Sunday, October 12, 2014

Boston: Muslim Marathon Bomber knew of brother’s role in 9/11 triple Jewish murders outside Boston

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

On September 11, 2011, devout Muslims who would go on to bomb the Boston Marathon slit the throats of three Jewish young men in Boston.

In what was one of the most gruesome killings in Greater Boston in many years, three Jewish young men were found with their throats slit inside a Waltham apartment on the tenth anniversary of September 11th. In the wake of the jihad bombings last April, I had posted that one of the victims was the Boston jihad bomber’s “only American friend.”
Had President Obama not scrubbed counter-terror material of jihadic doctrine and Islamic teachings, law enforcement would have recognized this Jewish slaughter on 9/11 for what it was — Islamic jihad. But it was not understood or investigated as such,...


Qatar's Ties to Terror Groups Worry US

By Sandy Fitzgerald / NEWSMAX
Qatar's continued ties with some of the most powerful Islamist groups in the Middle East could cause serious difficulties for the Obama administration's international coalition to fight the Islamic State (ISIS), U.S. and Arab officials believe.

The wealthy nation has links with Nusra Front, which is the main al Qaida affiliate in Syria, reports The Wall Street Journal, in addition to Hamas and the Taliban.  Diplomats from Washington's closest Arab allies say Qatar is publicly supporting U.S. policies while still aiding its enemies.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Jordan have all been pushing Washington to reprimand Qatar over the relationships, but the country is considered a vital part of anti-ISIS efforts. Its Al Udeid Air Base is being used to launch airstrikes on ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq, and the country is one of five that are formally taking part in the coalition against the militants.

In addition, Qatar's air force has provided both surveillance and logistical support for the attacks, reports The Wall Street Journal.

But at the same time, the U.S. Treasury alleges Qatar has been sending money to Islamist terrorists, including ISIS. For example, officials said that one wealthy Qatari last year sent $2 million to a senior ISIS commander tasked with recruiting foreigners to fight with the militants.

The allies are also warning that the coalition against ISIS is at risk of splitting apart unless members can commit equally to combating the organization. Middle Eastern countries are deeply split over the role of Islam in the region, with Qatar and Turkey supporting Islamist movements while traditional Arab monarchies in Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, and Amman continue.

Unless financial and diplomatic ties to terror groups are cut, the allies say, the coalition to defeat ISIS will fail. Further, they pointed out, Qatar has used its planes for surveillance, but has not yet launched airstrikes at the extremists.

Some of the pressure from Middle East allies and the United States is forcing Qatar to make some tough decisions on its stance. For example, in September, Qatar asked members of the Muslim Brotherhood to leave its territory.

Qatari officials refused comment on the allegations, but ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and the country's foreign minister deny ties to ISIS or other terror groups.

"Qatar can only follow a foreign policy that is independent of outside influence and this is something we are proud of," Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiya said during a Princeton University speech last month. "Often times, heavy criticism is the price that must be paid for taking a firm position on your beliefs."

The Obama administration has used Qatar as a diplomatic partner since 2010, when the Arab Spring revolutions started. The White House uses the country to communicate with militant groups and credits the ally with securing the release of Army officer Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in May.

Secretary of State John Kerry also used Attiya to negotiate a cease-fire agreement with Hamas in hopes of ending the Israeli-Palestinian war.

Kerry and other State Department officials, though, say Qatar and Turkey are the only Middle East nations with enough leverage to pressure Hamas.

"American diplomacy has seen utility in having an ally who brokers with the bad guys when necessary," said Juan Zarate, a senior White House and Treasury official from former President

Islamic Republic of Iran: If US overthrows Assad, Israel will get it

/ Jihad Watch
Hossein Amir-Abdollahian
“Hossein Amir Abdollahian was quoted by Iranian media, in what would be a rare confirmation of Iran-US discussions over Isis, as saying Iran had warned Washington that Israel would be at risk should the US and its allies seek to topple the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, while fighting the extremist group.” Did Obama respond, “What’s the catch?”

“Iran warns of risk to Israel’s security should US seek overthrow of Assad,” the Guardian, October 11, 2014:
Iran’s deputy foreign minister reportedly said on Saturday that his country has exchanged messages with the US about the fight against Islamic State (Isis) militants in Syria and Iraq.
Hossein Amir Abdollahian was quoted by Iranian media, in what would be a rare confirmation of Iran-US discussions over Isis, as saying Iran had warned Washington that Israel would be at risk should the US and its allies seek to topple the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, while fighting the extremist group.
Iran has backed Assad in Syria’s three-year civil war. The US has called for Assad to resign and rules out co-operating with his government.
The US carried out six air strikes near the Syrian town of Kobani on Saturday, targeting Isis militants besieging the town. According to a statement from US Central Command, the strikes hit an Isis fighting position and two small units, damaged a command-and-control facility and destroyed three trucks.
Also on Saturday, Isis forces renewed their attack on Kobani, which is near the border with Turkey, before being repulsed by Kurdish fighters. A video posted online on Friday purported to show Isis fighters involved in street fighting in the town….