation in 2011.
CAIR’s terrorist ties run deep. The Justice Department lists it among U.S. front groups for Hamas, a Palestinian terrorist organization. And several CAIR officials have been convicted or deported on terrorism-related charges.
The FBI says that until suspicious ties between the leadership of CAIR and that of Hamas are resolved, it will no longer work with CAIR as a partner in counter-terrorism efforts.
Despite these red flags, the IRS in June 2012 sent CAIR-Foundation Inc. a letter stating the controversial nonprofit had regained its tax-exempt
status as a 501(c)3. At the same time, the IRS demanded tea party and other patriot groups turn over donor rolls, membership lists and contacts with political figures, among other things, before the agency would consider granting tax-exempt status to them.
CAIR Foundation, which is listed at the same 453 New Jersey Ave. address as CAIR’s national headquarters in Washington, told the Washington Post that “all the paperwork issues have been resolved” concerning the organization.
However, WND has obtained CAIR-Foundation Inc.’s latest filing, and even this tax document is incomplete. It is a partial return for the calendar year 2011, covering only the period from Aug. 9, 2011, to Dec. 31, 2011. The final page of the return, in fact, requests an extension from the IRS.
“Additional time is required to obtain information necessary in filing a complete and accurate return,” states CAIR’s accountant Joey Musmar.
The filing says the organization solicited $3,964,990 in gifts, grants and other contributions that “were not tax deductible.” An annual fundraiser raised a net $106,879.
At the beginning of 2011, CAIR’s liabilities exceeded its assets by $940,279.
It also owed “CAIR Inc.” $722,261 for “charity consulting.” This amount is listed as a “loan.” CAIR Inc. is listed as a “C Corp.”
CAIR insists its tax returns for 2007-2010 exist. Yet it still won’t produce them, despite repeated requests. According to the IRS, nonprofits must make their tax returns available to the public upon request.
CAIR lists Todd Gallinger, director of chapter development, as its contact for such matters, at (202) 488-8787 and tgallinger@cair.com.
It’s not clear what, if anything, the IRS investigated concerning CAIR’s filings. The agency did not respond to requests for comment.

Dems: IRS Discriminates Because It Needs More Money

Ben Shapiro / Townhall Columnist
 
It must be nice to be a leftist. The solution to every problem is more of someone else's money.

That's the favored solution over on the Democratic Party side of the aisle when it comes to the IRS' targeting of conservative non-profits. In a House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, Democratic Rep. Jose Serrano of New York suggested, "There is no clearer way to promote more scandals than by cutting funding that could be used for oversight, training and reform. At the level of this subcommittee is funded right now, we're just asking for more trouble at the IRS and elsewhere."

This idiocy became a running theme at the hearing. Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey of New York made the same point. Even the acting IRS commissioner Daniel Werfel said that the problem with the IRS wasn't lack of cash. "The solution here is, in my opinion, not more money," he said to the shock of the Democrats on the committee. "If you start with more money, that's the wrong starting point."

But that is the left's only starting point. No matter what the scandal, no matter what the problem, no matter what the snafu, the left's solution is to dump money on a problem. The administrative government must grow at all costs. God forbid the American people should have the ability to decide their own tax rates as an effect of a tax on consumption rather than earnings. We must have bureaucrats and more bureaucrats available to scrutinize the choices Americans make. And if those bureaucrats fail, we must have more bureaucrats to monitor them.

The left's version of administrative government looks an awful lot like Dr. Seuss' bee-watcher scheme: "Out west near Hawtch-Hawtch there's a Hawtch-Hawtcher bee watcher, his job is to watch.

Is to keep both his eyes on the lazy town bee, a bee that is watched will work harder you see. So he watched and he watched, but in spite of his watch that bee didn't work any harder, not mawtch. So then somebody said, 'Our old bee-watching man just isn't bee watching as hard as he can, he ought to be watched by another Hawtch-Hawtcher! The thing that we need is a bee-watcher-watcher!' Well, the bee-watcher-watcher watched the bee-watcher. He didn't watch well so another Hawtch-Hawtcher had to come in as a watch-watcher-watcher! And now all the Hawtchers who live in Hawtch-Hawtch are watching on watch watcher watchering watch, watch watching the watcher who's watching that bee."

If all those bee watchers unionized, we'd be talking about the federal government.

For even as the Democrats tell Americans that they ought to spend more money on the IRS, former IRS non-profit head Lois Lerner is off somewhere on paid leave; Sarah Hall Ingram, former commissioner of tax exempt and government entities division, is enjoying her $103,000+ bonuses during the period in question; Joseph Grant, former deputy commissioner of tax exempt, is enjoying his $84,000 in bonuses, as well. The IRS spent $4.1 million on a 2010 Anaheim conference that included a $17,000 speakers fee for a fellow who painted Bono on stage to show that "the thought process (should be freed) to find creative solutions to challenges."

The conservative vision of the world says that people are not by nature good and that unchecked power in the hands of an unelected bureaucracy is dangerous. The only way to cure that problem is to devolve power to individuals over their own lives. The left's idea: Tax those individuals, and give power to a subset of wiser, smarter folks.

The results are evident at the IRS.


Sun, sun, sun, here it comes. Welcome to the Summer of Belated Epiphanies. Media lapdogs are finally, finally arriving at the conclusion that maybe this isn't the most transparent administration in world history, after all.

On Tuesday, the Associated Press reported on the Obama administration's use of secret email accounts, stonewalling on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and attempted shakedown of reporters seeking public information on just how widespread the disclosure evasion might be.

Take note: It wasn't the AP that originally uncovered Team Obama's penchant for email sock-puppetry. Chris Horner, Competitive Enterprise Institute fellow and author of "The Liberal War on Transparency," first exposed former EPA Chief Lisa Jackson's Internet alter ego, "Richard Windsor," last year. The free-market environmental think tank filed suit against the government last fall seeking records on the secret, illegal "secondary" email accounts of high-level EPA officials after the agency ignored multiple FOIA filings.

Seven months after President Obama was re-elected, along comes the AP to bolster Horner's assertion that the practice is not just isolated in one bureaucracy. Corruptocrat Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (whose document-shredding, obstructionist history I chronicled last week) maintained at least one FOIA-subverting address: KGS2@hhs.gov. So did Donald Berwick, former head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Gary Cohen, a top Obamacare operative.

According to the AP, a whopping 10 agencies have not yet turned over lists of email addresses, including EPA, the Pentagon, the departments of Veterans Affairs, Transportation, Treasury, Justice, Housing and Urban Development, Homeland Security, Commerce, and Agriculture.
And how's this for the audacity of opacity: Can you believe the Labor Department initially asked the AP to pay more than $1 million for its email addresses?

In a classic Captain Obvious moment, the Associated Press points out that these hidden accounts "drive perceptions that government officials are trying to hide actions or decisions." You don't say!
Hostility to transparency, of course, has been a hallmark of this administration from top to bottom. As I reported from the very first days of the Obama regime's vampiric tenure:

--Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for years fought disclosure of massive donations from foreign governments and corporations who filled her husband's library and foundation coffers.

--Former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis failed to disclose that she was director and treasurer of a union-promoting lobbying group pushing legislation that she was co-sponsoring.

--Attorney General Eric Holder overruled his own lawyers in the Justice Department on the issue of D.C. voting rights (which he and Obama support) and refused to make public the staffers' opinion that a House bill on the matter was unconstitutional. His stone wall of obstruction extends from the New Black Panther Party voting rights case to the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal to the Solyndra green boondoggle bankruptcy and Gitmo closure plans and conflicts of interests -- all while touting a new "Open Plan for Government" from which he has conveniently exempted himself.

--Former No. 2 official at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, former King County, Wash., Executive Ron Sims, had the distinction of being the most fined government official in his state's history for suppressing public records from taxpayers.

--Former green czar Carol Browner infamously bullied auto execs to "put nothing in writing, ever." She was singled out by the White House's own oil spill panel for misleading the public about the scientific evidence for the administration's draconian drilling moratorium. The Interior Department inspector general and federal courts blasted drilling-ban book-cooking by both Browner and former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who falsely rewrote the White House drilling-ban report to doctor the Obama-appointed panel's own overwhelming scientific objections to the job-killing edict, as a culture of contempt and "determined disregard" for the law.

Remember: While head of the Clinton administration's EPA, Browner ordered a staffer to purge and delete her computer files to evade a public disclosure lawsuit. Lambasted by the judge for "contumacious" behavior and contempt of court, Browner claimed it was all an innocent mistake -- and blamed her young son for downloading games on her work computer that she was trying to erase.

And in case you'd forgotten, Obama set the tone by breaking his transparency pledge with the very first bill he signed into law. In January 2009, the White House announced that the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act had been posted online for review. Oopsy: Obama had already signed it -- in violation of his "sunlight before signing" pledge to post legislation for public comment on the White House website five days before he sealed any deal.

In 2010, corporate lobbyists met hundreds of times with administration officials at Starbucks, Caribou Coffee, even on a side lawn -- with the express purpose of circumventing the public's right to know. The coffee loophole klatches were arranged by Team Obama members using, you guessed it, personal email accounts to communicate with the influence industry.

When Obama vowed that "transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency," he didn't mean "touchstones." He meant sinkholes.

Now, when Mr. Sunshine touts his reveal-as-we-say-not-as-we-conceal record, I'll welcome company from the Johnnies-come-lately of the White House press who see the truth and laugh out loud, rolling on the floor.
Op-ed: 
Leaked 'in error'...NO I don't think so 
By: Diane Sori

NO longer is there even one iota of a doubt as to where Barack HUSSEIN Obama's loyalties lie in relation to Israel, as this past Monday it was disclosed that the US government has leaked classified information detailing a top-secret Israeli military installation that this administration knew Israel wanted to be kept secret...so secret in fact that the Israeli military will NOT give or confirm its exact location even to the Israeli people.

Leaked and published on a federal business opportunities website (that contractors usually prepare bids on) was NEVER to be released information detailing the location, design, and specifications of a launch site we were to built for Israel’s new Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile system (a defense system that can intercept incoming ballistic missiles outside the Earth’s atmosphere at a range of up to 1,500 miles and can maneuver in midair to chase them...missiles that were expected to be online by sometime in 2015)...information divulged that had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with bidding on this or any contract.

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING at all.

The details, the Obama administration says, were leaked 'in error', and even worse than the aforementioned site specifications leaked were... and this serious folks...highly 'sensitive' information regarding Israel's plans to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions that was supposed to be between Israel and Washington only.

NOT good...NOT good at all.

And Israel's military is fuming and rightly so for while Israeli and American contractors have worked together for years, and while Israel knows there's always been a slight risk that some information might inadvertently be released 'in error', Israel also knows that some information released means a few pages NOT over one thousand pages of highly classified detailed descriptions of the project and NEVER to be released military plans...and over one thousand pages was what the Obama administration leaked...and I guarantee you they were NOT leaked 'in error' for Obama and crew know exactly what they're doing when they're doing it.

Leaked in error...how convenient is this coming just when talks are soon to begin on the problems in Syria...you know the same Syria that says they will retaliate against Israel if Israel continues to bomb their weapons storage warehouses (even though some of those weapons have Israel's 'name' on them).

Leaked 'in error'...like the IRS putting conservative and Tea Party groups under the microscope 'in error'. Leaked 'in error' like releasing details of the bin Laden take-down and giving away the identity of the Navy SEALS involved thus getting them killed by the Taliban soon after that intel was leaked 'in error'...

NO I don't think so...I don't think so at all.

"If an enemy of Israel wanted to launch an attack against a facility, this would give him an easy how-to guide...This is more than worrying, it is shocking," said an Israeli military official who had to remain anonymous because he wasn’t authorized to discuss the facility.

And how many enemies of Israel now have that how-to guide thanks to the Obama administration's leak 'in error'.

Barack HUSSEIN Obama...enemy to America and most assuredly enemy to Israel, and NO photo-op trip can change his true feelings for the Jewish state. Barack HUSSEIN Obama, the man who doesn't have time to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu because he has to appear on 'The View' to feed his narcissistic ego...Barack HUSSEIN Obama, the man who wants Israel to return to her pre-'67 now indefensible borders...Barack HUSSEIN Obama, the man who expects Israel to give up lands fairly taken in war and give it to people who refuse to recognize the Jewish state's right to exist...Barack HUSSEIN Obama, the man who wants the now and forever Israeli capital of Jerusalem to be divided giving the so-called Palestinians East Jerusalem as the capital of their oh so wanted (but hopefully never gotten) Palestinian state...Barack HUSSEIN Obama, the man who gives weapons to Israel's enemies...Barack HUSSEIN Obama, the man who ties Israel's hand in retaliating against those who want to wipe her off the map...and we are now expected to believe that Barack HUSSEIN Obama and his miserable administration leaked intelligence information about Israel's defenses 'in error'.

Again, I don't think so.

NO WAY...NO HOW...for this security leak comes right on the heels of a report by Israel Radio that Obama administration officials apologized to their Israeli counterparts for releasing and then confirming that it was Israeli military aircraft that was responsible for the early May airstrikes on the Damascus airport warehouse...airstrikes that Bashar al-Assad thought were coming from the rebels and would have continued to think so if the Obama administration...if Barack HUSSEIN Obama himself... hadn't deliberately stirred the pot exposing that it was Israel who did the airstrikes putting them in even more danger than they were already in.

Putting Israel in even more danger from his collective muslim brethren.

NO, the pattern of animosity towards Israel and the Jewish people coming from Barack HUSSEIN Obama and his miserable administration is too well documented to be anything but deliberate. And this newest development adds more fuel to the fire of Obama's hatred for the Jewish state for you can bet that in NO WAY did Israel...in NO way did BiBi Netanyahu...ever expect this bid to show up on an open government website in the public domain. Israel would have assumed that a complex with this much security attached to it...with Israel's very survival depending on it...would be given out in a private bid to only a select few of the most trusted American defense contractors.  And this would have been the case under a different president...but Barack HUSSEIN Obama's loyalty to his muslim brethren trumps Israel's safety...trumps Israel's very right to exist.

And if this is indeed what happened, it's NOT only a serious breach of trust between 'supposed' allies but is also in-your-face aiding and abetting an ally's enemies, making it scandal number four...or is it five...or six...and counting...and a scandal and knife in the back that Israel most assuredly will NOT take kindly to.