Anniversary of America’s First Military Defeat of Islam Passes Quietly By

April 27th marks the anniversary of a great American military victory, yet most citizens in this nation are simply unaware of the date, and the implications of the event.

Image   On April 27, 1805, First Lieutenant Presley O’Bannon, a United States Marine Officer assigned to the USS Argus and under the command of General William Eaton, led Marines into Battle against the Muslim forces in Tripoli at Derne.  This was the first war the United States fought after the revolution and the first time the America flag was planted on foreign soil in combat.  And we won.

O’Bannon is a legend in the Marine Corps, but this war – and it was a declared “War” by the U.S. – was the result of years of the U.S. paying more and more tribute to the Islamic nations (“Barbary States”) to ensure the safe passage of U.S. ships and their crews.  It is the reason “Letters of Mark” are mentioned in our Constitution.

Here is the official account by the U.S. Marine Corps Historical Division:

For many years the United States had maintained peace with the Barbary States (Algiers, Morocco, Tunis, and Tripoli) by “buying” treaties and paying tribute to the reigning pasha. Although Algiers, Morocco and Tunis were not entirely satisfied, they were more or less complacent, whereas Tripoli continued to make threats against the United States while demanding larger and more frequent “payments.” Finally, on 14 May 1801, the Pasha of Tripoli, Yusut Karamanli, indicated his extreme dissatisfaction with our “tribute” by having the flagstaff cut down in front of the U.S. Consulate. This act led to a declaration of war against Tripoli and the sending of more U.S. war vessels to the Mediterranean. During a storm one of the ships, the USS Philadelphia, went on the rocks off Tripoli and her crew was captured and imprisoned at Derne. After a bombardment of Tripoli by U.S. vessels and the offer of $100,000 ransom for the crew of the Philadelphia had failed to move the Pasha, William Eaton, “Navy Agent for the several Barbary Regencies,” suggested forming an alliance with Hamet, elder brother of the reigning sovereign of Tripoli. The plan was approved by the U.S. Government and Eaton commenced putting his plan into execution.

On 29 November 1804, Eaton, First Lieutenant O’Bannon, Midshipmen George Mann, U.S. Navy, and seven Marines landed at Alexandria, Egypt, from the USS Argus, and a few days later proceeded to Cairo. The party arrived at Cairo on 8 January 1805, where they learned that Hamet and a few Tripolitans had joined a band of rebellious Mamelukes who were defying the rule of the Turkish viceroy. Eaton then pushed on to Fiaum where he communicated with Hamet and made arrangements with him for his cooperation with the expedition against Derne, Tripoli. On 8 April, Eaton and his motley army of about 500 men, 100 camels and a few mules started the long march across the Libyan desert. He arrived at Derne the night of 25 April, and the next day, under a flag of truce, offered terms of amity to the Governor of Derne on condition of allegiance and fidelity to Hamet. The reply to this offer was “My head or yours.” Shortly thereafter, the USS Nautilus arrived in the harbor of Derne, and the next day the USS Argus and Hornet dropped anchor nearby. When the combined land-sea attack commenced on 27 April, Lieutenant O’Bannon, with his Marines, a few Greeks, and as many of the cannoniers as could be spared from the field piece, passed through a shower of enemy musketry, took possession of one of the enemy’s batteries, planted the United States flag upon its ramparts and turned the guns upon the enemy. After two hours of hand-to-hand fighting, the stronghold was occupied and for the first time in history the flag of the United States flew over a fortress of the old world.”

Today, let us remember the victory of America’s first military victory as a nation after the Revolutionary War.  Since the Muslims get to celebrate the first Islamic military victory of Muslim forces over non-Muslim forces at the White House – Eid al Fitr – it seems relevant for us to simply acknowledge that our first foe in combat as a nation was an Islamic nation.                  

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Motives for Kansas Highway Shooter Jihadi a Mystery to Law Enforcement and Media


Recently in Kansas City, Missouri, police arrested the young man they believe to be responsible for a string of shootings at vehicles along the highways of that area.

His name is Mohammed Pedro Whitaker.

This incident recalls another string of sniper attacks on drivers in the Washington, D.C. metro area by jihadis John Allen Muhammed and Lee Boyd Malvo  where at least 10 people were killed.  Today, many are unaware this was a jihad, and some still debate it.  Yet the ties between Muhammed and jihadis is there, and officials found jihadi drawings and statements in Lee Boyd Malvo’s cell making clear he is a jihadi.  In one drawing depicting Osama bin Laden next to a police officer with rifle sights over him the caption read, “We did not start this flame, we merely picked up the torch,” Ye shall all die! Every last one.”

In law enforcement, that is called an investigative clue.

So here we have Mohammed Pedro Whitaker using a handgun to attempt the same thing in which several people were wounded but none killed.

Will the fact Whitaker is a Muslim even come up? Will jihad be mentioned as a “motive?”  Or will American’s be told by their government Whitaker is just another in a long line of Muslim males who is simply a “violent extremist” no different than a member of the KKK or Arian Nation or a combat veteran – all of whom DHS considers threats to an equal degree?

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Easter, Jihad, and Silence from the American Pulpits


As the Christian world celebrates Easter and the resurrection of the savior Jesus the Christ, Islamic Jihad wages across the globe. Christians in places like Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Turkey, Iran, North Korea, Central Africa, and Europe are persecuted for their faith. Those that speak and live their faith are arrested, tortured and killed.

Here in America students and faculty on college campuses and even in public schools face legal action for living out their faith in direct contradiction to the founding principles enshrined in our Declaration of Independence – a Declaration that we are independent of tyranny and DEPENDENT on God.

The Vatican reported to the United Nations in 2013 that over 100,000 Christians are killed annually for their faith across the globe.

Yesterday in Nigeria, on Easter Sunday, Islamic Jihadists burned down a church and killed 150 Christians.  This is happening across the globe on a daily basis.


Yet, American pulpits are silent.

Where are the courageous leaders in America outraged at these atrocities? Where are the brave pastors ready to give everything for their faith and their nation?

The least we can do is to speak the truth about a threat that is closing in on Western civilization seeking to destroy us.  When the majority of Pastors do speak about Islam, it is in terms that are counterfactual.  They say “Islam does not tolerate the indiscriminate killing of people” or other such nonsense.

In fact, 100% of all published Islamic doctrine from the first grade level up to Al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt – the most pre-eminent school of Islamic jurisprudence in the world and the oldest – states that Islam is a “complete way of life” (social, cultural, military, political, and religious) governed by Islamic Law (Sharia).  100% of Islamic Law mandates “Jihad” until the world is controlled by Islamic Law.  100% of Islamic Law only defines “Jihad” as warfare against non-Muslims.  Those are the facts.  We should consider ourselves fortunate that many Muslims do not want to live under Sharia nor impose it on others.  But Islam is defined by Sharia.

Why is speaking about this truthfully so offensive to so many “christians?”

While there are a small handful of courageous Pastors, and even a couple Rabbis, who do speak truth into this issue, on the whole America is silent in the face of this global tragedy.  Many American religious leaders openly condemn the holocaust of the Jewish people under the Nazis and Stalin, yet are silent today.  It is time for those leaders to either step down from their positions or step up and speak truth, regardless of consequences.

The Jesus of the Bible never called his followers to be silent or pacifists. Believers are called to speak the truth, even if it leads to their death. Today, many are being killed for doing just that. And America is silent.

The time for sitting on our hands must end. Jesus himself said that when people hear the truth, they hear his voice. Its time to let the world hear a little more truth, and for America to be the beacon on the hill once more.

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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.”

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Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office Training: UTT Presents Solid Evidence Showing US MB Jihadi Network Led by Hamas’ 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.

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