Virginia State House Commends Hamas

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One has to wonder if gross ignorance among elected officials of the jihadi threat to America could get any worse - then in walks the Virginia Legislature.

On Wednesday, March 5th, Virginia House Joint Resolution 484 was passed which commends Hamas’ Dar al Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia.  Without becoming entirely sarcastic, the question has to be asked – is there a functioning brain cell at the State House in Richmond.  Has the ability to reasonably process factual information completely evaporated from numerous elected officials in the state of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson?

Before we even look at the factual evidence that Dar al Hijrah is a Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas entity, we need to look no farther than the resolution itself to see the gross negligence of Virginia’s elect – at least those who voted for this resolution.  The sixth of the eight total lines in the resolution reads:  “WHEREAS, the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center is affiliated with  the Muslim American Society, a national religious, educational, cultural, and  charitable organization…”

Actually, the Muslim American Society (MAS) is a Muslim Brotherhood front group.

In the US  v Sabri Benkhala terrorism case appeal (2007), the Department of Justice stated “The MAS was founded as the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.”

The Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) also acknowledges that MAS was created by the MB.  Oddly enough, the Imam of the Dar al Hijrah - Shaker Elsayed – told the Chicago Tribune in a September 19, 2004 interview that “Ikhwan (MB) members founded MAS.”  And not just any Ikhwan members…the General Masul (Leader) of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood was one of the three founding Directors of MAS in 1994.  The other two werel two of the most prominent Muslim Brothers in North America – Jamal Badawi and Omar Soubani.

By the way, we are talking about the same Muslim American Society whose May 4, 2011 Press Release praised Osama bin Laden.  “A visionary who believed in an Islamic state in Afghanistan” were the exact words MAS used to describe the Al Qaeda leader.

This is also the same MAS whose Tarbiya (training) guide for American Muslims calls for Muslims to “wage war” until Sharia is the law of the land in America (page 117).

There is much more evidence about the true nature of who MAS is, but this should be sufficient to demonstrate how unprofessional those who voted for this resolution really are.

Now, back to the Dar al Hijra, and the FACTS.  The land for this Islamic Center was purchased by the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) – the Muslim Brotherhood’s bank in America.  The purchasing document was signed by Jamal Barzinji.

Besides being the founder and in leadership positions of numerous Muslim Brotherhood entities in the U.S., the FBI identified Barzinji as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood in 1988, and Barzinji (page 37 para 74) is linked to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hamas.

Even simpler than this – the Dar al Hijrah’s own By-Laws state:  “The Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center shall be affiliated with the following organizations:  Muslim American Society (MAS), North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).”

In the Justice Department’s filing asking the court to deny ISNA and NAIT’s motion to have their names removed from the Unindicted co-conspirator list in the US v Holy Land Foundation trial – the largest terrorism financing and Hamas trial ever successfully prosecuted in U.S. history – the government stated, “ISNA and NAIT…were intimately connected with the HLF and its assigned task of providing financial support to Hamas.”  In the unsealed ruling on this matter, Federal Judge Jorge Solis wrote, “The Government has provided ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR, ISNA, and NAIT with HLF, the Islamic Association of Palestine (“IAP”), and with Hamas.”

So easy a 3rd grader could figure it out.  But not the Virginia Legislature.

The Dar al Hijrah is a Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas Islamic Center.  And, according to the MB’s strategic memorandum discovered in the residence of a senior Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood official in ANNANDALE, VIRGINIA in 2004, the Muslim Brotherhood uses their Islamic Centers to prepare jihadis to wage jihad.

How about the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official report dated August 28, 2002 which states the Dar al Hijrah “Is a Mosque operating as a front for Hamas operatives in U.S.”

The bad news is, these are only a few pieces of the large amount of evidence demonstrating the Dar al Hijrah is a Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas operation.  As a reminder, Hamas was formed out of the Palestinian Muslim Brotherhood and is a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO).

For the sake of the safety of Virginians, perhaps our elected officials may want to brush up on the MB’s Movement in America and note that the most prominent Islamic organizations in Virginia are a part of that Movement.  The archives of the Muslim Brotherhood in North America were found in Virginia in 2004, afterall.

So, Virginia Legislature, you “Commended” Hamas this week.  Hope that makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside.  Some would call that public support for a terrorist organization.  I just call it criminally negligent.

The MB probably just calls it Dhimmitude.  Or, they may call it “the road to victory.”

© 2014 Understanding the Threat

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UTT Lays Out Evidence of MB Jihadi Network in U.S. Led by Hamas Organization CAIR

ImageJohn Guandolo being introduced Wednesday evening at a public presentation in Culpeper, VA by Sheriff Scott Jenkins

It is now clear to the law enforcement officers, leaders, and citizens of Culpeper, Virginia why the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) worked so hard to shut down the 3-day training program put on by Understanding the Threat this week – because the massive amount of evidence put forth by the U.S. government reveals CAIR was created and continues to operate as a Hamas organization here.  Hamas is designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) by the U.S. government.

Those who were actually in the classroom for the three days now understand the threat from the Muslim Brotherhood’s Movement here – something a vast majority did not know prior to the course – primarily because Hamas (doing business as “CAIR”) previously had success in shutting down this type of evidence-driven training for the men and women who need it most.

Here are just a few of the comments from the law enforcement professionals who came from across the nation to attend this program:

“I recommend that this class is taken by any and all Law Enforcement officers in the United States.  A real eye opener.”

“I believe that the information provided in this course was thoughtful, detailed, very informative, and should be made available to every law enforcement officer.”

“Very informative, eye opening and definitely cause for concern. Should be taken by any and all LE and upper governmental agencies.”

“Critical information for every law enforcement officer.”

“This is not about Muslims/Islam practicing religion…”

“My overall impression of the class is its a must for all defenders of the Constitution.  I have learned an enormous amount of information that I was unaware of.”

“Powerful, relevant. This information – barely known – will change the way you view the enemy.  The truth and knowledge are powerful.”

“I have retired from two police agencies, and currently work in a third.  I have performed duties as a road officer, Detective, Supervisor, and Commander.  I have never been made aware of this most important and scary information.”

“Overall excellent.  Provides me with tools and info to use on my job.”

“This course was factual, fascinating, and terrifying.  It provided me with a deluge of information all applicable in the area of counter-terrorism based research.”

“You gave me the tools to work criminal cases and establish the facts as to the ties to terrorism.”

“This course is an eye opener and forces you to stop and re-evaluate how you conduct and will conduct your day to day law enforcement duties.  Highly recommended.”

“In today’s world this training is a must for all law enforcement personnel.”

“This course should be part of basic training to all law enforcement and military.”

The spokesman for Hamas (doing business as “CAIR”), Corey Saylor, told a local Culpeper news outlet – Star Exponent – that lead instructor John Guandolo’s claim “CAIR is Hamas” is a “lie.”

Apparently Mr. Saylor is unaware the Department of Justice lists CAIR as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s U.S. Palestine Committee, which is Hamas in America.  He must also be unaware the large amount of testimonial and documentary evidence, including FBI recordings of the CAIR founders at a meeting of Hamas members in Philadelphia in 1993, reveals CAIR was created with the mandate of supporting Hamas.

In a December 2007 government filing in the US v Sabri Benkhala appeal, the government stated:  “From its founding by the Muslim Brotherhood leaders, CAIR conspired with other affiliates of the Muslim Brotherhood to support terrorists.”  This is why CAIR wants to shut down this type of training for the men and women in America whose job it is to protect our citizens and our communities.

At the end of the day, American’s must decide whether they will believe the words of Hamas members, or facts entered into evidence at the largest terrorism financing and Hamas trial ever successfully prosecuted in U.S. history.  Americans must also ask themselves why the current Administration, specifically the U.S. Attorney General, halted criminal proceedings against CAIR, thus allowing them to continue to operate freely in the U.S. as an agent of Hamas – a terrorist organization.

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Jihadi Penetration of Conservative Movement Documented in Official Report

ImageOn Tuesday afternoon, February 11th, the Center for Security Policy delivered copies of an affidavit-style document signed by senior U.S. National Security officials, including John Guandolo, to the leadership of the American Conservative Union (ACU) and former Republican State Legislator and ACU Board Member Cleta Mitchell of Oklahoma which unequivocally disproves her claims that “no evidence” exists tying Republican strategist and Tax Reform leader Grover Norquist and “conservative republican” muslim Suhail Khan to jihadi/terrorist/”extremist” organizations and individuals.

The Statement of Facts detailed in this document specifically demonstrates both men are involved in directly supporting leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and Al Qaeda in America.

Specifically, Suhail Khan – who was serving in the White House on 9/11, and who worked directly for two Secretaries of Transportation among other assignments – is the son of one of the founders of the Muslim Brotherhood in America – Mahboob Khan.  Mahboob Khan founded the largest Muslim Brotherhood organization in North America – the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) – as well as the Hamas organization, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Khan’s mother works for Hamas (CAIR) in California, Suhail Khan openly supports jihadis, and has praised and pronounced his respect for, and friendship with, convicted Al Qaeda financier Abdurahman Alamoudi, as well as the efforts of his parents.

Grover Norquist, one of the key men who led the 1994 “Republican Revolution” in the U.S. Congress and is a “leader” in the conservative movement, is the registered agent for the Islamic Free Market Institute in Washington, DC, which was created with $20,000 provided directly by Al Qaeda operative Alamoudi from Alamoudi’s personal bank account and led by jihadi Khaled Saffuri.

It was Norquist who helped get jihadis (or “terrorists” if you prefer) Sami al Arian, Abdurahman Alamoudi, Nihad Awad, and others into the Bush White House.

Norquist and Khan work very close together, and Norquist openly defends Khan.
The document is entitled “The Islamist’ – and their Enablers’ – Assault on the Right: The Case Against Grover Norquist and Suhail Khan” and is signed by Judge Michael Mukasey (81st Attorney General of the United States), R. James Woolsey (former Director Central Intelligence), the Honorable Allen West (former U.S. Congressman), Admiral James Lyons (retired Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command), Lieutenant General William “Jerry” Boykin (former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence), the Honorable Joseph Schmitz (former Inspector General for the Department of Defense), Andrew C. McCarthy (Chief Counterterrorism Prosecutor/Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY), the Honorable Henry Cooper (Ambassador for Defense and Space Talks & Director of the Strategic Defense Initiative), Clare Lopez (career CIA Case Officer and Station Chief), and John Guandolo (former FBI Special Agent and Founder of

It is imperative for Americans to understand the Islamic Movement seeks to undermine the Constitutional government of the United States by “Civilization Jihad” (the Muslim Brotherhood’s term for this war).  This includes Political Warfare and Influence Operations which target all sectors of our society – including conservatives.  From a Counterintelligence standpoint, it is not difficult to assertain why the Islamic Movement in America targeted Grover Norquist for recruitment into their cause.  His influence in the conservative movement has been significant for decades.  His running mates include Karl Rove and Jack Abramoff.  Norquist married a Palestinian Muslim in 2004 who worked at the Islamic Free Market Institute – the organization Norquist created with money from Al Qaeda operative Abdurahman Alamoudi.

With these facts on the table, a serious look at this from a Counterintelligence and Espionage perspective is warranted for the sake of National Security.

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US DHS and State Department Disregard US Law and Supreme Court Ruling and Allow Terrorist Supporters to Become Citizens


One week ago on Wednesday, February 5, the US Department of Homeland Security and State Department issued a “Notice of Determination,” which disregards the Constitution, US Law, and a 2010 Supreme Court ruling by creating a policy that allows individuals who have provided material support to terrorism to become U.S. citizens.

Specifically, the relevant portions of the “Notice” read:

“The Secretary of Homeland Security and the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Attorney General, hereby conclude, as a matter of discretion in accordance with the authority granted by INA section 212(d)(3)(B)(i), 8 U.S.C. 1182(d)(3)(B)(i), as amended, as well as the foreign policy and national security interests deemed relevant in these consultations, that paragraphs 212(a)(3)(B)(iv)(VI)(bb) and (dd) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)(B)(iv)(VI)(bb) and (dd), shall not apply with respect to an alien who provided limited material support to an organization described in section 212(a)(3)(B)(vi)(III) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)(B)(vi)(III), or to a member of such an organization, or to an individual described in section 212(a)(3)(B)((iv)(VI)(bb) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)(B)(iv)(VI)(bb).”

Translation:  Individuals whose material support to terrorist organizations this Administration deems to be “minor,” as defined in the Notice, will not be subject to the U.S. Criminal Code (Title 8) nor the provisions of the “Immigration and Naturalization Act.”

This story was carried over the weekend by several news agencies. This decision by the Obama Administration, yet again, weakens America’s security.

An added wrinkle to the story is that the June 21, 2010 Supreme Court’s ruling in Case No. 08-1498 (“HOLDER, ATTORNEY GENERAL, ET AL. v. HUMANITARIAN LAW PROJECT ET AL.) confirmed the Constitutionality of Pertinent U.S. laws, which state that any support provided to designated terrorist organizations constitutes “Material Support.” This includes teaching terrorists about hygiene, cooking, first aid, vehicle repairs, etc. The Court recognizes – as U.S. law and precedent do in Narcotrafficking and similar crimes – that terrorists co-mingle their funds and activities, all of which are used to advance the cause of the organization. This is the legal and common sense approach, which is why it is the law in these United States.

This new government mandate via the DHS and the State Department cuts across the law, the Supreme Court ruling, and common sense. More than twelve years after 9/11, the U.S. government has decided that a “little” support to terrorists is okay.   This Administration and the U.S. Attorney General seem to have willingly walked onto the soggy ground of Treason in – as in Syria and Libya – giving direct aid and support to “terrorists” (Jihadis) and enemies of the United States.

© 2014 Understanding the Threat

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New York Mayor de Blasio Submits to Jihadis Requests

On New Yorks WNYC’s morning news program “The Brian Lehrer Show” Monday morning, New York Mayor de Blasio said he has agreed to move forward with plans to make Eid al Fitr and Eid al Adha – Muslim celebrations – holidays for New York City school children.

One has to assume the Mayor is not aware Eid al Fitr is the Muslim celebration of the first victory of Muslim military forces over non-Muslim forces at the Battle of Badr.  There are numerous Islamic resources to find this but you can go here.

I wonder if the Mayor will also institute a day off for all Japanese children in America on December 7th to celebrate the death of Americans at Pearl Harbor.  Only seems fair.

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Egypt Declares MB a Terrorist Organization while U.S. Government Continues to Aid and Abet Them

the_muslim_brotherhood_by_hameddoban-d4rwhgsJust before Christmas, the Egyptian government declared the Muslim Brotherhood a “Terrorist Organization.”  In a public statement, Egypt’s interim Deputy Prime Minister Hossam Eissa stated all those “taking part in the the Muslim Brotherhood activities or promoting those activities by word or action or any other form” will be considered a part of this designation.  Simply being a member of the Muslim Brotherhood is a violation of the law now.

This is a tremendous step forward in crushing the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.  The West, especially America, should take note.

As usual, however, the U.S. State Department continues  its  pattern of aiding and abetting jihadis around the world, specifically in this case, the Muslim Brotherhood.

In response to  the announcement by the Egyptian government,  the U.S. State Department via spokeswoman Jen Psaki voiced concern about Egypt’s aggressive stance towards the Brotherhood by stating,

“We think it is essential for Egypt to have an inclusive political process; it is the best means of restoring the stability that the Egyptian people want and that is necessary to the country’s economic recovery.  There needs to be dialogue and political participation across the political spectrum.”

The State Department believes the government of Egypt should negotiate with the very force that previously violently overthrew the legitimate Egyptian government – the Mubarak Regime.

This comes from the same Administration which has consistently supported the MB in Egypt and provided and continues to provide direct support to Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya and Syria,  This administration materially supports Hamas organizations like the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Hamas support organizations like the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), and gives leaders of these organizations access to senior U.S. intelligence information and leadership.  Evidence in the largest terrorism financing and Hamas trial ever successfully prosecuted in American history – US v Holy Land Foundation – demonstrated that ISNA is the “nucleus” for the Brotherhood’s Movement here and financially and organizationally supports Hamas, a designated terrorist organization.

The former Vice President of ISNA, now the President of ISNA, Imam Mohamed Magid,  sits on the Department of Homeland Security’s Advisory Council, briefs National Security staffs, has been publicly lauded as a helpful patriot by the President’s Deputy National Security Advisor, works directly with the current and previous Secretaries of State, has been given awards by the FBI, moderates panels on terrorism at CIA headquarters, and has wide access inside government spaces across the board.

This can only be described as insane behavior which puts  the lives of Americans  at  grave risk by giving the wolf the keys to the hen house.

In 2006, when I created the first training program in the U.S. government detailing the Muslim Brotherhood’s Movement here, I invited the FBI’s Assistant Deputy Director for Counterterrorism – the FBI’s number two man for all CT issues – Phil Mudd, to speak to the students. Approximately 50 professionals from local, state, and federal police units, as well as FBI, CIA, NSA, CT analysts from the Department of Justice and even one Assistant U.S. attorney sat through the two week course.  At the conclusion of his 50 minute remarks, students asked Mr. Mudd why the FBI was not pushing for the Muslim Brotherhood to be designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO).  He responded by saying “We will never do that.”  When pressed further, he exited the building, got in his car and drove away.

Not much has changed.

With courageous leadership in the United States, we could designate the MB as an FTO and arrest and prosecute the hundreds of known Muslim Brotherhood leaders here.  Once designated a terrorist organization, the U.S. government could seize all MB property and finances, and shut down the most prominent Islamic organizations in America, all of which are controlled by the MB or a derivative thereof.

Since there seems to be an absence of courage and a stomach for this fight at the federal level, save for a very few, the solution lies at the state and local level to deal with this issue.  The sooner states and counties realize this, the better chance we have for victory.

As a nation, we must ask ourselves “What is more important:  appeasing and pacifying our enemies or protecting Americans from an easily identifiable threat?”

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Jihad in Wichita Highlights the Massive Threat and the Ignorance of American Leadership

On Friday December 13, the FBI arrested 58-year-old avionics technician Terry Lee Loewen, an employee of Wichita Mid-Continent Airport (ICT), as he attempted to enter the airport apron through a perimeter gate so he could detonate a vehicle laden with explosives in a “martyrdom operation” in the cause of AllahJihad.  His plan was to blow up an passenger-filled airplane on the tarmac, killing as many people as possible, including himself.

What is typical, yet noteworthy, is the media’s dubbing of his plan, “radical,” and FBI leadership calling him a “lone wolf“—both of which demonstrate gross ignorance on the part of the media and our National Security community about the jihadi threat more than 12 years after 9/11.

To be clear, the work done by the Special Agent leading the investigation and the undercover employees involved was superb.  These people deserve our praise and our appreciation.  Because of their diligence, the FBI was able to insert themselves into the operation and provide Loewen with inert explosives and diffuse this martyrdom operation.

In the FBI complaint, the following portion of an email from Loewen to an undercover FBI employee stated in part:

As time goes on I care less and less about what other people think of me, or my views of lslam. I have been studying subjects like jihad, martyrdom operations, and Sharia law.  I don’t understand how you can read the Qur’an and the sunnah of the Prophet (saw)a and not understand that jihad and the implementation of Sharia is absolutely demanded of all the Muslim Ummah.

In fact, Loewen did a significant amount of studying of the requirements of Islamic Law (Sharia) to come to the conclusion that Jihad is obligatory for Muslims.  He came to this conclusion because all published Islamic Law obliges Jihad until the world is conquered for Islam and under the rule of the Sharia.  There is no such thing as a “version” of Islamic Law which does not oblige Jihad, which is only defined as “warfare against non-Muslims” in 100% of published Islamic Law.

In Islamic Law, the entire world is divided into the Dar al Harb, “the house or abode of war,” and the Dar al Islam, “the house or abode of peace.”  All lands which are not under Muslim control and ruled by Sharia, are considered Dar al Harb – enemy lands.  “Harbi” means enemy personnel, or inhabitants of the Dar al Harb.  All non-Muslims, not submitted to Islamic Law in Muslim lands are considered “enemy persons, persons from the territory of war.”  The term “non-combatants” does not exist in Islamic Law.  All lands occupied by Muslim forces at any time in history are considered “Muslim Lands.”

Jihad defined in authoritative Islamic Law:

“Jihad means to war against non-Muslims…signifying warfare to establish Islam” and is “obligatory for every Muslim”  [Umdat al Salik, Classic Manual of Islamic Law (Shafi), Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri, d. 1368.]

“War…is obligatory on men who are free, have attained puberty, who find the means for going to war, are of sound health, and are neither ill nor suffer from a chronic disease…the jurists agreed, with respect to the people who are to be fought, that they are all of the polytheists, because of the words of the Exalted, ‘And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is all for Allah.”  [The Distinguished Jurist's Primer (Maliki), Ibn Rushd, d. 1198]

“Fight the unbeliever wherever you find them and lie and wait for them in every strategem of war…’I have been commended to fight the people until they testify that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah…’ This honorable Ayah (verse) 9:5 (Qur’an) was called the Ayah of the Sword, about which Ad-Kahhak bin Muzahim said, ‘It abrogated every agreement of peace between the Prophet and any idolator, every treaty, and every term.’ ”  [Tafsir of ibn Kathir, d. 1373]

Even text books used in Islamic elementary and junior high schools in America teach this.

“The word jihad is most often associated with the act of physically confronting evil and wrong-doing…if anyone dies in a Jihad they automatically go to Paradise. A Shaheed or Martyr, is described this way by Allah, ‘Don’t think that those who were killed in Allah’s Cause are dead.  No they are alive, finding their bounty in the presence of their Lord…the Law of the Land is the Shari’ah of Allah…the duty of the Muslim citizen is to be loyal to the Islamic State.”  [“What Islam is All About”  (most popular Islamic junior high school text in the U.S. - printed in English), 1997]

The FBI’s complaint defines “Jihad” as “an Arabic term meaning ‘holy war’” and “Sharia” as “the moral code and religious law of Islam.”

Yet American media outlets reporting the story of Terry Lee Loewen’s jihad say he had “radical ideas” and the FBI leadership told the public Loewen is a “lone wolf.”  The term “lone wolf” does not exist in the Law of Jihad in Sharia.  “Individual Jihad” – however – does exist.

While there are individuals who self-identify as “Muslim” in America who do not want to participate in jihad, there is no such thing as a “version” of authoritative Islamic Law which does not define Jihad as stated above.

In a letter Loewen left for his family, he stated:  “By the time you read this I will – if everything went as planned- have been martyred in the path of Allah.”

The problem is not the increasing number of Muslims in the community who are willing to commit to martyr themselves in jihad against America and the West.  The problem is the growing number of American leaders who are failing to adhere to their Constitutional and legal duties to “know the enemy,” address this enemy, and defeat this enemy.

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